One Room Challenge {ORC} Week #2: A Modern Vintage Sport’s Bedroom

Welcome back to Week #2 of the One Room Challenge {ORC}.  This challenge is hosted by Calling it Home.  If you did not get a chance to see the designer posts for week 2 yesterday, you can catch up here.

This week, things started moving right along!  If you recall from last week, I put together a list of objectives for my son's Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom and an inspiration board.

Week 1

ORC Collage Inspiration by

In order to even begin working in his room, we started the major clear out of furniture and tackled his toys by purging through and sorting them into giveaway or keep piles.  That in and of itself was quite a job.  With that under our belt and the room cleared, we started on the walls.  Before the ORC began, I had looked at various different wall treatments but really fell in love with a wood treatment.  I knew I wanted to use a darker color on his walls because the current blue just didn't match well with anything and seemed to much of a “baby” blue.  If I went darker and added a wood treatment underneath, I felt it would keep the room bright and youthful like I wanted.

 Like every other project, I began my research on Pinterest.  I was inspired by many photos of board & batten treatment to add some interest and ground his room.

Here is one of my favorites.

imageVia: Teal + Lime

So with that as our inspiration, we started on the board and batten treatment.

This is a pretty simple DIY project if you have the right tools, but we do not so I hired my contractor to install according to these dimensions.

55 inches high around the perimeter

Slats 21 inches apart 

He removed the current baseboards and instead replaced with straight boards to look uniform with the rest of the wall treatment.  I like the look of it being slightly more than halfway up the wall.  It really highlights the color above.

Board and Batten Treatment Going Up by

Using a nail gun, he quickly installed the boards and then the paint went up.

Board and Batten with Sherwin Williams Naval Blue Paint Going Up Above by

One Room Challenge Week 2: Board and Batten Treatment by

Sherwin Williams Naval by

Sherwin Williams Naval by

I am totally in love! I really think it makes his small room look twice as big.

Now on to more fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by.  Can't wait for week #3!

UPDATE: See the full reveal of a Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom HERE

To life feeling like home!


  1. Carol says:

    I can’t find the name of that navy paint you used, and I love it! I want to use a similar color to refinish a dresser. Can you share what the name of the paint is? Thanks!

  2. The board and batten and the paint looks great. Excited to see more.

  3. Kim says:

    Gorgeous, Amy! I just love how board and batten opens up a small space. It’s looking fabulous so far! Can’t wait to see where you go from here!

  4. Amy the wall is gorgeous! Love the new look and its a perfect balance for a masculine room. Looking forward to seeing what you share for week 3!

  5. The walls look amazing! Love the color you chose.

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  7. This is going to be so cool. I’m actually doing a very similar sports-themed navy and white room for my ORC room, but mine is my husbands office! Can’t wait to see both our rooms come together!

  8. Amy.
    LOVE the board and batten you went with for the lower half of the wall. It looks gorgeous with the contrasting dark walls up above. Nice work!

  9. Sarah says:

    You guys made so much progress! I love the board and batten (is that what it’s called?) and that shade of navy is awesome!

  10. Laura says:

    The board and batten looks fabulous and I LOVE the paint color.
    I can’t wait to see what you do next week!

    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    White Spray Paint

  11. yuni says:

    I love the look of board and batten and yours looks great!! Can’t wait to see it all come together!

  12. Ashlea says:

    Board and Batten is one of my favorite wall treatments. Love that navy paint too! Looking forward to seeing this unfold- I too am working on a room for our boys!

  13. Roxanne says:

    I LOVE the board and batten!

  14. Amy I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Laura!! So glad you’re following along. The walls made a huge difference in the space. Excited to get moving on the next steps. ?

  15. Iris Nacole says:

    I love that inspiration picture, and how wonderful y’alls DIY came out. Can’t wait to see next week’s update!

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