You guys… I am sooooo excited to share our first ever One Room Challenge reveal with you today. I have been plugging away these last six weeks to turn our once black and earthy moody guest bedroom into a bohemian eclectic girls bedroom for Emmy (who specifically requested a “Mexican boho bedroom.”) I am truly happy with how the room looks, and it’s a perfect representation of the personality of the child who inhabits it. She’s bright and cheerful, creative, loving, and has a dash of quirk and humor, just like her new room. And most importantly, she is happy with her new space. (I am going to share with you all of the photos and thoughts behind each piece today , and at the bottom of the post you can find the complete source list.)
And she should be, as she had most of the say as to what happened in here… I just guided her and executed her ideas. She wanted a soft pale aqua (she chose Aqua Mist by Clark & Kensington) with bright pops of color and fun patterned textiles, plus lots of plants. Here is how her room looks today, and I think we achieved the goal. *One thing I do want to note… I was pro-changing out the ceiling fan, but she loves this fan’s function so it stayed. Comfort trumps style here. One day I’d love to replace it!
As a reminder, here is where the room started 6 weeks ago.Although many elements are the same from this original guest room, it’s got a completely different feel. The bed, duvet/cover, desk, dresser, rug all stayed. But now let’s take a complete tour so I can show you what’s changed as well as all of those special little details that make this space 100% Emmy.
The midcentury desk I painted a couple years back that had been in this room on another wall moved and now doubles as her nightstand. I hung a vintage mirror above it so that she could also use it as a vanity.
Above the desk I hung a vintage light that I found at a yard sale and painted emerald green. She uses this light to read in bed at night, but she can also use it as a work light. On the desk I added a vintage elephant planter I thrifted, and I filled that with her markers. I purchased the artwork for her when we lived in our old house and I still love the phrase, and the color was perfect for her new room. The funky little camel was a thrift shop find. The little metal box was a Nest Fest find from Epoch Picks and Finds. And yes, that’s my camera in the mirror. Hi!Near her desk on the adjacent wall I hung the banner with a saying she came up with. It was in her old room as well, and we loved it so much, we decided to take it with us.Also on that wall are a midcentury modern bookcase that I added doors to, a vintage planter with a tropical plant, and a couple vintage baskets that store stuffed animals. I also added a hanging plant to the corner so that she has her plant filled oasis. The bamboo blinds were a new addition as well, and now are cohesive with the rest of our bedrooms. We LOVE these blinds and they are easy enough to operate so that Emmy can open and close them on her own.The planter was a yard sale find this past spring and this plant has thrived on our porch but with colder weather coming it was time to come inside. Emmy had asked that this one in particular come into her room. The straw tote was a $2 flea market find this past weekend. I shared how I upcycled this bookcase with broken doors yesterday, replacing what was once glass with dry erase. Emmy is thrilled to finally be putting those doors to use!
The bed stayed and got a mini makeover in the form of fun pillows, and a new teal serape. We brought in a vintage trunk to store her American Girl items, and she lined up her dolls on top of it. I didn’t have the heart to move them for this photo shoot. After all, it’s her space.The Mexican patchwork pillow was a gift from a friend, and I am excited to put it to use here. The bear moved from her old room, and the Louisiana and Maryland pillow was a gift from another friend. Both of my kids were actually born in Louisiana, so it’s a sweet reminder in her room.
The bedskirt was also replaced with this fun white pom pom trim skirt I found at Amazon.Next to the bed we added a vintage trunk I scored for just $10. I didn’t have to do anything to it; it was already painted white for us!And the best part is that it opens out and doubles as a little dog bed for Snowball. We added her mat as well as a pillow. And don’t worry- we don’t close her in there. We just open it when she’s in the room so that she can curl up in her own space.
On top of the wicker trunk I added a tray to create a level surface for drinks, and added some more plants with face planters I created.Next to her trunk sits her vintage hanging chair which she loves to sit in and read. And I don’t blame her; these chairs are so comfortable!We aded a faux sheepskin, some bright fun pillows, and Peanut Butter Fro-Yo, the big stuffed pup.Next to the hanging chair sits the kilim dresser I painted last year. She loved it and wanted to keep it, and it fit her design. I created a gallery wall around it with some special pieces she already had and a couple of new additions. Oh, and she designed and created that emoji pillow this summer when we had a crafternoon sewing lesson.
One of my favorite new additions is a fun feathered spear Emmy chose as a souvenir when we went to the apple harvest festival. See it there next to the dresser? I am raising savages!On top of the dresser we set some of Emmy’s special treasures, like her ballerina snow globe, a planter she painted filled with spider plants, and a pink vintage bunny.On the other side, we added a vintage porcelain dog that was a gift from a good friend, a piggy bank she’s had since she was a baby, and she added the little vintage chicken toy to the planter which I found funny. 🙂
The wall facing the bed features two double closets, and we removed the doors, painted the trim, and hung pom pom trim curtains. The old bifold doors of the closet didn’t always want to stay closed, so these will be much easier for a child to use.I also purchased white curtain rods at Ikea to hang the panels. I had black rods on hand, but because of where I had to hang the rod for the curtains to sit where I wanted them to, the pole is slightly visible and needed to be white.
In between the closets, I hung Emmy’s own artwork- masks that she made at a mask camp a couple summers ago. I love her unique spin on things.
We’ve come a long way over the past 6 weeks, and you can check out the past updates by clicking here. I want to also extend a huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for organizing the One Room Challenge and giving us all the motivation we need to complete a space. Be sure to stop by her blog tomorrow to see a kajillion incredible room reveals!
And now, as promised, here is my ginormous source list! Many items are found vintage pieces, so I’ve scoured etsy and the like for similar.
Large Kilim Rug / Small Kilim Rug / Serape Blanket / Duvet Cover / Pom Pom Bed Skirt / Mint Sheets / Patchwork Mexican Pillow / State Pillow / Bear Pillow / Faux Sheepskin / Pom Pom Curtains / Serape Pillows / Giraffe Pillow / Flannel Owl / Dog Mat
Wall Paint / Bamboo Blinds / Emerald Vintage Hanging Light / Black & Gold Vintage Mirror / Vintage Metal Box / Straw Basket / Straw Tote / Elephant Bookends / Blue & White Planter / Macrame Hanger / Macrame Wall Hanging / Syroco Gulls / Leather Camel / Elephant Planter /Flamingo Tray /Head Planters
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