Tween Girl's Bedroom Reveal! ORC: Week 6

Welcome to REVEAL DAY, the day we've all been waiting for!

Six weeks ago I, along with more than 200 guest participants took on the challenge of decorating a room in a short amount of time. My plan included a fun makeover for my tween daughter's bedroom, a space that she could enjoy as she transitioned into her teen years. 

As a reminder here's the before...

After living with pink and green for 10 years, my daughter gradually outgrew her taste for bright colors. She longed for a more muted wall tone along with age-appropriate accessories, and at the onset of the challenge, asked that I paint the wall a light blue. She was also specific in her request for the addition of colorful elements which made me super elated, mainly because I had already concluded that pops of color would add pizzazz and provide the perfect complement to the room. I opted for Basin Blue by Behr to create an almost neutral-looking backdrop. 

Now here's the after...













I was so happy to find this beautiful Pottery Barn duvet on eBay. The seller listed it as NWT (new with tags), and believe me when I say that I was sold at new. I am so in love with the set primarily because it allows for different variations of color in the room. 


This hot pink faux fur cushion is among one of my favs as well. After watching my daughter's reaction to seeing a similar one online, I decided to DIY from a rug which in my estimation, was the most economical way to go.



















A is for Amber
















There's this little alcove in the room that I used as a means for her to gather inspiration. I DIY book sleeves with popular sayings for her to read while lying in bed. Most of the books were those I used in school.





The Closet









This is such a dramatic change from what it used to be. 





I am so very happy that I've arrived at the finish line. It was well worth the effort and even more rewarding watching the excitement in my daughter's eyes as she entered her newly decorated room. She could not stop beaming with delight so I can say that she is 'one satisfied client'  :)  .

Thank you all for following along. I really do appreciate it, and I hope you'll have a great rest of your week. 
Also, a very Happy Mother's Day to those of you ladies who work hard to be fabulous at being moms.

Go here to see the many beautiful spaces created by my fellow participants.








Tween Bedroom Homestretch! ORC: Week 5

Tension, anxiety, and all the works usually accompany Week 5 - the final countdown. 
But in the words of Usain Bolt, the world's fastest runner, 

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. 

Easy is not an option... No days off... Never Quit... Be Fearless...Talent you have Naturally... Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.

So to all my fellow compadres - Let's do this! Let's take this challenge to the finish line!

I am currently adding the finishing touches to the room and also doting on this beautiful rug. I love its burst of colors and the variations it allows me for choosing accessories. 

Tween Girls' Bedroom Update - ORC: Week 4

It is Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I can say ruefully that time flies when you're having fun! As a matter of fact, I think the ORC must account for loads of it because as soon as I make a post, then the next week's post quickly follows suit.  
With only two weeks to go, I am trying my best to get the room complete, in time for reveal day.




I received this pendant light a week ago and am pretty much stoked about having it hung. My intention was to have had it installed earlier but the light kit was not in stock at the time of purchase and as a result, I had to order it to be delivered at a later date.

Knock-Off Mirror for Girl's Bedroom - ORC: Week 3

Week Three of the One Room Challenge is upon us folks! Need I say more?

 Between my daughter taking the Milestones exams and my son celebrating his birthday last week, I barely got anything done.

On another note,  I fell in love with this wood beaded mirror and figured I could get away with a knock-off version except that it has more of a rectangular shape. 

Personally, I believe every princess needs a full-length mirror in their bedroom for form and function.
And we all know that the right frame adds style to a room, making it look more elegant... agree? Additionally, if mirror frames are elaborate in design they can greatly enhance the look of a room.