The One Room Challenge is now done and it’s time to see the finished spaces for all participants. There were a lot of changes in our home during these past 7 weeks, especially with the addition of our newest family member who was born 3 weeks ago.
Completing this room by myself while being very pregnant and then with a newborn had its challenges. I was able to install the Metrie trim but I didn’t have enough time to paint the bunk beds — I may have been a bit unrealistic about what I could complete during this time!
The foundation of the room is finished with the new trim, casings, baseboards and new light fixture. With the board and batten on the walls, the ceiling seems higher and these formerly blank white walls have interest even though one side of the room is currently bare.
Remember how this wall looked before when it was just plain white and had narrow baseboards? See the difference now?
This is the side where the bunk beds will go. In the meantime, here is a clear view of the new, Wide Baseboards and Solid Pine Lattice that I used for the board and batten. It was a new challenge to change the baseboards and I’m so glad I did because it gives the whole room a more updated look.
What I learned from installing wide baseboards is that you need a large blade on your mitre saw in order to properly cut them. That’s just something to keep in mind when choosing a saw if you like the wider moulding profiles.
The board and batten worked well with the awkward angles of this room.
For artwork, I used this painting that was done by my husband and just happened to be the right colour scheme for the room. While mum was visiting in October she made this flannel crib sheet.
Here is my 3-week old son testing out the new space and of course our dog, Cali is right there beside him.
Thank you to Metrie for helping to make this vision a reality! I love when a sketch or an idea comes to fruition.
Even though many elements in the room stayed the same (curtains, curtain rod, crib) with a new foundation the whole room looks new.