Thank you, guys, for all your awesome comments on Ryder’s room. I LOVE that you guys love it:) So this post is kinda a “details” post–so if you’re into all the nitty-gritty deets, carry on. But if you don’t care that I paid 50 cents for a bookcase, you might not want to proceed and can get a quick recap here in this 3 minute vid. Okay, all you detail-oriented peeps, grab a cup o’ joe and let’s do this.
The color we chose for the walls is Benjamin Moore Thunder. We had to use it…we had the swatch on the wall in our kitchen (actually it’s still there) and whenever someone comes over they give us a weird look when they see the words BM Thunder underneath the swatch. Funny. And yes, gross. Unless you don’t have a twisted mind like my friends and I.
First things first, this is what this room looked like prior…well several years ago anyway when Ryder was a baby. You can read more about that here.
What made us decide it was time for a wee makeover was when I saw this metal bed in my neighbor’s burn pile one day. (Read more here.) I didn’t want to put a new (to us) bed in a periwinkle room. It was time for a change.
The duvet cover I found at a thrift store literally days before the makeover was complete. Earlier in the week I talked with Mitch about asking a friend to make a duvet cover for Ryder’s bed. I really didn’t think I’d be able to find anything second-handed. But wouldn’t ya know, a few days later I walked into a thrift store and found this duvet cover and two pillow shams for $3. It was the exact size I needed and it’s from Pottery Barn. Don’t ya love how things have a way of working out?
The curtains I found a week or so before at the same thrift store. Again, this was another item that I didn’t really want to spend a ton of money on and when I saw these buffalo check curtains for $7, I knew it was a match made in heaven. The quilt at the foot of the bed was a Christmas present from my parents from JCP and the sheets are from Target.
This is what that bookcase used to look like before a little love was poured into it. You can read more about that transformation here. Cost of bookcase–$1 (I think).
I love the warm patina the dresser brings to the room. It didn’t come with knobs and I was hoping to find some antique ones to put on it. I went to one salvage store and couldn’t find enough matching knobs to use for this dresser…I didn’t know what to do. I definitely didn’t want to spend a ton on hardware, and little knobs like these can certainly add up. On one of my thrift store runs, I spotted some brass hardware for $5 for 14 knobs–made my day. A little spray paint later, and those knobs are lookin’ pretty sweet if ya ask me.
The bench, my sister-in-law gave me. I painted it Ben Moore Rockport Gray. The wooden tool box Mitch picked up at an auction for $7. The old wire basket underneath I got at a thrift store for $2. It’s the perfect place to stash Bryce’s diapers (remember we live in a two-bedroom rancher so some spaces must have dual purposes). The suitcases were from Land of Nod–I got them for Ry’s nursery back in the day.
As I mentioned in the video, one of the first things to go soon after we moved into this house were the sliding closet doors. Easy solution: hang curtains. These are from the Vintage Modern collection of Thomas O’Brien that I picked up at GW several years ago. They used to hang in our living room.
For details on how we made the pallet ceiling click here.