One Room Challenge! Week 1 - Kid's Bedroom Makeover - The Plan

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hi everyone!

If you're new here, thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by to read all about my plans for my first ever (!!!) One Room Challenge!

I am crazy excited to be participating in the ORC as a linking participant for the first time after following along for the past couple of seasons and thankful to have HomeSense as the sponsor!  Thank you, HomeSense for helping me take this space to the next level!  I'm not quite sure what I've gotten myself into lol, but I'm ready to give it a go!

For this challenge, I'll be to tackling our youngest son's room.  Little J's current bedroom situation is less than glamorous, I'm looking forward to creating a space that truly reflects his energetic and happy personality!

Here's a peek at what I have planned for the space:

My jumping off point was the headboard.  I'll be painting an older headboard green (colour above) and from there, we'll be incorporating doses of colours that are little J's favourites.

I'm pretty excited about the bedskirt fabric, it's whimsical and fun and coordinates perfectly with the room's colour scheme and his existing duvet colour (pictured above).

Now this is the before:

Oye.  I know.

It's a smaller room, so I'll definitely be focusing on selecting pieces that are the proper size because we certainly need to maximize the space.  We want dedicated zones for reading, drawing, playing and such.  Our little J is the keeper of all things unnecessary lol, so clever storage is going to be huge as will a good purge!

I can't tell you how excited I am to ditch the bunk beds.  I get bunk beds, they are practical and I appreciate that, but I just can't.  I can't.  They will be the first pieces that I'll be waving goodbye to.

Here's the to do list:
  • paint headboard
  • purge room (so.much.clutter and so unnecessary!)
  • make bedskirt
  • paint vintage dresser (not shown)
  • find desk
  • frame DIY
  • hang gallery wall
  • hang hooks for clothing
  • find some type of book organization
  • place for J to hang his art
  • make frame for world print
  • new lighting
Phew, I think that's it!  At least for now, ha!  I know that things will pop up and we'll find that not everything that we've planned will work, but we're ready!

Here's another look at some of the chosen elements:

Now be sure to check out the rest of the ORC participants right here!  I'll be posting about our ORC room every Thursday for six weeks, which is when I'll be revealing the finished space!


***Though this post is sponsored by HomeSense, all opinions are my own***


  1. Replies
    1. Isn't it cute?! It didn't take J long to give me the approval for that one!

  2. Oh my goodness. You had me at the kelly green headboard and navy accents! One of my favorite combos for kids' rooms. My little one is still in a crib, so I'm excited to see the 'big kid' room ideas!

  3. "the keeper of all things unnecessary" did you mean to say me? ;) I would be excited if I was little J! Can't wait to watch it unfold

  4. Love those shark sheets! So cute!

  5. Oh it will be so much fun Julie!! welcome to #ORC and lets do it together over the next 6 weeks!


  6. That bedskirt fabric in INSANE! I'm in love! I can't wait to see what you do, Julie!

  7. I am so excited about this color palette! Can't wait to see more.

  8. This is my first time too girlfriend!! I love your ideas! Those hooks hardware are sooo pretty!! I can't wait to follow along, I'll be cheering you on! xo

  9. I love all your choices! It's going to be so nice

  10. توكيل كريازي الان يقدم حمالات صيانة شامله كل الاجهزة الكهربائيه في كل المحافظات مع افضل خدمات صيانة كريازي باقل التكاليف و نصل اليك اينما كنت من شركة كريازي

  11. خدمات متميزة من دار مسنين بمصر الجديدة و تقديم كافه انواع الانشطه الثقافيه و الترفيهه التي تناسب المسنين كما ان دار مسنين بمدينة نصر لديها افضل مجموعه من فريق الاخصائين المدربين علي اعلي مستوي من التعامل معهم

  12. اكبر و افضل فريق مختص في تنظيف مفروشات بمكة يقدم افضل العروض علي تنظيف المفروشات و السجاد من شركة تنظيف سجاد بمكة باستخدام احدث الوسائل و افضلها مقابل اقل الاسعار

  13. خدمات خاصة من شركة امن وحراسة لتامين المنشئات العامة و الخاصة كما اننا شركة حراسات امنية نحرص ايضا علي تقديم خدمات الحماية الشخصية علي يد مجموعه متميزة من افراد الامن المدربين علي اعلي مستوي


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