Boys Train Room
A Boys Train Room – complete with a train car and caboose. This is how we made an ordinary room into a bedroom any boy would dream of!
Our youngest was obsessed with trains.
Like, really obsessed!
He watched the Polar Express multiple times a day for years. YEARS, y’all! I could probably recite the movie, I’ve heard it so much!
We couldn’t even cross the street without him thinking the crosswalk were train tracks!
So when we first moved into our Vegas house, we knew what we needed to do to make this room special. Here’s how we took his ordinary train room and made it into a Boys Train Room any kid would love!
Boys Train Room
Here’s how it looked at first.
It’s okay, but it was a little bland. The train bedding and decor accents were nice, but we wanted to up the ante.
Lots of bare walls.
Our boys begged, pleaded, …asked for bunk beds. Let me remind you that I nicknamed them rowdy and raucous?*sigh*
Needless to say, my mommy radar was on full tilt, but we thought we’d give it a go and worse case scenario – take them down.
We got a steal for our bunkbeds on a closeout at a local furniture store.
So up they went!!!
And the boys were SO excited!! but……
I still didn’t like the bare walls. I always envisioned the room being like a sleeping car. Then it hit me!
Let’s make it into a train car!
So we took 3 sheets of wood paneling and hung them behind the bed.
We simply tacked up the paneling, and hung a picture over the top bunk.
We added a few embellishments like this cool knob I found at Hobby Lobby for drawer pulls.
When he saw the room – he LOVED it!
I REALLY wanted to put curtains around the bottom, but my son kept pulling them down, so that didn’t work.
We also tried a light and woke up to shattering glass one night after he had been playing with it, so that immediately came down, also!
Although I couldn’t add exactly what I envisioned, the boys loved it nonetheless!
But we needed one more thing to make this extra special.
We had a bump out leading into the jack and jill bathroom that we painted red to mimic a caboose.
My Father-in-law made a light for the caboose from old car parts.
All trains have their car numbers so we made one up and included my son’s name.
The faux ladder and railing are just pieces on thin trim that we nailed in place.
It adds so much character.
We framed the ‘caboose with a DIY railroad crossing sign I made. We used bike reflectors as the lights.
Adding trim to the bump out created a facade of a ladder and railing.
So there you have it!
A little boys train room just got upgraded to a sleeper car – complete with caboose!
I’d love to hear your comments!!! Let me know what you think!
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.Eye catching indeed! I wish we were neighbors in Va, and you could help me decorate my model train room. I’m getting a late start at 60, I need all the creative help I cam get! Lol
🚂 💨 Very Nice idea! 💭
Where did you find the caboose light?!
That is adorable! Your kids will have such fond memories of such a wonderful room.
Your entry railroad wall is so fun!!! Wow. Found you off TDC link party….I did a little girls room in pink clay!
Adorable! I love the bunk beds. Great job
I think this is an adorable room! All the details are so fun and clever, and yes even the paneling works in the way you thought to use it. I'm glad you've found a compromise that is both safe and something everyone in your family loves. Thanks for visiting us at Your Cozy Home Party!