One Room Challenge | Bedroom – Week Six - The Reveal

November 06, 2014

It’s finally here! Six weeks ago I decided to participate in the One Room Challenge which was started by Linda at Calling it Home. I hoped that participating would prod me into finally decorating my bedroom, and I’m happy to say that despite some hurdles which I thought might prevent me from finishing I’m ready to share what I’ve created. (If you missed any of the weekly posts for the challenge you can read them here: week 1, week 2, week3, week 4, and week 5)

When I started this challenge my room was pretty boring, but I hoped to be able to change that with some wallpaper, art, fabric and new bedside tables.

Here’s my bedroom before:
basic bedroom before
And here it is now:
One room challenge bedroom reveal
The walls were repaired and painted and then last week I had the Thibaut Etosha wallpaper installed on the wall behind the headboard. In all honesty I was a bit scared before the paper went up given the pattern is so bold, but now that it’s installed I absolutely love it.

I shared the before of the bedside tables a couple of weeks ago, and I’m very pleased with what I was able to do with them. They were painted in a high gloss using Para Paints Hybrid technology paint, and I love the look of them – almost like they were lacquered.
blue bedside table with white lamp and flowers

Blue bedside table with brass hardware
If you remember my inspiration board from week one I was inspired for the room by the Neo Toile fabric in navy from Tonic Living. I used it for a pillow on the bed along with a couple of fabrics from Designer Fabrics here in Toronto. They were my first ever attempt at sewing pillows with piping and a zipper (I used this tutorial) – there were some minor goofs, but overall I’m pleased with the result of my late night sewing adventures.
pillows piled on a bed with a blue headboard

pillows an a bed beside a blue side table
The wall that was bulging and cracked has been repaired and I don’t think anyone would know that a few short weeks ago there was a massive hole between where my dresser and where the Zoe Pawlak print I won now hangs. For a novice drywaller and plasterer I think I did a great job. That said I really don’t want to ever have to do it again.
Zoe Pawlak art hung on a wall
In addition to the Zoe Pawlak piece I’ve hung the antique Hearth and Home magazine which I had professionally framed, and a print by Mara Minuzzo on either side of the room.
framed vintage hearth and home magazine

Framed Mara Minuzzo print
I recovered my headboard in navy velvet, which unfortunately isn’t coming across well in the pictures given the lack of natural light (stupid daylight savings). I also applied brass nailhead detail around the edge to balance the brass of the pulls on the bedside tables.
Bedroom with Etosha wallpaper and blue velvet headboard

Blue velvet headboard with Etosha wallpaper

One room challenge bedroom reveal with Etosha wallpaper
There you have it – challenge completed, and I’m thrilled with the result. What do you think?

Want some more One Room Challenge final reveals? Make sure you check out the 20 bloggers doing the one room challenge, and the other One Room Challenge Linking Participants.

As a member of the Para Blog Crew I was provided paint for this project.

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39 comments

  1. This looks fabulous!!!! You should come over and do my bedroom now :)

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  2. Eeeeeee those side tables!!! love that blue! Everything came together so nicely! Now go get some SLEEP!

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  3. CONGRATS, Michelle! The navy nightstands look so good with the front accent pillow. Pretty artwork, too! Enjoy your new space.

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  4. Wow, Michelle, it looks so chic! I absolutely love it! The side tables, the wallpaper, it all came together so beautifully! And super proud of you for overcoming that drywall setback. Fantastic job!

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  5. It looks great!! I really, really love the headboard.

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  6. It looks incredible! I love the wallpaper and the side tables. Awesome work!

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  7. Beautiful lady! Loving the touches of yellow

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  8. Love that zebra wall! Awesome job, it looks lovely.

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  9. Beautiful Michelle! You did a lot in a short time span and managed to take a trip to Ireland in the process. Way to go! Love the wallpaper with the fabrics and the nightstands are perfect. Where are those lovely knobs from? Do tell.

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  10. Beautiful work, Michelle! I love your headboard and the fabrics you chose and that wallpaper and the bedside tables. So... everything! And the prints look fantastic in your space. The prints you mixed and your palette are gorgeous! You must be so excited to have such a gorgeous room!

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  11. What a great room! It feels relaxed and yet very stylish. Those beside tables are to die for. I love your bedside lamps, too. (wink)

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  12. The Etosha wallpaper is so fantastic. Fear not about the pattern, it actually plays as a neutral here. Great job on the pillows, still wanting that Neo toile in my life. I did my fair share of patching this round and I am SOOOOO over it, so kudos to you! You pulled it off, with a trip to Ireland to boot. Congratulations!

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  13. Dude, it looks amaaaaaaazing! Well done!

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  14. It looks amazing Michelle! Even with a minor set back in the beginning, you can out strong in the end. Great job!

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  15. Michelle! That wallpaper is stunning! Love the tables too. Nice work!

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  16. It looks great! I love the nightstands and the headboard.

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  17. I love this room it's so awesome! I saw your IG'd about waiting in the rain at the bus stop coming from Ikea and I totally felt your pain,but looks like it was well worth it! Wish I did my ORC this time around, will have to do it next year.

    Cheers, you did a fab job!

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  18. Wow~ An absolutely stunning space! I love the bedside tables and toile pillow. As a fellow 6 week participant the six weeks was indeed a challenge and you rose up. Well done!

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  19. Looks awesome! That wallpaper is perfection!

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  20. Well done Michelle!!! Your bedroom looks great! I love the wallpaper, it's perfect for the space. Compliments to you on putting together the perfect colour palette - looks like everything was pulled from that Tonic Living pillow fabric (I have a swatch of the same fabric, I'm dying to find a place in my home to use it!).

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  21. I love all of the pieces in the room! It's definitely not a boring bedroom anymore! Great job!

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  22. That wallpaper just makes the room. And I love the color on the nightstands. Great job on the room.

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  23. It looks amazing - love your wallpaper and the nightstands are wonderful . Enjoy your weekend and get lots of rest!!

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  24. I have almost used that wallpaper so many times! I love it and what a great accent wall it makes. The navy headboard looks great against it....good job!

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  25. Michelle, it looks beautiful. I love the pillow layering and the nightstands. Great job!

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  26. I am here wishing I had another bedroom to do because of all this inspiration. I love that toile fabric, also your wallpaper. The room looks fab.!

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  27. VERY BEAUTIFUL!! way to go what a great job.
    I'm off to read more about this challenge :)

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  28. wow! the headboard and those side tables have me drooling!! I love them! what a transformation:)

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  29. The finish on your side tables is amazing! Do you remember what the colour is called? I like all your choices...master bedroom is on my to-do list!

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  30. stunning space! the wallpaper is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect blend of bold pattern and subtle color. everything looks just amazing, well done!

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  31. I love this so much!! Your wallpaper is awesome, and I really want the pillows. This belongs in a magazine!

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  32. Everything looks amazing. Making pillows, with piping, is so difficult. Really, love the wallpaper - a subtle but strong pattern. well done.

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  33. Beautiful! I'm in love with the wallpaper!! You've tied everything together just beautifully with the pillows, pictures and bedside tables!

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  34. You did a beautiful job with your room - it looks so polished and inviting... and I thought the photo that day-light saving interfered with was great! Way to go!!

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  35. Looks amazing! Love the colour combos.

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  36. Love it! Those fabrics are spectacular and all the other touches- yes!

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  37. Your room looks so good! Love that wallpaper and your fabric choices. Congrats!

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  38. Looks amazing! I'm in loooove with those end tables!

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