Toddler Bedroom Makeover Reveal: DIY Window Trim, Baseboards, & Bead-B

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Creating A Cozy Toddler Bedroom With DIY Trim, Baseboards, & Bead-board

The very first room renovation of our farmhouse fixer upper is now complete!

Eli’s toddler bedroom makeover was a huge task to take on but we did it in record time y’all!

The goal was to make the space livable for him & come back to add the fun details, decor, & built-ins for the closet later.

We have so many projects to take on just to make the house functional for us, so the fun stuff has to wait… just for a little while I promise!

Here’s what we are working with:

It definitely needed a little TLC & if you were here for Eli’s nursery renovation you know this will not be up to his standards 😉

Here’s the project list for the space:

  • Popcorn Ceiling Removal
  • New Flooring
  • Paint
  • Trim Windows/Door frames
  • Add Baseboards
  • Build Barn Doors
  • Closet Built-ins
  • Shiplap Reading Nook
  • New Light Fixture


Our first step is to remove all the molding & baseboards. Since we are replacing everything with chunkier new wood we didn’t have to be super careful which made it go quickly!

Next we ripped out all the carpet & painted the beadboard Rosemary by Sherwin Williams & the upper half of the walls SW Alabaster. If you are replacing flooring I definitely recommend painting before the new flooring goes in. Especially if you are messy like me!

Once the painting portion was complete we moved onto installing the underlayment & LVP flooring. Laminate is always a winner in our house because we have dogs & it is super durable! We went with Pergo Hickory flooring.

Once the flooring was in, we moved onto framing in the doorways & windows. I love to use 1×4 & 1×6 pine boards because they make them look grand on a budget.

Check out my Easy DIY Window Trim Tutorial HERE!

I always like to add big chunky baseboards to my room renovations too! 1×6 boards are perfect for the farmhouse look.

We did remove Eli’s closet door because I plan on adding sliding barn doors for that space & for his bathroom.

Normally I am not a huge fan of green even though it’s Adam’s favorite color, but this green is so soothing & cozy so we added it to all the trim too!

Finally, we installed a new Hunter fan to complete the room’s transformation!

His room is not quite complete, I still have a few items on the To Do list but it’s a great start! This is a super cozy space all his own now & one he can grow into too.

Here’s what’s left on our list:

  • Built-in Closet Shelving
  • Build Sliding Barn Doors
  • Add Decor For Eli’s New Big Boy Theme
  • Build Wooden Toddler Bed
  • Shiplap Nook
  • Build Bookcases

We will circle back around when we get the master bedroom move-in-able, but for now I am in love with his new room!

Shop Eli’s Big Boy Room Here!

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  • Crystal Jean Crystal Jean on Jul 07, 2021

    How did you make the trim on the top of the door. 1x6 and what? Are they attached or all hung separate? Thanks!

  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on Jul 07, 2021

    What happened to the little window cove area?

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