ORC – Boy’s Built in Bedroom – Week 1

One Room Challenge - week 1 - Boys Built in Bedroom

Hi guys!  I am back today to share the next big project we have been working on in our old farmhouse and yes it’s another boy’s bedroom :).    We finished Ben’s bedroom back in January and we needed to take a little time off to catch our breath before starting Ryan’s room.  Over the next 6 weeks I will be sharing his boy’s built in bedroom along with many other incredibly talented bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from Calling It Home.  This is my first time participating in the ORC but those of you that know us know that we have been living the one room challenge for over a decade now fixing up these crazy fixer uppers we buy and live in :).

One Room Challenge logo

Ryan’s room is no exception.  Over the next few weeks we will sharing how our plan for gutting his room.  New paint, new bead board ceiling like we added to Ben’s room,

DIY - Bead board Ceiling

new wide pine floors like we added to our master bedroom and the rest of the rooms on the second floor,

DIY Wide Pine Floors & a Review

a new closet, built in bed, bookcase, dresser, desk and a new doorway and a door.  Wow, I am tired just thinking about it :).  As you can see we definitely have our work cut out for us!

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

Ryan’s room presented quite a challenge for us to figure out how to make it feel more open.  His room had 3 doorways, one window and a large double door closet which left little room to place furniture.  As you can see from below he doesn’t have a normal looking doorway and he’s missing a door :).  There was no bedroom door on any bedroom in our farmhouse when we moved in, weird!

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

The room is also only 8 feet wide so whatever furniture we did have left the room feeling very cramped.

ORC Week 1 - Boys built in bedroom before

Jason and I spent a lot of time thinking it through and even sketched out a plan on paper.  Before starting this boy’s built in bedroom we did close off one of the doorways into Ryan’s room to make room for a built in desk in Bennett’s room.

DIY - built in desk- Boys bedroom

We also added a pallet sliding barn door to the doorway between Ryan’s and Tucker’s room when we turned our former master closet into our youngest bedroom ( you can see that transformation here).

Come check out the Pallet Barn Door We Made using only 2 Pallets!

I can’t wait to share how this boy’s bedroom is going to be transformed over the next few weeks with you guys!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by to check it out!!!


Also sharing ORC – My Boy’s Built In Bedroom – Week 1 with:

Between Naps on the Porch – MM


30 thoughts on “ORC – Boy’s Built in Bedroom – Week 1

  1. Love your inspiration photos! I can’t WAIT to see how this all turns out and stealing some of your ideas for my son’s bedroom refresh!

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