I can't believe it! Week 6 is finally here! The time flew by fast and if I had not committed to finishing this in line with the One Room Design Challenge coordinated by Calling it home and House Beautiful. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I usually have a couple projects I am working on for clients plus my boutique pillows to make so without this I wouldn't have worked over time to finish in a timely manner!
a modern bright bedroom
If you remember from the first week I shared with you that this room was only functioning as a sleeping room for one of my daughters. Now that my youngest is at the age where she can sleep in her own toddler bed it was time to give away the rocker, and find a new home for the stroller. The wall you see in the picture below had a crib and changing table on it that I sold a few months back. Their bedroom was designed more like a nursery with navy blue and pink being the theme. It was so precious and sweet, but how fast they grow!
Just a reminder of what the initial design board looked like. The goal was modern, clean with white and black being the emphasis with a fun pop of green.
I'm all about repurposing , and when we bought my oldest daughter's Pottery Barn bed with a trundle drawer I knew we could functionally use it. I pulled it out and converted it to a toddler bed with side rails and a DIY upholstered headboard. I used my famous apple crate nightstand and painted in Las Vegas green- Valspar. I wanted to raise it up on hairpin legs and turning it lengthwise however that would be unsafe for the baby. I think about the function and aesthetics in my designs.
My favorite part about this room's makeover is that the girls actively helped me and picked out things for their own room. This apple crate was repurposed from a bathroom storage shelf into a nightstand. These boxes are so versatile! You see my blog post here to learn more ways to use them. The girls helped me paint this night stand.
In my DIY fashion I painted both these textiles. For the headboard I was inspired by Jonathan Adler's pop pillows and created my own in black. And I created these graphic pillows by taping the pattern off and painting Micro suede bought at my favorite fabric wharehouse Dorell in my black dye concoction. They turned out amazing!
The cross pillows were made by taping off the crosses in the pattern on white cotton then painting in my black dye concoction the whole fabric piece around the crosses letting it dry and then removing the tape. It turned out amazing! I will make more and post them for sale in my Etsy shop soon.
These triangle wall decals from Wayfair were the perfect final detailed touch in making their space look fun, kid friendly and AMAZING! They were super easy to place, once I drew where I wanted them on the wall with chalk my oldest (3.5) was even able to help me put them on the wall.
Lambskin rug love. My littlest loves to lay on this face down- it's sooooo soft. I have an amazing source, Surya, on this bad boy in different sizes. Contact me if you're interested and I'll get you a price.
Chalkboard is another element I love to incorporate for kids. As a creative person I am a huge advocate for allowing kids to discover freely. And since they tend to draw on everything other than what you tell them to anyways, a designated place where they naturally are prone to color, ie walls, just makes life less stressful. I found this chalkboard wall decal on Wayfair here and I needed 2 to cover what you see here with a little extra left over. This creates a magnificent chair rail of black contrast that adds interest and excitement in the room.
The zebra picture was picked out by my oldest at Hobby Lobby. We literally went down the aisles and I asked every picture I thought could work and she said no 12 times, I was feeling like I was going to have to make a decision for her since she is only 3.5 years old. And then we walked down the last aisle in the clearance section and found this zebra and she said "ya!" I was so excited and she proved to me that she has a very good eye for design.
I love these wall sconces from Wayfair! They are sold out already. They were quite complicated to hang and I had to find studs, and patch a whole I made in the wall!... but I did it! and it was worth it, because they are perfect. I added moss to the girls name letters I bought a year a go at Hobby Lobby (they still have them for sale there) . I love the texture and color they bring.
I love mixing grey into everything. It is still a great classic neutral even though greige is coming into popularity. It always add such class and great middle tones balancing the décor. In this case they are perfect as blackout drapes, I bought from Costco in their bedroom. The white drapes in the middle were a $9 find at Home Goods.
A bright green pillow pops on this favorite geo honeycomb fabric (from Dorell) covered toddler chair. If you read my earlier blog I was planning on bleaching and dyeing the existing purple colored Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair cover into green . Well the bleach disintegrated the fabric. So I was left with starting from scratch. I could've bought a new green cover from Pottery barn kids, but I liked the idea of it being more modern without arms and neutral. So I made the cushion covers myself.
I am really happy with how their room turned out and so are they. It is a place they can hang, chill, rest, and enjoy. And they certainly do.
I am so grateful to Calling It Home and House Beautiful for hosting and encouraging so many of us to design and complete our rooms.
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