We’ve made it!!! We are finished…finito…I quit!! 🙂
Okay a quick recap because I know you are all here for the finished photos. This has been my third One Room Challenge, the brain child of the brilliant Linda from Calling It Home. It is a 6-week kick in the rear…and exactly what I needed to get Michael’s room done. To see the step by step chaos of each week, here you go:
Week 1: We were inspired
Week 2: We finally made a plan
Week 3: We paint, and paint, and paint
Week 4: We are overcome with a sinus-filled head cold, procrastination and indecision
Week 5: We finally start the industrial shelving and make some big decisions
So here we are Week 6. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, but here’s a little reminder of Michael’s baby blue pirate room, invaded with Anna’s old desk and Michael’s musical gear.
The plan was a little bit rock and roll and a little bit country (to represent his love of fishing).
The paint took forever! There was a ton of prep work and then I had an idea to paint the doors and window glossy black. The paint comes across as 20 different colors in these photos, but it is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (HC-172) and I love this warm gray.
I added lighting throughout the room because it only has one north-facing window and a wall sconce when you enter. This side of the dresser has picture (in a Target frame) of one of Michael’s many catches, a little brass man full of guitar picks and a Michael original sculpture.
My favorite part of the room has to be this whole wall! I am beyond pumped that I was able to build this wall of industrial shelving with a small writing area! I have to count up my receipts, but I’m pretty sure I spent around $200 for the whole thing! I was inspired by this shelving created by Traci from Beneath My Heart and decided to take a crack at it. I hope to do a more in-depth post down the road, but let’s take a quick look at some of my favorite views.
I love that our Harry Potter collection is so well loved! And yes at 12, Michael already has a collection of bow-ties.
Michael’s electric guitar got a fancy new wall hook.
The salt rock lamp and agate bookend are both from HomeGoods and the three monkeys sculpture (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil) I found on One Kings Lane ages ago and have been holding it for this room.
The lighting in the guitar corner are three IKEA cords, paired with Edison bulbs and these cages that I found on Amazon. I found the funky exposed bulb lamp on the writing area at HomeGoods and I felt it worked perfect with the pipe shelving.
The writing area is the perfect small perch because Michael wanted to preserve as much floor space as possible (I guess he cares more about hanging out with friends then a proper place for homework). 🙂
The paperweight, wooden pencils and leather journal are from HomeGoods and the tiny George Washington bust was my husband’s when he was young. The crocodiles on the sill are a small part of Michael’s collection. (Or are they alligators? Don’t ask me??)
The bamboo roman shade is from Overstock (one of my favorite sources for woven blinds…secret’s out). I purposefully left in unlined because this room is so dark my teenager would never get up…
My favorite hardware store hooked me up with small brass screw hooks and I rigged these shadow boxes with Michael’s collection of Harry Potter wands. Now he can easily take them in and out.
That leaves the art wall and Michael’s bed.
I mentioned my art sources last week and the set of black mirrors I bought years ago from One Kings Lane and thought they were perfect for a boy’s room (and they reflect more light which is crucial for this room). The eagle convex mirror and Celtic cross are vintage finds.
The light over Michael’s bed is an IKEA pendant and the painting is a vintage find.
And finally is my nightstand that was a chest I added casters to. My two bow-tie prints I mentioned last week didn’t make it on time, so I just printed out place holders. The real ones will look so much better.
So that’s a wrap folks! This has been exhausting and fun and I have officially given all three of my children a ORC bedroom makeover. Maybe I’ll do our room next time!
A huge shout out to my cousin, Michael Morgan for most of the above photos!!! He is a Renaissance Man of sorts…not only is he a great photographer, he’s a student studying psychology and co-owns the Jam Shop (an amazing musical journey for kids of all ages). Oh and in his spare time he stages and decorates with his girlfriend Lindsey! Not sure if he sleeps… When I started assembling the room I started panicking over capturing it well enough…so I called my man and he took the time to come over just in the nick of time! Thanks Michael!! No wonder my Michael looks up to you so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by and now I’m off to see the other 90 rooms!!!! You can see them over at the ORC Headquarters. This finale lined up perfectly with the NJ Teacher’s Convention, so we are headed into the city for some fun…peace out! – kate