This boys’ bedroom was already pretty cute to begin with. But Beth, who writes the popular blog (and one of my new favorites) The Stories of A to Z, had some creative ideas for improving it.
First she took the bunk beds apart. Then she added some beadboard wallpaper and topped it with a rain gutter book ledge.
Here’s how it turned out:
I love the idea of creating a book ledge from a rain gutter!
Moments after finishing the room, Beth’s boys were already checking out the space — and the books!
Visit The Stories of A to Z to see photos of the rest of the room.
Update: Beth just redecorated the room again and it’s even cuter now!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
I love how the quilts are coordinating instead of completely “matchy-matchy.” 🙂
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Beth did a very good job! It is inspiring to redo my son’s bedroom! Thank you!
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[email protected] Stories of A2Z says
Thanks Julia :)!
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Kathy :) says
How adorable….nice job Beth…!!!!
I have not been to her blog….thanks for the heads up Julia….I will check it out !!!
Julie M. says
What a wonderful idea! I love the colors and the wee between table. : ) My older brothers’ bunk beds were very much like the ones of A and Z. Great job!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
ps That cupcake is sweet!
Janell Beals says
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Jane @ Beach House says
Simple yet striking – and lovely for a kid’s room
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[email protected] says
Oh….so love! Books and boys are the best…and that room…that is perfection!
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Great feature, Julia! Beth has quickly become a good bloggy friend and I love how she comes up with so many creative ideas on a budget. She is truly an inspiration!
Jeannine Wayman says
This is a great bedroom makeover. Thanks for sharing
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black eyed susans kitchen says
This is such a cute bedroom for little boys. When my kids were little, they were always into the books…actually, they still are.
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Julia-I had already seen this and don’t know what is cuter–the room or the boys! Besides the darling room, I love that she is making books such an important part of their lives—she is creating a habit for a lifetime…a good one! Thanks for showing us!
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Cheri Peoples says
I think Beth is so creative. I had so much fun doing my little girls room and had fun doing my boys room in a nautical theme but now they want a change so we have been collecting items and can’t wait to get their new themes done–one wants vintage baseball and another wants the Australian jungle.
This is a great post. I like the idea of the beadboard with the ledge. Makes for an interesting dimension in the room as well as serving a wonderful purpose.
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Lori E says
Gutters? Oh my gosh how brilliant is that. I need to spend more time in my hardware store for sure. Love the room.
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Awe, I love it, love it, LOVE IT! I have to try this one for my boys room. Thanks for sharing!
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Karen - The Graphics Fairy says
I love every detail of this room!! That rain gutter book ledge is brilliant!!
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Julia…love this Before and After! Isn’t it amazing how much the wallpaper looks like actual beadboard? Love the books displayed around the room…such a cute room! Thanks so much for mentioning the Give-a-Way!
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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says
wow this turned out so cute!
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Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What a clever idea! Thank you so much for sharing it!
LOVE the room! I’m especially loving the rain gutter book ledge. Very clever. One of my neighbors had hung some gutter pieces from a fence, and planted them with trailing vines and flowers….another very clever use of gutters!
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How creative. So cute. I bet the boys love their new room!
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The boys room looks just gorgeous. I love all of it. It is so bright and cheerful. The precious little boys are just wonderful. Hugs, Marty
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Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says
Oh my, I love the gutter idea–who knew?!
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I fell in love with this when I first saw it! In fact, it so inspired me to tackle my boys’ rooms. It looks straight out of a magazine!
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Amy E. says
totally love the raingutter bookshelves! they could work in so many different rooms too, and for so many different uses! coloring books and favorite movies, trinkets from a family vacation, or when they get older: house keys and wallets!
I had seen this already and loved it so much that I shared it with my daughter!
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Lara Harris says
Love the gutters holding all the books!What a super idea!Looks great & encourages the boys to read, read, read!:)
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I really want to use that wallpaper on my very long hallway! It always looks so nice. Must convince the other half!
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