One Room Challenge {ORC} Week #6 The Reveal of a Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom

Wow!  Today's the day for the Bedroom Reveal!  It's been a quick six weeks!  When I said I was going to join the One room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, I thought six weeks sounded like plenty of time, but let me tell you, six weeks is not plenty of time for an entire room redo!  Needless to say, the room happened and all in six weeks, so today is the day I get to share it with you all!  I couldn't be more excited (or proud) of how it turned out!  If this is your first time here, Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I decided to tackle my son's bedroom and redo it into a big boy space that hopefully he will grow into.  The idea I was working on was a Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom.

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Eeeeeek!!!  Before the full reveal, shall we take a quick peek back at where it all started?

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Yep.  No joking around there.

Let's also recap how far we've come.

Week 1// Inspiration

 Week 2// /Board and Batten Wall Treatment

Week 3// Bookshelf

 Week 4// Antique Storage Pieces

 Week 5// DIY Desk

My goals for the space were to add storage for toys, a new wall treatment, a desk, and a way for my son, Grant, to display his art projects.  Along with this, also a general freshening of the space with new bedding and curtains.

Are you ready friends?

Here goes.

Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom

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Let's take a look at the desk area!

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And probably one of the most meaningful pieces was this Ohio State Letterman's sweater framed in a shadow box.

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These scoreboard art canvases are by artist, Aaron Christensen.

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Room Details:

Bed, Navy Quilt, Plaid Quilt (old) (similar, similar), Bookshelf, Striped Canvas Bins, Magnetic Art Display, Stool, Curtains, Scoreboard Art (old) (Aaron Christensen: similar, similar, similar, similar), Baseball Chair, Rug, Baseball Lamp Shade (old) (similar)

Let's talk about the space!

My color palette was the classic combination of white, red and navy.  Plaid bedding anchored the room and is a long-lasting choice for this space.  The wall treatment made a huge impact on opening up the room and adding dimension.  I love the navy wall color paired with the white board and batten.  It looks fresh, clean and classic.

I love how the antique pieces add a vintage feel to the space without making it look old. By mixing classic bedding choices with antiques and industrial pieces like the hairpin legs, industrial shelving, wrought iron bed, and metal stool, it creates an eclectic space which is both vintage and modern at the same time. The antique pieces I chose were perfect storage solutions for many of his toys and books. These will be pieces that can also be repurposed throughout the years as his needs change. By using a 4 shelve bookshelf, it added some much-needed vertical space which is balanced on the other side of the window with the desk area.

The desk area was tricky because we were dealing with a sliding closet door and a window.  My solution of adding a slim desk with a metal stool to tuck underneath when not in use fit the space and solved the problem of work space for Grant's art.  It is small, but perfect for what he needs now.  As he gets older and has more desk work to do, that might need to be changed, but for now, his work is coloring, gluing and taping which can all be done on that slim desk and displayed above on a magnetic strip or in the wall display cubbies.  A variety of storage containers including a spray painted mason jar, an empty soup can, and an antique red metal basket house art supplies for him to easily grab and return after each use. I put a wire basket on the desk for him to hold paper at the ready.

I introduced the sports theme throughout the room in subtle classic ways.  My favorite pieces are the canvas scoreboard artwork by Aaron Christensen and a vintage Ohio State Letterman's sweater that my dad had as a child.  By framing the sweater in a shadow box, it will preserve it and it's something special Grant will have for many years to come. Lamp shades, a DIY baseball clock, and a vintage jar to hold autographed balls continue the sports theme without it feeling over the top. These theme items are easy things to change out at a later date if he chooses.

The room was finished with blackout curtains from Potterybarn.  These might just be the most important decision I made!  My hope is that these will encourage him to sleep in on the weekends!  Wishful thinking, perhaps?

Some of my favorite DIY projects that you can read more about are the Wall Display Cubbies and the Baseball Clock.

I think it was a hit with my son and I know it's a home run for me!

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What do you think?


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To life feeling like home!



  1. Lacey says:

    The room looks very good!! Do you remember what color name and brand of paint you used?

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  3. […] The “One Room Challenge” is a bi-annual event hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, where featured designers showcase their talents in making over a space.  In addition, the challenge is open to all those who wish to share a makeover of their own with the One Room Challenge audience, via a weekly link up party hosted by the site.  Linda has named those who do so, “Guest Participants.”  It has been a great motivation to keep up with home projects that I have planned.  This will be my second room in our home I’ve redone as part of the challenge!  If you did not follow along with last spring’s One Room Challenge space, I redid my son’s bedroom into a Modern Vintage Sports Themed Space.  All the details of that reveal can be seen in this post.  […]

  4. […] Ok, call me crazy, but I signed up for another challenge!  I know that most of you followed along with my One Room Challenge space that I completed several weeks ago.  If you missed the reveal of Grant’s Modern Vintage Sports Bedroom, you can see it here. […]

  5. Amy, great job on this room! Grant looks absolutely thrilled with his “new” space. I love all the details and vintage pieces you incorporated. It turned out amazing!

  6. Amy- This room looks incredible! There is so much I absolutely love: the bedding, the desk, the shelving, and I love the sentiment of the sweater. A job well done!

  7. Nikki says:

    Hi Amy, this is my first time stopping by. You did such a wonderful job on Grant’s room. I really like your solution to the desk area. It turned out great!

  8. Rachel says:

    I have been looking forward to this room! (Mostly cause I have a son the same age and his bedroom needs to be finished, haha). I see some similarities in our vision but the wainscoting really made everything pop. The whole room is awesome. I especially love the letterman’s jacket and the foosball players are perfect!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Rachel for your sweet comments! So glad you like it! Good luck with your room; I’ll definitely follow along. 🙂

  9. AMY!!! I love it all so much! The table, the shelf, the linens, the colors – it’s perfect!! And Grant looks so cute and happy. Hope he’s enjoying his new room. I am updating my navy room post to include this final reveal. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Come help with my husbands navy and white sports office – PLEASE!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you April! I appreciate your support and encouragement, sweet friend! I hope we get a chance to meet this summer at Haven!! 🙂

  10. I love this whole bedroom! Those dark walls look great in here. And I love that you added some photos of him enjoying the result of your hard work. What a cutie!

  11. Sharon says:

    This is such a charming boy’s room, Amy! I adore the navy walls and the bed and bedding are perfect for your vintage theme. Grant looks thrilled with his new room, and rightly so! Well done!

  12. Looks great! Love all the vintage details you included!

  13. Amy – this room is perfection! We love your color palette and all of your vintage goodness! This 6 week challenge was terrific and your space is fabulous! Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

  14. Ashlea says:

    This is darling! I love seeing “boys” spaces. I too worked on my sons’ room for the ORC and man was it a lot of fun. I love the red old tool box you found- as well as that magnetic hanging strip for art work and crafts!

  15. Vel says:

    Oh Amy, I truly understand the challenge of doing such a room since I just finished my son’s too! But you have tackled this room flawlessly, I am sure he is thrilled with his new room! Congrats & CHEERS to us for another room done!

  16. CoCo says:

    Amy, this makeover looks so good. You’ve found the perfect mix of vintage and new finds to create a layered look that’s super cool. These 6 weeks have flown by! Hugs, CoCo

  17. Samantha says:

    Wow, turned out so great! I love the crisp navy/white with that quilt! Such great details in here and I’m swooning over the desk! So cool! You did an awesome job!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Samantha! It was worth it to see how happy he is with it! Now that it’s over, we can say that it was fun, right?!

  18. Emily says:

    Wow, Amy!!!!! Grant’s room looks awesome! The colors all work so well together and I love the mix of modern and vintage styles. So glad you were able to get the letterman’s sweater framed – it lends such a sweet touch to the whole room! You really knocked this one out of the park 😉

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Emily!! I’m so glad I went for that last piece (the sweater). It makes the room all the more special to me! I appreciate your sweet comments!

  19. Bliss says:

    Very cute. Love that red tool box at the foot of the bed for legos. Thinking out of the box, which is where legos are usually at around my house!

  20. Sarah says:

    AH! It’s fantastic! I love that bedding you chose, and all the fabulous vintage storage accents are so perfect. Grant must just love it!

  21. I really love all the pops of red throughout the room (and your son looks like he loves the space!). Great job mixing the vintage elements too 🙂

  22. The room looks amazing! I love the colors used and all the wonderful vintage accessories! I have a son named Grant too. Great name! 🙂

  23. I honestly don’t even know where to start because I absolutely love this room. The color palette is fantastic, but I think the accessories are seriously the star of the room! You put so much thought into every little detail and it looks incredible! I especially love the trunk at the bottom of the bed!

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