I probably should have thought this out better. This is probably going to cost me thousands in therapy bills down the road. Did I really complete two One Room Challenges for my other children and leave my middle child for last? I should have thought this one through better.
But here’s my chance to redeem myself! Do you know what today is? It’s the one year anniversary of me entering the world of interior design and blogging. I can’t believe it’s been a year…thank you so much for all of your encouragement! It’s also the kick-off of my third One Room Challenge!! Thank you so much for thinking this brain child up, Linda. Over the next five Wednesdays (it started yesterday) 20 designers/bloggers will be completing a room and showing us the good, the bad, the ugly and finally the amazing. Then every Thursday there is a link up party were we can see a ton of talent. I am hoping to link up on Thursdays and hopefully I will be able to show you how I took Michael’s old “pirate” room and changed it into a teen room every boy would want to hang out in (no girls allowed).
So here’s my client:
Michael is a great kid, but is going to be a tough client. He hates change…not good. But he hates his current room…good (that sounds bad). This is not going to be a themed room because this kid has way too many interests. He loves football, baseball, skiing, music, guitar, singing, acting and fishing. Okay. So what I’m thinking is I will stick with his two main loves music and fishing. We are just going with a feeling here…are you with me? So it’s going to be “A little bit country (fishing) and a little bit rock’n’roll (music)”.
Here are some ugly before photos of what we are working with and then I will leave you with some pretty inspiration photos and then I’ve got to go and get to work for my man!
It’s all coming back to me now. Michael’s room was the first room we did when we moved here (I’ll have to remember that for the therapy sessions). And I’ve got proof:
Then his younger brother moved in and we got bunk beds. After that we added on our master, Michael lost a window but his brother moved out.
And now his present day tween room has hints of the past, his sister’s old desk I was trying out (was thinking maybe I could paint it…not going to work), an old bookshelf around from our original nursery that has spent time in everyone’s rooms and his electric guitar stuff…
The only things staying are his Pottery Barn Kids bed and dresser. I’m guessing he wants his fish hooks gone. 🙂
So here’s some inspiration for a little bit country and a little bit rock’n’roll:
There you have it folks. I swear I can do something other than kids’ rooms. Maybe after this I’ll even finish our master…
Thanks for stopping by! – kate