One Room Challenge: Big Boy Room Week 1
Happy One Room Challenge Y’all! Are you guys as excited as I am? No? Okay, it’s still early but I promise it’s going to be fun! I’ve decided to give my little man’s room a big boy makeover this time around! He’s not quite as excited as I am but most of the time he trusts me after a little coaxing :)
In case you’re new to the ORC, it is a room makeover challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home where 20 bloggers/designers re-do an entire room in just 6 weeks. The ORC is also open to fellow bloggers to complete their own makeover and link up on Linda’s site. You can see the participants posts here and the link up posts here.
We have a small, three bedroom home but the 3rd bedroom is so tiny that it only functions as my son’s playroom. I’m almost finished fixing up this space for him so it will be fun and functional but we have no true guest room. Let’s face it, we don’t have that many overnight guests but having a space for someone to crash just makes a home feel a little more “grown up” don’t you think?
So, we’ve decided to put a queen size bed in his room (thanks to my sister!) and give it more of a big boy style that will also make guests feel at home. He is only 7 but he has very strong opinions so there are lots of negotiations and compromises in the works :)
This is the plan we have come up with:
Shop the board below!
Here are the before pictures:
Do you see our new friend in that there cage? Yep, Hampy the Hampster is the newest member of our family. Say a prayer for me!
Wow, I didn’t realize how much of an “Ikea” room this was until I saw these pics! Needless to say, I’m not sad to see some of it go! And yep, this is how messy it normally is :)
Here is the 6 week punch list:
- Replace dresser (the new one is coming this weekend).
- Get the bed and nightstand from my sister and DIY/paint.
- Find artwork for over the bed.
- Find lighting and install.
- Buy and hang new bookshelves.
- DIY existing mirror (see rope example above).
- Buy new bedding.
- Paint room (this is still under major negotiation, me = yes, him = big fat NO).
Seeing as I have 4 room makeovers currently in process we’re going to be on an extremely tight budget! Since I found a great deal on a dresser from Move Loot and we are being gifted a bed and nightstand (from my very generous sister and brother-in-law) I’m going to keep the budget around $500 or under. And you better believe Itsums.com is going to keep me in check!
You can view the details of my budget board HERE and don’t forget to sign up HERE to enter the $150 Pottery Barn Kids gift card! There are still a few days left to enter!
If you go to my board you can see the live links to the products as well as notes that I’ve made for myself. This is a great feature particularly if you work with clients!
So there you have it! It’s official, I have clearly lost my mind, but I’m ready to have a stylish space that functions for us and guests!
Also, I’m headed to Atlanta tomorrow to go antiquing with Eddie Ross so make sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (simplestylings)!
*Thanks to Itsums for sponsoring this post and thanks to YOU for supporting Simple Stylings. My opinions are always my own.*
Here are my past ORC room reveals!
I ADORE your style! I live in a small with kids, too so I will for sure be following along for inspiration! And the hamster… good luck! You are already a much nicer mommy than I am!
Thank you so much Aimee and I doubt that, ha! :) So glad your following along! I love our small house but it gets cluttered quickly!
Yay, love the coastal vibe of your plan. It’ll be fun to follow this along. Btw, good luck with the hamster.
Thanks so much Stacey! I’m going to need it lol!
The classic blue and coastal elements are such a great look. I really like the dresser on your board! I’m sure he is going to love it and can’t wait to see it at the finish line!
Thanks so much Leslie!
I’m doing a ‘big’ boy room too! (Although my big boy is less big. Good luck! Can’t wait to see how it goes!!
Yay! So fun Amy! Can’t wait to see!
This room is going to turn out great! I love the theme you decided to go with, so cute but your son can grow with it!
Thanks so much Jessica! I really appreciate it!
Can’t wait to see how this turns out!
Thanks SO much! xoxo
Is that zinc door dresser for real?? What a great find. I”m excited to follow along!
:) Thanks so much Elisa!
I cannot wait to see how this room turns out!
Thanks Heather! xoxo
Ummm, what? When did you become BFFs with Eddie Ross? How awesome is that! Dreamy! Have a blast! And I can’t wait too see this transformation. And you’ll love the Tulum print. It’s a favorite of mine. ;)
Thanks Kyla! I wish we were BFF’s and he is a great guy! We’ve been lucky and attended a few events with him lately!
Um, antiquing with Eddie Ross?? You might as well have just casually mentioned you were having dinner with the President. That’s a dream come true – enjoy! And good luck with the ORC – I always love to see how people interpret a multi-purpose room. And your son is adorable :).
Thanks so much Kelly you are too sweet! Eddie is so great isn’t he!! xoxo
It’s so hard when they grow up, isn’t it?! His room will look amazing. I love the surfer-esque theme! Can’t wait to follow along!
Thanks Brenna and yes I wish I could stop time!
Looks like your little man will have a super fun room! Go girl!
Thanks Aniko! xoxo
So fun to do a boy’s room! I ALMOST did my son’s room for the challenge, but went with the laundry room instead… Good luck in negotiations :)
Thanks Erin, they are fun! Can’t wait to see what you do! I wish I had a laundry room lol!
love love love your color scheme. He definitely needs a bigger bed. How exciting!! Can’t wait to see the progress. I have the same budget for my kitchen makeover. Definitely a big challenge.xx
Thanks so much Karolina! $500 is not much, we have to get creative :)
Can’t wait to see how the room evolves! Love your plans!
Thanks a much Samantha! xoxo
Such a smart idea to use a bigger bed in case you have guests! Also, if you are looking for a beach print and have a good photo, art.com has great prices if you print your own photos. That what I have done. If you need a beach photo, I have a ton and would be happy to share.
I love your plans for his bedroom! All of the blue and coastal finishes will be great. I am taking part in the challenge ans redoing my boy’s bedroom as well. I have to say, if this is the mess of your son’s bedroom I am impressed. My kids are professional mess makers. Part of me redoing their rooms is to make major toy organization! I am also doing a few other room redo’s at the same time. We are all a little crazy and we love every minute of it! I am excited to follow along!
I love following along to see your transformations. Always amazed by the spaces you create!
Yay… love little guy’s rooms! Can’t wait to follow along and cheer each other on!
How fun, can’t wait to follow along.
I love your plans for the room Summer! Can’t wait to watch it come together! It looks like a space that you will both love :)
I can’t wait to see it! I have a boy just a little younger than yours and I recently did his room in some of the same colors. I can’t wait to see how your space comes together! I love the inspiration.
Summer I love the new vibe you will be giving this room! Can’t wait to see it all come together!
I love it so much and cannot wait to see what you and “the client” agree upon. Ummm how did I not know you got a hampster?!?! Giggling.
love you sweet friend! xoxox
I cannot wait to see what you do with the space and for just $500! Looking forward to following along!
Looks like this is going to be great Summer! That dresser is gorgeous and a steal! (Also, how great are those Target lamps?!) – Can’t wait to see!
I love boys’ rooms! So fun to do. Looking forward to following along- your plan looks great:)
This is going to look FANTASTIC when it’s all said and done Summer! I’m excited to join the crazy train this time around!! Eek!
Oh, how I love designing spaces for boys – although mine aren’t yet as opinionated! :) I can’t believe he is opposed to your painting the room! But I love the plan – especially those blue and white stripes, because who doesn’t like stripes?! Guests will feel right at home!
Your plan looks like the perfect compromise between a kid-friendly and guest-friendly space. So impressed with all you have planned for the budget!