Today is the day!!!! I’m so happy to be sharing my youngest daughter’s room with you all. The One Room Challenge has been grueling, and I completed this room in real time, with the most hectic weekend being this past weekend. But, I persevered and I’m thrilled to be showing you this Girl’s Bedroom Reveal today. It’s honestly like Christmas morning in blog land… Seriously…
Here is my original mood board I created for the space. I think I pretty much stuck to the plan. What do you think?
This is the smallest bedroom in the house, so I wanted to make it extra special for my smallest girl. Remember on Week 1 where I told you what her request for her room was? She wanted a room that was “not too girly, but a little tom-boyish, but a bit girly, with pretty things…” So, how did I do?
I’m calling this design “Preppy, Modern, and Stylish”, and I LOVE it. More importantly, my daughter does too. I was excited to be able to re-purpose many of the furniture pieces I already had, such as the dresser, the storage ottoman and hutch shelf.
This gorgeous comforter and pillow sham were the inspiration for the whole room. I just adore the jewel toned green, mint and coral colours. They are just so happy and fun.
I picked up so many great finds at thrift stores while shopping for this room, including this awesome retro modern style lamp, along with two queen size flat sheets that I used to sew the duvet cover and two t-shirts I cut up and used to make throw pillows.
The green jewel toned pillow covers were also a thrift store find at $1.99 each!!! How perfect are they? The thrift store gods were certainly looking down on me that day. I’m not a huge fan of the night table, but until I can find a pretty mirrored piece that is also affordable, it’ll have to do.
When my daughter gets older, I’ll have to replace this piece with a desk, but for now, it adds a whimsical style to the room in a cool mint tone. Stay tuned for an upcoming post later on this month about that faux fiddle fig tree in the corner there…
Here’s a quick peek back at how the room looked 6 weeks ago. It was cluttered and messy, and wasn’t suited to a growing 8 year old. It was a hodge-podge of leftover stuff previous rooms I had done and never had a cohesive look. I really wanted a room that she could call her own and could easily be made into a more mature space simply by changing out the throw pillows and some of the decorative accents.
Would you believe me if I told you I completely transformed this storage ottoman for $9.00? I found this pinky coral fabric on clearance at my local fabric store since they were moving to a new location. It cost only $1.50 / yard, so I grabbed six yards. Crazy right? I could hardly believe it when the cashier told me the price.
Here is my inspiration pic. It’s stunning, right? Go check out Four Chairs Furniture & Design to see more of their fabulous design concepts.
Just for fun, here’s another Before and After shot:
Here’s a list of all the items I was able to complete for the new look:
- Paint the room white
- Install wallpaper
- Build a custom bed
- Build a custom headboard
- Create custom buttons out of cardboard
- Paint mid-century dresser a fun colour
- Add decorative accents
- Install curtain rod
- Paint closet door
- Add moldings to the closet door
- Create faux fiddle fig plant
- Sew accent pillows
- Upholster bench with tufted buttons
- Complete art display wall with corkboard
- Sew and hang curtains
- Sew custom duvet cover
- Spray paint accent pieces
Would you believe that these pillows used to be thrift store shirts? Look closely… you can see the neck hole on one of them.
This fun little art galley display wall was refreshed with some new fabric in a mint colour that mimics the wallpaper. I’m going to add a few more frames down the road, but until then, this is fine.
I’m in love with this new chalk spray paint I picked up. It’s a wonderful fast drying spray with a matte finish. I’ll definitely be using this again in the future.
To see how I made this headboard, click here: How to Build a Fabric Headboard
Thank you again so much to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting this fabulous biannual event. It’s been a lot of hard work, but also a pleasure to have taken part as a guest participant.
Please be sure to check out all the rooms my blogging friends have transformed here: One Room Challenge
See you soon my friends,