Welcome! You know you have been busy when you haven't written a post in a month! Life has been exciting here at Eleven Gables. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that:
I turned 40, my husband whisked me away to Napa, the boys have kept me busy with mounds of homework each night,
I've they have written three book reports, I have had the pleasure of working on three client's homes, and I have been working, in my spare time, to complete this fun challenge of the "Fall in Love Room Make-Over." Thank you to my biggest fans, my five boys. They have spurred me on, given me "mommy time," and accompanied me on way too many trips to the store for this or that. Thank you to Cassie from Primitive and Proper for inviting me to take part in this makeover series. If you haven't had an opportunity to look at some of the other room makeovers, I challenge you to do it! I am honored to be among some real talent!! Bliss at Home just completed a gorgeous modern kid room and Newly Woodwards did a whole barn workshop!
I turned our once darling nursery (sniff, sniff)...
...into a Ralph Lauren Lodge inspired tween room for my oldest son.
He definitely had opinions about what he wanted in this room. He loves all things hunting, fishing, and camouflage. The wall color was chosen first to reflect the color of his boy scout uniform shorts. The shorts are a gorgeous olive color, a little dark for the walls, but we found a complimentary color that worked perfectly! The walls are painted in Valspar "Cliveden Gray Morning."
My son and I have been pinning items to his Pinterest board for about a year now. He tells me an idea and I tuck it away for such a time as this. I may have only shown him lots of Ralph Lauren's rooms with tons of plaid for inspiration.
He wanted his room to feel like a log cabin, so we hunted for a log bed that would give a cabin feel. I upholstered the box spring in a windowpane check. Don't ask what fabric it is... I have no idea. I found it in the remnant section at Hancock about 8 years ago. I hoard fabric. I have a problem. Just ask my family.
The antlers are from my son's first hunting trip with his Poppy.
A cozy chair is the perfect reading spot for this boy who loves to read!
Tutorial and details about this frame and a free printable are coming soon!
Another DIY project coming soon... this bulletin board holds many treasures.
The best view in the house!
This built in desk is the ultimate display area for my son's treasures.
By attaching stick-on magnets to his lures, we are able to display them in an organized way.
Yes, he collects bones. This boy can spot a bone a mile away. He has come home with deer bones, a beaver's skull, various teeth, mouse bones, antlers, you name it.
I begged him to let me keep a few of his baby things out. I'm sure they will be hidden away before too long.
Name that skull...
If you squint, you can see him holding a giant fish in that picture.
As I mentioned in my before post here, we desperately needed a new dresser. I wanted something that was antique, but that was still substantial enough to hold a few socks and t-shirts. This one was on casters which made it perfect. My boys have geography homework like crazy. They are always pulling out these big maps, so I thought I'd just throw them up on the wall so they can easily look at them. The dresser moves out of the way easily on its casters.
These gilded antlers are an easy DIY. I'll show you next week! I'm including a jar of this golden goodness in a giveaway, so stay tuned!
A vintage drum holds a bow and arrows.
Behind the door is a favorite hat (covered in camo duck tape) and a fishing vest.
The buffalo check has been sitting in my fabric closet for many years begging to come out! I'm so thrilled it finally made an appearance! You can make this sturdy curtain rod by following this tutorial. I rubbed it down with Ebony Rub-n-buff to tone down the bright silver. The curtain rings will be sewn on... eventually. :)
One last look at my son's masculine tween room.
Thank you for stopping by and supporting me in this blogging adventure! I love Instagram and post, almost daily, about life here at Eleven Gables. I would love for you to follow along with me there. This 6 week deadline has been just the push I needed to get this room done. Now, I'm itching to do another room!! Shhhh, don't tell my husband!
Make sure you visit all of these fabulous bloggers who participated in room makeovers!!
Decor and the Dog
Home + Style Report
Dwellings by Devore
A Home Full of Color
Shift Ctrl Art
Go Haus Go
The Gathered Home
Primitive & Proper
Bliss at Home
The Chronicles of Home
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