It’s Thursday November 8th, 2018. I made it. I finished my One Room Challenge!
There were about 3 specific times during this past 6 weeks I can recall thinking to myself, “Why not just quit? Why are you pushing yourself to do this? There is no prize at the end. Nobody will actually care if you don’t reveal a completed room”.
Now that I am finished, I finally get it. The prize is having a beautiful space complete in my home. My son is going to make so many memories in this room. This will be his familiar feeling, the space he yearns for when he is in his 20s, living his life of independence, and missing home. It’s his own space to grow into.
Let’s take a quick journey back to the beginning of this room. You may recall I shared quite a few pictures in my week 1 post. To refresh your memory, this room was a blank slate. Just like the rest of the house the plaster was removed, new insulation was added, the room has fresh drywall, the original hardwoods were refinished, and I even added a closet to this space. A closet that if you’ve been following along, I hated for a few of the 6 weeks, but now am in love with! Now all of this did not happen during the past 6 weeks. I started with a blank slate.
Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…that seems far too dramatic. I will say, I hope you enjoy this space as much as I have enjoyed creating it for my son. I appreciate all who have followed along and I want to take a quick moment to congratulate all of the other One Room Challenge Featured Participants and Guest Participants.
To recap here are the steps I took to complete Ezra’s Toddler Room;
- Added board and batten that was caulked and painted with Valspar Lead Cast.
- The top portion of the wall is painted Sherwin Williams White Cotton
- The ceiling is painted Sherwin Williams Charcoal Grey. Glow in the dark paint was added in areas to create stars, but this does not show up in photographs so I won’t spend much time talking about it (It really is great in person though!).
- Josh built out the roof above the bed. I painted the frame black and stained the roof slats Minwax Espresso.
- The window covers were added and sheers, curtains, and curtain rings are all from wayfair.com.
- In the closet, I wallpaperd the back wall with a Hearth and Hand wallpaper from Target (It was on clearance!). I then added the metal piping (from Lowes Home Improvement) as the clothing bar. The bookcase you see in the closet is from wayfair.com
- The rest of the room only required furnishing and decor. Some of the items you see pictured I previously had downstairs in Ezra’s nursery, including the daybed, changing table (that received a makeover), and all of the wall art. The grey chair is also from Wayfair.com. (If there is anything specific you’d like to know about, please feel free to ask in the comments below!)
I have enjoyed participating in the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge. It was just that…a challenge, but now in the end, I have a beautiful space for my baby boy to play, grow, and dream in.
Be sure to check out all the stunning REVEALS of the One Room Challenge featured participants.Follow @oneroomchallenge on Instagram or check out the hashtags #oneroomchallange and #bhgorc.