So six weeks ago, I decided to take part in the One Room Challenge, set by Linda from Calling it home as a linking participant.
I've been doing up my five year old daughter, Mia's room, and you can see the entire process from inspiration to design concept ,through my little and large projects and processes to, finally today, the reveal of the final result, by clicking on the thumbnails in my sidebar---->
I love a challenge, and have really enjoyed this project, as it has been so much fun to do together with Mia, who has been very involved right from the start.
On a very limited budget ,we've had to come up with some creative solutions to get the look that she wanted!
So from sugary pink to fun and modern, we've totally transformed her room.
You can see what the room used to look like HERE.
I must warn you: This is a very picture heavy post, but here it finally is:
Mia's new look Room:
The previously pink and purple walls was repainted in a peachy pink (Crown honey fever) and a pale grey (Crown seldom seen)...
And integral to the look she wanted, Me and Mia made a whole bunch of funny cushions to fill her bed with..
....and filled her wall with art !
I planned to get some new storage for this corner wall:
But I never found anything suitable, so the old shelves went back up again (for now).
But we updated this corner by getting this new star night light from IKEA, that I spraypainted black...
And I also made this cool little moon phase wallhanging, above.
Mia's kept her rabbit light, which I love and was one of the first things I bought for her after she was born! You can find similar here.
Behind the door,We've tucked in a few Ribba picture ledges from IKEA, ideal to keep her books on, now that her reading is coming along so well...and this also freed up her underbed storage for other toys...
And having this entire wall painted in blackboard paint is conducive of creativity:
I made this Origami lampshade for here ceiling light, see how in my tutorial here.
And of course the Potato printed feature wall, inspired by the half moon wallpaper from Ferm Living makes a real statement, and was integral to our original design concept.
The MIA letters we already had from Mia's baby room, I just gave them a lick of paint to fit in with her new colour scheme. The artwork is a DIY picmonkey job!
And another little detail is the pom pom garland I made...
The curtains are actually made from a cheap bedding set I found in Primark, and is perfect in the colours. I find it very expensive to buy material, so I figured I'd just cut a duvet cover in half and sew it up as curtains, which has worked very well.
We created this little creative corner for Mia, with a DIY fold down, wall mounted desk, painted with blackboard paint at the front for impromptu creativity!
...meaning we could make use of the floorspace underneath for storage.
Notice the bracket on the wall underneath the desk....
...it hinges out from the wall to create some additional support when the desk is folded down.
The stool is an upcycled charity shop find, and doubles up as a bedside table.
This area is now perfect for Mia to sit and do her drawing or homework...
With built in shelves for storing pens and colouring in books....
...even a roll of drawing paper.
pencils and hama beads etc...
I made Mia's desk using plywood, then painted the inside shelves in colours matching our design concept.
You can find the plans on how to make your own on the amazing Ana White website.
I've attached a clip on light from IKEA to the shelf above the desk for some task light..
....the fun House cork board is from H&M
And along the wall to the side of the desk I've hung an IKEA PS wall rail system with hooks, a mirror and a handy cup for storing chalk for Mia's chalk board wall ....or to use for water should she fancy doing some painting.
Mia couldn't wait to try out her new desk....
and got straight to work creating some hamabeads suncatchers for her window:
Which adds the perfect finishing touch to her new and creative room!
So that's it!
I'm pretty sure this room will be thoroughly enjoyed by Mia....and will probably not stay this tidy for long...LOL, but as with any room in our house, it is now grown-up enough, in a fun way, to evolve with her as she gets older...
And Mia loves that it's all to her own design...with a little nudging help from mum!!
So what do you think of Mia's new room??
Would you go for a potato printed wall in your home?
Do you love that wall mounted fold down desk?
Do make sure you check out what the PRO's did for their One Room challenge....find the links here...and also visit the Calling it home ORC link up to check out more fabulous room makeover by the other linking participants.