I am back today with an update on my son’s farmhouse bedroom makeover and some vintage finds I got for his room.
This is a before picture of the room
Are you still with me? If anybody asks, I did not paint one wall bright red and I did not choose those carpet tiles:) It was years ago and I did not know my decorating style. I thought that matching the color of my gym equipment with the flooring and the walls was a genius idea! The first mistake I made ended up not being very costly. Paint is cheap and we chose Super White by Benjamin Moore to brighten up the room. Even with a window and a skylight, this room tends to be a bit dark, especially in the winter. Two coats of paint later and one more to go, it is already looking SO much brighter. I will have some pictures for you when we are done painting. The second mistake I made was a bit more expensive. Flooring is not cheap and replacing it is not in the budget right now. When we purchased our home 10 years ago, this room had laminate flooring on one side and ugly green carpeting on the other side. We removed the carpet and what was underneath was a cement floor. We decided to install carpet tiles because it was easier and cheaper than installing hardwood flooring throughout the room.
I pondered on how to mix farmhouse style with modern carpet tiles and I got my answer when I saw these awesome vintage laboratory stools on Craigslist a few days ago. I realized that going farmhouse industrial was the ticket with this room.
We will use the two stools as night stands on each side of this bed.
Another find was this school desk and chair, which I got for a whopping ten dollars last summer at an estate sale.
Bringing some wood in the room really adds warmth and the metal blends well with the modern carpet tiles.
I also got an empire dresser for $25.00, which I will be painting red. I am excited to use for the first time Miss Mustard Seed ‘Tricycle’. I am hoping it will look something like that.
We scored an humongous handmade tool box on Craigslist last summer for fifteen dollars. It will become the perfect toy chest for my son’s room after a few coats of fresh paint.
Aren’t these vintage locker baskets so darling? I will be using a few of them for storage throughout the room.
The ‘pièce de résistance’ is this comb-back Windsor rocking chair from the 1830’s I found on Craigslist two weeks ago.
I look forward to spending time reading to my son on this chair. To say that I am in love with this chair is an understatement:)
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing more updates with you very soon!
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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