Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Room Challenge: The Reveal!!!

This is the week we've all been waiting for!  The final week of the One Room Challenge which means we get to see everyone's room finished!  Have you been following along?  If you would like to catch up on my project, you can read all of the posts here.

In order to fully appreciate the final room, I suppose we should take a walk down memory lane.


This is what I started with.  I changed the wall color, re-positioned & painted the bed, added new bedding and art.


Here is the new room.  Before I go on, there are a few details that should be mentioned.  We still need to add shoe molding - so please overlook that.  Also, after I took about 30 pictures, I realized that the antlers are a little off center.  Oops!


Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  And I think that Tyler likes it too.  The photos above the bed were taken with his I-phone on some of our many hikes in the desert and mountains.  They were the first thing he noticed when he saw the finished room.  I think that was a good thing.  


If you recall, the bed was in the original cherry finish which was badly worn.  My friend Melissa of Stuff: Vintage came through and shared her professional painters with me.  Love the glossy black finish!  By the way, I decided to add a tiny bit of trim to the shades.


There really isn't much room for a bedside table which is fine because we only needed something large enough to hold a retainer case and phone/alarm clock.  So this little industrial stool did the trick.


Tyler wanted lots of art on the walls and wanted me to include military mentions if possible.


We had an old painting of a late family member who was once a pilot and I thought this would be a nice addition to the room.  The needlepoint pillow is one of the many needlepoint pieces made by Mom.  She made this one especially for Tyler when he was a tiny little thing because he loved squirrels.  Many of you have asked about the slip covered wingback chair.  You can read about it here.


I found this bowl at World Market thinking it would be a nice catchall for wallet & keys - in theory.


I left the hook in between the windows to hang the swimming medals.


I added the numbers to the chest a long time ago and decided to leave it as is for now.




I brought in a brass tray for a few of the personal items he likes to keep in his room.  Everything looks better on a tray right?  The owl holds treasures from some of our hikes.


Thanks so much for following along and thanks to all of you who have commented on the project!  It was a fun journey and I really appreciate your support!  Now let's visit the others and see those pretty rooms!





Sources:

Wall Color - Essential Gray, Sherwin WIlliams
Duvet Cover - IKEA
Rug - IKEA
Matelasse Bedding - Lands End
Ikat pillow - Kassapanola
Gray and white stripe pillow - Skoope Home
Monogram Pillow - Ballard Designs
Bedside stool, owl, and shield mirrors - Joss & Main
Wooden Frames - Michael's
Curtains - World Market
Antlers - Local store, Daisy's
Wall lamps - Lowes, painted black with shades from IKEA
Antler Lamp - gift from Mom, Uttermost

61 comments :

  1. Rene, I really appreciated following along with this makeover because I have a teen room to pull together myself. I love all the little touches that pull this room together, like the art groupings, the hook for the medals (that is such a great detail!) and the tray on the bureau. Also the bed looks amazing in black, particularly with the neutral wall color. I hope Tyler is enjoying his new digs!

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  2. Fantastic Rene, so sophisticated yet appropriate for a boy Tyler's age! Love the personal touches you incorporated as well as the way the room arrangement, but my fave is the bed, magnificent! Good work my friend!

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  3. Such a sophisticated room - very Ralph Lauren. I love the black, gray, and white color scheme. Painting the bed a glossy black was a stroke of genius. Wonderful job!

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  4. So great. Very preppy and handsome--I'm amazed at how much you accomplished in the 6 weeks. And so many swimming medals! Wow!

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  5. love love love this! What a perfect room for Tyler! I love the little bowl and tray and how you said they were for wallet and keys, in theory- too funny. The black bed looks so great, what a difference from the wood tone.

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  6. Lovely! I just re-did my 19 yr old son's room - I think they appreciate the grown up look more than we would have anticipated.

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  7. Rene! BRAVO! This looks FANTASTIC!! i love it. i hope your son LOVES it too!

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  8. Rene this looks fantastic. I know your son must be very happy with all the personal and special touches! I love the color combination ... so sophisticated and perfect for a teenage boy!! xo

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  9. yay!!! It looks awesome Rene! I bet he loves it too and tell him we want weekly updates to see if he keeps it clean ;-) hee hee

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  10. Wow! The room looks so sophisticated and masculine. I love the painted bed and even like the chest as-is. I think it adds rustic charm.

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  11. Looks so great! Love the gallery wall above the bed with the scones - perfection!

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  12. Love it, René! I think you did a fantastic job! Love how you repositioned the bed and what you did with the swing arm lamps!

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  13. What a handsome bedroom. The bedding is fantastic - I love the plaid duvet. Also love all of your touches in there. My antlers are a little off too, but I've decided to call it "quirky" and live with it. Haha! Fun to do this with you, Rene!

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  14. I love how it turned out! Very grown-up and pulled together.

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  15. You did a great job...love the bed painted black... Your son must love it!

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  16. It is so perfect for a teenage boy and so sophisticated! Take care, Caroline

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  17. This looks fantastic. It makes me want to makeover my son's room. I love the "in-theory" line. So true. That black bed is the show-stopper. I love how you incorporated his wishes into the plan.

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  18. It's CLASSIC Rene style, with a masculine twist! The black bed makes such a great statement, love all the personal artwork, and meaningful pieces. I bet you're both thrilled with the transformation!

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  19. What a difference! It looks great.

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  20. Awesome room! I love all the photos. They make it so personal. I have two boys so I am always so excited to see how other boys' rooms are decorated. Gorgeous transformation!
    -Shelley

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  21. Oh, Rene, it's fantastic!!! I so love it. So masculine and classic. The sconces are wonderful. And as always, you nailed the details. Ps. . I owe you an email!

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  22. This is so handsome and filled with your son's personality...he must just love it! I am sure he is very proud of you. Perfect little touches like the trim on the shades and the medal display. I like the beautiful bed on that wall. Nice that you put the sources, too. Great job!!!

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  23. Rene you did such an amazing job, I love the masculine feel and that it is so sophisticated...but it still feels warm and casual. Great job Lady! I love it. If he doesn't use the world market bowl...I'll take it :)

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  24. You did a fantastic job! Love the bed and the color palette!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. looks great! that's got me itching to do something to my son's bedroom ;)!

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  26. Just wonderful Rene!! I love all the personal touches and the color scheme. Man-space perfection. :)

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  27. It looks awesome, Rene! The bed is my favorite part.

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  28. wall color is great and painting the bed black really made such a difference, didn't it? enjoyed seeing how you did his room...I have a teen son, too, so it struck home with me. great job.donna

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  29. WOW, what a great musculine room! Decorating a boys room is always a challenge but you did this gorgeously! Love it!

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  30. What an amazing space - I love how you mixed sentimental items, reused what you had and added an updated wall colour to create a perfect space for your son!

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  31. It looks so so good!!! He will be the envy of all of his friends!!

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  32. This turned out fantastically!! It is personal, masculine, grown up, pulled together- a dream!! I am sure he LOVES the space. It feels like HOME!! xo

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  33. What an improvement! Love it! I'm sure he does too- glad you took pictures before he starts "living" in it again:)

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  34. Beautiful makeover, Rene! I love it all!!

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  35. Great change. Any chance your Mom sells her needlepoint pillows or canvases?

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  36. Rene this is a great looking room! That black bed is awesome and I love the black & white plaid duvet. So many great things on the walls too. Really looks awesome!

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  37. It looks fantastic Rene! You did an amazing job. Masculine with meaningful touches in the photos and that wonderful squirrel pillow. I love that pillow. I grew up in a house under lots of oak trees and the squirrels would pop right on down when we ate outdoors. I like the added trim on the sconces very much. It's really a beautiful room Rene and I am sure your son loves It and appreciates all of your work.

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  38. Rene you did such a wonderful job and your son must be so happy with it! The bed looks gorgeous with its new paint job. Congratulations on a project well done!

    -Lane

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  39. Ohmigosh, I LOVE the new room! The orientation is better and the bed looks awesome. Great choice on the glossy black. Fabulous decor too - a great masculine space!

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  40. Oh wow, Rene, the room looks GREAT! Your son must be so happy to have this fantastic new room!

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  41. Perfect, just perfect. I love the bedding and the wall grouping and the chair vignette- he must be so proud of his new room. congratulations Tyler on all those swimming medals! Impressive! Enjoy it, you two. Congratulations on your room success!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  42. Rene, it looks great. Classic and masculine! Very nice. I particularly like the chest with the mirrors above it. Great job!

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  43. rene! it is PHENOMENAL! i love it so much!! the bed in black is my favorite part!!!

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  44. excellent reveal!!! love! I have been following the ORC for the past 2 years and I'm now a new follower of your blog! love what you did to this room and particularly love the dramatic before/after photo! great job

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  45. I really enjoyed this makeover (and the access to acquire same products you used) there is not enough out there for the teen/young adult masculine look. Great job!!

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  46. Love it!! The bed looks amazing painted! Love the photo art and to be honest I was a bit curious with the squirrel pillow-such a sweet story, you totally had to put it in the space.

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  47. Awesome reveal!! Love his new room. I know he must be so proud of his mom! You are so talented.

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  48. Rene,
    The bed painted black...so gorgeous!! What a great bed and painted black just makes it fabulous! Love the art, the tray, the chest....leave the numbers... the mirrors, bedding....LOVE IT!!!
    xo
    annie

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  49. Rene,
    At the risk of sounding creepy, this post made me teary. :-) I am always so inspired by how you mother, and this room is no exception. I love how it is both personal and beautiful!! All the treasures and pictures from your hikes are very special. That bed...OMG. I hope you keep it forever! ;-)
    GREAT job!
    Abby

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  50. Such fun seeing all the results....absolutely gorgeous!! This is so well done!

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  51. I'm glad I saw Abby's comment above. I'm teary eyed too - it's perfect in every way. And it makes me want to have a boy - even though I'll be very happy with a little boy or girl when the time comes ;) You've outdone yourself and I bet your son had a huge smile on his face when he saw it.

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  52. What a perfect boy room!! I love how the bed turned out.

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  53. WOW....just changing the wall color made such a difference....even though I like the green the gray seems so grown up. It's a great room Rene and I love all the thought that went into it for your son. That is what design is all about....we decorate for our clients and what they like not us right? Painting the bed black was genius....it looks so "Ralph".....and I love the needlepoint pillow. I know you enjoyed making this space special for your son:)

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  54. I love what you did in your son's room. I raised 2 sons and know those pillows have probably found a place on the floor!! :) I know he loves having a great space, so many personal touches that I know mean so much to him.

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  55. I followed a link from Rambling Renovators... your boy's room is really sophisticated and still personal. Awesome! Did you make/buy those plaque mirrors hanging above the dresser? They are a great shape.

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  56. Well the Before and After speaks for its self! Great Job! Love that you hung all his metals all together really makes a statement!

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  57. ohmygosh -- i love every single thing about this room! starting with that glossy bed, the cool side table stool and the wall lamps. Great job!!!

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