I’m back for week 2 of the One Room Challenge™ hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. Last weekend, I worked hard to finish up all the painting in the room, and apply the wallpaper. I’m LOVING how my Girls Bedroom Makeover is coming along so far, and I can’t wait to get a few more projects under my belt to see it all take shape.
Be sure to check out all the amazing featured designers participating in the ORC and the hundreds of guest participants that will be linking up on Thursday. If you’d like to check out all the Before pics from Week 1 – click here —-> Girl’s Bedroom Makeover – Preppy, Stylish & Modern.
Ok, so I’ve definitely taken some liberties here, but this shows a bit of the look I’m going for with the space. I have an old retro modern dresser that I have to paint, but the drawers are white, and this was the closest one I could find to give a sense of the look. Also, the hutch in my daugther’s room doesn’t really look like this white one, but again, it was the closest thing I could find. The one I’ll be using is actually in the pic below.
I’m loving how the pretty white paint and mint trellis wallpaper have turned out, but I have an issue with this chair.
I created this room plan using the Pottery Barn Room Planner, which is a handy little tool for space planning. This room is teeny tiny and I need to maximize every square inch. See how the chair is touching the shelf? I hate that, and since there won’t be any space for a night stand I’ve decided that the chair will have to go. Boo!
Before paint and wallpaper.
After paint and wallpaper.
I still need to move the bed against the wallpaper wall, and I plan to work on building the upholstered headboard (and possibly upholstered sides and footboard) this coming long weekend. We’ll see how much time I have…
I even had my little one join in on adding the second coat of paint.
I swear this wallpaper was a temperamental &$&$$&^ to install. If wallpaper was a teenage girl, this would have been it!!! It was obstinate, it didn’t do what I wanted it to do, it made a big mess, it caused me to yell and scream, and it wouldn’t listen!
I love how it looks in the end, but it was honestly NOT fun to install and I’ve realized that I very much prefer the pre-pasted wallpapers. Why don’t they all come that way?
I still need to do some work on the seams, but it’s getting there. I’m also planning on doing something to the closet door. Perhaps I’ll wallpaper it and add trim to the edges, or do a board and batten type thing on the closet by painting the door a mint colour and the board and batten in a crisp white. Still undecided.
Thank you so much for checking out my progress on my Girls Bedroom Makeover and I’ll see you next time my friends. Stay tuned for my upholstered bed adventures coming up next week,