Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The One Room Challenge- Week 6: The Big Reveal!


I am honored and thrilled to be invited to participate in The One Room Challenge, the brainchild of Linda from Calling It Home again. Without this challenge, my son's room will not be completed in another year or two, I am sure! Thanks, Linda!

If you are here for the first time and want to catch up, please check out the links below.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

It has been a crazy 6 weeks of planning and working on this challenge and I am so excited that my son's room is finally done (for now)! This tiny room ( 8' 8"x10' 4") needs to function as a place for my son to sleep, do his homework, play and store his toys. And most importantly, it has to be done on a tight budget. 

My goal is to transform this crazy lime green room into a fun, fresh and creative space by using happy colors and modern elements. Do you think I nailed it? Let's find out, shall we? 












The befores and afters.



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Did I have a change of plan from start to finish? Certainly. At first, I wanted to make a branch mobile with hanging paper airplanes but I figured it might look a little busy with the rest of the colorful accessories so I ditched the idea and hang just the yarn wrapped branch instead. I decided to add another desk lamp at the last minute because I figured an adjustable lamp will be more practical for reading and homework. It helps to illuminate the desk area better as well.

Overall, I am pleased with how the room turned out. Would I changed anything down the road? Most probably! I might replace the curtains with a roman shade, paint the closet gray (the same color as the stripes opposite the wall) and style the room differently. 

I am planning to discuss my thought process behind the design and share the resources for every item you see in this room next Wednesday so don't forget to stop by! (Update: You can check out the list of resources here.)

Please visit the rest of the participants from The One Room Challenge below to see their finished rooms.



33 comments:

  1. What a fun and colorful space! Very well tied together and not over done. Great job!

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  2. Yes, you nailed it. What a perfect room for a child - bright, fun, inspiring and practical at the same time. Nicely done!

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  3. Amazing reveal, Jessie! I love all of the fun pops of color and how bright and cheerful it is! You can tell you put your heart into it. He will love it for years to come! :)

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  4. Fantastic room! Love the fun artwork, the branch the rug...great designs! This is a great room for your son! I love it. xo Nancy

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  5. What a happy colorful room. It looks terrific. Bravo!

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  6. I bet your son loves it. it is adorable and shows a lot of creativity on your part. Well done.

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  7. Such a fun and colorful room. Great transformation!

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  8. I think the room looks awesome. I love how it is both fun to look at but also functional for a growing boy. Great job!

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  9. what a fun room! i love that colored branch and the artwork. i hope your son LOVES it!!!!

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  10. Jessie, what a bright and happy room you created. I love all the pops of color, I hope your husband likes it too. That rug is perfect for a bit of fun and comfort when working on the floor as most boys do. Great job.

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  11. A Big YES Jessie!!!! Wonderful space!!! I love the mix of color and the little details of the space!!!!! Great job dear!!! CHEERS!!!!

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  12. What a fun space for your little guy, Jessie! I love the vibrant accessories with the stripes! Wonderful job!!

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  13. What a lovely space you've created! Loving the fab and very fun rug! The striped wall with the lovely whimsical art pieces is lovely. Great job and transformation!

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  14. Love it all. That desk looks so good in the space - perfect! He must be so happy w/his room and his mom!

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  15. I love your son's new space. I am huge fan of stripes and you've added so many fun touches. Great job, Jessie!!

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  16. What a lucky little guy to have such a talented Mom!

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  17. Cute and pulled together. Adore the bed!

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  18. Oh my gosh Jessie.....does he love it? You only gave us small glances so I was not sure what to expect but this room is so darn cute! I love everything against the stripe walls....it is perfectly edited. I really love it!

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  19. You are soooo good with patterns. I would be afraid to use stripes with stripes but this is absolutely perfect...the wide on the walls and the narrow on the windows and love the chevron bedding...all just sings together harmoniously. I love stripes. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  20. LOVE IT! So fun, but much calmer and more sophisticated than the neon green! I bet your son is thrilled!!!

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  21. What a fun room! I love your choices and creativity.

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  22. Wonderfully fun space, Jessie! I love the stripes and all the colors against that wall. The bed and accessories are very cute. Your son must be thrilled!

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  23. Is your son thrilled?! I know he must be! This is so colorful and FUN!! Great job, Jessie!

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  24. So darling and love how whimsical it is! Great job!

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  25. I am in love with that art on the wall. So colorful...it really makes the space.

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  26. Bravo!! I love the art work and all the color. What a fun space!

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  27. I'm a sucker for stripes so you know this room is making me smile! Great colors too. We'll done!

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  28. What a huge difference! Love the stripes! And that moose is sooo cool!

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  29. I love it Jessie!! I think you totally nailed it, great job!! I love that gear art above the desk and your branch mobile looks so good. It's such a great space, your son must love it! I can totally relate to your already having ideas for things you want to change. I am never quite satisfied with any room in my house- everything can always be a little bit better in my eyes! But to me this room looks absolutely perfect; you did a fantastic job!!

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  30. How fun!!! What a great space for your son! I love all the colors and that striped wall and cardboard moose!!! Shut up!!! Well done!

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