One Room Challenge Reveal Day!

Hello!

Well, as expected, it’s been a sprint to the finish for this round of the One Room Challenge.  What a complete frenzy!  As usual, I have a tendency to underestimate the time it’s going to take me to do things, run into unexpected delays, and rush out for last minute items (like the bedskirt that I bought in a KING size, and didn’t realize it until I ironed it and put in on the bed).  Yeah, stuff like that.  But, the room is looking fantastic, and even though it’s not her room, my daughter has given me two thumbs up, and told me that I do a good job on masculine rooms, and she loves it too.  So, let’s get down to business, shall we?  I’m loving this masculine gray bedroom!

This room has evolved as I worked on it, as sometimes I need to see things as they come together and make decisions at that point.  But essentially, has a very soothing palette, with grays, creams, whites and wood tones.  It’s masculine, but not dark (although I think my son would have preferred it darker), with a calm and restful vibe to it.

One Room Challenge Teen Boy's Room

I wrestled with bedding throughout this process, and honestly, I still have both of them.  I figured whichever one I didn’t use, I would give to my other son (since I haven’t done his room yet – he goes to college next year, so I’m thinking I’ll fumigate it and spruce it up once he leaves.  Is that bad?).

To appreciate how far this room has come, we need to look back to where it all began.

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ORC Bedroom Before

And here it is now –

One Room Challenge Reveal

Ooooh, seeing these photos side by side just makes me happy.

This wall was just … pitiful.  I’m not a fan of tv’s in kid’s rooms, and the only reason he had one is because this house came with so many when we bought it, that we actually had extras.  Bad excuse, I know.  But, he told me that he never used it, so I was happy to take it out.  The desk that he had was a bit too wide for the room, so I decided that had to go too.  Can I just tell you how much drywall repair I did to this wall?  Oh. my. goodness.

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As I did in my daughter’s room, I opted for a long desk space, and this desk from Ballard Outlet fit the bill perfectly.  Can you even believe that the desk top was only $19.99?  And I got the base cabinets for 40% off a nicely discounted price.  So I’m happy with that score.  The best part is that the depth on the desk fits just right, and doesn’t overshoot the closet door.  That was trickier than I thought it would be.

Teen Room Desk

Gray Teen Bedroom

I don’t know if the deer head is going to stay, since my son keeps insisting that he’s “not a girl”, but we’ll see.

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I had been wanting a round wood mirror in this room, and this one from IKEA was perfect in every way.  I love lighter wood tones with the shades of gray.  It really works, don’t you think?

Gray Teen Bedroom

If you look on the other side of the bed, you’ll see my last minute side table.  I didn’t grab either of the nightstands that I spotted in a consignment store (lesson learned), but it ended up working out just fine.  I scored the nightstand at the Grandin Road Outlet, although it looked much different when I bought it (for $52).

Gray Teen Bedroom

Before I show you the whole thing, let’s take a quick peek at it in its original state.  Yes, hot pink.  I know, it’s a boy’s room, right?  But, it was the perfect size, and I really liked the campaign-esque style.

dresser redo

It was in need of some repair – similar to this nightstand for my daughter’s room as part of the One Room Challenge.
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I decided to give Amy Howard’s lacquer paint a try in Vendome Gray.  It’s quite a striking result.

Amy Howard Lacquer

Let’s do another before and after comparison, shall we?

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Don’t judge because we kept the ceiling fan – my son uses it all the time, so it stayed.

Masculine Gray Bedroom

When I kicked off this project, I threw in the vanity for my son’s side of the Jack and Jill bathroom.  While it’s not completely done, there was some serious progress.  I painted the vanity (in the same color as the feature wall – Iron Mountain), removed wallpaper (which is HUGE – the walls were a mess!), and added a rug.  I looked at lighting, but couldn’t make up my mind, so I’m holding off for now.  Although I’m tempted to move the round mirror in there once I take the other one down!

Here it is before – wallpaper and all.teen-bathroom-before

And a peek at it now – sorry I had a horrible time getting a decent photo!  But look at that gorgeous wallpaper-free wall.  I swear, I think replacing the drywall would have been easier than all of the repairing I did.

Iron Mountain cabinet

I have a large full length mirror that I haven’t hung yet, but you get the general idea of the progress.  That wallpaper about did me in.

Iron Mountain Cabinet

I think that about sums it up people!  I’ll be sure to do a post with my source information, but this girl is whooped, and the rest of my house is a complete and utter zoo, since I’ve been so focused on this room!  But, I think my husband secretly loves the focused chaos, since it means that I’m actually finishing a project!

Off to check out all of the gorgeous reveals out there at Calling it Home.  Thank you Linda, once again, for pushing me to get it done!!

If you want to see my other One Room Challenge projects, you can check them out here:

Master Bathroom Reveal

Girl’s Bedroom Reveal

Jenny

48 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    November 10, 2016 at 7:28 am

    jenny, this looks incredible! i love the wall treatment so much- it makes the space!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Cassie! The wall is my favorite part of the room too!

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    Cyndy k Aldred
    November 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Oh my gosh Jenny! It turned out so amazing! Wow!!! I love all of the colors and the bedding is perfect! That Vendome Gray is GORGEOUS! High five! It’s so good!

    Cheers!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you friend! The color palette really came together nicely, and I’m itching to spray some more lacquer furniture pieces!

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    Amanda
    November 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Absolutely beautiful Jenny! I love the wall trim you did. Everything is gorgeous!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you Amanda! The trim wall is my favorite part of the room. 🙂

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    Cristina
    November 10, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Jenny, What a gorgeous room you’ve giving to your son! I love the dark wall with the board and batten, the bed new spot in between the windows is perfect, and that side table couldn’t look any better! Love it all!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much Cristina! I love it too – so happy that it’s finished! 🙂

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    Lauren@SimplyLKJ
    November 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Jenny, the transformation is amazing! Love, love, love how the feature wall turned out. And, the drapes are perfect. Fabulous room for a teen boy, but yet it could so easily be used as a guest room as well. Great job!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Lauren – funny you mention it being used as a guest room. Is it bad that I was also motivated by using it as one for Thanksgiving? 😉

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    Sandra
    November 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Jenny, I love the vanity. What kind of paint did you use and how on earth did you get it so smooth?!?

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks Sandra. I used Benjamin Moore’s Advance paint – I sprayed the doors and drawer fronts and then hand painted the frames. It levels out beautifully for a great finish!

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        Sandra
        November 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

        What finish? Is it semi-gloss or something else?

        What kind of sprayer. I bought a Wagner to do my vanity and it “spit” out paint like popcorn!

        P.S. I’d love to hear more from you. Hope you’re doing well.

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          Sandra
          November 17, 2016 at 11:44 am

          What finish? Is it semi-gloss or something else?

          What kind of sprayer. I bought a Wagner to do my vanity and it “spit” out paint like popcorn!

          P.S. I’d love to hear more from you. Hope you’re doing well.

          • Jenny
            November 27, 2016 at 8:14 pm

            Hi Sandra! So great to hear from you! I use an HVLP turbine sprayer, which is pretty heavy duty, but prior to that, I used a Wagner Conversion Gun that hooks up to an air compressor, and had great luck with it. It’s all in the controls. If the paint is spitting, you might try thinning it, or increasing the air flow to push it out – it all depends on how the sprayer controls work individually, but this has been my experience. Hope you’re doing well!

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    Amy
    November 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Wow–looks great! I totally need to work on my son’s room, this is great inspiration. Your hard work paid off!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks Amy! It was a labor of love – but so needed! Feels great to have a project finished – sadly I need deadlines that are imposed on me by other people, in order to get it done. Deadlines are my friend.

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    Amy @ My Life From Home
    November 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Great space! I love the wood wall feature. Amazing!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks so much Amy. I think the feature wall is my favorite element!

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    jill
    November 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Love it, and love how it seems like it could be done on a reasonable budget! Looking forward to seeing your sources, all the paint colors etc.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      It really was a reasonable budget – I’m a bargain hunter, I just can’t help it! I’m lucky that I live close to a lot of great outlets!!

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    Debbie
    November 10, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Aaaaaaaamazing, great job!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you Debbie! I’m so glad that it’s finished!

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    jennifer m
    November 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    It looks great!! You got some great deals and that nightstand turned out fabulous

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Jennifer. I did get some great deals, and love the thrill of finding them. I’m a smitten kitten for the nightstand – lacquer is so fun for spaces like this.

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    June
    November 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Looks amazing ~ good job! I love the wall behind the bed!

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      Jenny
      November 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you June. The feature wall is my fave as well. 🙂

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    Jeanie
    November 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    You did a fabulous job Jenny! It’s just the right amount of masculine without screaming “this is a boys room”! Too funny about the deer head – my boys would say the same thing ; ) And I love that bedding – the bed looks so cozy. Nicely done!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks so much Jeanie. I wanted masculine, but still stylish, right? 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Marcia Lakin
    November 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Hi Jenny!

    What is the beautiful lighter grey paint color in your son’s room? Is the darker Iron Mountain paint Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams? This room is wonderful for a teenage boy. I’m trying to mimic this look for my son. I have painted many a room in my home from your inspiration. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      The light gray color on the wall is Collingwood (Benjamin Moore), and the Iron Mountain color is Ben Moore also. They really work well together! Thanks for your kind words Marcia – have a great weekend!

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        Marcia Lakin
        November 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

        Thank you!!! So awesome that you share your talent with us!

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    Shelly Mathes
    November 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Jenny, you have done a wonderful job, bravo. I am sure your son is so proud but I bet he makes you get rid of the deer head, ha.

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    Debbie
    November 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Great job – looks fantastic.

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    Jen @ Noting Grace
    November 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Wow!! This is so handsome and perfect for any young man! I had to LOL at your son’s deer head comment! It sounds so much like my boys! Awesome job on a truly beautiful reveal! Congrats!!

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    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
    November 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    looks great! LOVE the bedding! and that desk area is amazing…I just love to see these one room challenges!!

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    Lisa | Shine Your Light
    November 14, 2016 at 7:28 am

    The room came out great! Love the wall treatment Jenny, with that detail over the windows, and the deep color. The headboard is gorgeous and the desk area looks fantastic too! You must be so happy to have another complete before and after done!! Congrats!

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      Jenny
      November 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Thanks Lisa! It feels great to have it done – just in time to have guests for Thanksgiving. 😉

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    Karen
    November 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

    WOWSA!! What a gorgeous room!! You did a fantastic job and I’m sure your son must love it! So many nice “form and function” details to look at. I love mirror, the desk, the styling and once again, I’m envious of ALL the outlets you have in OH!! Goodness, we need something besides Restoration Hardware here in NoVa. I’ve been talking to my hubby about doing undertaking a little “road trip adventure” to your parts. Lol… he’s usually game whenever I use those three words together. We’ll see…

    You know, I think missing out on those other two consignments nightstands was a blessing in disguise. IMO, this one works beautifully and doesn’t look like a “stand-in”. I love the color, the lacquer (oohhh I love lacquer…) and it really pops with the hardware. I also love the trim on the drapes. It plays well with the mirror and the nightstand. Did your Mom sew the window treatments or did you buy them? Do you have plans for something on the other wall, near the nightstand?

    Finally, I think you were very brave to include it in this ORC. I’m impressed with what you did get done and look forward to seeing your progress.

    I’m sure you’ve had no rest with Thanksgiving NEXT WEEK – but I hope you got a little “ahhh….” moments after this sprint! Well done Jenny!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Karen! We both love it, and it’s so great to have it finished! Just in time for Thanksgiving guests. 😉

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    Jenn
    November 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    The molding on the wall looks awesome! What a great color pallet for a masculine room – and I laughed out loud when I saw the original hot pink dresser!

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      Jenny
      November 17, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Thank you Jenn. It was a labor of love, but I’m so glad that it’s finally done!

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    Calling it Home
    November 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Jenny this is fantastic! Your daughter is right, you can rock a boys room. Love the mix and how flexible it will be when he goes to college. Not wrong to say ‘air out the room’. I have a 16 yo. I get it 🙂

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      Jenny
      November 17, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Thank you Linda! I really love it, and so does he. And, I have a room ready to go for guests this Thanksgiving! Thanks for all that you do in putting this together. I love that it lights a fire under me to get things done! My husband wants to know what my next ORC room will be. 😉

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    sherry hart
    November 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Looks so good! I think were were thinking alike on the wall treatment!!!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Sherry! Your gorgeous wall is what inspired my color! I love the impact of Iron Mountain – thanks for always inspiring. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kate
    November 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Whoa, this is giving me all kinds of ideas for my son’s room. And holy cow, the WALLPAPER you did. Gold star, gold star.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Kate! I’m getting much better with removing wallpaper, but I still hate it! But I think this was my best wallpaper removal effort to date!

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