Whew! I can’t believe we can all finally say, today is the day of big reveals! This has been a very eventful eight weeks and so many factors getting in the way of crossing the finish line for so many. But, we must continue on the community spirit and continue to encourage and support everyone.
Before I go any further, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Linda Weinstein, creator of the One Room Challenge and media sponsor Better Homes and Gardens for continuing to provide this platform! Even through so many adversities, Linda continued to push the event along all while being considerate of the things we’ve had no control over. Please be sure to go check out all of the featured Designers and guest participants, here!
First things first! I have to at least show you how far this room has come. While the room was ok the way it was, my family, especially Jaden, is so happy with how his room has transformed.
Here’s a look at my progress from week to week.
I can’t tell you guys how excited I am for this transformation! This space went from cold and bare to a fun, vibrant and cozy kid space!
One thing I wanted for this space was for it to remain full of life even though there is so much blue. I truly wanted this room to feel classic and clean yet warm and inviting. I love how the pops of green, red and yellow make the space come more alive.
For the nightstand, I wanted to keep things simple. With a two year old running around, I couldn’t go to crazy with decor. I chose these nightstand and matching dresser from Universal Furniture Smarstuff Scrimmage line. The white washed gray tone is is perfect against the Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore I chose.
One thing I also love about the nightstand decor is the book ledges. A few weeks back I made book ledges from scrap wood but the stain would not coat the wood evenly. I was sad about not having the ledges so my husband came to the rescue! This project really came full circle for me. He disassembled my very first DIY project, a blanket ladder that was no longer being used. He then created new book ledges for me which were absolutely perfect!
There are so many fun elements to this space that I can’t choose just one. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we swapped out the closet door and replaced it with a DIY barn door. The handle is also a DIY using galvanized pipe that was spray painted black and gold.
I also painted a magnetic chalkboard next to the closet which has been a huge hit with the little one. The verdict is still out on whether it’s magnetic because I’m still waiting on magnets I ordered weeks ago!
When I was thinking about what needed to go in Jaden’s room, I knew I wanted a desk space that he could use to draw, read, do homework or play on. I found a folding desk at Target in the beginning of the challenge but it was white and didn’t give me the exact look I was looking for. We gave it a good makeover with green spray paint and swapped out the handle. I wanted to paint the nooks a fun design but just didn’t have time to. The best part is that I love that I can fold the desk up and put it away if it ever becomes “in the way”.
I paired the desk with an acrylic chair because I didn’t want it to take up too much visual space in the room. I also paired it with Schumacher’s fun and vibrant Fauborg print pillow.
Another fun element that I love about the room is the corner we added shelves to. I wanted something to display crayons and legos (even though they aren’t going to stay and is literally being pulled to pieces as I type this), so we added some floating shelves.
Right beneath the shelves I added three lego boards right to the wall using removable command strips. The boys love it! They can either build on the wall or remove them for floor play. Best part… no damage to the walls!
I also had this wallpaper sample from Milton and King that I planned to use in the space. My original plans for the room was to add built ins around the window and then a wallpaper accent wall. This sample and the idea didn’t make the cut but I think it looks perfect in this frame.
I also stumbled on this cute scoreboard by Magnolia Home in Target. I thought it would be a cool calendar and the colors were perfect. Since it has all the numbers I needed, I could use it for that purpose.
When I thought about the feel of the room, it was so important for me to include characters. One thing about kids is they love characters but I don’t love going with characters everywhere. As he grows and changes, we can update the characters as needed.
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So friends, what do you think? I’d love to know your thoughts down in the comments. And thank you so much for following along on my ORC journey!
Until next time,