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Today I am entering a 30-day challenge with Joann Fabrics and HGTV Home Magic with Fabric campaign.  My challenge (along with three other bloggers) is to use the new HGTV Home line of fabrics, available at Joann Fabrics, to transform a room in my house in 30 days.  Gasp!  Considering I just showed you my guest room, which took 18 months to complete, I am kind of freaking out a bit. But here we go! I chose the very first room in my house that I decorated 5 years ago – Isaac’s room. For the fabrics I chose an emerald green, black, lime and gray combo.


Jigsaw Malachite, Turtle Shell Slub Malachite, Home Orbit Onyx, Groove Move Malachite

Here is Isaac’s current room.  I got the bunk beds for $25 off Craiglist 4 years ago.  I put about $50 into it with new paint and some beadboard paneling for the back of the desk.  It has served us well.  The bedding was Circo brand from Target that is no longer available.

boys-bedroom navy-blue-bunkbeds

The valance was the same valance he had when he was a baby.  So we’ve had that for over 7 years.


There is nothing wrong with the room per se, it is just time for a change. Let’s reminisce the DIY projects in the room for a minute, shall we?

In order to decorate Isaac’s wall without spending a lot of cash I made the owl art and starched the fabric tree above his dresser.



I also made the initial bookends to hold a few books on his dresser.  Those little ceramic cars were made by Tim and I while Isaac was still in my belly on one of our date nights.

In the book nook corner of Isaac’s room I reupholstered the little glider using some of his baby bedding and made a fabric book sleeve to hold a few of his books.


And if you remember, a couple of months back, I made this Lego table from an old 1980’s parquet glass inset table.


And here is an overstuffed shelf hanging on his wall filled with all the Lowes Build & Grow clinic projects.  It is all changing though!


Want to see my inspiration for this room?


My friend Layla’s (The Lettered Cottage) wonder wall, Hanging bed from Country Living and in the home of Pioneer Woman, and the Sawhorse Trestle desk from Restoration Hardware.

It is going to be big, it is going to be awesome.  And it might kill me.  Wish me luck, here goes 30 days to awesome!JoAnn_magicWithFabric_v10

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  1. I can’t wait to see this. I am in love with the hanging bed. That will be exciting for the little guy (even me!) Go Beckie, you will do an awesome job..

  2. Wow!! That is going to be one cool room in 30 days. What does Isaac think about it? Can’t wait to see it!!

  3. Hi Beckie,
    Thanks for circling me up in Google! Good luck with the room! I thought I would show you this post of mine & see if you might be interested in it for one of your blogs ( how do u keep up with more than one blog!?)
    I transformed a worn out indoor couch/sectional into a “new” one for my patio. Reading about you made me think this might be something you would appreciate. Plus, I am a redhead too (smallest minority on the planet I have heard…) We need to stick together.
    Here is the link http://mysoulfulhome.com/make-my-red-couch-green/
    Let me know what you think about posting my project if you have a moment.

  4. Beckie- I loved your guest room makeover, I know this one is going to be awesome as well. Everything you makeover is always so great..You always do a fantastic job..cant wait to see this too!

  5. I gasped when I read your challenge. Here’s to no family hiccups and everyday being wonderfully calm and “normal” to accomplish this task. 🙂 You have your work cut out for you and I can’t wait to see what it looks like!!! You have chosen awesome inspiration pieces. Your son is going to love it! Ready, set, go!!!

  6. We have a hanging bed in one of our kids’ rooms! It takes about a week to get used to it, and after a couple of years sleeping on it, at least two weeks at college to get used to NOT having it! lol It will be Isaac’s “show off” piece when he has friends over.

  7. If anyone can do this you can! and just think you will be done at the end . . . . I’m rooting for you Beckie! 🙂

  8. I cannot wait to see what you create Beckie!! What wonderful inspiration, I love the hanging bed and the new fabrics!!

  9. He’s really stoked. However, he’s my most content child and would be thrilled even if I decorated it with pink princesses. {Giggle}

  10. Wow! Thanks so much Beckie. I submitted my couch transformation to Roadkill Rescue. Much appreciate you featuring it!

  11. Awesome! Thanks for the submission. Feel free to submit any future “rescues” as well. I also have a site called Knock Off Decor that accepts submissions if you happen to do a knock-off project.

  12. I love your inspiration rooms. The wall is a really cool one. I am preparing to redo my 12 year old daughter’s room. It is very small 11.5′ 11.5 with only one wall that is completely devoid of windows or doors. We are considering a hand me down loft bed but until my sis sends me the measurements not sure how that is going to work. We have to include all kinds of art supplies, small animal figures, and a full on drum set. It will be an interesting process and am looking forward to seeing your progress. Have fun with it!

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