Even though our boys have both moved out of the house, I still maintain their rooms. They took most of their original furnishings (squatter’s rights) but I have replaced most of it with things I think they still like and enjoy when they come home to visit or home for the holidays.
Originally I had plans to make these into fancy rooms with pretty antiques and chandeliers, but in the end I can’t bring myself to do it. These will always be THIER rooms so part of me feels I need to respect that, keeping a masculine vibe. Hopefully the next owner will have a vision that these rooms can be for either male or female, young or older or whatever their family needs.
I painted the Jack and Jill bathroom navy blue a while back and the boy’s rooms are a medium tan color. I think maybe this winter I will paint the rooms a lighter shade for future resale purposes. For now, I like the warm khaki color. This is my younger son’s room still in progress.
The antique headboard has been in his room for years. Lucky for me, this didn’t fit into his tiny apartment so we got to keep it! I love it. It is really meant for a full size bed but works fine for a queen too. The nightstand I bought from an online garage sale. I repaired the minor scuffs and it’s the perfect height for this bed even though it’s small. I found the wall light at an antique store in NC. I touched up the stain and added a new shade and finial. Perfect since the nightstand is so small a lamp doesn’t take up any room.
This commemorative Penn State poster below was a gift from a dear friend who has since passed away.
On the other side of his bed I added a vintage writing table so when he comes home and brings work, he has a quiet place to do emails, etc. I found the map cork board years ago along with the globe. (And, no. I don’t really expect him to sit in that chair. That one is just for looks!)
This fun sign (below) has been in his room for ages. I think he really meant to take it and forgot. It doesn’t really apply to his room anymore but brings back memories of its former condition. I think anyone with kids can relate! (“This room has been condemned by the order of the County Health Dept. All persons of occupancy are here by ordered to clean up this area immediately or this room will be sealed off for your protection.”)
I found this “N” recently. It had two holes in the top so I added some black and gold greek key trim to hang it on the wall. My son will probably try to confiscate this next time he’s home!
I moved the white comforter and curtains from the guest room into this room. I have a bit more to do in here but for now it it works. It’s nice and neutral and clean! Sources listed below as far as I can recall:
Headboard, writing table, nightstand, cane chair, wall lamp-Antiques
Burlap fringe bed skirt-Ballard Designs
White duvet, comforter, pillow shams and curtains-Ikea
Monogramed pillow-Pottery Barn from years ago
Penn State Poster-gift
“N” & Vintage sign-Consignment store