Before & After: “Nautical or Nothing” Boy’s Room

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Maggie Overby)

Maggie and her family relocated to Heilsbronn, Germany and began decorating and renovating (lots of DIY!) their new home. Her son’s bedroom was livable but had no life. A subtle, but warm paint job and the addition of nautical-inspired accessories later and her son has a room that reflects his interests and personality.

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Maggie tells us more:

My son is absolutely obsessed with all things Titanic so for his room it was a no brain-er, nautical or nothing. As you can see, the walls were originally a dingy white so I decided to add a warm khaki color to brighten things up a bit. When I added the bed and bedding everything else pulled together. I always buy new bedding before a move and in this cae the quilt and shams are from TJMaxx, the sheets are Tommy Hilfiger I found on sale at Macy’s, and the anchor pillow I made myself.

The bed is my favorite, I found this cute metal bed at an antique shop for $80. It had about 50 coats of paint on it so I used a grinder to get all the paint off and had a welder add a few inches to the legs to make it high enough to fit a trundle under. With a fresh coat of red and a vinyl “W” for “Will” this bed works perfectly with the nautical theme and a rambunctious little boy.

Thanks Maggie! Readers, visit Maggie’s blog Maggie Overby Studios and this link to see more of her new-to-her home.