One Room Challenge: Week 6 - Amber-lee's Room Reveal!

It is reveal day everyone, and I am happy to report that I completed my 6 year old daughter, Amber-lee's bedroom. Yay! I think I succeeded in making her happy, as per her request: butterflies, flowers, lalaloopsy, and a "table desk" to write on.  

This room was painted a few years ago, but I never got around to decorating it. Here is where I started.


Now for the after:

The curtains were made using the sheet that came with the bedding set. I never use sheets on our beds, hence my decision to do this. I basically cut the sheet down the middle, and added the pink trim...simple huh? :-)
I also spray-painted some old curtain rings to match the rod.

This lalaloopsy pillow buddy is one of my daughter's favorite. 
She loves all things lalaloopsy. 

This pink vintage cushion was a gift made by my mom.

If you followed along for the entire challenge, you would have recalled me mentioning the bedding set did not include a skirt. I made this bed skirt using a sheet from another of my daughter's bedding sets. It was inspired by this Pottery Barn ruffle bed skirt. I must add, this was the most time-consuming project :-). 

I love this flower art purchased at Kirklands; mostly its 3-D effect. The butterflies/dragonflies are wall decals that glow in the dark.

 I have dreamed of buying these book holders for the longest. I just love them! Now she has a place in her room for her books. 


Right below, is this little house organizer from Target. I used letter stickers to add the words. I could not fit the word, "stories", so I opted for story.. 

Moving on to the desk, or should I say,
The desk was originally an Eddie Bauer oak bassinet. It was placed upside down, and modified to fit the space. The bassinet was disassembled for the purpose of storing, and as a result, one of its parts became lost, making it unsafe for newborns. 
After removing the hardware, I discovered a flat top in the middle of the curved rail.
To see how it was made go here.

I made these desk bags from leftover curtain fabric, to conceal its rounded legs (I did not want it to appear visibly hacked).The bags have 3 compartments to hold items such as paper, clipboard, calculators etc. 

My daughter requested butterflies in her room, hence this Pottery Barn knock-off. I added the bird because there are bird prints on her comforter. For a full tutorial, go here.
The magnetic board was made using a pizza platter from Dollar Tree. I spray-painted it and used spray adhesive to attach scrap paper.

DIY button magnets

I made the magnetic cups to hold magnets/clips.

The melamine/acrylic containers are a napkin holder and butter dish (turned upside down), from Dollar Tree. I added textured stickers. The butter dish is the perfect size for that huge eraser, also found at the store.

The pencil/marker holder is a candle holder purchased at Family Dollar. I spray-painted the metal parts, white. Her clipboard received a mini makeover as well.

By the way, please "check out" this lovely floral fabric on her stool.

It is a dish towel from the Hobby Lobby's Spring Collection.The counter stool is one of a set of 3 from J C Penney. I spray painted, and reupholstered it, to match the room's color scheme.  

I made the pom pom cushion following this tutorial.

My daughter loves her monkey lamp. She really adores monkeys. I spray-painted it and re-purposed the shade with the same trim used on the drapes. That trim went a long way, 'I tell ya' :-) Miss monkey is being naughty, and refuses to sit gracefully, so I may need to make her a little skirt :-).

I painted stripes on these pin boards purchased at Target.

I placed her lalaloopsy book in a picture frame. I simply taped the back, cover page, to the glass.

This charging station was a lucky find at Target from the clearance section ($3.48). I added a foam alphabet board which I had contemplated throwing out. The letters from the board were all squished up, so my kids had stopped playing with it.

Spray painted and recovered shade using another Hobby Lobby dish cloth...added pom poms

This Target trash bin was another clearance item, ($3.68). Target is by far, my favorite store. I love that place.

I made this ceiling shade by reupholstering an old lamp shade with fabric purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used bias tape for the trim.

The room has a 12 ft ceiling which made it extremely difficult to capture this shot.

With remnant left over from the shade, I made this doll blanket.


The doll bed is a gift from my daughter's Godmother. It has a trundle underneath.

This pelmet box was made for a tiny alcove in the room. I apologize for the poor picture quality. The alcove is rather high, so I tried my best to get a good picture.

Moving along: Now on to the closet. 

Here is the after

The clock is a hack, and is non-functional. I spray painted it, changed out the face, and added textured stickers to substitute as numbers. It is set to 6:45, the time my daughter gets dressed for school in the mornings. {inspiration source}.

The bookcase is from Target. I lined the back of it with wrapping paper, and added a riser to the bottom using a wine crate, cut in half, horizontally. This created additional space for her shoes. I left the riser a natural tone to tie in with the baskets.

Hot-glued ribbon and bows to the baskets
Her hair bow doll is a DIY. I used yarn, buttons, and a round plaque, to make it. 
Hair bow holder

Well, that wraps it up for the tour. I hope you were inspired by at least, one item in this space.

I am extremely happy I completed this room. I had so much fun, and truly wish I could hug Linda right now. Thanks, Linda! Count me on board again for the next challenge. 

I appreciate everyone who supported me throughout all of this. Thanks a lot, and have a wonderful weekend! I am now off to check out the incredible spaces decorated by the other linking participants who accepted this challenge.

Do It Yourself
Desk: DIY (upside down Eddie Bauer bassinett)
Desk bags: DIY
Bird/Butterfly boards: DIY 
Vintage pink round cushion: DIY "my mom"
Pom pom cushion: DIY
Pom pom lampshade: DIY
Bedskirt: DIY
Ceiling shade: recovered - DIY
Pillow cases: added trim - DIY
Clock: hacked - DIY
Ottomans: reupholstered - DIY
Curtains: DIY
Magnetic board: DIY 
Doll hanging hair bow holder: DIY
Letter A/Flower art: DIY

Linking up with Wow us Wednesday #169


  1. The love you have for your daughter shined bright in her room reveal. I love all the handmade touches and her youthful decor. Such a wonderful space for her to grow into. I love it all!!!

  2. Awww such a cute little girls room! Love it!

  3. Her imagination will run wild in this fresh, bright room!! I am especially loving the closet..well done!!

    1. Thanks Traci :-) She's really excited and keeps chanting, "Today's reveal day" She will see it when she gets home from school.

  4. What a sweet and colorful space for a little girl!! I love all the little details! Great job :)

  5. Cute! I'm sure your daughter loves her new room! I love ruffled bed skirt! Definitely worth the time and effort.

  6. This is a sweet room and all the love shines through in your special touches:)

  7. Unbelievable! You were obviously crazy busy! Such an incredible amount of work--and I love love how you thought "outside the box" for nearly everything! A woman after my own heart. Your daughter is one lucky little lady.

    1. Ahhhh...thank you Alana. It sure was a lot of hard work, but I took it a day at a time. Every single day I attempted to do something new. Creativity is a gift, and also a blessing. It's good to know you share the same :-)

  8. Wow - there are so many thoughtful details in this space - I'm not sure how you managed to get it all done in six weeks! I'm sure your daughter absolutely loves it!!!!

    1. Thanks Kris. She is completely ecstatic! She refuses to leave the I am currently a 'stay at home mom' which afforded me the opportunity to get a lot more done :-)

  9. So happy and fun for a little girl! Nice job!!

  10. Oh my goodness, what an absolutely adorable room - too precious! I would have loved a room like this when I was little!

  11. OK -- so I clicked on your project just cuz I am going through all the ORC linking rooms, expecting a cheesy kid's room. OMG -- I CANNOT BELIEVE how AWESOME this turned out!!!!! So much creativity packed into one space -- you could have posted one project a week and had enough to blog about for a year! Love, love, love the way you personalized every single surface. And your hair bow holder is A.DOR.A.BLE. In my book, the winner of the ORC Linking Party is . . . . . YOU!!

    P.S. Leave the monkey alone - he's just fine!

    1. Awww, Laura! I'm truly humbled by the incredibly positive comment. I'm happy that you like the space, but just to clarify, it was not meant as a competition. We were challenged to complete a room/space within a 6 week time frame :-) so I guess, we all won....* a newly decorated space* :-) I must add, though, that your post made my day. I felt your energy seeping through every single You are just awesome!!! Thanks again, and I appreciate you stopping by.

  12. Delia, your daughter is so adorable! I am in love with all your sweet touches. There is so much love in this space and it shows. Glad to hear that you will be back in October :). Great job.

  13. Oh my gosh, I can't beleive everything you got done! Love the curtains and that bedskirt! Your daughter must be thrilled! Well done!

    1. Thanks Kate:-) I'm sure Anna is just as thrilled to see her new room.

  14. What a beautiful room!! I love all the creative details!!
    Practically Polished

  15. What an absolutely adorable room - I love all the details and the colors make it so bright and cheerful.. A perfect Lalaloopsy room....

  16. Your daughter's room is beyond precious. She is very blessed and YOU are very talented. My granddaughter (8) would love it as she also loves lalaloopsy and her favorite color is pink! Wonderful job!

  17. You're so creative! Well done :)

  18. You say you don't use sheets on the bed. What do you do instead?

    1. Hi Kristen. I actually meant flat sheet. My kids use blankets, so I just make their beds with the blankets and comforter/duvet. :-)