One Room Challenge {ORC} Week #5 Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom

Well, it's Week #5 of the One Room Challenge!  That means there is only one week to go before the big reveal!  I am excited to not only show you the space but that it's almost done!  I am waiting on a set of curtains to arrive and then I will be putting the finishing touches on the space.

The One Room Challenge is sponsored by Calling it Home.  Thanks to all who have been following along with each week's progress.  Here is a quick way to catch up if you've missed any of my posts.

Week 1//     Week 2//     Week 3//    Week 4//

This week was building his desk and getting the soft furnishings.

I decided to tackle the desk myself because the space I had designated for it was slim and narrow.  Having recently conquered my fear of using a drill, I decided to make a simple desk using hairpin legs.

I began with a piece of wood that I purchased from Lowes cut to size.  You can see Pokey is interested in what I'm doing!


After a light sanding, I stained the wood. Using Minwax stain in Jacobean and a rag, I began rubbing on the stain making sure to follow the grain of the wood.

MInwax stain for DIY desk by

I love the deep rich color of the result.

Jacobean Miniwax stain by

I finished with a polyurethane and attached the hairpin legs.  For a tutorial and a look at another project, I did using hairpin legs, see the full post here.

Desk with hairpin legs by

Here are the bedding options that I chose.

Bedding for son's Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom by

Let's do a quick recap of what I've accomplished in the room so far.

1. New Wall Treatment: Board and Batten and new wall color (Week #1)

2. Storage: New bookshelf (Week #3), Antique Storage (Week #4)

3. Desk and a space to display his artwork: New desk (Week #5)

4. Bed: New bedding and blankets (Week #5)

 Can't wait to add those final pieces and to share it with you next week!

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

To life feeling like home!



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  3. What a cool idea for a desk. I love the bedding you picked out too. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together for the reveal this week.

  4. Mary says:

    I love the hairpin desk! I have been wanting to make one for myself so I do not have to work at the dining room table. I love how the bedroom has turned out!

  5. I love the desk you made, the legs are perfect. I can’t wait to see the reveal next week.

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  9. CoCo says:

    So exciting to catch up and see all of the progress you’ve made Amy! Everything looks really good. I LOVE the desk you made in this post too. I can’t believe we are just a few days away from the reveal! Hugs, Coco

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  13. Laura says:

    Amy- you are almost done.
    I look forward to the reveal!
    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We are so glad you are here.

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  14. Amy, this is one of the reveals I’m most excited for! Can’t wait to see it all come together. You’ve given me an idea for my husbands desk! Love those hairpin legs :).

  15. Sarah says:

    Amy, it’s really shaping up well! I can’t wait to see your reveal next week.

  16. Amy what a fantastic desk! and I canโ€™t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant itโ€™s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. Iโ€™d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

  17. Jacobean is my favourite! It’s looking so great!

  18. Kimm at RoadKill Rescue and Reinvented says:

    Love the desk!! Can’t wait to see the final reveal.

  19. His desk looks awesome! I love the color of that stain!

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