Little Explorer Boys Room | One Room Challenge Fall 2016: Week 3


We are already half way through the One Room Challenge.

This is the week where a semi panic sets in and you think, am I really going to get this all done in time?!


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If you are just joining me this week, Hi! My name is Jaclyn. You can get to know me a little bit better by reading my About Me page. For those of you who have been following along, the page has a bit more About me on it now so go check it out!  For my One Room Challenge I am putting together a little explorers room for my son Ryder. We moved into our new home in January, so I am starting with a semi blank slate. If you want to see the before pictures check out Week 1.


I love this Little Explorer Boys Bedroom theme by One Thousand Oaks!
Inspiration Board

This week was all about painting for me.


I painted the walls and the trim.


The walls are Benjamin Moore Himalayan Trek. I really love this color. It goes from a gray tone to a greige to a cool brown color depending on the light for the time of day.  The days here have been gloomy and overcast so I did my best to capture the color with the lack of natural sunlight. The trim is painted Dove White By Glidden, just like in the kids Coastal Bathroom.



This wall is where the bed will be up against and I left unpainted for now. I have a plan for an accent wall, but it requires a little bit of planning and measuring.



The dresser for Ryder’s room we got for free from one of my husband’s uncles. I cleaned it  and then primed and finally painted with Benjamin Moore’s Alligator Alley.




I started looking around for a nightstand for Ryder’s room at the beginning of the challenge. I looked online first, but couldn’t find anything in my price range or that I liked. I am not a fan of particle board furniture. I love solid wood pieces of furniture, which are hard to find these days, at least in a price range that I can afford. Thrift shopping was the answer to my problem. So I set off to find an antique piece of solid furniture that fit my budget.




I was super excited to stumble across this nightstand at Habitat for Humanity during one of my last visits. Whats even better is that all furniture was 50% off that day so I was able to get this for only $15!

Now that is a price that makes my budget happy!

I would of loved to have sanded and stained this nightstand in my favorite shade of Minwax stain, But with all of the tiny areas of detail work I decided to paint it the same Alligator Alley by Benjamin Moore as the dresser. I did make some amazing changes to the nightstand and can’t wait to show you in the reveal at the end of the challenge.




Items that I have ordered online for the One Room Challenge have started showing up this week as well. This fabric that I got from is amazing and I am in love with it. I even got the extra end of bolt yardage on the Grey Ticking Fabric.  The Plaid Fabric is incredibly smooth and soft. I am hoping that I will have some left over so I can make my self a cute fall scarf.

That’s ok right?

To have a scarf that matches your sons bedroom pillows?




I enlisted my husband on one of my biggest projects for the room. It requires a lot of cutting wood and while I was so ready to tackle it myself using the table saw, I ran into a slight problem. One of my dogs, Rogan, was recently sprayed by a skunk and therefore him and Alby both were quarantined to the garage. I do not think that they were happy about that because they chewed off the switch to the table saw!! These are not puppy dogs that are in the chewing stage. These are getting to be old man dogs that are 5 and 6 years old. Now the table saw is out of commission until my husband gets some time to replace the switch. Until then he has to cut all the wood with his circular saw and he has been doing a great job. He finished up the last few cuts tonight so I will be able to start putting it all together!

I snapped a quick picture while he was working without him knowing, which is why it is blurry.



The Project To Do list is looking good!

Project To Do List:

  1. Mud the holes in the wall
  2. Prime the walls
  3. Paint the walls
  4. Paint accent wall
  5. Paint the dresser and nightstand
  6. Stain the closet doors
  7. Buy Bed and bedding
  8. Buy Room Decor
  9. Decorate


Thanks so much for stopping by this week!

Stop in again next Thursday to see what progress has been made on the room!


Be sure to check out all the other guest participants of the One Room Challenge HERE.

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





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