My Second “One Room Challenge” Starts Today

My Second “One Room Challenge” Starts Today

I absolutely loved participating in the last One Room Challenge (here’s my big guest bedroom reveal), so when I saw another one was about to start, I immediately jumped on it. Why? Because it’s so stressful, it’s fun. 😉 And, two, because my poor youngest son’s room needs some major loving.

Here are some items that are catching my attention. Cost wise they’re not in my budget, but I need inspiration and this works!
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So, I started this room almost two years ago when Channing was still in a crib. The wall detail was done and painted white. Then, I painted this room a dark taupe and it had a cowhide rug that I had to take out because the smell was too much. Fast forward to his 2nd birthday, and we got a cheap headboard (which is now broken), a new rug (the one you see in these images that I will probably be keeping) & I painted the walls Sherwin Williams First Star. Now, everything else is a hodge-podge and I’m picking up where I left off.

Here’s the current state of his room (yes, I did strip the beds to clean his sheets… out with the old!!)

Visual from Hallway.

Visual from Hallway.



It's a small place, but still room to work with!

It’s a small place, but still room to work with!



The walls around the closet need some love.

The walls around the closet need some love.



Of course, it's time to shop for new bedding!

Of course, it’s time to shop for new bedding!



Bathroom entrance on the other side.

Bathroom entrance on the other side.



OK, my plan for this room includes something like this.

  • New everything!!! (Don’t tell my husband that, please!!!!)
  • Make it him. He’s a dare-devil, strong-willed, vibrant fellow and his room needs to make a statement. I want to include fun elements but keep it simple so that he can grow into it.
  • I want a place for him to sit and hang out. He loves to read and we need to be comfortable doing it!
  • He needs a new color scheme. I think I’ll continue my grey hues from the around the house into this space, but I want to add pops of boyish metal colors and maybe lighten it up some with yellow or gold.

So, on my to purchase or find or make list is:
1. New headboard
2. Lighting
3. A desk
4. Curtains
5. A bench
6. Bedding
7. Accessories
8. Nightstands
9. Dresser
10. Art

Will you join me on this journey? I hope so as I need some encouragement!! Keep up with my ORC blog series each Thursday, and, don’t forget to check out all of the other bloggers participating in this One Room Challenge. They’ll knock your socks off with their design ingenuity. Keep up with me on instagram to see what I’m up to!

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Comments

  • October 2, 2014

    Great bones to start with. Loving the inspiration pieces. Can’t believe we are all doing this again! Will be so worth it – that’s what I tell my husband every time.

  • October 2, 2014

    I love kids’ rooms so much and you already have such a great base to work with. Oh and I love your inspiration product images…love, love!

  • October 2, 2014

    I cannot wait to see the progress of your room. It has such great bones

  • October 2, 2014

    Ugh… You have such great taste and you are gonna KILL it! xo

  • October 2, 2014

    Woohoo!! I’m doing my son’s room as well!!! I adored your guest room, so I know this is going to be amazing! Good luck!

  • October 2, 2014

    Can’t wait to see you transform this space Krystine!

  • October 2, 2014

    Looking forward to see how this space turns out. Love the inspiration pieces.

  • October 2, 2014

    You’ve got some serious shopping to do my friend! Love your plans and look forward to following along!

  • October 2, 2014

    I love all the simple elements you chose for the room. With the exception of the bed frame, they have a pretty straight forward design, so you definitely could build something to match 🙂 Good luck over the next few weeks, I hope your son appreciates all your hard work!

  • October 2, 2014

    I love your closet doors!! I am so looking forward to following along!

  • October 2, 2014

    You have a great room to work with! I can’t wait to see your progress as I do my room too. This is my first time doing an ORC, so wish me luck. By the way, I am eying that cute elephant you have in the room. Is he staying?

    Janeane
    http://www.designwithj9.wordpress.com

  • October 2, 2014

    Aww, kiddo’s rooms are so much fun, and I love the great rug you have to work with! Wonder if your strong-willed little guy will have an opinion! 🙂

  • October 2, 2014

    What a fun space this is going to be. I cannot wait to see your progress and how it all unfolds.

    I too am participating in the One Room Challenge. My challenges? I just moved to a completely new state (Texas) last week and therefore have no idea where to source things other than Wal Mart and Home Depot. 🙂 I am currently battling strep throat and just want to lay around and eat soup as opposed to painting a 30 year old polyurethaned oak coffered ceiling that has never before seen paint. The accompanying powder room rivals the worst gas station stall ever. But a bonus is that the previous owners installed a wine glass and bottle holder on the ceiling of the bathroom. I kid you not. Come take a peek.

  • October 2, 2014

    Hehe, I won’t tell your husband if you never tell mine. Why do they need to know anything? Love kids rooms, good luck.

  • October 2, 2014

    Melissa @ A Prudent Life

    I adore that rug and can see why you are keeping it. The bones of this room are gorgeous – I can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  • October 3, 2014

    You have a great room already and I love your idea board! I look forward to seeing your progress next week!
    Shelia

  • October 3, 2014

    This space has such great bones, I cannot wait to see how it all comes together! xoxo.

  • October 3, 2014

    What a fun room transformation! Can’t wait to follow along with you during the challenge! Good luck Krystine 🙂

  • October 3, 2014

    yeay!!! I love your inspiration board. White and crisp! I look forward to following along.

  • October 3, 2014

    Woohoo! Can’t wait to see the progress. Good luck! I love the rug and the beadboard. What a great room to do!

  • October 3, 2014

    Yellow in a boy’s room sounds so fun, and little C is SUCH a boy, he can make any color tough! 😉 like everyone else, I am excited to follow along.

  • October 5, 2014

    I discovered your blog through the last ORC and I love what you did. Looking forward to seeing your transformation this time around!

  • October 6, 2014

    Yay, a kids room. I love your ideas. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together:)

  • October 7, 2014

    Always love a good kids room makeover! Looking forward to following along!

  • October 7, 2014

    Yay Krystine! Can’t wait to follow along and see what you do!!

  • October 7, 2014

    Sarah Sofia Knepp

    Krystine, so excited that your talent is inspiring us again this round! Great minds think a like, I’m working on updating my daughter Sofia’s bedroom (3). Similar to you, need big girl bed but not sure what to do. New bedding is always fun, and that rug is perfect for the room! Can’t wait to see the transformation!

  • October 9, 2014

    This is going to be SO GOOD! I looked at that desk for my vanity, it’s so fab! Good luck, lady!

  • October 24, 2014

    I love your scheming & it will be amazing! You did such a beautiful job with his space to begin with! XX jana

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