A year ago I completely redid my bedroom at my parents house — we worked so hard to get it done in only 3 days but it was so worth it. You can see the dramatic transformation here. Right after I changed my bedroom, my brother got inspired to renovate his as well! I helped him with this project and absolutely love how it turned out. His took a bit longer to pull together all the pieces because we used a lot of reclaimed wood. I’ll go into detail on a couple of the projects we did at the end of this post.
As you can see, there are so many natural elements in this room! I love all the earthy materials. When my brother is home from college there are tons and tons of luscious green plants in this room as well. The two biggest projects in this room were the reclaimed wooden shelves and the the reclaimed wood for the tiered headboard.
To make it feel authentic we wanted actual reclaimed wood and not just stained and distressed new wood — although sometimes this is easier said than done! We went to a local place that specializes in recycled pieces of lumber. They had everything you can imagine, although almost everything required some TLC. We bought four large planks and cut them for the shelving. On each plank there was just enough left over to be used for the headboard. We didn’t do any further staining, we just cleaned them really well because they were pretty dirty from the lumber yard. I love how they’re all a different shade.
We also gave the room a fresh coat of paint. I don’t even know what to call the color it’s such an interesting neutral! A cool blue/grey? We tried like three others before we settled with this shade.
Other than the reclaimed wood, the other big pieces in this room are the two huge tree trunks. As you can see one of them is used as a nightstand and the other is used as a paint stand to accompany the drawing table. My brother picked these up at a landscaping job he was working.
The “decorating style” of this room is kind of all over the place, hence why I’m calling it eclectic! Ha. But really, I think all the earthy elements (the wood, tree trunks, crystals, fur) tie everything together.
I love sharing some of these room projects with you guys — they are my favorite blog posts!