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One Room Challenge {Week Six}: The Big Reveal!

Big Girl Bedroom Collage

Can you believe reveal day is here already?!

Welcome to week SIX of the amazing One Room Challenge!  This six week challenge, hosted by Calling It Home, encouraged bloggers to completely redecorate a room in their homes in only six short weeks! My husband helped me tackle my daughter’s Big Girl (aka “Toddler”) bedroom,. It’s been six weeks full of hard work, excitement, and sometimes frustration, but we did it! Ready for theBig Reveal? I know I am! 

If you want to catch up, here are the links from the first 5 weeks:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5

In case you missed it, here’s where the room started (sorry for the poor photos!). Just a big empty canvas – with great flooring, lol.

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It really wasn’t much to look at… I went through all of my bedroom plans in the original One Room Challenge post, and shared this inspiration board.

Big girl bedroom inspiration

My plans changed a bit along the way, but we still ending up with an amazing room! We shifted away from the more elegant aspects of my inspiration board, to a more whimsical design that included clouds on the walls, animal hooks, and bookshelves shaped like houses.

I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. Starting with entering the room…

view looking in hooks bedroom

This DIY Birth Announcement, and the footprint art, were on my daughter’s wall in her nursery before we moved them to her entryway.

artwork coming inbedroom done

I LOVE that every. single. piece. in this gallery wall was created by me, and holds some personal meaning for us. Stay tuned for the quick and easy how-to tutorials!

gallery wall donegallery wall from below

This beautiful shelf below is brand new! We just finished it and installed it. I was inspired to make our bookshelf into a house after the room took a more playful turn – very appropriate for my toddler. Such a beautiful place to store our many, many books.

house donehouse side done

… and a wire bin below for the overflow.

basket donecorner bedroom done

My criteria when looking for a chair was that it a) had to be comfy, b) had to be stylish, c) had to be big enough for us to sit in together while I read books to my daughter. I think we hit the mark on this one.

chair close-uppillow and throw

Initially I wasn’t sure about placing two different rugs into one bedroom, but I think they work together perfectly. The white shag rug keeps its home in the cozy corner of the room.

carpet done

The hexagon side table that we made ourselves may just be one of my favourite parts of the entire room! Love, love, LOVE.

hexagon table donestool donewindow wall bedroombed view donetop bunk donepink rug donetop bunk and wall done

Our closet was outfitted with an organizer from the very beginning! It makes my life a LOT easier.

new closetdresser and mirrormirror donelight fixture donetable and chairs

It’s been difficult to tear my daughter away from her new room. Which is great, because she will be in it for quite a few years… and be sharing it with her little sister one day :)

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hope you liked it! Please let me know what you think!!

Here’s how we’re doing we did with our lengthy six week “to-do” list:

  • Paint walls (including closet walls)
  • Paint baseboards, main door, and closet doors
  • Paint stencil feature wall
  • Purchase and install closet organizer
  • Cut, install, and paint crown moulding
  • Find thrifted dresser and re-paint/re-design it
  • Find thrifted mirror to re-paint
  • Purchase and assemble bunk bed
  • Find/make pastel accessories
  • Sew curtains
  • Sew duvet cover, pillow cases, and throw pillow covers
  • Find light fixture
  • Create art work for DIY gallery wall
  • Find a chair for her/me to read in
  • Find rugs for space
  • Make DIY bedroom hooks
  • Possible DIY night stand
  • Possible DIY bookshelf

My fabric never did arrive, so you’ll have to stay tuned for the addition of curtains and DIY pillows, but I’m THRILLED with what we accomplished in such a short time!

Stay tuned for tutorials on our hexagon table, dressers, gallery wall art, & more!

Make sure to check out the other amazing room transformations at Calling It Home now.

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Monday 9th of May 2016

Lovely! Is there a source list?


Monday 9th of May 2016

Thank you!! I'm SO sorry! I meant to get the source list printed, and I never managed to :( I can tell you where I got anything i the photos though! Ask away!

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Saturday 26th of March 2016

So beautiful... You must have been so proud when you finished the room, every part of the room has so much thought and love in it. I'm in love with the chandelier.

Thanks again for sharing this with me! Maria