Thursday, November 6, 2014

Week 6: ORC Final Reveal Boy's Room Makeover

It's finally here!  The day of the big reveal!  Week 6 of the One Room Challenge!  If you need a refresher to how we arrived here, please visit the previous weeks here:

I know that the most exciting part of today is the actual photos so I won't bore everyone with a ton of copy.  Let's get right down to business with the FINAL REVEAL.

I had a hard time getting great shots of the room with the light coming in.  This is the little sitting area I created for the kids.  They can sit at this table and do homework (yeah right) or crafts.  I also found an awesome little storage trunk at Home Goods for under the window to use as a window seat. 

I think it looks old and rustic and creates a perfect little nook for the kids.  I got the little fabric flags from Easy and decided to hang above the window. 

There's the rope pendant from Restoration. 
Here's a reminder of where we started:

Ok, let's not revisit that horrific place! 

I decided to hang the Brimfield buoy's along the bedposts of the bunkers for a bit of a vintage feel.  They give just the perfect pop of color in the room.  I'm loving the West Elm bedding against the global wallpaper!  

The kids have been using their individual lights for reading before bedtime.  We'll see how long this lasts!

It's a bit difficult to tell from the photos, but the Thibaut Rodanthe wallpaper really does look like wood planks along the ceiling. 

 I added a bit of artwork from the kids and this rack will be a mini storage spot for their favorite toys. 


The kids have been spending so much time up in this new little space, so at least my "clients" are happy!  Thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting this fabulous One Room Challenge again! 

Please hop over to Calling It Home to see all of the fabulous designers and their makeovers.  You will be amazed by all of the talent!

Thanks for following during this six week venture!  It's been quite the challenge and I hope you've enjoyed it (I know I have!)

If you've enjoyed my makeover and would like to see some of my other projects, please visit here
Also, please join me for a house tour of other rooms in my house here. 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 5: ORC Pulling It Together

Thanks for stopping back by for week 5 of the One Room Challenge.  If this is your first visit, you can catch up on the progress here:

This week, I  narrowed down the bed linens for the bunk beds.  I selected the West Elm Ticking Stripe Duvet .  Though the beds are full size, I ordered the duvet covers in twin size because I didn't want to much cover hanging over the bed.  It turns out, it still provides great surface cover and the kids won't have to constantly worry about tucking the overage into the mattress. 

You know how much I like to mix patterns so I went with the West Elm Dot Sheet set in guava (full size sheets).  I decided to use orange as the accent color in the room so these are perfect. 

Next, I'm looking for something to go under the window.  The room has a bit of a bump out that is perfect for a small sitting area.  I'd love to find something masculine like this little storage ottoman. 

Courtesy of Pinterest

And.....the wallpaper is up!  I am thrilled with the results.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek. 

Next, I've got to pull all of the details together. It would be great if I could accomplish the following:

  • Window Ottoman
  • Throw Pillows for bed and ottoman
  • dresser or shelf for storage
  • Curtains or pulls on the windows
  • Accents on the art table
  • Decide where to put the buoys from Brimfield
What do you think so far? 

Check out the other makeovers on Calling It Home

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Week 4: ORC Ceiling Reveal!

It's hard to believe that this is week 4 of the 6 week One Room Challenge.  For those of you that are freshly visiting, the ORC is a makeover challenge where designers select one room to design over the course of six weeks.  Each week, progress is revealed.  If you need a refresher on what's happened so far during my son's bedroom makeover, please visit the previous weeks: 
Now, there's been a lot of speculation about what I would do to the ceiling of this bedroom.  I had considered painting but ultimately, I decided to wallpaper the ceiling.  I wanted a rustic and boyish look that was cool but would also grow as my seven year old gets older. 
The selection:  Thibaut Rodanthe in Grey !  I love the appearance of wood planks and I think it's going to look stunning up on the ceiling. 

I've decided to do the horizontal walls in the bedroom in the Vintage Global Map Custom Wallpaper from Design Your Wall.  Together, I think the two papers give a great contrast. 

The wall is prepped for the paper in this photo:

As I mentioned in week 1, I wanted individual lighting on each bunk level so that the kids could have extra light when reading in bed.  I found very industrial looking lights at Restoration Hardware Gallery,  The Factory Cage Sconce
Here are the factory cage sconces installed in the room before the wallpaper is added. 
Normally I'm a total color gal, but I'm trying to stay neutral in this room with a few subtle pops.  I purchased the Target Threshold Criss Cross rug for the room to add extra pattern and texture. 
Here's a small glimpse in the room:

Also, on my last trip to Brimfield, I spotted these buoys.  I wasn't sure how to use them but I thought they could be incorporated into the room somehow so I bought a handful of them.  They're so colorful and add a vintage look to them. 

 And...I need some window coverings to replace the temporary shades that have been up in the room for the last 2's that for TEMPORARY!  This is a stripe from Calico and I think it may be just enough contrast on the windows without being overkill...


So, it's coming together slowly but surely!  Two more weeks until the final reveal!  What are your thoughts about the Thibaut Rodanthe paper for the ceiling!? 

Check out some of the other talented designers in the challenge.  Visit Calling It Home to see the progress! 



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