Boy’s Room Tour

March 8, 2011

I’ve been falling asleep in this space for a few nights, I just can’t help it!  I find snuggling up with my little guy in this room late at night completely irresistible.  It’s here where I learn all his secrets, his battle plans, and if I listen carefully, the location of buried treasure.  It seems everyone in our house has been spending more hours in this room lately, especially the resident to whom it belongs, our five year old son.

Last year we said goodbye to the soft blue nursery walls, and upgraded to a more mature, more intense teal blue, and the completion of the board and batten treatment last week enhances the color even more.  I wanted it to be a bright clean happy place, one where he could adventure and explore.  A room where he could not only display everything he loves right this very moment, but one that would also adapt to his changing interests over time.

Want the grand tour of our boy’s room?   Come on in!

cg boys room entrance


This room measures 10 feet by 12 feet, but we managed to pack a lot of style plus storage into its square footage.  On the back of his door is a place to hold shirts or hats, or the less practical but also necessary capes and costumes.

cg back of door


You’ll spy that Hemnes dresser that I painted last year.



Up above are some $5 pine shelves I found on clearance in a craft store, then I primed and painted them white.

cg display shelves

This little sailboat I found in a thrift store last year, who would ever part with it?

cg porthole mirror


On the other side of the room is a storage cabinet I painted for the lad last year.

cg painted storage tower

There are many bins, baskets and cubbies to hold friends, books, keepsakes, and toys.

cg boys storage tower


I painted his humdrum white closet doors with his wall paint to make them pop.  I love the repetition of the rectangles and the contrast between teal blue and white.

cg painted closet doors


On his bed are some simple pillows that he always tosses on the floor at night.



My little guy loves to line up his favorite cast of characters on his new shelf when he’s not engaged in fierce role play.

band of rebels on shelf


Yes, he is going through his ‘Star Wars phase’.  I hear it lasts for years and many boys never grow out of it.  I don’t mind at all, I grew up with it too, so hearing him tell me the same stories about Luke and Leia are a trip down memory lane.

I couldn’t resist framing a few of his favorite cast of characters above his bed, but it doesn’t end with the band of Star Wars rebels.  Boats, motorcycles, sea adventures, and treasure maps all collide in his imaginative universe, so why not display them all?



cg art wall 1




Last year his bed looked like this:

bed wall before


Today it’s a little fresher:

boys room bed on wall

Beware, many battles and rescues take place beneath!

battle under bed

Again, another pic of his room from last year:

boys room before


And today:

cg dresser on wall


Do you think maybe it just might be possible that this boy likes this room ?

cg boy jumping

I reckon he does.

Oh to bottle and sip from that source of energy . . .

cg boys room after

So there’s the big tour!

Now I’m off to adventure with this imaginative boy for as long as he will let me.

Full room source guide here.



218 Responses to “Boy’s Room Tour”

  1. Oh Kate — it is superb!!!!!!! Love every detail!

  2. Loribeth says:

    What a great looking room! His room looks better than mine!!! LOL!

  3. Donna says:

    Beautiful – love it! Please tell his secrets? Where is the bruied treasure? And, what color is the teal color/brand?????? Was it hard to pick out? I seem to torment myself over it at times. But, it is a big decision! Looks stunning! Thanks for sharing. I love the ship!

  4. Hedi says:

    Hi, I just love your little boy´s room! Such a great transformation. You got some talent!

    I hope you don´t mind, I linked back to you from my blog,


  5. Amber says:

    AMAZING!!! I especially love the pic of him jumping :)

    Great JOb

  6. Wanda Collier says:

    Great Room!!! I love your attention to the details!

  7. Rana says:

    What a great kids room. I love all things nautical. Thanks for some great ideas!

  8. Love the gallery wall, Kate! What a fun collection for your boy! Thanks for joining in the party!

  9. Hi Kate,Just popping over from The Inspired Room. It is great to see your gallery wall. Mine is #10.


    Gg – Notes on the Journey

    ps. love love your passion for being a mom.

  10. Janna says:

    I love EVERYTHING about this room! it looks absolutely great!

  11. Cheris says:

    What a cute room!! I absolutely love it!!!

  12. Kristy says:

    Love this! Looking to do my sons room in a mature surf theme. Love your ideas! Kristy from a crafty diy blog

  13. Shelly says:

    Love this room. It is very soothing, which is important when you have a boy! lol

  14. Nice room, but my sister’s name is Leia, not Leah.

  15. CentsationalGirl says:

    Duly noted Jedi master and friend of Captain Solo, making the correction. :)

  16. Amanda says:

    What are the dimensions of the room. My son has a room that is not real large and I am wondering this would make the room look smaller. It is a wonderful look.

  17. CentsationalGirl says:

    Hi Amanda, his room is 10′ x 13′ – not too big!

  18. Emily says:

    Hi! Cute room! Just wondering what the brand and color is for the wall color? Thanks!

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