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Big Boys’ Room Week 3 {One Room Challenge}

October 16, 2014
Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge | View From The Fridge

It’s Thursday, and surprising, I’m actually ON TIME with my One Room Challenge update this week.

What?!?

I haven’t been on time for anything yet this week.  Nope, not preschool for the boys, not playdates, and not group fitness class at the gym (thus I ended up front and center right next to the instructor … not ideal as I’m not in great shape and forgot my hair tie #hotmess … literally this time).  Sidenote:  Have you noticed I seem to use that hashtag about once a week?  I should do something about that.  Hmmm ….

But back to the challenge, the room, and progress …

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This is the second week of work, but the third post on this ‘challenge’.  The One Room Challenge is brought to you by Linda at Calling It Home.  I’m joining in with 96 other linking participants (bloggers) to challenge ourselves to finish redoing one room in SIX weeks (which is actually only 5 weeks of work).

At View From The Fridge, we chose to finally finish up Owen and Charlie’s Big Boy Room.  I shared the mood board two weeks ago:

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge  |  View From The Fridge

INSPIRATION FOR THE ROOM

Just a side note on that mood board … we can’t actually get all those exact items (some are a bit spendy) … they’re just inspiration.  Just don’t want you to get your hopes up that our room will look just like that inspiration board.

And last week, I shared all of our destruction in the room (carpet OUT, trim OUT):

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge | View From The Fridge

DESTRUCTION

So, I mentioned last week that we were cheating being really efficient and hiring our ‘guy’ to install all the new trim.  He did that.  And we painted it.  And it looks awesome.

Let’s take a look …

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week 3 of the One Room Challenge  |  View From The Fridge

LOOK AT THAT TRIM

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge | View From The Fridge

AND A CLOSER LOOK

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week 3 of the One Room Challenge  |  View From The Fridge

AND AROUND THE DOORWAYS

The above was all work that we take NO CREDIT for.  Our ‘guy’ is good.

Want to see OUR handy work in action?  We painted it … and the walls:

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge | View From The Fridge

PAINTED TRIM (AND WALLS)

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week 3 of the One Room Challenge  |  View From The Fridge

LOOK AT THAT WHITE TRIM!

We used Sherwin Williams Trim Paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White, and HGTV flat paint color matched to BM’s Cloud White.

Walls are white.  Trim is white.  HUGE progress here, my friends.

Okay, I realize looking at pictures of white paint is not the most exciting thing, but I.  LOVE.  WHITE. So I am super excited about it.  To add a little excitement, though,  let’s remember that awesome Herringbone Accent Wall we did a while back:

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HERRINGBONE ACCENT WALL – COMPLETE

So … we have white walls except for the one navy Herringbone one.  We have white trim.  We have white doors.  We don’t, however, have a great floor.  It’s brown.  It’s stained with paint from many, many years ago.  It’s scratched up.  It looks nice from a far, but up close … not so much (still better than the carpet, though).

Big Boy Room Transformation; Week2 of the One Room Challenge | View From The Fridge

FLOOR UNDERNEATH

We own one of those industrial looking floor sanders (thanks John and Sherry for leaving it to us!).  We have sanded and sanded and sanded some more, and the stains are still there.  We’ve gone through several sanding discs (of varying grits), and the nicks, chips, and gauges are still there (less noticeable, but definitely still there).

Next week, I’m sharing our faux pickling technique for updating the floors, but be warned … the floors will be painted.  They will not be restored and restained as I’m sure many people would attempt (and prefer).  I’m warning you NOW because I know a lot of people will think we’re crazy for painting over beautiful wood floors.  They’re just not what we want (and the boys don’t have an option yet),  so … bring on the paint.

Stay tuned for how that turns out …

Let’s review the to-do list:

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If you stopped by from the One Room Challenge Link Up Week #3 … Welcome!!  You can check out our plan HERE, and our progress last week HERE.

You can also check out all of other bloggers participating and their WEEK 3 progress reports HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.  As I said last week, any words of encouragement, advice, recommendations, etc ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!  We need all the help we can get here, folks!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Christine Dovey October 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I’m SO down with the painted floors idea- can’t wait to see. And that trim/white paint looks pretty shnazy to me:)

    • Reply Katie October 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thanks, Christine! I know some people hate to see wood floors painted, but the dark wood is just not our thing …

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply kate@willowinteriors October 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Yay, another boy’s room!! (I’m working on my 12 yr old’s room.) That blue and white wall is killer and the size of this room!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with the floors! Good luck this week!

  • Reply Erin October 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Looks like everything is moving along quite well! Loving the trim!! Can’t wait to see how the floors turn out :)
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  • Reply Laura @ The Unique Nest October 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    WOW! Way to go…this is going to look amazing! Love the paint scheme :)

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