Luke’s Awesome Room

This is Luke….
We just finished redecorating his room…come see!

Luke’s Room Before
This is Luke’s Room Now.
I repainted this room a few months ago and left it really simple.  But when I found this fence section at the lumber store … I knew exactly what to do with it.
I used the backside of it because it was more weathered and I like the cross beams.
This iron headboard was a wedding gift from my grandparents.
It was actually shiny black and brass… 🙂 (1993)
I spray painted it to look like flat black iron.
A Mon. – Fri. wardrobe shelf helps our mornings go smooth.
The words were printed on vinyl from my circut and applied right on the wall.
I bought these letters at Pottery Barn when my kids were babies.
That dresser was my husbands as a boy – it’s been refinished a few times.
A bookshelf made from an old wood pallet. 
This is a task light from my garage.  It makes for an awesome reading light.
 A 25 watt bulb puts off plenty of light without being too bright.
I turn a soft lamp on in each bedroom in the evenings to help keep the mood calm.
(Calm?….doesn’t always work)
Two tree trunks from our backyard support a small bench that houses some
 white crates filled with toys and things.
Part of the old pallet features some of Luke’s little treasures.
Luke wanted me to make him a sign that says
 “Life is Good”
I’m a loyal customer at the lumber store where I found this fence section.
It wasn’t very straight and looked neglected so I asked the guys if I could rescue it.
They also let me throw in an old wood pallet
 which made this project…FREE!
I have an eye for reusable items that might add character (basically…JUNK).  Sometimes while we are driving in the car we’ll see things on the side of the road with a free sign on them …. my husband always speeds up at that point hoping I won’t notice….
 I ALWAYS notice!
Sweet Dreams…
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I love this room Holly – you've done a fabulous job!! I have this linked to my children's rooms post too today, well done!

Mary C

I absolutely L.O.V.E. your blog! Your design style is wonderful, comfy yet elegant. I was wondering what color you painted your son Luke's room? It looks similar to the kitchen/living room wall color but wasn't sure. Thank you! Mary

My Beautiful World

Love your sons room. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. Just found your beautiful blog and have enjoyed looking around everything is so lovely. I'm now following so we can keep in touch, if you ever find a spare minute I hope you visit me sometime follow back if you like. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xoAlways Wendy


This is just lovely. Absolutely lovely. Great job.

The Sometimes Super Mom

Holly, I love Luke's room. You did a great job! Too funny that your husband speeds up when he sees the free stuff on the side of the road…I thought I was the only one that had a husband like that. It is nice to know there are others out there that appreciate another man's trash and can turn it into treasure! 🙂

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

Love it love it love it! Thanks for sharing at Feathered NEst Friday!!

Stuff and Nonsense

just a noteto let you knowthat i'm featuring your adorable roomon this week's Fridays Unfolded!alison


What an incredible, unique and beautiful transformation. It is awesome. You are very detail oriented and it shows, all the special touches. WOW! Thanks for sharing your creativity over at Sunday's Best!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row

You are right – it is an awesome room! I love every little detail!


This is adorable! What a lucky guy!

Kammy Wielenga

I love EVVVVVERYTHING about this room!!!! What a lucky little man he is.

Michele Alger

I. LOVE. This. SO ADORABLE and functional!!! A pinterest pin FOR SURE!


This is adorable! Great use of materials. A fence panel and logs…love it!

The Autocrat: Haley

Lovin' this!! Totally my style! Great job!


Love this room-I'm following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by for a visit(I'm a fellow Connecticut blogger!!)

Anna @ Take the Side Street

I like that you painted the bed, I think it looks great as \”iron\” and I like all the wood… great work, I'm sure he loves it 🙂


This room came out so great! I absolutely love the pallet book shelf, what a great idea! Such great use of new and old. Happy New Year!Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Kim @ Too Much Time

I ADORE working with pallets and this room is just incredible:) I featured you today!


I love everything about your son's room! The wood behind the bed, the Mon.-Fri. clothes rack is a great idea, and I love his Life is Good sign! Goes to show you what you can do without spending a lot of money! Awesome!


Hi Holly and Happy New Year to you! I just wanted to let you know to stop by 21 Rosemary Lane to pick up the Blog on Fire award I have for you. Your decorating is just beatiful and I really hope you will accept this award from me. All the best to you in the new year!!


Luke has an awesome room! Can I have it when he's done. lol Great job.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode

Totally serene and so…Boy! The rustic touches are clean and simple and very stylish!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek

AWESOME room! I will be pinning some of these pictures!

Kerry Rossow

What a great headboard! I have two boys that share a room- maybe that calming light would calm my fellas?Happy New Year!Kerry at HouseTalkN


Hi. I'm new here and found you through Funky Junk. I just LOVE this bedroom! I too love using pallets and the wood fences are awesome! I do have a question for you though about the logs that are holding up the little bench/shelf thing. Did you have to do anything to the wood to prepare it for being in the house? I ask this because I have had issues with pinecones one time and acorns another. I did crafts with both and after about a week or so, little tiny slug like things were coming out of the acorns… Read more »


Stunning and a simply amazing room! I love every single thing you did in here. Gorgeous!

Funky Junk Interiors

Oh Holly… Luke's bedroom is AMAZING. I just love the warm rustic touches of the fence panels and pallets. You did such an awesome job! Thanks for inspiring my own son's room! Now I need to get to work! :)I've featured you on FB Facebook and pinned for SNS 114. :)

Barbara Jean

wow! what an awesome room!!Love all the wood fence stuff, and that magazine rack is great!blessingsbarbara jean


Holly, you are AWESOME! I love everything in your house. I searched for an email address for you but couldn't find one…I have a question…what are your paint colors in your kitchen/living room? my email is pineneedlehill@gmail.comHugs from Iowa,MichellePS I can never get the Google account identity to work to leave comments 🙁


Just found your blog, and I love it. Like your way of styling.I`m your newest follower.Hugs Bente

Stuff and Nonsense

you've created a wonderfuland charming space for your soni'll bet he loves spending time in his own roomlove the fence behind the bedand that task lightingis ingeniousi think i'll borrow that ideafor my boys' bunk beds when weredo their roomthanks for stopping by!alison

Julie @ Knot All That I Seam

Love your boy's room! Trying to do something similar with my 2yr old son's room. Love the red and the wood accents.


Love Luke's room! My little boy will be 9 on Tuesday 🙂 but I enjoyed seeing your sons charming room. Everything is just perfect! Curious to see what youve done with your bathrooms :)Im also so wondering about the coffee cup holder, in your kitchen, where or how did you create it?And what is the best way to distress furniture? Like cabinets etc?


So cute! I love the fence, will have to be on the lookout, lol!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate

Wow! What an awesome room! My younger son would Love this! Loving the rustic touches (pallets, fence, tree trunk) and the pictures of the boys hanging are adorable.


Oh my goodness! I really love how uniquely decorated his room is. Using the fence post and recycled wood to hold books and knick knacks is so creative. I also like how you spray painted his iron bed to look like real iron. My 10 yr old has an old iron bed and I painted it red many years ago but have been thinking about repainting it (and his dresser) black. I've used the same task lighting in my son's room too! Ha! His are clipped to his bookcases shining down on his huge lego collection. Aren't they just the… Read more »

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

His room is adorable. I love the rustic pieces you added. The tree trunks are very unique.


Great room. My son is peering over my shoulder saying \”I want that, and that, and that in my room.\”

A Few Pennies

Luke's room is awesome–I'm sure he loves it! Free stuff is always the greatest–you do have such wonderful talent to think what it \”can be\”. Have a great and Happy New Year.

Jamie Vigil

I mean this in the nicest way, you're so awesome it almost makes me sick! :)I love the room! Really cute pic of you and Luke as well!


What a great boy's room! Love it, I'm still working on my 2 boy's room, it is hard when they are like hoarders!!!


I was looking at your home, It's GORGEOUS! I love the cup holder hanging in the kitchen, is it possible for me to get one?