It’s One Room Challenge reveal day and I’m excited to share my toddler room! I barely made it. Actually, truth by told, I’m not finished. In my journalism days I heard reporters say that their stories were never really finished, they were just the version that’s ready at deadline, and that’s how I feel about this room, it’s only the current version. But I’ve come a long way! This is where I started six weeks ago:
And this is today’s “reveal day” version:
The week-by-week progress, if you’re interested.
This week I worked on all.the.details, which I will be blogging later because it was
way too much that almost made me crazy a lot of DIY. But for now, here are the room deets! I’ve nicknamed it “The Plaza Room” because it’s got a lot of gold and vintage glam.
For the reading corner, I wanted her books to be close to her bed when she transitions to a twin. I decided at the last-minute to switch to rain gutters for the book storage because I liked the molding look, a little bit more feminine than the IKEA spice racks, and they were cheap!
I gave the Target unicorn some glam and the added the frame that I painted with BB Frosch chalk paint powder and then brushed it with metallic gold paint.
The chair is a beast, but my daughter still likes to rock sometimes, and since she’s my last baby, I’m going to milk that as long as possible. I covered the PBK lamp shade with some fabric (which I need to either redo or tweak), and the side table is from a vintage market. The shadow box has her birth announcement and some accessories.
The gallery wall is mostly a mix of DIY and things she had in her Colorado nursery. I did a lot of gold spray painting.
I made the shelves with some lumber that I painted with BB Frosch chalk paint powder, and the brackets I got from my grandma (sprayed them gold). The “Be Kind” and heart were crafts I made at Queen Bee Craft Night.
Updating photos is on my to-do list.
That doll was the inspiration for her entire room, a first birthday present. I added the flowers to the tiny gold frame and made the fabric scraps banner.
I sprayed this frame and added the flowers. The saucer is from a vintage market.
I didn’t even have to spray the can, it was gold to begin with! I just added the ribbon and baby’s breath. The hat she wore as a newborn. 🙂
Dresses make great decor, and she wore these for Easter and Christmas so they are extra special. I bought the gold hooks at Hobby Lobby, but there are also these cute gold rose hooks on Amazon I saw later.
I added some gold ribbon to some hangers I already had to make them a little more glam.
This dress she’s wearing now so that’s why it’s lower, and she can use this little hook for other things like hanging out her school outfits or her dress-up clothes.
I DIY’d the wreath out of fabric scraps.
The dresser was a labor of love. This is what it used to look like:
I used BB Frosch chalk paint powder with Benjamin Moore’s “White Mountain Peak” and then distressed and added a thin line of gold. At the end I added some gold dust on the top and front of the drawers, along with some additional gold trim. More details in week 5.
And naturally she needed a tea party corner!
I got that plant stand right after college and I updated it for the Colorado nursery. For its second update, I sprayed it gold and used the dresser paint with BB Frosch chalk paint powder. I got the stools at Home Goods, sprayed them and added the fur I got at Hobby Lobby with a staple gun.
I adore this tin tea set. I got it at World Market and I can’t find it online anymore, but there is also a similar one on Amazon.
I used the leftover fur to cut a rug for the crib.
For the Juliet balcony (faux balcony), I used a rounded shower curtain rod, sprayed it gold, and then added some sheers and gold ribbon to tie it off.
So far her favorite part is her tea party corner!
And she loved having tea with Daddy, too!
A big shout-out to my hubby, who endured long talks about the room with lots of over-analyzing along the way (he’s a good sport), and he made the whole project possible by helping with the room as well as watching our kiddos and managing the house! He’s the best and I couldn’t have done it with him!
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