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Big Boy Room Makeover Plans – One Room Challenge

It’s that time again! It’s the Spring One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home!

Last Spring, for the challenge I made over our guest room into our baby girl’s nursery. It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work doing it in a short six weeks. It seemed to fly by and being so pregnant I was happy for reveal day.

I had no plans this year to take part in the One Room Challenge again. I felt like there are so many projects that need to be done in all the rooms I couldn’t narrow it down.

But remember a couple months ago I made new curtains for my son’s room, I upgraded his nursery curtains to these awesome vintage airplane curtains. He loved them and so did I.

Vintage Airplane Toddler Curtains

Then it started…every time I walked into his room, the curtains looked so “Big Boy” and the wall color started to look too “nursery.”

I knew it had to change or it was going to bug me. So I decided I needed to paint and once I decided on panting, I had to do this and that and this and that.

The list started getting longer and I realized it was time to just jump in and tackle this room in the One Room Challenge. This way it would give me a set start and end date and would push me to get it done, not just doing one thing here and there.

So let’s take a look at his room. Since his nursery, it has evolved into a nursery with big boy toys and mishmash of items.

One Room challenge before

These pictures were taken right before I made his new curtains. Of course I took them on a day that his room was a mess. Makes for a better before picture right?

Toddler Room Before

Toddler Room Before

Toddler Room Before

So here is what I am planning on doing:

  • Remove the chair rail
  • Paint
  • Install new curtain rods
  • Create a new headboard
  • Create more toy storage
  • Gallery Wall

Here is what I am thinking of getting/making:

  • Large rug
  • New comforter
  • New light
  • Wall decor
  • Seating
  • Nightstand

I’m sure this plan will change and evolve as I get into the thick of the next 6 weeks but I am excited and excited for one happy little man to see his new room.

Here is what I’m thinking:

To play off his plane curtains and his love of anything transportation. I’m calling it an adventure room. Where will this little man like to go? Where will he end up. I want maps for learning and fun items for playing.

What do you think?

Toddler Room Design

I also want to thank my generous sponsors for this room makeover: Valspar and JCPenney!


Brittany Goldwyn

Friday 7th of April 2017

Can't wait to follow along homegirl ;)


Thursday 6th of April 2017

I can't wait. I think this is a great idea for a little boys room. There always venturing and discovering everything around them. Good luck like you really need it. I'm getting excited for you.


Thursday 6th of April 2017

Can't wait to see what you create with this room!!

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