Guys! It’s that time of year again. One Room Challenge time and I couldn’t be more thrilled and terrified to be participating this time around. The One Room Challenge basically boils down to 20 bloggers finishing their rooms in just 6 weeks. I participate in the part of the challenge that’s for the rest of us designers, design enthusiasts and the like. I’m so excited to be participating in this challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home and House Beautiful magazine. Thank you to both for making this fun event happen!
Ok so I’m thrilled and terrified like I said. Thrilled well because I love this stuff and terrified because well April is already jam packed with events each weekend and I’m not sure when I’m going to find the time to get this all done. But eh- it’s good stress. Between a Christening, a Communion and a wedding and my son’s second eye surgery, I’m sure there will be some late nights for me (and the hubs).
I had originally wanted to work on the parlor in our home. However, the hubs lovingly suggested that we put it off a little while simply because there was SOOO much to get done including paint, millwork and a creating a fireplace where there isn’t one. Intrigued huh…? Wait till October-ish and you’ll see what’s up.
That leads me to this ORC project. My son’s room needs to get done. Poor kid has been living in a room that’s riddled with holes and dents and dings in the walls. The floor has seen better days and well it’s just a sorry looking room for a little kid that deserves a cool space of his own.
Here’s what I’m talking about
Don’t you just love the step down and the pitched ceiling!? Love his room’s character.
Beautiful built ins
Fun door adjoining the two boys rooms.
Both boys have virtually the same room although my eldest’s son has the built ins. But both rooms have great ceiling lines and beautiful curved windows and little step down into the space. I love the character of their rooms so much. It defiantly helped sell me on the home when we first saw it.
Look at this grate in one of the rooms…
So here is the game plan.
Things already in the room:
Fabulous bed by West Elm
Dresser from when he was a baby (wahh- he’s not a baby anymore)
Pillows (they are actually around the house at the moment)
Roman shade made by me (yup!)
Art work (vintage and Gray Malin)
Gold Lamp from Target
Amazing fish hand picked at an antique store by the little dude himself
So what’s there to do….?
PAINT!! I haven’t nailed down a color yet but that bright blue color will be the built in color.
Wallpaper a portion of the ceiling in that great Drop it Mod paper.
Install new light fixture.
Purchase Antelope rug (one that doesn’t kill my budget).
Hopefully re-do the floors and by re-do I mean sand and stain them because they are the original 1892 super wide plank floors and I am never replacing them- ever.
Style and have the room photographed.
So nope it’s not that much work but as I said before April is hella busy. So wish me luck. Stay tuned every Thursday for the update and be sure to follow the 20 bloggers on their journeys.
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Yay Mary! Sounds good to me! Especially love that fish- baby boys got good taste!!
Thanks Nancy! He seriously does. He got it from his Mama.