After 6 long — and short — weeks, the BIG REVEAL DAY is finally here! I’m thrilled to show you Kaylee’s Tween Dream Bedroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge! TONS OF PICS + links to all of my sources below!!
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But first, a reminder of what the room looked like BEFORE…
A mish-mash of things from baby and toddler years.
And hand-me down furniture that didn’t quite match.
Kaylee was seeking a CALM space that felt more like her.
She also hoped for a queen bed so she could have sleepovers, new blinds because she likes to wake up with the sun, a bigger bookcase because she loves to read, and a vanity because, well, what girl doesn’t want a vanity?
Whatever Kaylee wants…Kaylee gets. But seriously, her asks were so simple and sweet and I wanted to give her that and much, much more. SO let’s take a peek at her new room, shall we?
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
Behold her new room!
I think her smile says it all!
Such a ham. Haha.
Let’s take a good look around, shall we?
Vanity: Overstock| Pink pendant light: Hudson Valley Lighting Rousseau |Art: Etsy (also here)| Poof: HomePop (available here) | Bed: Overstock | Bedding (duvet + pillows): Overstock | Sheepskin rectangular throw: Article | Sheepskin rug: Article
The biggest change was lightening and brightening everything up! This was done with white paint from Clare, and white crown molding, baseboards and trim from Metrie. The new moldings elevated the room and the paint made it for a fresh, start. White paint is my favorite for walls because then you can bring in color through accessories. And I love color! But when it’s on all four walls it often feels like too much in a small space.
New lighting made a HUGE difference too. Fred Baby suggested recessed lighting, which was a game changer in this room. But I wanted to add in more lighting that was beautiful as well. Hence, that gorgeous staggered pink pendant light from Hudson Valley Lighting. I placed it over the vanity to help define that space and so it’s a glamour moment. I love that it feels like jewelry!
Bed: Overstock| Mattress: Overstock |Foundation: Overstock | Duvet cover set: Overstock |Comforter: Overstock | Sheets: Overstock | Anti-microbial pillows: Overstock | Euro pillows: Overstock | Pillow inserts: Overstock | Sheepskin rectangular throw: Article
Okay, back to the star of the room — this blue upholstered bed!
It’s from Overstock, as is the bedding. Kaylee has inherited her auntie’s genes and is sensitive to many things, so I tried to keep everything as hypoallergenic as possible.
Oh, and she reports that her new Serta pillowtop mattress is SO comfy too.
The pretty white vanity is also an Overstock find. With the placement, it also doubles as a bedside table. The drawers provide great extra storage too, while the vanity keeps a light footprint.
Her room before had A LOT of pink. But while Kaylee does like pink, her favorite color is blue. So I wanted to bring in some cool blues and much calmer, sophisticated pinks.
Kaylee loved this Be the Best Version of Yourself print from Minted and we thought the perfect place to hang it would be right next to her vanity mirror. A nice daily reminder.
Jewelry armoire: Hayneedle
Kaylee’s room is 12×12 so any chance to add additional storage space, I was taking it. She mentioned needing a place to put her necklaces, so when I was browsing for options, I came across this over-the-door mirrored jewelry armoire on Hayneedle. There’s SO much storage inside. Plus, the mirror on the door makes the room feel bigger.
Note: Since we traveled to Texas to make over Kaylee’s room, we had more like 4.5 weeks to get everything done and shoot. So as the photo shoot was taking place, items were still arriving. That’s why you see some items in some photos — like this jewelry armoire — and not in others.
Vanity stool: Article
Do you like it better with the white stool or the pink stool?
I love both and so does Kaylee, so she plans to switch them out every few weeks. 😉
Speaking of furry white things, if you recall Kaylee’s initial Pinterest board with rooms that inspired her, she pinned rooms that had white faux fur again and again. So I added in this sheepskin throw rug, throw blanket and pillow from Article. It really adds texture to the room and makes it feel more layered, cozy and glam.
Okay, moving on to the right…
The door! We swapped out the old brown flat door with one with more detail and painted it a pretty Tiffany blue. I wanted hardware that felt like jewelry, so when I spotted this gold doorknob from Emtek, I had to have it. To play up the Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired theme, I draped a tassel from Overstock on the doorknob.
I also added blue tassels to the closet doors. Yes, closet doors! Those are new. You may recall the room had no doors on the closet before? Adding these folding mirrored doors keep things clean and,the mirrors help reflect light and make the room feel bigger.
Let’s talk about this bookcase!
As an avid reader, Kaylee wanted a bigger bookcase. I went with this beautiful clear acrylic ladder bookshelf because it offers more book storage, but keeps a light footprint.
Bookshelf: Overstock | Hello Cocky print: Minted | 50 Hues of Pink art: Lamps Plus |Flamingo print: Minted | Pineapple bookends: Lamps Plus | Room Service button: House of Golightly | Ampersand bookends: Hayneedle | Pastel books: Amazon | Where We Dream print: Minted | Jewelry Box: Couture
As for what’s on the bookshelf, everything is linked above!
Let’s go inside the closet, shall we?
The closet system itself is from Hayneedle and only is $120!
This gives Kaylee so much more usable storage space, plus will help her stay organized.
Those baskets are from Hayneedle and all of the art is from Minted.
Pink palm leaf art print: Minted | Telephone art print: Minted | Pink Agave art print: Minted |Gold mirrored tray: Lamps Plus | Globe art print: Minted | Roller Skates art print: Minted | Let It Roll art print: Minted
Here you can see an up-close look at the Metrie baseboards, Milton & King wallpaper, and the new carpet.
p.s. I totally want these roller skates for myself!
Okay, let’s shimmy over to the dresser area…
Dresser: Overstock | I Don’t Know Where I’m Going but I’m on my Way print: Minted | Palm Trees print: Minted | Lamp: Couture Lamps | Jewelry Box: Couture Lamps| Toucan print: Minted | Focused + Sparkly print: Minted | Palm 2 print: Minted | Palm 3 print: Minted| White TV: Overstock
Just a little detail shot…
This light box is from Article and you can spell out whatever you’d like! I went with Chez Kaylee. 🙂
That cute aqua spotlight lamp is from Article too. They have so many cute pieces and at really good prices too.
Okay, the final area of the room! Check out those windows — we can now SEE them!
Kaylee’s old blinds drove her crazy because she couldn’t get them to hang evenly, so I was super excited to surprise her with these blush pink Roman shades from Select Blinds. They are even motorized, which is so cool! She just presses a button on her remote control from the comfort of her bed. The white pom-pom curtains are from Overstock, as are the gold curtain rods.
You might recall Kaylee had a brown ceiling fan before? She really needed to keep a ceiling fan for circulation so we gave her a much prettier, more modern white ceiling fan from Lamps Plus. I’ve been working with the Lamps Plus family for years and always find SO many gems there.
This floor lamp is from Article and I love it. So simple and pretty.
Here’s the bench styled with these Arianna Belle pillows, which are so pretty, and make this area feel like a window seat.
Here’s a detail shot.
As we were shooting, this chair from Overstock arrived. Isn’t she GORGEOUS?
In a perfect world, the pink bench would fit at the end of the bed and the chair would be here in the corner, but there wasn’t quite enough space. Kaylee liked both the pink bench and the white chair, so plans to change between the two, just like with the vanity stool.
Do you prefer the white chair or pink bench in the corner?
Finally, don’t those blush pink Roman shades look so pretty when they’re down?
Oh, and I added twinkly lights behind the curtain panels as well. Nearly every room Kaylee had pinned also included twinkly lights, so I had to add them somewhere. And they add such a sweet, magical element to the room.
What do you think? Do you like how it turned out? Have any Qs?
I had a sleepover with Kaylee when her room was finished and it was so sweet. We watched I Love Lucy on her new TV and then drifted off to sleep as the lights twinkled. When we woke up, Kaylee opened the blinds with her remote from bed, and looked around, taking it all in. She admitted she was nervous about how the room would turn out. She said, “I knew it would be nice, but it turned out so much better than I ever imagined.”
Thank you to Linda for spearheading the One Room Challenge + to all of the sponsors for making this room possible. And for literally making my sweet KayleeBug’s dream room come true.
Thank you to my family for helping put furniture together, dealing with contractors and so much more — this was a true family affair.
And thank YOU all for following along! Your support means everything.
Now, please go check out all of the other room reveals…they are GOOD!
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