Vintage Airplane boys room 6 week challenge finale! A moving propeller!

I have really enjoyed the One Room Challenge by Calling it Home.
I've had 6 weeks to transform my son's room into a vintage airplane themed space for him to enjoy.

In case you missed it you can catch up here:
week 1
week 2
week 3
week 4
week 5

When I started his room looked like this:

Now it looks like this:

and this:

This week my husband helped me by making this mount for a propeller that I got from my father in law.
Who wouldn't love having a prop that spins on your wall?!

I thought I would be totally fine if I could just put the propeller on the wall,
but my engineer husband wanted to go one step further and he designed and built this mount that allows the propeller to spin.
I don't know how, he just did.

It looks pretty awesome doesn't it?!

The past six weeks have been a great motivator for my youngest son to keep his room clean,
organize and purge.  Look how clean his closet is?
I haven't shown this wall of his room, so I wanted to make sure I included it in the finale.

The pallet wood bookshelf is probably my favorite project from the room.
Actually, probably my favorite project ever.

I've been able to incorporate some pretty cool details, that really haven't cost too much.

 The most expensive part of the whole room has been the purchase of the striped rug.
I paid $75 for it.
I think it was money well spent because it ties the whole room together.

This is the glimpse I get when I am walking down the hall.

 I wanted to make sure I showed you some side to side comparisons.
Most of the {garage sale} furniture hasn't changed, it just got a coat of paint.

I didn't plan on keeping the US map on this side of the room, but Owen really liked it.
And while the tall dresser didn't move, I think the addition of the other items on this wall really help pull together the theme and give the details that Owen was looking for.

I'm so glad I participated in this challenge and find that I needed the push to decorate on a deadline.
I'm thinking that you can see more of this 6 week room make over in the near future.
In fact, my daughter was feeling left out and has big plans for her room!
Thanks Calling it Home for the challenge.
And thanks to all of you for dropping in each week to see the progress and keeping me accountable!


Unknown said...

Looks fantastic and I just love the theme! Well done!!

aquahaus said...

It is great. What a fun, great room. Congrats on a job well done.

Angela, Blue i Style said...

What a lucky little boy to have a spinning propeller on his wall! And I love that pallet bookshelf - such a great idea!

Sam | Away She Went said...

The room looks great! The spinning propeller is amazing! Money well spent on the rug. It does pull the room all together!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

What a cute boys room! Love the propeller.

Alana in Canada said...

What a great touch the moveable propeller adds! Love the greys. The room looks so professional. Glad that it's helping your son be organized--it's what we hope for!


The moveable propeller is something my engineer husband would do! Great makeover....I am sure he is thrilled with his new space:)

Unknown said...

Love it! I agree with you - I love the pallet book case! Awesome propeller too! It is a perfect boys room!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am dying to know how he made that thing move. My son would love moving parts in his room. Such a fun room and I am sure your son will be happy for a long time. Great job.

kate@willowinteriors said...

What an awesome room! Your son must be thrilled. I love all the art and details, but that bookcase is a work of art as well! Great job!

Amy C said...

Airplanes hold a special place in my heart. I would love to have a propeller like the one you have. The room looks wonderful!

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