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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. πŸ˜‰ 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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  1. mrs. V | Chez V posted
    October 2, 2014 at 6:31 am

    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.

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Thank you Emily! I cannot wait to see your space too! HA my husband just ignores my projects around the house b/c I’m almost changing something!

  2. Christine Dovey posted
    October 2, 2014 at 7:00 am

    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!

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Thank you Christine! So excited to do this and cannot wait to see your space, xoxo!

  3. Veronica posted
    October 2, 2014 at 7:08 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Thank you SO much Veronica, I’m getting anxiety trying to make a decision!

  4. Celine @ aquahaus posted
    October 2, 2014 at 7:27 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

      You are so sweet Celine! Ditto LOVE LOVE LOVE your home! Wish I could multiple homes. I want a coastal home, a mountain home, a modern/mid century…you get my point. Maybe I can stay with you and get my mid century home obsession under control πŸ˜‰ Cannot wait to see your rooftop- jealous!

  5. kate@willowinteriors posted
    October 2, 2014 at 8:21 am

    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!

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Kate yay!!!! I’m excited to see what you do! Good luck!

  6. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles posted
    October 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Thank you sweet friend! I appreciate it!

  7. Frances @ Improvement List posted
    October 2, 2014 at 8:42 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Thank you Frances, I appreciate it!

  8. Kris {Driven by DΓ©cor} posted
    October 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

      HA shopping no problem! Figuring out what I really want to do, yes that’s the problem! πŸ˜‰ Cannot wait to see your space, so happy we are doing this together!

  9. Kathleen posted
    October 2, 2014 at 9:54 am

    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 πŸ™‚ Good luck over the next few weeks, I hope your son appreciates all your hard work!

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Kathleen! I’m all over the place so don’t be surprised if I change all of it! I have loved that bed from the Land of Nod b/c it’s a replica of a Jenni Lind bed that I’ve always loved, but we will see. I make a lot of last minute decision and changes all the time!

  10. Traci @ Coastalpines posted
    October 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

      You are so sweet Traci- thank you!

  11. Janeane Pittman posted
    October 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Janeane- ha elephants is gone already!!! Good luck I cannot wait to follow along!!

  12. Pam @ Simple Details posted
    October 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    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! πŸ™‚

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Thank you Pam! Ha he is strong willed and has already thrown a couple of items I brought home into the hall and said “I don’t wike this mommy” – a challenge within a challenge right?

  13. Laura Ingalls Gunn posted
    October 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    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. πŸ™‚ 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.

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Good luck! Sounds like it’s a double challenge for you! I bet you will rock it!

  14. Linda @ Calling it Home posted
    October 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

      HA HA I knew I liked you! Thank you Linda I appreciate sweet friend!

  15. Melissa @ A Prudent Life posted
    October 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    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!

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Thank you Melissa!

  16. Shelia @ House of Highlands posted
    October 3, 2014 at 1:37 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Thank you Shelia I’m excited & already changing my mind on my decisions – uh oh!

  17. tara posted
    October 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Tara! I’m happy to finally get motivated to get this done!

  18. One Room Challenge Office Makeover Week 1 | posted
    October 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    […] sure to check out all the other participants in the One Room Challenge HERE. Our blog friends Krystine Edwards and Charming in Charlotte and The Pink Clutch are also participating–if that isn’t […]

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Yay Amy! So glad you are joining! Cannot wait to follow along sweet friend!

  19. Erin posted
    October 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much Erin! He really needs a fun space to call his own!

  20. Albertina || Mimosa Lane posted
    October 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Thank you sweet friend! Same here, I cannot wait to see what you do! We are working on our master bedroom suite next month and I need closet inspiration!

  21. carol@6WilsonBlog.com posted
    October 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Thank you SO much! It was a good start with those two now I need to finish!

  22. Victoria | the Maypop posted
    October 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Vicki! I feel like this room is going to see multiple transformations before I can make a final decision!

  23. Lesley Metcalfe posted
    October 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      You are so sweet Lesley! I look forward to seeing your project as well! Your last room was GORGEOUS!

  24. Tiffany posted
    October 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Tiffany you’re sweet thank you! I’m struggling, praying for a Hail Mary to get this room done!

  25. sherry hart posted
    October 7, 2014 at 8:10 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Sherry! Looking forward to yours! Hope you’re doing well!

  26. Summer posted
    October 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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

  27. Sarah Sofia Knepp posted
    October 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    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!

    • Krystine posted
      October 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Sarah you are a sweetheart!! I’m looking forward to seeing your room as well! Hope you’re doing well! xoxo

  28. Shannon posted
    October 9, 2014 at 12:05 am

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you Shannon!

  29. Jana Bek posted
    October 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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

    • Krystine posted
      October 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      You’re the sweetest Jana- thank you!