We found a fun way to add industrial decor to your home with this faux industrial pipe for your teen room. Find out how easy it is!
First they stink.
Then they start to break out.
And the attitude rears its ugly head.
That's when you know you have a full blown teen in your home.
But that also means that your time with them under your roof is dwindling each day.
This One Room Challenge with our teen son has been our effort to create moments with him that we will all look back on fondly.
This whole project started with this.
On a recent jaunt to Hobby Lobby, my son saw this industrial pipe clock modeled after a type of gauge and the plan for this room began to unfold.
This week, we wanted this corner of his room to be a surprise, so while he was at school, here is what we created.
We already had the odd angled ceiling that we covered with brick paneling so we wanted to create a fun focal point since this is the first thing you see when you enter his room.
Using white PVC pipe and elbows, we created a faux industrial pipe to appear as if it were coming out the wall.
We wanted it to look like a V.I.P. - a Very Important Pipe.
We purchased a four foot long, 3 inch diameter pipe, a funky looking elbow bracket, and a toilet flange for the wall. Trent spray painted them with black spray paint with a hammered texture.
I had this spigot handle for years, but could never find a use for it until now! Trent used construction adhesive and glued the handle to a cap to fit the funky elbow piece.
Bonus: it even turns like a real cut off valve!
I stumbled upon these busted pieces at Hobby Lobby which had been marked down since they were broken.
Both rods were only $10 (which I think are a towel rack and toilet paper holder).
I used this old red faucet knob drawer pull from my son's train room we decorated years ago in our Vegas house. It perfectly covered the busted knob!
This slipper chair was a score I found at a garage sale for $10 that had been sitting in my garage for over a year. I used the same fabric painting method I applied for my Louis chairs and love how it turned out.
You can still see the original pattern of the fabric through the paint - which is really cool!
I sanded the feet down to natural wood to match his shelving unit we made in week 4.
I mean, Y'ALL!!
Check out this amazing crate!
Modeled after shipping crates used in the 18th century, this is the perfect finishing touch to this industrial corner.
Made by our friends over at Liberty Tree Creations - this spoke to our vintage loving hearts. This family business builds these handmade crates reminiscent of commerce on the Natchez Trace over 200 years ago.
As lovers of history, they not only replicate the materials and methods used with the square nail heads and linseed oil treatment, but they also hand stamp each crate with period specific markings.
They modernize the crates with an easily removable lid for storage - and provide a short page of the history of crates like these.
Get your own by visiting Liberty Tree Creations etsy shop and be sure to check out their blanket chests! Gorgeous!
Our gentle giant came home today to see our finished work
...and loved it!
He is a history buff and that crate immediately caught his attention.
Once again, we were met with cool parent approval.
But not just that
He actually stooped down and gave us both huge hugs (which are becoming more rare) and thanked us again and again.
We even heard a random "This is so cool!" a few hours later coming from his room.
So there is just one more week to pull this all together. Hanging pictures, DIY lights, new bedding and a few other odds and ends and we're good to go! But what a blessing that we are in the final stretch this far ahead of the game.
Of course, be sure to head over to the One Room Challenge and check out the progress the other bloggers have made. This season is full of so much inspiration!