Yes, you read that right … welcome to Week Three of our One Room Challenge! Can you believe we’re officially halfway through this crazy (seriously!) journey?! YIKES!
Let’s just recap what exactly I’ve gotten myself into, shall we? Three weeks ago, I committed to making a Rustic Big Boy Bedroom for our not-so-little guy in just six weeks?! Have I mentioned that every single surface from floors to ceiling and everything in between had to change? Yup. This gal just might have bitten off more than she can chew (in six weeks anyway). In Week One, I shared our plans for the room and Week Two was all about progress my friends.
Then came Week Three, which unfortunately brought that nasty flu back to the Mercer house. Specifically the Mercer that’s in charge of it all. You may remember that my husband and son came down with the flu through Week Two, yet somehow things (a lot of things) still got done. Mommy gets the flu and the whole house (and everyone in it) fall apart. Okay, perhaps, just maaaaaybe, I’m exaggerating a little. I’m not being entirely fair to Brady, who was a HUGE help with Carson while I was laid up on the couch (for the few hours that I got to be laid up on the couch, cause let’s face it, Mommy sick is different than toddler sick, or Daddy sick). Anyway, somehow, however miraculously, we all survived The Great Flu Wipe-out of 2015, though it certainly cost us some productivity this week.
So, what did we accomplish this week? Well, the plank wall is up. It may not be stained, it may not have baseboards. But, it’s up! Thanks to my hard working hubs, we have two walls full, floor to ceiling (yes, two – you weren’t expecting that, were you?) with lovely pine planks in all their glory!
Remember this sneak peek?
I haven’t officially crossed it off of our list though, considering it’s still waiting for some stain. And not just any old stain my friends – on it’s way to our home at this very moment is THE MOST perfectly weathered stain from Weatherwood Stains! Eeeeek! And I’m SO excited to try it!!!
While having the flu isn’t exactly how I’d hoped to spend my weekend, it did give me a great chance to get a ton of shopping done. Curious to see what I’ve been buying? You can find all the details on my Itsums board, which not only keeps track of all of my fab finds, but even lets me mark them as “purchased” and keeps track of my budget. Brilliant, right?! It’s seriously been the best tool ever to keep track of everything reno related and I can’t wait to put it to work as we plan out each room reno in our home (you can read more about how it all works here)! You’ll have to hop on over to see where I’ve been shopping, what it’s all costing us and of course, whether I’ve managed to stay on budget!
So, without actually crossing a single thing from our list this week, I’ll just remind you what we’ve got left to do:
– paint walls with Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl
– replace closet doors
– paint doors trim work with Benjamin Moore’s Paper Mache
– replace door and closet hardware
– DIY plank wall
– add light fixture
– blackout blind
– make DIY window valance
– make DIY bedside table
– paint DIY crate table
– make DIY headboard
– find & purchase accessories
– make (or buy) laundry basket
– make artwork
– create reading nook
Ummmm, is anybody else completely terrified that we’ve got just three weeks left to get it all done?
Below, you can find links to all of the DIY projects made for this Rustic Boy’s Bedroom as well as a source list. I’ll be sure to update this list as new tutorials are posted: