It’s week 6 in the race to the finish line in One Room Challenge (ORC) , created by Linda from Calling it Home, who is an extremely talented and creative designer. That means today is the BIG REVEAL of Operation BIG GIRL ROOM along with my fellow 90+ participants!
What’s the big prize for participating in ORC? A finished room in 6 weeks and the opportunity to participate and share the experience of completing a room with talented designers and others that enjoy interior design! Yes, that’s right no money or honorary first place.
If you’re just joining the ORC fun you can get caught up on Operation Big Girl Room here:
The moment you have all been waiting for…Sofia’s big girl room!
This distressed vintage dresser in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is my favorite piece of furniture in Sofia’s room and perhaps in our home! I love the detailing and the antique mirror.
Sofia is no longer 3 months, and it was time to replace the baby photo in the “giggle” picture frame with a current one of Sofia and her sister Charlotte. The DIY jewelry box adds the big girl and princess element to the dresser.
The silver bird bookends and wooden Sofia plaque have been great accessories that have transitioned her room from nursery to big girl room.
I made subtly changes to the reading nook such as adding some glam and pop of color with the floral arrangement. I updated the photo to one from our apple picking adventure this fall. Sofia loves looking at it and remembering the fun filled day! I love using unique storage baskets such as the pink and white polka dot tin pail for her music instruments.
Here’s the end result of the canopy aka “castle” that Sofia requested, her updated day bed, and the beautiful shell chandelier.
Mix and matching new and old bedding items made the transition from little girl to big girl without breaking the budget and having to make a major decision on all new bedding at this point. I hope to have a decision and more updates this spring so check back!
Sofia wanted a castle and a princess like room and this princess castle from Amazon.com did not disappoint! The shimmery chandelier from Hobby Lobby was a hit!
We moved this play kitchen by Kitchen Kraft from the family room into Sofia’s room in late August but needed to update the wall. I love how the wall art from Hobby Lobby works in her room next to the DIY memory board of Sofia’s treasures and favorite things!
Last but not least is the gallery wall with the cherry blossom and bird painting that inspired the look for Sofia’s nursery, her first birthday party, and now has transitioned the look to big girl room!
There are so many fun personal touches on this wall like my childhood books displayed with the bird cage, Sofia’s art work displayed with new bird clip hooks and an updated photo from the first day of preschool as a three year old!
I had to display her recent master piece, Starry Night, which is one of my favorite paintings by Vincent Van Gough!
I love how my HomeGoods pink and coral baskets look in this white bookcase, which was mine as a child and repainted by my mother. Clean up at night has been a lot easier now that we have plenty of storage.
Last but not least is the transformation of a once boring closet to a fun secret hide out fit for a princess!
The DIY pink and green tower shelf use to be displayed in Sofia’s room. You can find the DIY tutorial here along with DIY tutorial for the fabric letters above her bed. It works great in her closet to display all her dress up accessories.
I upcycled this 6 drawer whicker piece that I purchased years ago from Pier 1 Imports. Nothing a little pink and antique gold spray paint can’t fix to add some GLAM for this princess retreat! It serves as additional toy storage and displays her art work.
The once cramped shelf now displays some of her stuffed animals and boxes with arts and craft supplies.
The blue and green trays were a Target dollar store find, which add a pop of color. I love how the quatrefoil stencil turned out in my daughter Charlotte’s bedroom but decided to use this turquoise removable contact paper for the accent wall.
Every princess needs a mirror at her height and a place to hang all her purses!
Most importantly, my client loved her big girl room and closet reveal SO MUCH she wanted more surprises!
I leave you with one last image of this gorgeous shell chandelier that ignited my inspiration for Sofia’s big girl room.
Praise him, sun and moon; Praise him, all you shining stars! Psalm 148:3
Thanks for stopping by!
Credits and Sources
Design and Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions
Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions
Shell Chandelier – Lowe’s Home Improvement
Canopy – Amazon.com
Princess Castle – Amazon.com
Designer hooks in closet – Hobby Lobby
Bird clipboard wall art display – Hobby Lobby
Canvas wall art above play kitchen – Hobby Lobby
Memory box display – Hobby Lobby
Dresser and mirror – Old World New Home
Baskets in white bookshelf – HomeGoods
Pink and white polka dot pail and basket – Pottery Barn Kids
Flower night stand – Pottery Barn Kids
Pink and green herringbone weave rug – Pottery Barn Kids
Decorative boxes in closet – Michael’s
Butterfly and bird wall decals – Pottery Barn Kids