Today is THE day! The boy bedroom reveal is here! That bold writing is the equivalent of me squealing with excitement… The One room challenge reveal is here! Caleb & Gavin’s bedroom overhaul is done. They are happily playing in their new Lego station, rocking out in their music corner, reading by the reading nook and sleeping in their awesome built in bunk beds. I am breathing a huge sigh of relief. I did it!
**this post contains product provided by a third party, all opinions are my own. **
You can go here at Calling it home to see the amazing One room challenges completed by others. I am in awe of what people can do and get so excited to see the talent and their plans come to life. I am a home decor fan first and foremost and these people inspire me so much!
Here are the links to the One room challenge posts from past 6 weeks-
The to-do list is as follows-
- Paint wall a neutral tan or gray
- Paint trim white
- Build bunk beds (working on it)
- Make ladder for bed
- 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!!!!
- Make guitar wall hooks
- Paint crates for books
- Take out fan and install new lighting over LEGO table
- Make a large wall art piece
The only thing not crossed off of my list is the guitar wall hooks. It will get done. It sounds crazy that something that small could not happen, I focused on the big things and then worked my way down through the small. A few small things did not make it in the 6 week cut off.
With the big help of my Husband Dale and the patience of my three kids this was all possible. Now, let’s get this reveal going! There is so much going on, I will be sharing tutorials on any DIY projects I did. Those will be rolling out in the next few weeks.
I also plan to have a source list of where I purchased any of the new pieces featured in this bedroom. That along with smaller tips, tricks and organization I created will all be broken down separately in the coming weeks.
Take a look around!
The great Volkswagen bus pillow is from Pillow Central
. I have one here and one the boys bed. It works great as a reading pillow. Love the colors and the print!
Gavin is putting the new reading nook to use already.
You would not know it, but there is major Lego storage happening right here. Our of sight but easily accessible!
That rubber ball was not there when I began taking pictures, I had a few tiny people interruptions while I was taking pictures. Real life happens…
This is the part of the bedroom that Caleb is most excited about. He is obsessed with Leg’s right now and wanted a spot to set his newly built masterpieces. This will get a lot of use.
I had some very loud drumming going on during a lot of these pictures being taken.
I removed the ceiling fan, moved the light socket and installed these. So worth the work!
These were the big project in this bedroom, taking up most of the 6 weeks. The ladder had to be revised from steps with cubbies. I have to say, needing to change things up with this rope ladder is such a happy surprise. I adore these built in bunk beds with the rope ladder.
A relieved me and a Monkey Gavin enjoying the rope ladder.
Each boy gets their own light’s in their bunk bed. How cool is that? My kids get all the cool stuff.
I actually finished up this bedroom while my oldest son Caleb was at school. When he left in the morning no toys were organized, beds were not made and the rope ladder was not up. He came home from school to a big reveal of his own!
He went straight for the ladder, he was awe struck with it!
I think he likes it!
Each shelf in the beds was supposed to have a custom picture put together by each boy with their personal interests in it. The snail mail was very snail-ish and they did not get here in time. I will update this picture when that comes in the mail. It is such a fun way to let the boys have a say in their space.
I love the addition of the giant letters in their beds.
Because I have to be hit with reality I figured you all could be too. While the picture taking and categorizing of the pretty in this bedroom overhaul was happening, I was being serenaded by a very loud drum set and a eager 4 year old to have his bedroom back. Mom life at it’s finest.
|Notice the boy hiding in the corner? He thought if he was not seen the drum playing would not be heard. He was wrong.
I also had to enlist a bouncer at the door to prevent the riff-raff from entering. Dale had to stop two dog’s and one child from entering for most of these picture. Notice the rubber ball in Gavin’s hand? That made an appearance earlier in the tour. I think this is a good sign that the kids were so excited to get in here.
Here is what the past 6 weeks have looked like-
I had big plans and got to execute most of them, a few had to be shifted or completely thrown out. The most important pieces to this bedroom was the bunk beds, and creating more storage and function to the bedroom. I succeeded in all of that.
We did it! When I say “we” I mean me, my husband, my kids, my dog’s and the many fellow bloggers that did the one room challenge as well. That my friends is something to celebrate!!!
As I said before, be sure to check back in the next few weeks for a list of new purchases, many tutorials on DIY projects, I will be breaking down the full process of the bunk beds. This bedroom is a mix of new pieces, upcycles, new builds, thrift store finds, and family decorations. It is the best of all of those worlds, mixed together in a transportation themed bedroom ready for my 6 and 4 year old boys. So much more to come with this ORC, this reveal is just the beginning for me. I have so much to share and explain. I will be spilling my secrets so you can tackle a bedroom overhaul of your own!
|I had to include Dale in this, he was my right hand man either working on this with me or taking over the kid duty while I was sequestered in here. It was a team effort.
Thank you so much for following along on this 6 week journey! I am decorating crazy and have a few more rooms in my home to do, low cost solutions, making our house work for my family with many projects coming up. Did you take part in the One room challenge?