Awesome Built in Boys Blue Bedroom Renovation & Reveal with 8 Plus DIY Project Ideas

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door #boysbedroom https://lehmanlane.net

Sharing all the tips & tricks of this awesome built in boys dark blue bedroom renovation & reveal with more than 8 DIY project ideas included like new pine floors, bead board ceiling, built in bed, bookcase, drawers, desk, angled door & storage ideas to increase floor space in a narrow bedroom with pictures!

Built in Boys Dark Blue Bedroom Renovation & Reveal

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Sharing all the tips & tricks of this awesome built in boys dark blue bedroom renovation & reveal with more than 8 DIY project ideas included like new pine floors, bead board ceiling, built in bed, bookcase, drawers, desk, angled door & storage ideas to increase floor space in a narrow bedroom with pictures! #bluebedroom #farmhouse #bluebedroom https://lehmanlane.net

Ryan’s Built in Boys Blue Bedroom Before & the Plan for Renovation

Ryan’s room presented quite a challenge for us to figure out how to make it feel more open. 

His room had 3 doorways, one window and a large double door closet which left little room to place furniture. 

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

As you can see from below he doesn’t have a normal looking doorway and he’s missing a door. 

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

The room is also only 8 feet wide so whatever furniture we did have left the room feeling very cramped.

Before starting this boy’s built in bedroom we did close off one of the doorways into Ryan’s room to make room for a built in desk in Bennett’s room.

We also added a pallet sliding barn door to the doorway between Ryan’s and Tucker’s room when we turned our former master closet into our youngest bedroom ( you can see that transformation here).

DIY Bead Board Ceiling in our Built in Boys Blue Bedroom

The first thing we did was demo this boys bedroom!

We are adding a built in bed in the same spot as the former closet so we had to figure out the footprint of that first so we knew where the DIY bead board ceiling was going.   

Once we took out the closet we started adding the strips to where the bead board ceiling was going next.

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

Next we added the tongue and groove bead board with a little crown molding around the perimeter of the ceiling followed by 3 coats of white paint. 

See how to DIY a bead board ceiling here.

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

We also added a new ceiling fan to replace the old one.

DIY Painting this Blue Bedroom Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy

We added Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy to Ryan’s Walls.

We loved the color of Ben’s blue bedroom so much that we decided to repeat it in Ryan’s room. 

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

The dark flat paint does a fantastic job covering any imperfections on the old plaster walls. 

DIY Wide Pine Floors to our Boys Built in Blue Bedroom

Next up we started to lay some wide pine tongue and groove floors.

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

We added the same wide pine floors as we added to the rest of the 2nd floor. 

It is so great to finally have all our floors match! 

See how to add DIY wide pine floors here.

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

Once the floors were in, stained & poly urethaned, I cut the baseboard trim to nail in. 

We decided to replace the old baseboard that was here because it was really small & we wanted to have it match the rest of the house.

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

I just love the crisp white woodwork against the navy walls & pine floors!

Ryan's Room - One Room Challenge - Week 2 - Demo, Bead board Ceiling, Wide Pine floors and Paint

Final Reveal – Built in Boys Dark Blue Bedroom

DIY Built in Bed in the Dark Blue Bedroom

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

Ryan absolutely loves his DIY built in bed.   

I find him constantly snuggled up with a book in hand & his red light on!

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

DIY Pallet Name Sign in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom

The pallet sign we created for over his bed matches the colors in his plaid PB bedding perfectly.

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door
Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

DIY Built in Bookcases, Bookshelves, Dresser & Secretary Desk in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom

After finishing his bed we turned an old thrift store secretary into some much needed storage space with a built in dresser / desk for his blue bedroom.

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

DIY Built in Desk in the Boys Dark Blue Bedroom

Later we added a desk under the boys blue bedroom window to help give him more desk space now that he is in high school. (see the DIY HERE)

Sharing all the tips & tricks of this awesome built in boys dark blue bedroom renovation & reveal with more than 8 DIY project ideas included like new pine floors, bead board ceiling, built in bed, bookcase, drawers, desk, angled door & storage ideas to increase floor space in a narrow bedroom with pictures! #builtindesk #boysbedroomideas https://lehmanlane.net
Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

DIY Roman Shade for Privacy in this Dark Blue Boys Bedroom

I made this Pottery Barn inspired roman shade for only $15. (see the DIY HERE)

It gives Ryan a little more privacy from his window even if he thinks he doesn’t need it!

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

My kiddo’s books are well worn. 

He absolutely loves to read so I know it won’t be long before his shelves are filled with even more books.

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

Ryan also loves playing lacrosse and we were lucky to  find 2 “vintage” lacrosse sticks at our local thrift store. 

The lax sticks wood goes well with the pallet barn door Jason made to divide his room from his younger brothers

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

I think just about anything looks great hung on his navy walls with white trim, even store bought maps. 

For only $15 for 2 at our local Costco. 

We used the other one in his brother’s room.

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

DIY Angled Door in this Boys Dark Blue Bedroom

And last but not least every bedroom  needs a door, right?

His was doorway was a little challenging but I absolutely love how his angled door came out!!!

how to build an angled door

We are incredibly happy with his room but thankful to be DONE. 

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

Sharing his built in blue bedroom the One Room Challenge as guest participant with Calling It Home

Thanks so much for Linda for hosting.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out his built in blue bedroom.

I hope this inspires you to try one of the many DIY projects we shared in his boys built in dark blue bedroom!

by Tara Lehman

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Comments

  1. I LOVE IT!!! The built-ins make it, in my opinion!!! I love the little alcove for the bed – my 10-year-old would love to curl up in there, too! What a lucky boy – and great work!!!

  2. Tara what a great space! That built in bed nook is awesome!!!!! Love the color on the wall with all the crisp white, the red light, the built in desk and bookcases, so much character everywhere! Your boys’ names are really cute by the way.

  3. How you placed your bed is GENIUS! i also love how you displayed his favorite things in the cabinets! Congrats and Cheers for another room done!

  4. You guys did an amazing job, Tara! It’s not surprise he loves that bed tucked into the wall! So cozy! Love all the DIYs you guys did… Hope you have a very relaxing weekend! xo

  5. I can’t believe you got all of that building done in 6 weeks! The room is amazing and makes such good use of the space. I love the bed. Ah-mazing!

  6. Ryan’s room is perfect! I still can’t believe how much you utilized the space in the room with all of those built in features. As soon as I saw the bed I thought about how fun it would be to curl up in that nook and read – I’m glad your son loves it! 🙂

  7. Wow, Tara–this room is amazing! I love all the built-ins you created, especially the bed. The ceiling with the navy walls is so crisp and classic. The map artwork is such a great touch. No wonder your son loves the room–well done!

  8. What a great room this is Tara! I knew it would turn out great when I saw that you had painted it the navy color. It must be your lucky color. The navy and white look so crisp and clean. And of course, you guys worked miracles with the unit that surrounds the window. A really fun room for a young boy. Love the pallet door too, it adds such character.

  9. Tara! Ryan’s bedroom is fabulous! Labors of love always seem to turn out the best, don’t they? Thanks for sharing, and I’ll definitely be back to see how you made the roman shade — my eye went right to it. Have a great week, Cynthia

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my son’s bedroom Cynthia! The roman shade was crazy simple and no sewing required :).

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