Down home fun on the farm

We had a client come to us asking for a boys room on a thrifty budget.  We were excited to jump on that train…or should we say tractor? She knew she wanted a John Deere theme, and was excited to get her hands dirty in the renovation process.

Her requests?

  • a room that was appealing to a 3 year old boy and would grow with him for the next several years
  • a room that incorporates the old furniture they had on hand
  • some kind of wall treatment
  • a place to park the tractor (or rather toy tractors)

Here is where we started:

And here is the big finish!


To save money, we gave the dresser a facelift, by simply painting the drawers a striking shade of John Deere green and spray painting the hardware a classic black. A family member provided the custom made pillows and bed linens. The wall treatment was a stream-lined green and black stripe that would grow with any young farmhand. The lamps provide much needed extra lighting while giving the appearance of a true tractor tread. The shelving crate houses special tractor toys and family treasures.


From this angle you can see the art gallery wall, which any mom knows is necessary to house all the masterpieces children create in their early years. The corn picture and tractor picture are RE design originals and further elaborate on the John Deere theme. The repurposed side table is given a new home and a new color, providing much needed storage for our client’s active son. A few well placed accents complete the space and provide a young future farmer with a place to let his imagination run wild.