April 23, 2015

One Room Challenge ~ Tween Room {Week Four}

Super productive week...finally getting things done.

With the help of our awesome neighbors Leo and Tom, we got the boys furniture switched up.  My husband had shoulder surgery last month and, while healing nicely, is not up for manual labor, so their help was vital.

Brennan was on the fence about getting the bunk beds, but now that they are installed, he loves it.  Bonus!  

Brennan's room (he will get a makeover as well, when his brothers room is complete)

I assembled the Parsons desk from Kmart.  Easy assembly and better quality than I expected.  At around $60, I won't feel guilty about painting it in the future!

While not new, we purchased the blinds last year from Select Blinds.  They are the 2-inch designer basswoods in the Lumber finish.  You cannot beat their buy 2 or 3 and get one free + free shipping promotions.

We ripped up the old carpet and went to Lowe's to purchase the new.  We chose an in-stock (i.e. quicker installation, cheaper, etc...) Stainmaster textured carpet.  It's not exactly the sandy-colored Berber I was going for, but Collin loves it and that's what matters. 

I was really hoping to find some hardwoods under there, but alas...1978.

I wasn't kidding when I said this kid hit the closet jackpot in our house.  It's OK, he shares!

Some fun wall accessories for over his desk, that will get a paint job over the weekend.  

Also, to do....

Patiently wait for carpet installers

Polish Brass Bed and get ready for assembly

Sand and paint window seat and touch-up trim work

Wash and press new linens

Get accessories in order, plan placement and purchase last minute items

I have so much fun doing these challenges, and often share my progress on Instagram.  Some friends {I'll use that term loosely} and acquaintances find it silly, or so I've heard.  I feel bad for those without hobbies or passions.  I am certainly no Mario Buatta or Celerie Kemble or half as talented as most of the ORC participants, but I enjoy working on my home and this is a fun way to get it accomplished.

And speaking of the ORC talent, please check out the designer and participants at Calling it Home.  Many thanks to Linda for hosting.  

Have a productive week, WHATEVER your passion!

Thanks for visiting!

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