One Room Challenge {ORC}: Week #4 Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom

I'm back again for another week in the One Room Challenge!  This week, I went on vacation!  Yep.  Not much got accomplished while I was laying around in the sand, but oh how I enjoyed my break!

Beach view from Key west by

If you are new to the One Room Challenge, let me give you a quick update on what is going on.  Calling it Home hosts a fun event where featured designers have six weeks to make over a room.  If you haven't stopped over there to see the designer rooms, you can see them here.  You will not be disappointed!  There are a lot of inspiring spaces this time around.

I hopped in as Guest Participant and decided to make over my son's bedroom.  He turned five in February and one of the things we got him for his birthday was a big boy bed!  We have a lot of sports memorabilia that we wanted to use in his room but in a subtle and modern way.

So far, we have finished the walls and started tackling storage with a rustic industrial style bookcase. Click on the links below to catch up on my prior projects and see my progress.

Week 1//     Week 2//      Week 3//

ORC Collage Inspiration

Ok, so I'm not leaving you completely hanging this week!  I did do a shopping trip to  my local antique mall before I left for vacation and picked up some amazing pieces to use in the room.  If you recall, I was really needing to maximize storage in this space.  Little boys have lots of little guys and also big sets, so all types of storage are needed to handle the variety of item sizes. Last week, I showed you the striped canvas bins I purchased at Target.  These are going to be put to good use, but won't be enough!

I was absolutely thrilled with the pieces that went home with me.

Here they are:

I couldn't resist the log cabin even though it's not storage!!  Isn't it absolutely the cutest!

Antique pieces for storage by

1. Red Antique Tool Box for Lego Storage

Red Antique Tool Chest by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comAntique Tool Box for Lego Storage by

2. Antique Metal Bucket for large Action Figures

Rusted Antique Bin by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comRusted Antique Bin for Large Toy Storage by

3. Wire Basket for Books

Antique Wire Basket Used for Book Storage by

4. Large Antique Jar for Housing Baseballs

Large Antique Jar for housing Baseballs by

Do you ever get that giddy feeling when you find just the right stuff?  If you are a local friend, then you need to hop on over to the Ohio Valley Antique Mall.  I did a whole post on this place last summer.  Can you get a feel of where I am going with the room?  I feel like it's starting to come together!!


See you next week for Week #5!
UPDATE: See the full reveal of a Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom HERE 

To life feeling like home!



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  2. Debby Bowden says:

    Great room! Where did you find the rod under the shadowbox sweater?

    • Amy says:

      Hi Debby! So glad you like it. That bar was purchased about 5 years ago from either Potterybarn or Land of Nod. I honestly cannot remember which. It may be the only thing that stayed in the whole space. Ha!

  3. A vacation sounds so nice right about now! I really like the baskets and storage bins you found.

  4. I love all your storage finds! Super unique!

  5. Amy, hope you had a wonderful time on your vacation. I love all the storage ideas you’ve pulled together for this room. Looking forward to seeing the rest of what you have planned start to unfold. Keep up the great work!

  6. Wow, what great finds Amy!!! Such great storage options and that log cabin is awesome. Can’t wait to see your progress this week!

  7. Amanda says:

    Love the vintage storage ideas! These would look great in any area of the home.

  8. Love all the choices you have picked, especially the ones from the antique shop, all will look great and stylish in the bedroom theme you have going on. looking forward to seeing the reveal!

  9. Sarah says:

    Oooh I love all the awesome vintage storage ideas you incorporated!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Your finds are perfect for this room! The end results are going to be so darling!

  11. Wow, you took toy storage to the next level! I love everything, but I think my fave is that lego storage tool chest. Too perfect!

  12. Droooooling over your finds! He’s going to have an amazing room!

  13. Emily says:

    You found some great items! It’s almost as if that antique bucket was made for the Hulk 😛 I have never been to the Ohio Valley Antique Mall, and it looks like I need to plan a field trip soon!

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