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One Room Challenge Week 1: The Plan

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If you missed it, I’m taking on refreshing my five year old daughter’s bedroom for the One Room Challenge. She’s a bit confused as to why I need to “design” her room, but she’s liking her bigger bed already and is pretty excited about pink walls.

I went over the before shots of her room and past rooms in this post. And since my original design I’ve made some tweaks, sought some advice from some design pals and arrived here.

The idea is to create a vintage fairy tale room, inspired heavily by the Unicorn In Captivity art included in the mockup – which is actually a 1000 piece puzzle I’m working diligently on to try to complete and frame for her room. I want whimsical, girly but sophisticated, comfortable, and above all else, for it to be the stuff of my little girl’s dreams. Which is why it is now pink beadboard instead of the sage green I planned originally.

What We’ve Completed So Far:

  • Swapped her bed for a full sized bed. She was gifted a vintage bamboo bed by her late Great Grandmother and it’s perfect for this room.
  • Purchased the bedding and new throw pillows and got them on.
  • Swapped her nightstand for a small antique round table
  • Thrifted a faux bamboo mirror to go above her dresser
  • Purchased wallpaper
  • Moved the Ikea Rast nightstands from her and her sister’s room into her room to create a dresser
  • Replaced baseboards

To Complete:

  • Wallpaper accent wall
  • Install beadboard and trim around the entire room and paint it pink
  • Sand and refinish the Ikea Rasts and then combine them into a dresser – Ikea hack coming!
  • Install canopy over bed
  • DIY Faux Olive Tree
  • Create unicorn and quote artwork
  • Purchase and install blackout shades
  • Caulk and touch up baseboards

Potential Projects (if time allows):

  • Refresh of her closet with wood covered racks and fresh paint

The challenge was meant to start at the beginning of April but was postponed due to Covid-19. So we are a little ahead of schedule with this room, but happy to be participating! See the other projects on the One Room Challenge blog here!

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