house tour {the boy’s room}

welcome to my boy’s room!  if you are just joining us on my house tour, you can start here in my living room, then the dining room, then the kitchen, and the girls’ room.

yes, silas has a huge bed for a little boy, but it actually works out great for us.  if we have a lot of our family visiting, we’ll generally give up our room and put silas on the floor and sean and i will take his bed.


silas’ headboard used to be ours for years, until we got our bed.  a couple years ago i painted it retro avocado by behr and added the corkboard to the back.

he doesn’t usually have white sheets, but dark brown ones like in the last pic, but the white chenille bedspread is always there.  it was ours when we first got married and i just haven’t found anything else that i really want for him, so this one stays for now.

i made his quilt at the end of his bed before he was born – it was a fun one, made up partially of shirts cut in strips!

the wall color is the same as the girls’ room, something very similar to mermaid net by behr.  the wainscotting it also the same – 5 feet of tongue & groove panelling with a picture ledge at the top.

once we reorganized our garage with onesource cabinetry, this little tool chest no longer had a place.  thankfully i was able to convince sean to give it a home here in silas’ room!  we call it his tool chest and it holds lots of his little toys.

on top is a vintage skateboard sean and i found at a flea market years ago, a leather “s” i found at michaels, an “s” that silas made, a baby block and his itty bitty baby vans.

on the other side of his bed is this table i took from my parents’ house when i moved away for college.  resting on it is a lamp from target and some fabric balls a friend and i made for a baby shower.

although technically a toy, this car from grandma serves equally as well as decor!

i found this locker cabinet at a garage sale and spray painted it a rusty orange (it was red).  i got the blue metal suitcase and the sesame street lunch box at garage sales.

across form the end of silas’ bed is a bookshelf we got from an old school here in town, previously used as cubbies.  silas loves reading books and this cubby system is awesome for him to be able to put away his own books.  it also holds random toys and dress up clothes.

many of silas’ books were mine and sean’s when we were little.

just by adding hooks and screwing it to the wall, we turned a cracked longboard skateboard of sean’s into a cool coat rack behind silas’ door.

behind the 5-panel doors is his closet.

all the artwork around the room was found at a flea market and framed in aaron brothers frames.

and at the end of his bed is a little step stool from target that si uses to get up in bed.

up next is the kids’ bathroom!



  1. 1

    With three little boys, I am ready to steal some of these ideas! I love that you used that tool cart for his side table, and the skateboard wall hanging is such a good idea. And I am loving all the old suitcases! Any chance you want to come help me with some renovation projects? :)

  2. 2

    love the tool chest turned nightstand. how clever and cute!

  3. 3

    just lovely :) love the tool cabinet as a bedside too cool :) plus the quilt … have a great day le xox

  4. 4

    Very cute room! You have a beautiful home.

  5. 5

    ADORABLE!! You are so creative!! I don’t think my husband would give up one of this tool chest though :-) Thanks for sharing – your home is beautiful!

  6. 6

    I have 2 girls and thought the girls’ room was cute, but I think your son’s room is SOOOOOOOO NEAT! Love the skateboard display of S’s and the tool drawers.

  7. 7

    What a great idea to use that tool chest as a table.

  8. 8

    Love that you guys repurposed the toolbox as an end table/toy box!! So cute! Love his room!!

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    Marissa says:

    I really love that your rooms are collected. It seems like you don’t rush to find supplies for a room within a certain time frame. I love that look. WIth all of the home stores (read- boring/generic but easy) around it’s such a temptation to get the room done in a hurry and be done with it. THanks for helping to remind me that it’s ALWAYS better to wait and collect over time!!!

  10. 10

    So cute lindsey! Love the tool chest, very cute idea:)

  11. 11

    That tool box nightstand is a terrific idea! Little boys can never have too much storage!

  12. 12

    This room is SOOO cute! I love the pictures of your entire home, but since I have a little boy, I’m partial to this one:) The tool chest is fantastic as is the skateboard wall hook…definitely tucking these ideas away for the future!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home:)

  13. 13

    Another great room! This house tour has such a happy feel!

  14. 14

    Another great room! This house tour just makes you happy to look at.

  15. 15

    LOVE that you used the craftsman tool drawers in your sons room!

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    Danielle H. says:

    Where did you get the giant white “S”?

  17. 18

    I love how his room turned out. I love the eclectic, vintage vibe it has going on. Well Done.

  18. 19

    Such a great boy’s room. I’d love to have cubbies like that for my little guys. Those itty bitty Vans are too cool! I missed the kitchen tour so I must go check it out now.

  19. 20

    I also LOVE the tool chest, what a great idea!! With all of that beautiful paneling around the room you could throw anything in there an make it look awesome:)

  20. 21

    What a great room – so many fun, creative touches!

  21. 22

    I love the boys room too. Where do you score all those old suitcases? Antique shops?
    -Jessica Washburn

  22. 24

    you are really creative in your decorating, love the tool chest, suitcases and skateboards!

  23. 25

    love this room. and love the big bed.

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    eileensideways says:

    you should be a designer on “Extreme Makeover”. such talent.

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    Kelly d says:

    Love your style and how it translates into the kids rooms. I love the panelling. Can you share how deep the picture ledge is? Where did you find it, it looks like it goes so well with the toungue and groove and has a great “it’s always been there” look. Thanks!

    • 28
      lindsey says:

      the ledge is about 4 inches deep. our finish carpenter picked up all the lumber, most likely from our local lumber supply store.

  26. 29

    Where did you get the closet doors?

  27. 30

    I just came across your blog and I had to share that I have a little one who is named Silas too :). I love your blog here and adore your handmade shop!

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