Welcome to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge! If you missed our on Week 1 where I go into detail about the plans to redesign my oldest’s sons bedroom into a more age appropriate modern space, then you can check that out here. But for the quicker version, here’s the design concept:
This week was really all about compiling the “To Do List” and getting more organization around what needs to be accomplished for this project. Here is the To Do’s for this space.
- Paint Walls Done in advance! Yay!
- New Carpeting Done last week! Yay again! It’s really just a happy accident that it was scheduled to be done during the ORC
New Bedand Bedding New bed delivered and assembled (photos below) New Deskand Chair and Bookcase New bed delivered and assembled (photos below)
- Add Storage through Shelving (DIY)*
- Under Bed Storage Crates with Wheels (DIY)*
- Install a new Fan with light and remote
- Add Lamp Lighting and Sconce Lighting
- Hang new Curtain Rods and Curtains
- Add Seating and Rug to create the Chill Zone area
- Add Artwork, Hanging Poster Frame (DIY)*, Décor and Accessories throughout to personalize
This space is light on the DIY project as you notice from the notation (DIY)* indicated on a few items above. April and into early May is a busy time at our house, so I decide to only tackle super simple DIY projects that don’t require much time or stress (key word here). So this week I decided to jump right in and get started on one of these DIY’s right away, just in case any hiccups or problems pop up. I learned the hard way during the last One Room Challenge that any DIY project you want to do (especially things you’ve never attempted before), should be attempted early on in this challenge to avoid potential disaster!
We had a gloriously warm day here in Wisconsin on Sunday (72 degrees, baby!) and I was able to tackle spray painting the brackets that will be used for shelving in both “The Chill Zone” and “The Study Spot.”
I picked up these IKEA Ekby Bjarnum brackets awhile back, but they only come in a silver color, so I gave them a coat of flat black so they coordinated better with the rest of the finishes in the room (P.S. I am in love this this Krylon Spray Paint, best I’ve used in my opinion). The next step is to find the proper sized boards to fit (I didn’t use IKEA’s shelves because I wanted them longer), and give them a coat of stain to match the wood tones of the desk and bookcase.
Speaking of desk and bookcase. I ordered both from Target last Friday while I was stuck home with carpet being installed (more on that later). Target was having an awesome special on furniture, $40 off a $150 purchase, so I scored both this Threshold Darley Writing Desk and this Threshold Darley 4 Cube Bookcase for under $100 each! Sadly the sale is over, but they still are very reasonably priced, especially to use for a kids room. I was able to pick up the desk same day in store (love that!), and the bookcase is being shipped to the store for free (love that too!).
I assembled the desk earlier this week and I really love how it looks. And bonus – it’s a total (and probably way less expensive) copy cat of a desk I stumbled upon in a recent Studio McGee project. I did a “look for less” hat without even trying – score!
Threshold Desk Studio McGee Denver Tudor Project Desk
I mentioned above that we received new carpeting last week. We re-carpeted our entire house (expect for our basement which was done a few years ago). It was quite an ordeal to install (took two days instead of one) and my house is still in a bit of disarray because of it and our office area is still not completed (long story), but I’m really in love with the style and color of the new carpet – so I’ll consider it a win overall.
Once the carpeting was installed, we were able put together Jackson’s new bed that had arrived the week prior. I don’t have the new bedding yet, but I’m planning on picking that up – along with a few other (hundred) things on a trip to IKEA this weekend. Jackson has slept in the bed a few nights now and says he loves it! Score “1” for Mom! OMG, that makes me sound so old and lame!
So, that is were we stand at Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. I have a few things planned to do this week, but I anticipate it will be a lighter week due to the Easter holiday and traveling to visit family for the weekend. So I’m thinking a lot of shopping will probably fit best into this week’s agenda!
Thanks for joining me on this decorating journey, and be sure to go and check out all the other amazing One Room Challenge participants too. So many talented people with amazing ideas you’ll drool over!