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Monday, March 19, 2012

Pirate Room Reveal!!

We are Done!!!!!
It's been a long road to this 
Pirate Room!
I have so many posts to show ya how and what we did every where, 
but couldn't wait to show you the final product.
I promise to share everything over the next few weeks.

Remember where we started?
We made a few changes to the design along the way, 
but I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

So come on in and take a look around!

(Love that old cork board we got at DI)

Come in all the way!
Yes! We built those beds!
(I'll show ya more on that endeavor later.)
(For now let's just take it all in!)

Now turn around and take a look at those faux doors behind you!!
(Go here for to see how I did them)

Here's their lovely closets all filled up!!
(I love beautiful organization!!)

OK, lets check out some of the details. 
 These are those amazing shelves "I" built.
(check out that story here)
 I didn't show ya earlier, 
but I painted the back wall with orange craft paint. 
I filled them up with items I've been collecting from second hand stores 
and things the boys treasure.

I spent around $10 to $12 per boy on decorations for their shelves.
For example: 
Flor de lis paper weight $1.99 each
Pirate bust $1
 (Quinton's was free, from Daddy's mission memorabilia)
Ship models $2 each
Anchor $1
Frames 25 cents to $1
Ships wheel free from a friend
(Use to be a clock, thanks Becky)
You get the idea!

I love how the window seat turned out. 
 I used a scrap of decorator fabric I got for $5 to cover the cushion.
(Show ya more on how I did the cushion later)

And one of my favorites is the bamboo mat we painted!!
I'll do a post on that,
but let me just say I picked it up at DI for $6.
The same mat retails for $60!!!!

I just love these detailed frames I found at Salvation Army for $1 each.
I hung them over the window.  
Here's a close up of the Pirate Captains I put in them!!

Remember the ice bucket with lion handles?

We put them on the beds.
Only problem was I only had two, 
but they had some babies!  
But that is also another post, 
so stay tune!!

Les "made", 
 I said made
 all those awesome crates under the beds!! 
 I can't wait to tell ya how he made them 
and how we spent only $5-$6 dollars per box!! 
I'm so in love with them.  
In fact I'm trying to figure out where else I could use some!!! 

Oh, back to the Pirate Room, 
these crates give the boys lots of storage and saved us from having to build drawers. 

Here's a few more finds for the room:
Wrought iron keys from Tai Pan Trading
Old barrel from DI
Old map from DI, cut up and put into frames I already had.

Framed Sailors knots free from a friend.

Oh, and don't forget to look up!
  Here's the ceiling painting I did.

So, there you have
 a Pirate Room 
the Batchelors Way.
You may notice there aren't really any skull and cross bones.
(OK one on Branden's pillow he made)
I promised Quinton this would not be a baby room, 
so I tried to make it more like a Pirate Captain bunking quarters.  
Quinton approves!

My favorite comment so far was from the carpet guys.
After showing them the room they were to lay the carpet in, 
they said, 
and I quote,
"I've never seen anything like this." 
"This is like Disneyland."

(By the way, we did not lay our own carpet. 
But we did purchase a remnant.  
Which saved us 50% off a higher quality carpet.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our Pirate room!!!
For fun I made a video so enjoy and let me know what ya think!!
I really need some comments after  a year of labor!!!

I'm linking up:
Thrifty Decor Chick
TDC Before and After


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Organize and Decorate Everything


DIY Show Off Project Parade


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Oh my goodness Ronda- this is AMAZING!!! I am so inspired to start building furniture. :) Actually- that will probably have to wait a while, but I am in love with this amazing room! Well done!!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! It's amazing. Every boys' dream and so pretty at the same time. I can't believe you built those beds. They are incredible. I loved the pirate doors as soon as I saw them. Your creativity is incredible.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Wow! That is one amazing room. Just love all the details and personalization. It truly is one-of-a-kind!




Jessica said...

Great job Ronda and Les!

Jessica said...

Great job Ronda and Les!

Emily said...

Amazing job! So fabulous and functional.

dee dee said...

I'm sooooooooo proud of you! (Les too!) This room turned out wonderfully! Creative and blessed that is what your family is! And knowing you the budget for this room is most likely a "drop in the bucket"! Oh every time I think that I can pick a favorite... I see something else and change my mind!
Wayne and I enjoyed your video!
dee dee

Monika said...

You blew this one out of the water! Way to go. I can't wait to see it in person. I gotta get Cory to build a bed like that for C. You did a great job decorating the shelves. I Love everything!

Sawdust Girl said...

Those beds are fab! Well, the whole room is amazing but I'm especially loving those beds! I love all the details, the barrel is awesome! Fantastic job on the fruit of your year of labor.

Shelly R Wilson said...

so stinkin amazing! TFS

Megan said...

Fab job! Did you orientate the compass to reflect the way the house faces? I've only usually seen compasses be NS, WE. Great job! Love it!

Erin said...

Love the room makeover!

Julia Hayes said...

SO great. It's really FUN without being kitschy. Love it.

Celeste B. said...

Wow! If that one doesn't make another magazine shoot I don't know what will. Awesome!

Sibel-ish said...

It's just more than perfect! Great job, I had been waiting for the outcome for a long time:)

Sarah @ My Project Bag said...

This is incredible to the very last detail. My favorite is the mat. Great work on everything.

d'sdoterra said...

I stumbled across your blog on accident but so glad I did! The room is FABULOUS, My little guy would love something like this, good work!

Feral Turtle said...

You guys really did a wonderful job! So glad you are done. I was very excited to see the final reveal!

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Absolutely amazing! What a fantastic use of a small space. I love all your DIY.

Cheryl said...

Popped over from a linky party and myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.
You and your hubby did a great job with this pirate room. The beds and the crates are fabulous and I am so in awe that you decorated the shelves for only $12.00!
You guys rock!
Would love to feature your room on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I linked over from Better After and just had to comment! Amazing! Seems you thought of every. last. detail. I tend to be very detailed in projects, too, so I know what a relief it must be to have it done and what a great feeling it is to be able to show it off :) Bravo!

Desiree said...

This is crazy!! I can't believe how cool it looks. Wow, what a lot of work. You've inspired me though to re-do our master bedroom which will not be anywhere near that much work!!

Tiffany said...

That. Is. Amazing.

I'm in total awe.

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This is SERIOUSLY the coolest bedroom ever!! Every boy would love to live in this room. I love every detail and can't wait to read all about each thing you made. What a great job! I'll share this on my FB page and pin it for sure!!

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

This room is so cool!! I'm loving all the built-ins!! I have two boys & I could totally see them in a room like this!! Beautiful job!!

Condo Blues said...

I love the closet doors! I bet grown up pirates would get a kick out your room as a Man Cave.

Condo Blues said...

I love the closet doors! I bet grown up pirates would get a kick out your room as a Man Cave.

Anonymous said...

The room is SO awesome. I seriously feel like I am on a boat just LOOKING at it. LOVE it.


Thrifty Decor Chick said...

What an AWESOME space! Love it! My son will freak when he sees this. :)

Anonymous said...

Great Room!! I love the way it is more sophisticated than childish!

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

This is THE best pirate room I've ever seen. Completely awesome! I don't have kids, so I have no excuse to make a room like this in my house. lol

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Amazing room! Way to go!!
I am going to feature it in my next post. Thanks for linking up to my party!

momstheword said...

This is awesome, my youngest would have loved it as a child! (In fact, he'd probably love it now, lol!)

GennieG said...

Hi! I found your blog through Beneath My Heart. This room is beyond amazing! I am blown by how you made all that yourselves. What a cool room! Awesome job, it was well worth all your hard work. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This room is insanely awesome! You did an amazing job! Those beds are incredible. GREAT JOB!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I am VERY impressed!

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Outstanding room. I love it. I can't believe you built the beds yourselves. Super talented.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is really is such an incredible transformation ... so many awesome details. I chose you as this week's OPC Before and After series winner. :) Congratulations!! I will be posting about it tomorrow and OPC will be in touch with you about the gift card. Thank you so much for joining the fun and supporting Habitat for Humanity. :)

Anonymous said...

Way too cool - you've done an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

Love it!! All the details are amazing!!

one small thing though - on your ceiling compass, you have east and west swapped :)

Sarah Jensen said...

I love this. My husband and I will be building a house soon and will be using many of your ideas. Thank you, you'll save us a fortune.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Holy COW! That must be the coolest boys' bedroom EVER. You thought of everything! I love all the details, but the beds are the best. Your boys must be so happy to have such a cool room. Great job!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Holy COW! That must be the coolest boys' bedroom EVER. You thought of everything! I love all the details, but the beds are the best. Your boys must be so happy to have such a cool room. Great job!

T said...

I've followed the updates of this room from the beginning up until this point. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

I've been ranting and raving to my husband about all the things you and your husband do. We are jealous of your "mad skills" (as my husband puts it).

I've spent the last two days reading and reading your blog and I still have SO much more to read! This weekend I was supposed to get a, b, c, d, e, f, and g done but I am so in love with your blog that I can't get anything done! lol

Traci said...

I LOVE this room!!! We are trying to determine how to make our boys a room that will be awesome, have storage, and fit in our small room. What size room is this one?
Thank you, Traci

Nechoma (Nancy) said...

wow! unbeleivable! so well done. I'm surprised tho, as a woman of faith that you would want your kids surrounded by a theme of people who kill and steal for a living...

Jenn said...

Best. Bedroom. Ever.

This is the most amazing, creative boys room I've ever seen... well done!

Thanks for hosting!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

Rebecca said...

What a great makeover. I love the details, closet doors and the map on the mat.

Kimberly said...

What exact color did you paint the beds? Love it!

Kimberly said...

What exact paint color did you paint the beds? love it!

tjaklitsch said...

OK, so I'm a little late to the party. But I had to tell you how IMPRESSED I am by all your creative, hard work. Fabulous room -- I hope your boys are loving it!!

tina said...

Hello Rhonda,
I just found your site and immediately joined. I feel connected to you, due to the fact I have 6 children too, a loving husband who is also an electrician..(if I read that right). And we'll...if you can do this, than so can I. The room is beautiful and I am inspired. Can't wait to read about the rest of your projects!

Virginia Callister said...

What an amazing room. It IS like Disneyland and could totally be in a model home. Fabulous job. Are they still liking it?

Unknown said...

I love these ideas! The boys love the pirate theme! Do you have a link which shows us how to make some of this stuff?

Forever Powder Coating said...

I would like to know as well?!

Mercygr8 said...

It Is absolutely amazing...I am super impressed.