April 2, 2015

One Room Challenge ~ Tween Room {Week One}

My first project of the year and my one room challenge room, is our son Collin's bedroom.  It's long overdue; the poor kid has lived with flesh-colored walls and questionable carpet since we moved in.  Brennan's nursery was even worse when we moved in, so that took precedence.  All gray paneling and teal astro-turf-like carpet.  Collin hit the room jackpot though...it's big, bright and has a bigger walk-in closet than me!

We spent a snowy weekend peeling off tons of transformer decals from the walls and glow-in-the-dark stars from the ceiling.  Cleaning out drawers and packing away stuffed animals (sniff).  He's 10 now, he gets adult innuendo, it's time.

The plan is as follows:

1. Paint - samples below of Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy and Van Deusen Blue.  We ultimately decided on Van Deusen Blue, and are loving the results.

2. Carpet - I'm old school, Carpet in bedrooms.  Will be looking for a sand-esque color berber.

3. Furniture switch - The 5yo is getting the bunk beds with plentiful storage in his smaller room.  He also has the gold standard in carpet padding, so if he falls out, it's all good. {wink}.  Collin will be getting an antique brass full bed (pictured below) and Brennan's dresser and nightstand. I'm still undecided about the brass bed, paint or restore?

4. Furniture purchase - A desk, chair and some sort of upholstery for the window seat. Perhaps I'll get creative and make a cushion?

5. Lighting - Task lighting and ceiling fixture.

6. Artwork, Accessories and bedding - I'm shopping my inventory for some items, like the black and white beach scenes pictured below.  I will no longer buy items just to fill a space...we have to love it.

Inspiration Board

And I'm off!

My previous challenge entries can be viewed here: Home Office and Playroom Bathroom.

Please join me in my journey and check out all of the other amazing participants.  Thanks for visiting!

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