Friday, October 17, 2014

One Room Challenge, Week 3: Boys Room Update

Week two of the One Room Challenge has officially come to an end.

In six weeks I hope to completely transform our boys' room.

Week one, I shared our plans for the space.
Last week, I shared the Boxwood Green window trim and door painting progress.

I hit a bit of a lull this week with the boys' room.  Mostly because we're having central air and heat put in so there have been extra bodies throughout our house all week long!  Top that with lots of rain and my plans for some spray painting projects were put on hold.

I did manage to sand and stain two old fruit crates to turn into wall storage.  I also made a trip into town to pick up another bag of Boxwood Milk Paint.  If you stopped in last week I mentioned I hoped to add a third coat of paint to the trim and doors.  Now I can!

Since I don't have any pretty progress photos to share, I put together a design board of elements we already have or plan to buy for the space.

Boxwood Milk Paint / Plaid Storage Box (Home Goods)

Hopefully next week I'll have some pretty progress photos to share.

Now, don't forget to stop over at Calling it Home to see what the other One Room Challenge participants have been up to this week.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Boys Camp Room Progress: One Room Challenge, Week 2

Today officially marks week two of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home.

In six weeks I hope to finish off the boys' camp themed room redo.

Last week I shared the plans for their space.

This week was all about getting the window trim and closet doors painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Boxwood Milk Paint
(Coming soon: More on the process and some milk paint tips I've learned along the way.)

So far both windows and both closet doors have been painted with two coats of paint.  I had one pouch of paint and it is G-O-N-E gone.  I'd really like to do a third coat so I may have to order another pouch.

Here's a peek!

Excuse the color variation.  Some of the paint was still wet when I took pictures.  Hopefully it will dry evenly or I'll definitely need that third coat.

It's amazing how color changes the mood in a space!  It's already feeling so much cozier and campier.

Now go check out everyone else's progress and don't forget to stop back here next Thursday for another update on the boys' room.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vintage Modern Boys Camp Room: One Room Challenge, Week 1

Now that we've been living in our house for a month it's time to get moving on the boys' room design.

The One Room Challenge, a 6 week series hosted by Linda over of Calling It Home, is the perfect excuse to get started.

When we first purchased the house at the end of February the boys' bedroom looked like this.

Before we moved in, the entire room got a fresh layer of drywall and a coat of white paint.  The wood floors were painted in tan porch and floor paint.  

Right now the room is clean and pretty much bare bones.  Some design elements are in place but it has a long way to go.

I hope to give the bedroom an updated camp feel.  Natural colors like green, brown, rust, tan, and white will ground the room.  A mix of vintage and new pieces will keep the room from feeling too dated.

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Here's the plan:

1. Paint window trim and doors in Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood Milk Paint.
2. Hang antlers on closet door.
3. Make DIY frame and hang Topographic USA Wall Map.
4. Replace overhead light fixture.
5. Hang Industrial Sconce above twin bed.
6. Fix and hang vintage owl planter with plant.
7. Replace brass doorknobs.
8. Create gallery wall to include First Aid Box.
9. Fix up and hang metal storage basket with Galvanizing Compound.
10. Clean, fix, and hang inherited cuckoo clocks.
11. DIY arrow rug for under crib.
12. Swap out woodland painted dresser for two matching rust color painted dressers.
13. Decorate using collected items like wool blankets, owls, fishing pail, lanterns, and bow & arrows.

Most likely more projects will be added and some may be tweaked.

For more room inspiration stop over at my Vintage Modern Boy's Camp Bedroom Pinterest board.
Check back in next week for another update on the boys' room!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dollar Tree Anniversary Bonus Buys & A Dollar Tree Honeycomb Vase DIY

This post is brought to you in partnership with Dollar Tree.  
Read on for special Anniversary Event Bonus Buys and some crafty inspiration!

If you haven't already figured it out, Dollar Tree is the perfect place to find inexpensive supplies for crafting and for your home.

Beginning Sept. 28, 2014 and ending Oct. 11, 2014 visit Dollar Tree for their Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration!  Tons of new Bonus Buys will be offered with up to 58% more FREE per item. Larger sizes will only be available for a limited time but will still only cost $1 each.  Hurry in to the store or shop online. Bonus Buy quantities are limited!

I'm particularly excited for Dollar Tree's Household Bonus Buys!  As we're getting settled in our new house I've been cleaning, purging, and organizing like crazy.  You don't realize how many toys your children own until you're faced with unpacking them into a new space.  A few new baskets and oval bins will certainly help corral the abundance of art supplies, doll clothes, cars, and stuffed animals.

Bonus Buy Household Products include:
  • 10-oz. bottles of Tide® Simply Clean & Fresh™ Detergent
  • 8-ct. Packs of Colorful Clothes Hangers
  • 5-ct. Packs of Oval Bins
  • Multi-purpose Baskets
  • 64-oz. Bottles of Ultra Concentrated Laundry Detergent
  • 10-ct. Packs of Sunbeam® AA Batteries
  • 2-ct. Packs of Super Glue®
  • Bonus-sized Glass Vases

I'm also super excited to see glass vases included in the Household Bonus Buys!  Dollar Tree is my go-to spot for picking up inexpensive glassware.  Pick up some of the Bonus Sized Anniversary Celebration vases and give my DIY Honeycomb Vase a try!  It would look great in a mustard, olive, or gold colorway for fall.

Don't forget while you’re in your local Dollar Tree store shopping for Bonus Buys, stock up on Halloween décor, candy, costume accessories, and more. It’s all $1 each!

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