4.06.2017

One Room Challenge | Boy's Room | Week 1

Hey everyone! Welcome! If you're coming from the One Room Challenge and are new around here, I'll tell you a little a bit about us. My husband and I bought this log home in foreclosure about three years ago. We just knew it would be the perfect place to raise our four kids. 

It had been empty for several years and besides the structure itself needing lots of repairs, everything inside needed updating. We've slowly been renovating and updating the house, making every effort to maintain its integrity and uniqueness.  



Hood Creek Log Cabin exterior

This is our third time participating in the One Room Challenge, well kinda. Maybe I should say this is our third attempt!  Our first time was last Spring, when we did my husband's Modern Rustic Home Office. Last Fall we got one week into the challenge and then Hurricane Matthew brought everything to a sudden stop. Our first level was flooded with 7' of mucky river water for two weeks.  You can read all about that in Floods and Stuff | What We've Been Up To.  So for the last seven months we've been repairing all of the damage that did to the systems of the house. Oh and we've been renovating our attached mother-in-law apartment for my in-laws to move in. It's been a busy seven months!!

Ok, on to the room I'm making over for the One Room Challenge!  Up until recently we had all three of our boys in one big bedroom. But our oldest really wanted his own space, so we moved him into one of the dormer rooms. These are my favorite rooms in the house, so sunny and bright, with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and hand hewn beams. We have two, one is my husband's office, and this one was going to be my studio. But this room ended up being the best place for our son to move in.

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Hood Creek Log Cabin | Boy Room | Before

With everything going on, I kind of cleared my things out mostly and then put his bed in. You can see my sewing cabinet and machines are still in here and there are some storage bins and cabinets that need to come our too. This room obviously needs some storage solutions.

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Hood Creek Log Cabin | Boy Room | Before


I really want to take this time to give him a room he will be able to love for years. As to what we're gonna do in here?  I got nothin'. Well we have some ideas but not a solid plan yet.  I swore I wouldn't fly by the seat of my pants on this one, but time just got away from me. But I spent some time talking to my son and cruising Pinterest with him to get an idea of what he likes. Once we got the idea of a giant Greenbay Packers football player Fathead looming over his room out of the way, he's decided he wants green for sure because it's his favorite color. And he's been our little scientist all his life so it's no surprise he wants it to be sciencey. Is that even a word? And a desk. I think that's a reasonable request. I can see something built in here.

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Hood Creek Log Cabin | Boy Room | Before

So here we go! I'm really excited about doing this room for our boy.  Make sure you sign up for my emails up at the top of my sidebar so you can hang out with us!

Now you can check out all of the other projects being linked up for the One Room Challenge over at Calling it Home blog.


4 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with your house! so rustic and beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do for the ORC

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  2. This is going to be so exciting! This space is so awesome. I know you're going to make it amazing. Hugs, CoCo

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  3. what a fun room to redo! good luck! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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