I swear, the One Room Challenge is probably the fastest six weeks of the entire year. I don’t know how, but in two months it will be two days AFTER Christmas, and in two weeks, my son’s bedroom makeover will be (gulp) done. God willing. I shared the progress I made with the masculine molding last week, and then my kids were off on fall break, and we went to New York City (because my oldest is a senior and I feel like we need to max out our family time). The trip was fantastic, but I didn’t get as far as I thought I would this week as a result. But, it was worth it. I mean, how often do you get a family selfie in Times Square?
I got a bit cocky after my progress last week, and actually started looking at options for my son’s bathroom sink area, that connects to a Jack and Jill bathroom. I kind of treated it as “bonus” space, with the thought that perhaps I could roll this into the entire room. Because I never procrastinate or run behind schedule, and always finish with plenty of time to spare, right?
Here is his sink area, with some of the last remaining wallpaper that needs to be removed in my house.
I was thinking of painting the cabinets the same color as the masculine molding wall, but after seeing Sherry’s gorgeous high contrast room as part of the ORC, I’m going to have to admit, that Iron Mountain is on my paint wish list. Is that gorgeous or what?
I have always wanted to incorporate some penny tile somewhere in my house, and was thinking that this would make for a pretty addition along the mirrored wall (removing the boring mirror that’s there now).
And then maybe switch out the light fixture with one of these that I spotted at our Restoration Hardware Outlet (and the price was marked down another 30%). They do have good deals on lighting, some of the other items are still on the pricey side.
I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but when I looked inside the box at the 14″ sconce – it was huge. This one is in a zinc finish.
This one was more in line wit the size I was looking for – this was a black enamel finish, if memory serves. The finish isn’t captured very well in the photo.
Or I could go for a different style altogether –
I did get this comforter in this week – the jury is still out on the “softness factor”, since again, my son is all about function over form. Might have to pop back in to Restoration Hardware and dig through their bedding again…
In addition to all of this “bonus” work, I still need to knock these items off my list:
- Update the desk area
- Add rustic, man shelves for additional storage and display space
- Add drapes and/or black out blinds
- Incorporate a rug for interest
- Add a nightstand with additional storage
Speaking of nightstands, I did look at our local consignment store to see what they had available. A couple of them caught my eye – tell me what you think.
Option 1: Campaign Style
I love this style, and it has some great potential, if I painted it. I’d love a high gloss look, but it’s oak, and I don’t know how that would look.
Option 2: Mid-Century-ish
The brass pulls on this one are giving it a dated, look, but it has great lines and could be completely transformed with paint and new hardware.
Both are good options – do you have a favorite?
Coming down to the wire awfully fast, aren’t we? Did I mention that my daughter’s sleepover birthday party is this weekend? Yeah, didn’t plan that one out really well, did I? 😉
It will get done – I know it!