Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Boys' Room: One Room Challenge, Week 4

Today is Thursday, which means it's time for the week four update on the boys' room progress!

If you haven't been following our progress in the One Room Challenge you can catch up with week one, week two, and week three before I update  you on the happenings of this week.

All caught up?

Okay.  Now it's time for the lightening fast rundown on this week so I can get this tired head to bed.


Ordered it.


Hung it.


Made these.



Received them.


There's still a lot to do, but it nice to know we're still moving towards the goal.

Are you participating in the Once Room Challenge?  What did you accomplish this week?
Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your week four One Room Challenge post OR to a project you finished this week.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

One Room Challenge, Week 3: Boys Room Update

Week two of the One Room Challenge has officially come to an end.



In six weeks I hope to completely transform our boys' room.

Week one, I shared our plans for the space.
Last week, I shared the Boxwood Green window trim and door painting progress.

I hit a bit of a lull this week with the boys' room.  Mostly because we're having central air and heat put in so there have been extra bodies throughout our house all week long!  Top that with lots of rain and my plans for some spray painting projects were put on hold.

I did manage to sand and stain two old fruit crates to turn into wall storage.  I also made a trip into town to pick up another bag of Boxwood Milk Paint.  If you stopped in last week I mentioned I hoped to add a third coat of paint to the trim and doors.  Now I can!

Since I don't have any pretty progress photos to share, I put together a design board of elements we already have or plan to buy for the space.

Boxwood Milk Paint / Plaid Storage Box (Home Goods)

Hopefully next week I'll have some pretty progress photos to share.

Now, don't forget to stop over at Calling it Home to see what the other One Room Challenge participants have been up to this week.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Boys Camp Room Progress: One Room Challenge, Week 2

Today officially marks week two of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home.


In six weeks I hope to finish off the boys' camp themed room redo.

Last week I shared the plans for their space.

This week was all about getting the window trim and closet doors painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Boxwood Milk Paint
(Coming soon: More on the process and some milk paint tips I've learned along the way.)

So far both windows and both closet doors have been painted with two coats of paint.  I had one pouch of paint and it is G-O-N-E gone.  I'd really like to do a third coat so I may have to order another pouch.

Here's a peek!




Excuse the color variation.  Some of the paint was still wet when I took pictures.  Hopefully it will dry evenly or I'll definitely need that third coat.

It's amazing how color changes the mood in a space!  It's already feeling so much cozier and campier.

Now go check out everyone else's progress and don't forget to stop back here next Thursday for another update on the boys' room.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vintage Modern Boys Camp Room: One Room Challenge, Week 1

Now that we've been living in our house for a month it's time to get moving on the boys' room design.

The One Room Challenge, a 6 week series hosted by Linda over of Calling It Home, is the perfect excuse to get started.


When we first purchased the house at the end of February the boys' bedroom looked like this.

Before we moved in, the entire room got a fresh layer of drywall and a coat of white paint.  The wood floors were painted in tan porch and floor paint.  


Right now the room is clean and pretty much bare bones.  Some design elements are in place but it has a long way to go.

I hope to give the bedroom an updated camp feel.  Natural colors like green, brown, rust, tan, and white will ground the room.  A mix of vintage and new pieces will keep the room from feeling too dated.

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Here's the plan:

1. Paint window trim and doors in Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood Milk Paint.
2. Hang antlers on closet door.
3. Make DIY frame and hang Topographic USA Wall Map.
4. Replace overhead light fixture.
5. Hang Industrial Sconce above twin bed.
6. Fix and hang vintage owl planter with plant.
7. Replace brass doorknobs.
8. Create gallery wall to include First Aid Box.
9. Fix up and hang metal storage basket with Galvanizing Compound.
10. Clean, fix, and hang inherited cuckoo clocks.
11. DIY arrow rug for under crib.
12. Swap out woodland painted dresser for two matching rust color painted dressers.
13. Decorate using collected items like wool blankets, owls, fishing pail, lanterns, and bow & arrows.

Most likely more projects will be added and some may be tweaked.

For more room inspiration stop over at my Vintage Modern Boy's Camp Bedroom Pinterest board.
Check back in next week for another update on the boys' room!
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