{One Room Challenge} Week 5 Update

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Week 5 of the One Room Challenge has come and gone! That means that next week is THE week, and I don't know if I am more excited to share my room, or to see all of the other amazing rooms being completed by others. Ok, let's be real...what I am most excited about is finally getting some sleep!

If you are new here, let me catch you up with a quick overview. In just six weeks time, I am completing a new bedroom for my two year old son, and the plan is a vintage preppy vibe with lots of menswear inspired elements.

If you'd like to start from the beginning and read my prior One Room Challenge updates here:
Week 1 {including the full details of the plan} |  Week 2  |  Week 3 | Week 4

Last week, I revealed a MAJOR part of the room - the completed argyle feature wall. I can't thank you all enough for the wonderfully kind comments you left me on that post. They totally made my day and my week!

The full tutorial on how to paint argyle is now up on the blog {and it's a novel}! I know not many of you will be specifically interested in painting your own argyle wall, but that post also includes a summary of my best painting tips that will answer your questions about how I got all of the lines so crisp and clean! Even if you are just interested in how to get a nice, even paint line along ceilings or baseboards, you are going to want to check out the tips in that post!

Now on to my Week 5 update. This week I've started to incorporate many of the menswear elements into the design, including these belts and all of these ties:

You are going to have to wait until next week to see how these elements come together in the room, but here are a couple of sneak peeks...

With just one week left, I am feeling like I am so close, and yet so far away. The list is definitely getting shorter, but the items that remain will take some time, and I still have a lot of styling to do.  Let's review the to do list so you can see where things stand:
  • Paint room light blue
  • Paint argyle wall
  • Add legs to bookshelves
  • Paint dresser
  • Add custom drawer pulls to dresser
  • Create a play tent
  • Customize storage bins for the bookshelves
  • Create and frame art for above dresser
  • DIY display shelves
  • Paint chalkboard globe
  • Create and install cornice boards
  • DIY wall letters
  • Install wall display above toddler bed
  • Frame photos of Beckett
  • Hang all art
I am feeling pretty confident that everything on this list will be done by this time next week, except maybe the cornice boards. They are already cut to length and stained, but I am still debating on whether to add a nail head detail or finish them in some other way, and by the time I make that decision, there likely won't be time left to get them completed and installed. But considering the length of the list I started with, if this is the only project that remains at the conclusion of week 6, I'll feel really great about all that I accomplished!

Please come back next week for the big reveal! I am SO excited about this space, and I promise that it will be worth a visit to check it out! 

There are so many amazing rooms coming together as part of the One Room Challenge, so please be sure to visit our gracious host, Calling it Home, to check out the Week 5 progress of all of the participants here and all of the link party participants here.

You can find all of my past One Room Challenge posts here:

FALL 2014 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: Modern Metro Master Bedroom

SPRING 2014 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: Vintage Preppy Little Man's Lounge


  1. I can't wait to see what you do with those ties and belts! Your reveal is going to rock it!

  2. Cant wait to see what you do with the belts and ties--looking forward to next week.

  3. That argyle wall is amazing! I like your belt idea too... I think I know what it is, but I guess you're going to make me wait. Can't wait for your reveal!

  4. Congrats on your progress. You have been working hard!

  5. Ohh! You have me very intrigued! Can't wait to see this!


  6. You are so creative! I'm excited to see how you use the ties and belts! :)

  7. You have definitely piqued my interest! Can't wait to see what you do with the belts and the ties! Looking forward to seeing it all next week!

  8. Still loving that wall! Dying to see what the cornices will be

  9. That argyle wall is amazing! You have done good. Can't wait to see more of that belt detail! Maureen - redcottagechronicles.com

  10. All I can think of is perfection! Absolute perfection! Love it!

  11. oooohhh... very interesting. Can't wait to see what those belts/ ties become. Good luck this week!!

  12. Your room is coming along beautiful! I am wanting to create a grandchild room in my home...and I love you mood boards! Could you please share how you created the mood boards you used in creating your big boy room? Thank you so much...and enjoy your much deserved sleep after this! lol

  13. Angela, it's been a pleasure seeing your progress! That wall is stunning and so worth your time and effort! This is going to be such a unique fun room! Can't wait to see your big reveal! Hard to believe we're almost at the finish line!


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