Wow, what a couple of months it’s been here at the new house! Our house is changing everyday. Some changes are small and some, not so small. With a million projects going on at any given time, I always knew that our son’s room needed to be on the top of that list. The fact that he’s only three really pushed me to complete his room. I wanted him to have some sort or familiar space. Parents of small kids know when life gets hectic and uprooted your toddler’s mood can go right out the window!
Charlie’s room was one of the most labor intensive rooms in the house. With layers of wallpaper and old carpet, the whole room was practically gutted. Here’s the room before we got to work.
It took several weeks and some tears but all the wallpaper was striped and the carpet removed. Here’s Charlie’s room now!
One of the best and most necessary things we did in Charlie’s room and to the entire upstairs was remove all the carpet and replace it with engineered hardwood floors from Floor & Decor. If you have never visited Floor and Decor in the past, you’re really missing out on the biggest selection of flooring I’ve ever seen! Their prices are the best we’ve found on hardwoods, tile, back splash, etc. We shop there any time we need flooring or tile.
We chose an engineered hardwood. They’re an espresso birch. I love this particular stain because of the warmth it gives to Charlie’s room, especially paired with the gray on the walls. The hand scrapped feature has added great texture to the space as well. I’ve shared with you all why I really love the engineered hardwood floors in the past but I’ve had many questions from family and friends. Here are a couple things that make them so awesome.
The first is that they’re super affordable! They’re not as cheap as laminate but not as expensive as solid hardwoods. Because of their budget friendly price, we didn’t feel like we were blowing the budget just with flooring.
Secondly, they’re very durable and tend to be more scratch and dent resistant compared to solid hardwood floors.
Last but not least, the installation was a breeze! My husband and father-in-law did most of the install. We nailed down the perimeter of the upstairs and floated the rest. There are a couple different methods to installing them. All are fairly easy. If you’re new to DIY you may have to seek out some help from someone you know who has installed hardwood floors before. If you don’t have anyone to install them, here are some great tips that Floor & Decor has on choosing the right contractor.
We finished the flooring over a month ago and they look great! We really couldn’t be any happier with them. I noticed that noise has been at a minimum, which makes me want to do a happy dance. With an active toddler running around it’s nice to have a flooring that absorbs some of that noise. We went from old, gross carpet to fresh, beautiful wood floors!
Charlie is over the moon with his new room! He tells us often how much he loves it. This place is shaping up to be a great home for us. We’ve got a million projects going on in other parts of the house currently, one being Charlie’s bathroom. I can’t wait to share the tile we chose with you and of course it’s from one of our favorite places- Floor & Decor. It’s going to make you want to rip out those old floors and get to work on your own home!
Have a wonderful week friends!
This room is amazing!!! You guys did a fantastic job and the flooring is gorgeous. I bet he loves the new space!
This might be a silly question, but what did you use to hang the paper roll? I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do that for so long!
Thank you so much Cody! Not a silly question at all. I actually thought on it for a while as well. He’s a link to the how-to that I did for another blog. http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/easy-art-supplies-organizer-2/ It’s basically curtain rod hardware from Ikea and wooden dowels. 🙂
What a great little boys bedroom room Amanda! I love the tee-pee!
Thank so you so much Deb! The tee-pee will always be one of my favorite things in his room. He calls it his hide out. Boys are so fun!
What a precious room! No wonder he loves it! 😀 It is really amazing what a huge difference fresh paint and new flooring makes–and a great eye for design, too.
Thanks Bessie 🙂 I’m really a firm believer that a little bit of sweat and paint can transform anything. I’m just amazed at how fresh and clean it is in there now. Even without the decor it was a huge difference. He tells me all time that he can’t wait to show Evvie his new room.
Jenn @ Loveland Lodge says
Wow! What a great little boy’s room. I’m so impressed with how much y’all have gotten done in the new house! Can’t wait to see more transformations!
Thank you so much Jenn! I feels like we’re moving so slow but I know everything takes time. This house has def. been good for growing my patience!
It’s adorable!!! I love how you make a child’s room look so sophisticated! Did you paint the bed navy or did you buy it that color? If you painted it, what paint color did you use?
Thank you Melissa for your sweet words! We actually built the bed and the color I used on it and the night stand is called Naval by Sherwin Williams. 🙂
Beautiful job, what a dramatic before and after! I love the little tent, adorable!! Sharing on FB!
What a sweet little room! And SUCH a transformation from that before photo! Love it!
This is SO beautiful Amanda!! I can’t get over it! Love LOVE your colour palette 🙂
You have an amazing talent for decorating a child’s room! As a former teacher, I just fell in love with the way you did his desk and his book rack. Every thing in the room is so inviting for a child. When you get your house completed, have you ever considered decorating children’s rooms professionally?