Industrial Shelves {for a boy’s room}


I finally finished the industrial shelves on Luke’s wall!

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I’ve been dying to show them to you!

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They have been finished for quite a while now, but I was searching for the perfect light to go over his bed, and I haven’t been able to find it.  Sad smile

So I am still looking.  But for now, I am just using this silver pendant light from IKEA.  It works.

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I have had fun decorating his shelves with some old things and some new things.

The “Explore” sign was from Gordman’s.  The blue fan was a yard sale find for about five dollars several years ago.  I got the colorful, old books at the local antique mall.  The red truck we have had for a while, and I can’t remember where we got it.  The glass jar is from Walmart, and the blue frame I bought at Gordman’s.

boys room decor

My favorite purchase for the room was the “exit” sign.  I love the color it adds to the wall, and it fits perfectly next to the door to the bedroom.  I purchased it half off at Hobby Lobby.

boys room decor

The US shaped chalkboard and letter “H” were also from Hobby Lobby.  I got the bowling pin from Goodwill several years ago.

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I love how much storage the shelves hold!  We were able to add baskets, and books, a clock, a globe, and more.

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It really is such a fun space!

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The striped rug is from the Ballard Designs’ outlet.  The bedding is from Ikea, except for the grain sack pillow.  I bought the aqua grain sack at the local antique mall and made it into a pillow.

The bed was stained wood until I painted it black last year.  I got the bed frame at a yard sale over 10 years ago for $15.00.  You can’t beat that!

If you missed how I made the rolling storage crates for Luke’s wall, you can read about it HERE.  Or just click on the picture below.

diy rolling storage crates

And if you want to know how I built these shelves, just click HERE or on the picture below.  It shows you how I built Jonathan’s industrial shelves, and how I used the same size pipes for Luke’s wall.

how to build industrial shelves

I am so glad to have these two spaces completed!  I still need to build some desks and add some window coverings, but I am moving on to their bathroom for now.  I have GOT to get that finished!  Smile

If you have any questions, just leave me a comment below!


Have a blessed day!!!

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  1. I love this and would like to put them in my husbands office in our home. Do you know if there is a way to install these shelves without mounting them to the floor? I don’t know how we could repair the floor if we were to ever take them down.

  2. Love these. My boys are grown but I’m going to find a way to incorporate this idea somewhere in my house. Great job!

  3. I love how you “incorporated” the bed right into the design! Looks great. Your boys must be loving the new space along with their soon to be new bathroom :-)

  4. The boys rooms look great! I love everything you did and am definitely adding to my idea book! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This room is so cool! There aren’t many ideas for “boy rooms”, thanks so much for sharing. I love it all, the industrial shelves, the bottom drawers, the US silhouette, and the hanging light over the bed. The rug fits perfect! Nice!!

  6. Love this….our 3 1/2 year old grandson lives with us. Going to show this to his mom for ideas as she keeps adapting his room to his age.

  7. really beautiful. what do the kids think about your styling of the shelves? i really like the pendant light. I can’t wait to see the whole thing when it’s complete. Bravo!

    1. Teresa,
      The boys LOVE their new shelves. I’ve given them permission to move stuff around on their shelves after I took pictures. :)
      They helped me pick stuff out for their shelves, so it was a lot of fun!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Everything looks so good. I love all of it and I don’t even have kids. Thank you for sharing and caring. Keep up the good work and especially the faith :)

  9. Hi Traci!
    Haven’t commented in a while, but I always stop by to see what you are up to.
    I have absolutely loved how you have done the boys room. It is space efficient and stylish and can grow with your boys.
    Excited to see what you come up with in their bathroom. Loving those red vanities already.

  10. What a great job, everything looks fantastic!
    I like the pendant lite too, but if you painted it red I think it would look even neater!

  11. Oh my goodness! This room is awesome! I have been searching Pinterest for months now looking for an industrial style storage solution for my daughter’s room… this is definitely it! I’m so glad you have provided a tutorial; just what I needed. Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Traci, just found you through Inspiration Gallery link party, and I love what I see – great job on this room. Can’t wait to see more of your ventures. I see on your sidebar you follow a blog in Uganda – I have a sister who trekked there 2X as an RN. I’ll be back when I have more time, promise!
    Rita C at Panoply

  13. Absolutely amazing!! I love it!! I noticed another reader asked the same thing I’m wondering—can you think of a way we could do this without mounting them to the floor? I so want to copy your awesomeness, but I’m nervous about screwing anything into the floor. Thanks!!

  14. Hi,
    lovely job! wanted to know if you have an exact SKU number(maybe barcode with correct name is behind the chalkboard) for the US shaped chalkboard. tried searching hobby lobby site but there are so many items without the right word… it’s takes a lot of time to search which I don’t have.:) Thanks.

  15. I love the IKEA pendant light above the bed! Did you have to add a plug adapter of some sort to plugin it in?

  16. Hi Traci, I wanted to let you know I featured your shelving unit today on my blog post about DIY industrial pipe furniture, I just love this! Have a great day! Sharon @

  17. I would love to know what the paint color is in the bedrooms. I’m loving how light it is without being washed out. Do you happen to know the name/brand of the color?

  18. I love these!!! I’m wondering if you could tell me how much space is between the highest shelf and the ceiling? And is this an 8 foot ceiling or a 9 foot? Thank you!!

  19. I love these!!! I’m wondering if you could tell me how much space is between the highest shelf and the ceiling? And is this an 8 foot ceiling or a 9 foot? Thank you!!

  20. I see this project was a couple of years ago, but do you remember where you got the galvanized container holding the pencils? Love the look of the shelves.

  21. Hi there! I LOVE these!!! Just wondering if you can tell me if these are 8 foot or 9 foot ceilings, and how much space there is between the ceiling and the top shelf?? Also… where did you get the pendant light, and what it the diameter? :) Thank you!!

  22. This looks beutifu! Where is the bed from- I like it that it is not bulky looking. I am looking one for my 6 year old.

  23. Hi I am karima from France , I just saw your your wonderful job wow I want a sale for my little boy great job 😍❤️

  24. I have a question about how you placed the shelves in the center. I see where the shelves are anchored to the wall at the floor and at the top. What did you do in the center? Are the shelves just placed on top of the tpiece, pipe and 90degree part? If they are just placed, the next row on top, is it just standing on the shelf? Or did you still hikes in the wood to put the pipe through? Did you screw it together? Does that make sense? I apologized if that’s confusing!

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