I MADE IT!!!!!! I survived! It came down to the wire, but I am feeling pretty good about this reveal. For those of you who are new, I have been participating in the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. Within this challenge she chooses 20 designers to make over a space, but she has allowed the PUBLIC to participate as a linking participant(<<<<<ME). This challenge spans over six weeks and happens twice a year, once in the fall and the other in the Spring. Never in a million years did I ever think that making over a bedroom would be so grueling nor did I think it would take me the whole six weeks…but it did! After coming up with a concept, we (my daughters’ and I) decided to create a vintage eclectic garden inspired shared girls’ bedroom. I did the labor (the mister helped a bit too), they chose the items.
Let us take a look at the original plans and see we did. In order to make it out on time, I had to compromise some of the design plans. Unfortunately, I do not have quality before pictures, but if you follow me on Instagram and if you watched my Instagram stories you know how horrid the before was!
Vision Board for Vintage Eclectic Shared Girls’ Bedroom:
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
When you first make eye contact with my girls’ room you are greeted by the door and the lovely piece of brass goodness attached to it. I was kind enough to receive knobs from Nostalgic Warehouse for all the doors in my hallway and my girls’ room happened to be one of those doors. What I love about the door is how beat up it is. All the doors in my house are original and show signs of it. Some may think the dings are ugly, I call it character.
This picture does not do my floor justice, but that floor was a labor of love. It took forever to complete and a day to stain. I want to give a huge shout out to WOCA USA flooring products for seeking me out and asking me to try their products. When I was working on the floor, I had doubts on whether or not I should go black and I am so happy I did. I have no regrets. I have black floors in my living room, so I am aware of the dust and upkeep. I love how the grainwork is so subtle and how intense the black is. The floor is stunning!
I hoarded two matching campaign desks. I had them both for about 4 years and my vision for them both are coming together. THIS RIGHT HERE (for my girls’) is the reason I kept them. I purchased them both from Craigslist. One desk was painted red when I bought it and the other had a laminate wood finish on it. I painted one of them a few years back, see here. For this reveal, I reached out to my friend Kellie who owns her little paint shop, Velvet Finishes. Like the title the paint is just as luxurious as velvet. It has a very matte feel to it. What I love about the paint (and I said this before) is the ease of it. You do not have to sand or prime your piece. Basically you spray it with the “Ready” spray, paint it, and “Protect” it…that is it. Anyways, for this room, I wanted light colored desks so that it would not distract from all that is going on. The color I chose was Understated and it has a beige color with a green undertone. It is a GORGEOUS color!!!! The green in the room reflects off of it nicely!
This side of the room is dedicated to my munchkin, hence the footstool.
THE MONEY SHOT! Everyone has asked about this wallpaper and to be honest, this wallpaper makes the room! It is from Walls Need Love and it is called Vintage Garden. This was my first collaboration with them and they are amazing. The print is very true to the image online. The flowers have a wonderful forgiving pattern…we will leave it at that. Ha!
Let me call out the obvious, I am missing a piece to my campaign desk. When I lived in a rental in NC, I had this desk in storage and took the piece off to put on one of the many other campaign pieces that I have. I have 4 dressers, 2 shelves, and 2 desks that are all either original or campaign reproductions. I tried to pry a piece off of the campaign furnitures that are stored in my garage and I failed, I could not get it off. I need to order a couple from E-Bay. EEEEeeeek! I know, I am bad. That large wall hanging in the middle is actually a fabric covered cork board with animal heads nailed onto it.
I received a handful of decor pieces from Lamps Plus, unfortunately the mirrors and other lamp I shared on Instagram stories did not make it into the space. However, I am so thankful for the relationship that I have established with them throughout the years. Thank you Lamps Plus for the Ceiling fan and lamp, they are hands down one of my favorite elements in the room! The ceiling fan makes the ceiling look taller. It was a beast to install, but like this room I am so happy it is done.
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Product List for Vintage Eclectic Shared Girls’ Room:
Nostalgic Warehouse: Door Knob
Walls Need Love: Wallpaper
WOCA USA: Floor Finish
Ross: Orange Patterned Lumbar Pillows // Grey Embroidered Pillow
Joss and Main: Twin Quilt Sets
Thrifted: Headboards // Campaign desks // Rugs // Vintage Velvet Accent Chair // Clear Lamp // Mirrors // Brass Butterflies
A big thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for putting this challenge together. It was fun…and tiring, but at least it is done. LOL!