One Room Challenge WEEK 5:

Tranquil Teen

Tick + Tock


Time’s a ticking ladies and gents!  And I think I just might make it.  (Let’s be real, I did source all Ikea furniture, so I better have at least that done.)  The hardest part now is waiting.  I really want to have a big reveal for my son, so I have been waiting to put the finishing touches on the room until I have access to one or more of those handy, dandy guys I keep around, so they can help me hang some artwork and décor.  (Although I am totally capable, it’s hard when you’re short, so cut me some slack.)

So, here’s where I am at:

  • Paint (all walls, finally).  CHECK.

Pantone_Cloud Dancer PS

  • Wall treatment (officially nailed in and secure).  CHECK.
  • Crown molding.  CHECK. 


  • Shelves rehung (in THE only place they can go).  CHECK.


  • Furniture built (orrrr just put back into place).  CHECK.
  • Bedding (ok, ok, I bought it JUST before I knew I was doing ORC).  CHECK.
  • Choice of rugs.  CHECK.

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  • Selection of wall art (mostly from my son’s personal collection…wink, wink).  CHECK.

What’s left?

Well, our plant situation has grown considerably.  We just might have a jungle after all…

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Guest DesignersStay tuned as I figure out how to incorporate the growing indoor plant collection in a tasteful manner and keep it masculine.  And I can’t wait to share THE REVEAL in just one week!  See how close the Featured and Guest Designers are to completion and catch up on the previous weeks before the reveal.


ORC Week 1 | ORC Week 2 | ORC Week 3 | ORC Week 4 | ORC Week 5 | ORC Week 6


2 thoughts on “One Room Challenge WEEK 5:

  1. Looks great! You son is a lucky guy. I am feeling inspired to do our teen boy’s room for the next ORC… I’m sure he will be so excited – hahahahaha!

    1. Thanks! I am shocked at how into it my son had gotten and it has given us some bonding time. I say do it! Give him a space he can enjoy while you still have him at home.

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