10.02.2013

The Challenge is on!

The One Room Challenge is a great way to get 
a decorating project accomplished in six weeks!


Our son, Tommy is away at college.  
This is his room below.  
It's not bad...but it's not exactly decorated...
at least not like our daughter's room after the last
Even my friend, Debbie, said
her bathroom

"Tommy's room needs some love, like Alie's."

When we moved into our renovated beach cottage 
three years ago, his room was decorated 
with leftovers and "hand me downs."


My goals for this room are to make it:
• comfortable
• somewhat masculine
• classic, but with a modern country vibe

... and to conserve money while doing it.
It bothers me that I didn't buy longer curtains
and hang them higher
...the grass shades are fine though.

Here's some inspiration...
We bought this vintage antique travel poster 
when we lived in Paris twelve years ago 
(and Tommy was in second and third grades). 

 I want to reframe this 
(the frame is cracked and I'd like
non-glare glass).


Some of the artwork that used to be in
 Tommy's room is here now...
So, his walls are pretty bare.
I'm looking forward to seeing what these bloggers 
accomplish in the next six weeks!!!

Check them out...


Next week...
come see my number one painting tip.

45 comments:

  1. Wow, I loved the idea! You have a great mind! Would you like to be my mother? hahaha

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  2. Hi Mary Ann, I think we are on similar journeys for the next six weeks! Looking forward to watching your unfold.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  3. I look forward to following along! Can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm joining the link up, but not quite sure I'll make it to the finish line. ;)

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  4. It's got great furniture already Mary Ann, so I'm betting you can turn this around beautifully even more! I'm doing my sons room too and sharing it tomorrow!

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  5. You did such a great job on the last bedroom I can't wait to see this one! I love your inspiration poster!

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  6. Fun...I can hardly wait to see you work your magic. I know its going to be a home run!

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  7. Looking forward to seeing this transformation too!

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  8. Love the inspiration poster and have no doubt that this will be a fabulous do over!

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  9. This is going to be awesome! I love your work!

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  10. You have such great basics to start with, it will be fun watch the transformation!

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  11. Does Tommy care about what you do? My son would not. Your daughter's room is a hard act to follow, that was my idea of perfection. I love that poster and can't wait to see how you change it up. Thanks for joining in.

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  12. I have a feeling this will turn out quite well! And, I can't wait to read the number one painting tip- I can use all the help I can get-ha!

    xo
    Mimi @ A House Romance

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  13. Everything you do is beautiful! Looking forward to watching your progress. I'll be linking up and doing our guest room too. Good luck!! :)

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  14. I love what you did with your daughter's room earlier, it's gorgeous. I know your son's room will be looking just as beautiful once it's transformed as well. Looking forward to see updates next Wednesday! Nice poster, by the way!

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  15. Very cool! I love the artwork inspiration pieces.
    I am doing my away-at-college- son's room as a linking participant starting tomorrow. I curious to see your room unfold.

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  16. I am so envious of this challenge but I have decided to live vicariously and do it myself! I know just the room! YOU are going to work you usual magic i just know it!!! cant wait to keep checking back! xo

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  17. can't wait to see how this transforms! I'm going to be joining ya'll tomorrow through the ORC linking party!

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  18. Loved your last ORC and looking forward to this one.

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  19. i loved what you did with alie's room so i know his room will be a stunner! cant wait to follow along!!

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  20. Hi Mary Ann, I loved what you did last year (that's when I started following you), and I am still trying to find a wall to stencil like yours;) Really looking forward to your progress!

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  21. I love vintage posters as inspiration so I'm all over this one. You always do amazing work Mary Ann...I'll be following along:)

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  22. Mary Ann,
    This will be fun, I loved what you did to your daughter's room. I also liked your creativity with accomplishing great style and not breaking the bank to do it. I could use some help with our newly painted master bedroom so hopefully I'll gain a ton of inspiration from this event. :D
    Karen

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  23. I can't wait to see what you do with it! Love all the art!

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  24. I loved what you did with your daughter's room so I'm sure this room will be just as great! Looking forward to watching it unfold.

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  25. Alie's room is so clever! I know you will come up with something fantastic !!

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  26. Tommy is gonna come home and shout: WOW! I know we all will when you are done, Mary Ann. Looking forward to the transformation!!

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  27. Mary Ann, if Tommy's room ends up anything like Allie's (in a more masculine sort of way) it's going be fabulous!! And we're so on the same page as far as using what we have. I kind of like it that way too, don't you?

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  28. Your daughter's room was one of my ORC favorites....cannot wait to see this plan come to fruition. I am sure it will be equally stunning!

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  29. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do here! Allie's room is beautiful and it will be interesting to see you do a masculine bedroon!

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  30. Looking forward to seeing your project!

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  31. Glad to have found your blog...love what you did with your daughter's room and can't wait to see what you do with your son's!

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  32. I love what you did with your daughter, so I know this will be fabulous too!!

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  33. He is one luck guy judging from how your daughter's room turned out last time ;) I can't wait to see more! xo

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  34. Very exciting to see what everyone is comingh up with for their makeovers! LOve what you are thinking for your son.... Mary Ann YOU are the winner of "Tom Scheerer Decorates!!!!!"

    Please send me your mailing information so I can send it on its way!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    Velvet Pumpkin Giveaway

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  35. Oh I am glad you are doing his room....I feel like he might be jealous that his sister got all the love. I know you will make it cool...:)

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  36. Can't wait to see your reveal!
    Best
    Karolyn

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  37. I'm always looking for good "guy" rooms to inspire me. Can't wait to see what you make of it :)

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  38. Love ORC! Can't wait to see your room Mary Ann!

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  39. This sounds like so much fun!!! Can't wait to see each step! You're so creative! XO

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  40. I don't think Tommy will want to return to College after seeing his room! Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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  41. I'm so excited and can't wait to see what you do in Tommy's room! When you announced the challenge I was disappointed because I couldn't think of one room in your house that needed a thing! From past pics you've posted of Tommy's room, it looked pretty nice, but I know that once you've put your talents to work it will be another showplace, just like Ali's room!

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  42. Mary Ann...cant wait to see what you will do...I know it will look fantastic....

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  43. Can't wait to see Tommy's room and I love the art work that you now used from Tommy's room going up the stairs. It's perfect!

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  44. So excited for the after pics. I love all you do!

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