Over a year ago we found out we had a third little one on the way (who’s now 4 months old already … what!?!?!) and I shared our plans to makeover Owen’s room and make it a shared ‘big boy’ room.
And, as is the norm around here … we’re still working on it.
Turns out we’re not the quickest DIY’ers. Also, it turns out that not a whole lot gets accomplished with two preschoolers at foot and a newborn who likes to be held ALL. DAY. LONG.
The whole goal of this One Room Challenge is to finish the room in 6 weeks! Since we’ve had over 52 weeks to work on this so far and we’re still not done, 6 weeks to finish just may prove challenging!
But I’m on a mission, my friends!
And to help with some motivation, there are nearly 100 other bloggers already linked up and excited to take on this same 6 week One Room Challenge. Check out all the week 1 posts over at Calling It Home Now.
Okay … let’s recap the status of this room:
Here’s the before:
It actually doesn’t look too bad in that picture above, but we want to update it a bit and make it a little less ‘baby’. We’ll get our ‘baby’ fix in the nursery (that we’re also still working on … and he’s been here for 4 months!!).
That light fixture … has got to go.
The carpet, though not so bad looking in this picture … has got to go. It’s stained. It is usually full of dirt.
The wall color is drab …
The trim needs to be replaced.
Here’s another shot of the room (the other side) with some additional things we’d like to do:
That weird open closet/nook/wall combo is not ideal for storage, and if we’re going to fit TWO boys in here will need to go to make room for a bed.
I made those curtains:
#1 before I knew how to sew (don’t look too close)
#2 to fit the windows in our old place, and therefore are the wrong size entirely
#3 were made for a little BABY boy (and we’re going for a BIG boy look now)
Now … looking forward, here’s the inspiration board I shared (a YEAR ago):
We’re thinking lots of white and grey for the walls and floors and big furniture pieces and then pops of navy and orange around the room.
We have painted the herringbone accent wall already, so that is one less project to complete in the next 6 weeks. Check it out:
So … join me over the next 5 Thursdays as we work to complete this room. Finally. Can I get a Woot Woot!! (actually … hold off on that for 5 weeks and see if we get ‘er done).
New Floors …
Big boy beds …
New rug, curtains, light fixtures, bedding …
WHITE walls (!!!) …
Out with the closet/nook/wall combo …
Happy Friday, and as always, thanks for stopping by!