ORC Reveal Day – My Favorite Girl’s Bedroom

Hello friends!

In true One Room Challenge style, I took it down to the wire (again) with my daughter’s bedroom makeover.  But, we’re both thrilled with the outcome, and I think this may be my favorite room in the house right now.  Hearing my daughter’s joy and delight in a room that is “her style” is a win in this mom’s book.  

It’s been funny hearing her talk – “I didn’t trust you, but you know my style.”  

Like I mentioned in previous posts, this 10 year-old girl has opinions and isn’t afraid to share them.  Fortunately, we were able to pull together a room that is totally her, that will also carry her through her teen years (hopefully).  I’m absolutely smitten with this room, quite honestly.

Let’s get to it!  This post contains some affiliate links.

This room has been transformed in just about every way imaginable.  The walls were painted, new bedding, new furniture (since she pointed out that she’s never had her “own” furniture).  This is true – she’s had hand me down furniture (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but it just wasn’t working anymore.  The room isn’t large, so we had to scale down the dresser and maximize the wall space, incorporating more storage through smart looking shelving.

The road getting here isn’t always pretty, but the finished room definitely is.  I’m really happy I went with white bedding and then accented it with pretty pillows and throws.  That makes it so much easier to change things up a bit if you feel like it.

Did you spot those beautiful drapes?  I know, you want to know where I got them, right?  Well, my sweet and talented mother toiled away at them, and I love them (and her).  She has the patience of a saint when it comes to the sewing machine, and where I would have thrown the machine out the window faster than you can say “pom pom fringe”, she just takes a deep breath and keeps on going.  They look fantastic and are just what I wanted.

Do you remember that night stand I picked up at Ballard Outlet for $50, that was all beat up and a hot mess?  I know, it looks ok from this vantage point…

But then there was this – 

And this…

I was totally inspired by this beauty from Velvet Finishes:
And turned my hot mess of a nightstand into something perfect for her room.
I used a trio of colors from Velvet Finishes.  For the main portion of the nightstand, I used Exotic:
For the drawer fronts, I used a 1:1 mix of Vivid and Ethereal:
And I will say that my procrastinating tendencies did pay off in one small way.  I needed some more accessories and went to HomeGoods only to discover these two baskets (in the perfect colors, on clearance).  They were just what I needed, as I had a mini-freak-out when I realized how top heavy that space looked with the smaller dresser and large mirror.  This helped to ground things a bit and balance out the room overall.
You may remember how this mirror began:
I may or may not have been painting it last night.  In my foyer.
Now if we turn to the other side of the room, you’ll see that we have an efficient and pretty study area that my daughter and I both love.  And yes, I added a glittery reindeer, since she’s super excited to decorate for Christmas.
Are there still some minor tweaks to this area?  Yes.  But overall, we’re this close to calling it completely done.  The desk and shelves are from IKEA, and I made the bulletin board below myself.

And I taught my daughter by example that women can use tools. 🙂

Shall we take a quick look back at how far we’ve come?

Before:

And after:

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See that glass vase with the glitter branches?  I taped it off and spray lacquered it with Amy Howard’s new furniture lacquer.  This stuff is fun.  With lots of possibilities.
As I finish the photo overload, here are some final shots.  Thanks so much to Linda at Calling it Home for putting this challenge together.  It has helped me twice now, and I’m so thankful to have an outside force that holds me accountable!

I’ll have more details on the room coming soon – right now I need to rest!  Once again, this challenge did me in – but it was totally worth it.  Especially when my daughter came home from school today for her full reveal:

She has been talking non-stop about how much she loves it.  How it’s not over-decorated, but just right.  How it’s not a huge room, but it’s her favorite room, and how your room doesn’t have to be huge to be pretty.  Amen, sister.

If you missed any of my posts on this crazy journey, you can get a full recap here:

Week Three – Bedding, Fabric + Furniture
Week Four – Cast Your Vote!
Week Five – Crunch Time

Now my two boys are getting a bit fired up at the attention their sister’s room has received.  Perhaps this will give them an incentive to … clean.  If they can clean, we can talk.
Details and Sources:
Wall color: Balboa Mist (Benjamin Moore)
Desk and (Lack) shelves: IKEA
Dresser: Hemnes from IKEA (knobs are from Hobby Lobby)
Throw blanket: Pottery Barn Outlet
Mirror: Pottery Barn Outlet
Artwork: HomeGoods and Hobby Lobby
Duvet cover: HomeGoods
Euro and Standard Shams: Pottery Barn Outlet
Throw Pillow: Pottery Barn Outlet
Sheets: Target
Nightstand: Ballard Designs Outlet (painted with colors from Velvet Finishes)
Blinds: Menards
Drapes: Handmade by my mom 🙂
And I have to add that Cowboy Studio’s lighting kit was amazing in shooting this room with such tricky lighting.  The difference with using it is dramatic and I’m hooked!  I’m going to have to do a post just on this, I’m so impressed.
If you’ve never attempted the One Room Challenge, I highly recommend it.  I dove in this past spring and I was hooked.  It got me motivated to finish my master bathroom, and the same happened with my daughter’s room.  I love it – I’m just an adrenaline junkie like that.
Thanks for following along – I’m so excited to see all of the room reveals out there!  Once I get my house back in order, that is.  Chaos has taken hold around here, and my kids have been asking for food and stuff like that. 😉
More details on the projects in this room coming soon!

Linking up:
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72 Comments

  • Reply
    adrienne
    November 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Great room, and I love how you showed her face at seeing it. The hot pink dresser is the best. Thanks for sharing how you made things!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:04 am

      Thanks Adrienne – we're both happy with how the room turned out. I'll admit, I was a little nervous about the nightstand at first, but the color ended up being perfect!

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    Hey Fitzy.com
    November 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    This room is amazing! Love it!!!! The pops of color are soft and delightful. Simply beautiful!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:04 am

      Thanks so much – the pops of color were just enough without going overboard. 🙂

  • Reply
    Susan Clark Lawson
    November 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    It is an amazing room and should carry your daughter well into her teen years. Beautiful mix of colors.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:05 am

      Thanks Susan – my daughter said the same thing – I think she's already established that it will be her "teen room". I don't think I have another One Room Challenge for her room left in me. 😉

  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    November 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    WOW, jenny! it's so beautiful and bright! i adore it!!!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:05 am

      Thanks so much Cassie – we both adore it too.

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    Dawn Engle
    November 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Amazing job Jenny!!! Love the work you do! I wish I had your talent.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:06 am

      Thanks Dawn – it was exhausting but exhilarating all at once. Lots of fun! (especially now that it's done). 😉

  • Reply
    Cyndy
    November 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning Jenny! I love it all and that picture of your girl opening the door is adorable. She is mini you!! I just love the beautiful color mix. High five girl! xoxo

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:07 am

      Thanks Cyndy! I know you appreciate the color palette as much as I do – it was a hard road getting there, but we did it!

  • Reply
    Lindi V
    November 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Wow! Stunning transformation! The room looks beautiful 🙂 I bet you can't take your daughter out of their now?! Lol. I can't pull my daughter out of her new room (although mine is just a toddler). Congrats on being all done!
    Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Thank you Lindi – she's definitely making herself right at home and having fun keeping it looking pretty. Hoping it stays that way! 😉

  • Reply
    Stacey
    November 12, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    The room is beautiful! I love every single detail of it and I know she does too. The colors, the baskets, the bedding…it's all so perfect. Way to go!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Thank you Stacey. I love it too – I have fun going in there and just enjoying it now that the hard work is done!

  • Reply
    Brenna Morgan
    November 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I just love it! My daughter would too! The colors are perfect and she can totally continue to grow in this room without having to change it all around. Well done!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:09 am

      Thank you Brenna – the goal is for her to grow with it. If I can love it in my 40's, surely she can grow into her teens with it, right? 😉

  • Reply
    Andrea at Opulent Cottage
    November 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Your daughter is a doll! And this is the perfect teen room to grow in to, so pretty! I see a sleepover in the near future too, I bet she can't wait to show all of her friends 🙂 Love it! And girl, I'm so tired too, but it was worth it wasn't it?! xo, Andrea

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:10 am

      She is definitely excited to share her new room, that's for sure – I think we're both excited to share it! It is so exhausting, but so exhilarating at the same time, isn't it? Worth it. Totally worth it!

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    Andrea @ Decorating Cents
    November 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I absolutely love it. It's time for me to change my daughter's room and you have given me some inspiration. It's funny because her room is green too and I'm trying to convince her to go neutral.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:11 am

      Thank you Andrea – she was definitely ready for a change – a girl after my own heart. But this one should keep her carry her into her teen years easily, I hope!

  • Reply
    ali9570
    November 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love it! I'm just curious because I have a daughter that is 7 and wants to re-do her room. I told her when she's 10 years old that we'll re-do it at that time. Do you plan on the room being able to evolve with her as she becomes a teenager with minor adjustments or do you think you'll need to do another re-design? Just trying to get perspective.

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      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:14 am

      I don't anticipate doing another big redesign for her. I'm hoping the white duvet will allow for us to change things up a bit in terms of pillows and throw blankets. Worst case, I can repaint her nightstand (you know I love painting furniture). But overall, I think the room is neutral enough to be flexible for little tweaks.

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    Katie
    November 12, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Very cute room!!!! I would have loved that as a kid!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:15 am

      Thank you Katie – I would have loved it too! I love it now and I'm in my 40's!

  • Reply
    Samantha
    November 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful! Love the colors! You knocked this room out of the park!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Thanks so much Samantha – I haven't been this excited about a room reveal in a long time, I have to admit. 🙂

  • Reply
    Katy Byrne
    November 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Oh this is so lovely! I adore that nightstand (and how sweet is her reaction?). GREAT JOB! Cheers from Colorado

    http://www.designsbykaty.com

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Thank you Katy! It's just the right balance of color and neutral for both of us. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    November 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Jenny I love it all!!!!!! The color scheme is so pretty!!!!!! The pink, color, mint, so fun. And that nightstand, totally mind-blowing what you did with that! So inspiring and creative, and what a great room for a growing girl!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:17 am

      Thanks so very much Lisa. It turned out just as I would have hoped – even better than I expected, quite honestly. All the more reason I'm convinced that I work best under pressure!

  • Reply
    Sam @ Away She Went
    November 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I love it, but most importantly, your daughter loves it! The colors are great and I love the pom pom fringe on the curtains. Definitely worth the hassle! I love how the nightstand turned out too. Great work!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Thank you so much – my mom really delivered on the drapes and the pom pom fringe. It really gave just that extra something special that I couldn't find anywhere else.

  • Reply
    Kris @ Driven by Décor
    November 13, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Jenny!! I love it!! The color combination is so amazing and I am crushing hard on that dresser you painted. Hard! Love your daughter's sweet reaction to the room – she must be on cloud nine!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

      Thanks so much Kris – I'm smitten with the colors myself, and so happy it all came together so well. Especially when I'm a procrastinator at heart and work down to the wire. Pulling off this room just proves my theory that I work best under pressure, right? 😉

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    Heather Peterson
    November 13, 2015 at 2:41 am

    CUTE! I love how moving the bed to the millwork wall makes it feel like a headboard–super smart! That desk station looks awesome–I may be a little jealous. And I never met a pom curtain I didn't love! Nice work!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 13, 2015 at 2:45 am

      Thanks Heather – you can see that my daughter recruited my husband to rearrange her room prior to this makeover – she loves change, but I keep telling her the bed needs to be in the center of the room. I'm digging on the desk area too. The whole room for that matter. 😉

  • Reply
    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    November 13, 2015 at 3:35 am

    What a sweet room! It feels bright and cheery and perfectly pretty. Great makeover on that night stand. Your daughter must be thrilled with her new space.

  • Reply
    McKenna@TwoLittleLimes
    November 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Her face is priceless! I love what you did with the mirror and the bed. Just lovely. And you weren't kidding about those baskets – they are perfect. Such a transformation!

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    pam {simple details}
    November 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Jenny, it just oozes charm!! My jaw dropped when I saw the nightstand before – it turned out fabulous, you have such a vision and way with paint! The colors and great mix of patterns on her bed are so fun and stylish! I love that functional desk area, too! Awesome job, friend!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Thanks so very much Pam – that means a lot coming from you – the Yoda of Mixing Patterns! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann Pickett
    November 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    WOW, Jenny…this is a beautiful, happy, friendly, usable space. Your daughter is just adorable, too!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Thanks so much Mary Ann – we both just love it!

  • Reply
    Tricia
    November 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Jenny I love everything you've done in her room – amazing! I'll just send my daughter over. I'm sure she'd love a room as adorable as this. I've been working on her room off and on over the past year. I think this will inspire me to finally finish. You made me realize why I keep losing motivation on it – it's always a clutter fest in there! Although I'm bound and determined to get it done before the end of the year. Congrats on another successful ORC!
    Tricia @ Suburban Bitches

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Thanks Tricia – we're both still basking in the glow of it being finished!

  • Reply
    Tricia
    November 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Jenny I love everything you've done in her room – amazing! I'll just send my daughter over. I'm sure she'd love a room as adorable as this. I've been working on her room off and on over the past year. I think this will inspire me to finally finish. You made me realize why I keep losing motivation on it – it's always a clutter fest in there! Although I'm bound and determined to get it done before the end of the year. Congrats on another successful ORC!
    Tricia @ Suburban Bitches

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    Merlyn Corcoran
    November 14, 2015 at 4:44 am

    What a very fresh and pretty space you have created with the sherbet colors against the crisp white. Nice collaboration with your mom on the cute curtains! And the Ballard night stand "reconstruction" was a great success. The darling expression on your daughter's face says it all!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thanks so much Merlyn – it's been a great project!

  • Reply
    mollie's mom
    November 15, 2015 at 2:55 am

    She is soooo cute seeing it for the first time. And no wonder she can't stop chatting about it!!! It'samazing. Love the perfect balance of warm and cool colors.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thanks so much – we both keep admiring it, even now!

  • Reply
    Bette Creek
    November 15, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Great room! It looks gorgeous! I just finished my daughter's room too and she is excited to decorate for Christmas! 🙂

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:27 am

      Thank you so much – mine is itching to deck the halls as well!

  • Reply
    A Designer At Home
    November 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    That nightstand! You totally kicked butt! The wainscoting is dreamy. Totally awesome room.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Thank you! The nightstand is one of my favorite projects in the room. 🙂

  • Reply
    Erin @ the-organized-life
    November 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    This room is perfection! I love the colors. My 10 year old daughter would love it too! So fun!!!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Thank you Erin – I think I love it as much as she does!

  • Reply
    jerri
    November 16, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I love this room. I can't stop looking at it! Even the lamp matches the room. Where is that lamp from? Great job. You win the challenge.

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Thanks Jerri! I feel like we won too – Mom and Daughter happy – that's a win in my book!

  • Reply
    Denise Greenwood
    November 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    What a sweet room! The transformation is awesome! A room to grow with her for sure!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Thank you Denise – I think we both agree that it will take her into her teen years pretty easily. If she gets tired of it, I'll take it over!

  • Reply
    Vel Criste
    November 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    You did an absolutely fabulous job!!! I love the detail you added by the headboard and all the pretty touches all around! Perfect!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      November 17, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Thank you Vel!

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    Anna Urbanowicz
    November 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Such a beautiful room. I love everything about it! Colours are so pretty, bright but calm in the same time. Well done:)

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    Betsy Adams
    November 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Love her room and the picture of her!

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    DMGeidel
    November 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Turned out great! Your mom did a wonderful job on those drapes!

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    Holly hcbinteriors
    November 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Great room! I also have an opinionated client daughter (but she's only 5!). This has spurred me on to finish her room. Love it all. Your mom should open a drapery shop 😉

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    Rachael Bliefnick
    November 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Jenny! I am head-over-heels in love with this room! you did a beautiful job! the colors, pillows, and your paint job – so, so GOOD! Truly awesome! ~Rachael

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    SHERRY HART
    November 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! I am in love with the dresser you painted! Jenny you did a fabulous job with the makeover:) Congrats on a great job!

  • Reply
    Linda {Calling it Home}
    November 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I LOVE this! The new placement of the bed is fantastic, and the bright colors and clean finishes are perfect. What a wonderful transformation. Great job.

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