The time has finally come to reveal the Spring ORC girl’s bedroom reveal that I completed for my 9 year old daughter. This reveal is coming almost two months after the One Room Challenge ended but better late than never. It’s been a long time coming to give this room a makeover and I am so glad that we made this change to give her an updated space on a budget.
As a reminder the previous room’s decor was originally done when we moved in almost five and half years ago. There was a grey stripe all around the room that was actually primer and it was meant to have a chair rail installed over-top of this but as you can see that never happened.
The first step was to install the board and batten wall feature. I wanted to do something bold in her room but also something that would grow with a preteen girl.
The board and batten wall painted the darker green with the wallpaper on top shows off her love of animals and gives the room a more sophisticated look. This peel and stick wallpaper was an simpler install and can be easily removed if she wants a new look in the coming years.
This reading nook was an afterthought from the planning process but it is my daughter’s favorite space in her new room, I have found her up there reading or playing games on her Nintendo Switch many times. Our cats like to join her in the space as well.
Organizing her stuffed animal collection was key to this makeover as she has a hard time letting go of any of her items and she had weeded out some of her stuffed animals but had a lot of them left. These two hanging macrame hangers have helped keep all the animals off the floor so that the space looks more tidy.
In addition to the stuffed animal there were many other toys that needed storage, we already had the bench with baskets that I found on Wayfair years ago. I found this rolling storage drawer online at Target and it was the perfect space for the larger toys.
The pegboard was one of the first ideas I came up with for this space. My daughter loves to draw, write stories and craft and I wanted a space on the wall that help with the organization and display of her crafts and supplies.
We had this desk in our shop for several years, I had found it on Facebook marketplace and knew it would be a good project someday. Last year our son had a desk added to his room and I know that she was excited to finally get a desk in her room too. This desk was originally raw wood and I added some stain and paint to create a feminine and elegant desk to add to the space.
The last addition to this room will be a door, we have yet to get the door frame painted and the new door installed. We do have the door already so that is at least a step in the right direction.
This room was a fun project to take on and what makes it even better is that my daughter thoroughly enjoys the space and she is spending more time in her room than she had before. The storage gives her an easy clean up after playing with her toys. I hope you have enjoyed this girls bedroom reveal as part of the One Room Challenge Spring 2023.
Here are all the previous posts about the bedroom makeover:
- One Room Challenge Week 1: Girls Bedroom Makeover
- Week 2 ORC: Kids Reading Nook Idea
- DIY Board and Batten Wall
- How to Apply Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Week 3 One Room Challenge
Resources for ORC Spring 2023 Girls Bedroom Reveal
- Ikea dresser
- Round mirror
- Behr paint (for board and batten wall)
- Pegboard accessories
- White storage bench
- Macrame stuffed animal storage
- Pull out storage drawer