Hello, hello! It’s Wednesday, and typically that means the start of another $100 Room Challenge, however, for the months of April and May, I am participating in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. During Round 2 of this challenge, I was actually able to redo my laundry room within the $100 budget that I typically use for room transformations, however, this month I’m redoing my son’s bedroom (age 9) and he is in desperate need of a new dresser. (Not sure how that would pan out with only $100 to spend). I, however, will do my best to keep this challenge budget-friendly, as always.
For those of you that are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, let me briefly explain. Twice a year, Linda (from the blog “Calling It Home”) hosts a challenge in which each participant has 6 weeks to completely transform one space in their homes. There are 20 “Featured Designers” and 150+ linking participants (that would be me). It’s a fun way to see a whole lot of before and afters, while following the journeys along the way. If you popped on over specifically for the One Room Challenge, welcome!
The first time I participated in this challenge was in the Spring of 2015. The blog looked a lot different back then. Just a few weeks ago this blog got a major overhaul including a new name. What was once “The Organized Life” is now “Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry”. For my first ORC, I worked on our powder room, and you can read more about it here.
This past Fall, I redid our laundry room (and it’s still one of my favorite transformations)! For all the details, click here.
This time around we’ve got a boy’s bedroom. My middle child is a huge football fan. He was literally in tears when the Vikings missed the field goal that would have advanced them in the playoffs. He knows more players than I do. (Okay. I only know, like, two… but still.) He knows the scores of Superbowls played years ago, and he collects football cards and reads football trivia. You get the picture.
About three years ago, we decided we’d create a football themed room for him. We painted one wall green in an effort to create a football field and that’s as far as we got. One green wall. Here’s the room in its current state. Please note that I am a firm believer in true “before shots”. I didn’t make the bed and put his pile of clothes neatly in his hamper. I didn’t tidy up his dresser and remove the pile of books from the floor. These are real life pictures of how his room tends to look… until I make him clean it.
Next week I’ll be sharing all my plans for this space. If you are a fan of room transformations, you can find all the links to more challenges here (featured designers) and here (linking participants).
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