UPDATE Lighting - Don't Feed The Bears ...Or They Will Follow You Home!

I took these pictures of my son's room last night. The room is HUGE. I've been able to finish off one area so far.


It was so cold yesterday it felt like winter. It was a good idea to work on the room and not play in my garden. The weeds can wait. :)


The mirror will be getting an update soon!






Do you remember the headboard? 

I repainted it and added pleather fabric. 








The mattress is on a platform bed. I bought it unfinished and stained it. I wonder if I should add a bedskirt.
I have been buying things at consignment stores and garage sales. Finding western type items is not easy living in the northeast.


I still need to add a desk, a new area rug, make window treatments (I'm going to make fabric covered cornices)
and finish deciding where all the toys will go. This room if you remember was the playroom. 

I will need to decide on how to treat the humongous radiator. I'd love to make it a window seat. Any ideas would be wonderful.




I'm halfway done with the update on the wagon wheel. I used Rub-n-Buff on it.


Western Wagon Wheel Lighting

*Update

I made the medallion to look like old barn-wood.




The glass shades are from Lowes.






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39 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lookin good Dee and I love how his bed turned out! That light is going to be awesome!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's coming together nicely, Dee! I think you're doing great finding things out of mainstream retail stores. It may take time, but you'll probably get better prices and things you'll love to use. I think a window seat is a great idea.

Gail said...

What a great looking room Dee! Oh I can't wait to see the lighting when you're done with it!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,

You did a great job so far. Love the head board on the bed and I would not add a bed skirt. It is more convenient for cleaning etc. without it and its a boy's room. As for the radiator, I cannot imagine the humongous proportion of it compared to the window and the rest.
Making a window seat would restrict the heat distribution somewhat but it might be the best option for 'looks'.
Have a wonderful week and it is nippy here as well. We had rain and its very windy...
Love,
Mariette

Barbara F. said...

Wow, you have been busy! Looks great. xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Dee, You have done a wonderful job on this room! The headboard transformation is fabulous.
xo, Sherry

Gina said...

You have been one busy girl! It looks wonderful! The headboard looks awesome & I can't wait to see what you do with the wagon wheel.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my gosh! This is magazine-worthy! I LOVE the old Boy Scout books and the whole arrangement on the dresser. I like the bed without a skirt -- makes it look more manly. I also love the idea of a window seat on the radiator -- did you check out pinterest and see what maybe others have done with theirs?

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You are right, that is one huge room to decorate. I really like what you have done with it. Everything looks so westerny:)

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome Dee! I totally forgot you were doing your sons room over. It is looking so good, and that headboard turned out amazing!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's looking great Dee! I love the idea of a window seat right there.

I saw on the news that you guys are getting quite the cold weather. Oh my gosh, what a change from last week for you!

Have a great week.
Pam

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful room.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

It looks great! I think the bed looks good without a dust ruffle. It's got nice, clean lines =)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The room is really coming together. I love the theme.

Bliss said...

We have radiators just like yours in our old barber shop building, and I don't know what to do with them either.

Maybe you just stumbled upon a new business venture....The Wild North East West, since if you can't find western stuff no one else can either.

~Bliss~

New End Studio said...

This room is terrific, all the accessories and the colors look wonderful together. Oh, that radiator is big. Is there any way to build a desk area over the top of it towards the corner?

Someone said check out pinterest, that might produce some more ideas. The wagon wheel is going to be great.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The room is so beautiful Dee! It should be in a magazine. I absolutely love what you did with the headboard. I look forward to seeing what you do with the cool wagon wheel!

Wendys Hat said...

Wow! I love what you've done!

nádya said...

Dee, you are doing a great job!!! Surely, your son will bve very pleased and happy!!! Many great ideas, the details you're including!!! Excellent job!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Chatty Crone said...

You are certainly talented and way outside the box in a great way. He should LOVE that. I do. sandie

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ooooh so busy! Looks great! Love the bed restyle! Can't wait to see the lighting!

Connie said...

Your son is going to feel all the love you put into this room and remember it forever. I'm sure he'll be telling stories someday to his children, of grandma's loving heart. Connie :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dee, You have really rounded up some great and creative western themed elements for this bedroom! Just so much fun!
I love the wagon wheel. Hope you will show it when it you hang it up.
It is so inspiring to see a such a handsome room filled by economical pieces! Good for you!

Linda said...

Your are on a roll...creating a light fixture out of a wheel. Alot of credit to you for being so creative.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Can't you just build a plywood box around the radiator? That would only add 1/2 inch. Looks great.

Sue said...

The woodsy theme certainly has this room well on its way! Love the lantern, the scout books and of course, the bear sign. :-) No bedskirt- keep it clean-looking. But if you can build a vented front cover bench seat, I say go for it.
~ Sue

Daniella said...

Dee! This room is getting more and more awesome every time I see it!!
And yes, NJ is not known for it's western decor! LOL!!!
I would get plywood with that metal that has holes in it and make a radiator cover. I will look pretty from the front with the metal and be a shelf on top. Does that make sense?????
xxDaniella

DIY Show Off said...

Awesome! I love the rustic atmosphere you've created. I've seen beautiful DIY radiator covers - I think it could work as a window seat or display shelf/book case. Love the additional plans you have and can't wait to see them all in place!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

The room looks awesome. You are right about finding western thing up north. I see them here in FL all the time. You did a great job and I love every detail.

Vanessa

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Fantastic work! It's really coming out so nicely! LOVE the headboard!
Can't wait to see more of the room!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Dee,
What a great boys room....oh you did a fantastic job on everything and I love what you did with the headboard...just wonderful.
Karen

Heather Graham said...

Oh how adorable is this?! I just sold a wooden boat shelf that would have been so cute in this room.. rats. Anyway, I am your newest follower! Would love for you to join me at http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com! Maybe you can link your blog or even this post?! It's too cute not to share!

Hope you are having a great week!

-heather

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Dee, It's looking fabulous! And I can't wait to see the lighting when you finish. I came so close to buying a cowhide rug for the family room redo but in the end went with something else. I am seeing more and more of them in the decor lately. I wish you could shop down here. I saw some great western stuff yesterday while out treasure hunting. Sounds like your weather is exactly the same as ours. I am planting flowers today outside in the rain. I get all wet but it gives the sweet plants a head start. :)

Diane said...

Love what you have done with the room! Great redo on the headboard!

Debbiedoo's said...

LOVE the lighting too Dee!

nádya said...

Wow, Dee!!! What a hard work, so many things you've done so far...and I loved them all, hope won't miss any, the bed board painted in brown looks just the right colour to be, this wood circle you put on teh ceiling is so original - loved that one, waiting to see what will you do with that mirror!?!? I liked the white shutters on the sides but for sure you will improve the way it looks...
Hugs,
Nádya

xinex said...

I love the room, Dee. I love how it looks so outdoorsy too.....Christine

Lorrie said...

Super cute! He's one lucky boy! I'm now following...

Nook and Cranny said...

The room looks great, no bedskirt needed.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

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