5.11.2017

One Room Challenge | Boy's Science Bedrooom | Week 6 Final Reveal

Well we have made it to the final week of our six week long One Room Challenge!  First of all, I'd like to say a big thank you to Linda of Calling it Home blog and House Beautiful for hosting this fun event!  We've been renovating one of our sons' rooms and as he requested, we gave him a colorful science themed bedroom.  So come on in!





So you can see which rug I ended up going with after my waffling last week.  This was such an economical choice, and in stock at my local Walmart.  You know me, I try to do things on the tightest budget possible.


The most important part of this room to me; for my boy who loves to draw, experiment, collect, and create, is this desk area.



The shelves are full of his treasures, from souvenirs brought back for him from his grandparents' international travels to his Lego creations.  I have so much to share with y'all in the coming weeks about how we built this desk area so economically.  I'll have full tutorials coming soon!  But I have to give a big shoutout to my husband for figuring out how to make this stainless steel countertop for $26!


Our son is a voracious reader so I wanted his books to be very accessible. They used to be stacked all around his bed on the floor and on his side tables.  This is so much better!  I kept all of the things he uses the most on the bottom two shelves so he can reach them easily.  The top two shelves are for display.

We added three LED puck lights under the bottom shelf to light up the desk top.  I found this little shadow box at a thrift store for $2 and it's perfect to hold Lego guys and other special little treasures. I found that globe bowl for only $1 at a yard sale recently!


Oh! I forgot to say how much I love this green!  It's Cats Eye by Benjamin Moore.  It's the perfect velvety dark, but not too dark, green.

These three large photos were some of my favorite yard sale finds recently.  I just happened upon the yard sale of a local photographer, who had so many amazing things for me to bring home!





This room has no closet, so it was important to find a solution.  After my search for lockers turned up empty, my Mom saved me by offering my Granddaddy's antique chifforobe.  It was in rough shape so it took some work and restoration, but it turned out great!



That chair was another of my parents' contributions, I made it over by painting it and covering the cushions with rag rugs.  I love how they incorporate all of the colors in the room.  Again, a tutorial will be coming soon!



Another way I tied in all of the colors in the room was painting a couple of canvases with the colors in the room.  And you guessed it, tutorial coming soon!








Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this room!  I will be honest, I just sat in it tonight and drank it all in.  And we did a whole Fixer Upper kind of reveal for our son tonight and kept him out until it was all finished.  The look of joy on his face as he discovered everything made it worth all of the work these past few weeks.

Now make sure you head on over to Calling It Home and see all of the other linked up projects.  There are some absolutely amazing transformations!


23 comments:

  1. this looks fantastic! i love the green you used and that desk area is my favorite!

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  2. It looks fantastic Dara!!! The colors and all the details are just so perfect! I would have loved to see his face!!!!

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  3. This is such a cool space! The desk area had me at first glance!!! Love it!

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  4. Dara, i love the makeover you did in here!! That green and fun pops of color made the space so fun! What a cool room you created for him❤️❤️ Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Alma! I love yours just as much! ❤❤

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  5. Dara this is so crazy cool! I love love love the color green you chose and how you really made this space to ignite your son's imagination and creativity too. What a gift! I can't wait to find out how you made the desk. It is amazing! I just love it all! Sending you hugs, CoCo

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    1. Thanks so much CoCo! I appreciate all of your encouragement along the way!

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  6. Love this transformation! Functional and fresh, and will certainly last the test of time. Congrats on completing the ORC. Now excuse me while I go take a nap ;)

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    1. Thanks Courtney! Your room turned out so cool! Enjoy that nap! ;)

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  7. This looks like a boy's dream room! I love that you incorporated a cabiny feel with some vintage elements. That green paint is perfect, too. It all turned out just fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! I just love your pretty purple room!

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  8. Dara this is such a neat room! I love those photos you found at a yard sale! It all came together so nicely. What a lucky little man :)

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  9. Dara, what a bold and fun color for your boy's room! he must be so ecstatic. I especially loved the shelving. great job, friend!

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    1. Thanks Yuni!! I just love what you did with your bathroom too!

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  10. Dara, fantastic makeover! Love the green color and that desk!!! This is definitely a room that will grow with him! Oh and I have some of my son's Lego mini figures in a similar little cubby :)

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    1. Great mama minds think alike! 😉 Thanks so much Linda!

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  11. What an awesome room for a little boy - that desk with the stainless steel countertop is amazing!

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  12. That desk is so cool! I also LOVE all that exposed woodwork!

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