This week has kicked my decorating booty. For those of you not familiar with what I am up to around here, I have joined the One room challenge hosted by Calling it home. The title explains it all, we have 6 weeks to redo a room. Six weeks, one room! This is me not panicking and this is me thinking it is completely doable, something a ton of people are willing to do. Which means it must be possible. I am redoing Caleb and Gavin’s bedroom, giving it a much needed update and function for my newly turned 6 year old and 4 year old. Here are week 1 and week 2.
Paint wall a neutral tan or gray Paint trim white
- Build bunk beds (working on it)
- Build steps to bunk bed with storage cubbies under them
- Create reading nook
Create gallery wall with boy’s names
- Make LEGO table that can have storage under it
- Paint big shelf
- Upcycle old toddler bed into chair
- Make a valance for windows
Update art work on walls
- ORGANIZE and CLEAN out toy’s!!!!
I have added a few things to this to-do list. As the bedroom is slowly coming together I am finding new things that need to be done to it. Just put the new projects on my tab. Lets just pile on more for the fun of it. I am kidding, this may sound crazy but this is my idea of fun. Decorating, having a challenge, trying new things and seeing results. I am all about this. I have checked off a few new things! Yay! There is still so much to do, but I can see the progress and overhaul taking shape.
I did a lot of shopping this past week, making sure the pieces I have in mind to put in here are doable. I am mixing newly purchased accessories and furniture. Redoing some pieces already in the bedroom, building some new things as well as up cycling newly purchased secondhand pieces. A little bit of everything is going into this transportation themed bedroom. It is all about planes, trains, airplanes and cars.
If my boys’ had it their way we would have one LEGO room for Caleb and one Skateboard themed room for Gavin. Since we live in a 3 bedroom house, and Nora has the other available bedroom I had to get creative in making this work for both of them. I am going to be bringing small elements of them in this bedroom. But the transpiration was a good neutral theme. Trying to keep everyone happy.
I found this great airplane shelf at Goodwill this week. It is a little rough and not the right colors for this bedroom, nothing a good can of paint cannot fix. I have seen the potential in worse pieces. I also schlepped our family of 5 1 hour away to IKEA. I planned to entice my kids for the long car ride by bringing their tablets along, which were all not charged. My kids were pissed and Dale and I did it on purpose, obviously. Three angry and whiny kids is just the kind of fun Dale and I look forward to. The non-charged tablets was the plan all along. We got to IKEA where the kids immediately perked up. They adored getting to walk around all of the showrooms, picking out what living room, kitchen and other rooms they will have in their house. Can you tell we are a decorating family? My three kids were just as happy and giddy as me walking around and daydreaming in home decor. It was 3 floors of happiness for us all.
We ended up finding some amazing ceiling lights, stools for the LEGO table, and a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with the One room challenge and we were not aware was on our shopping list. It was, we needed it all.
|He hearts DIY projects.|
|Caleb and I at the home improvement store, we call this a Saturday. Just the usual.|