One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover Reveal

A very special thank you to Piper Classics for sponsoring our One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover Reveal post. As always, all thoughts, opinions and descriptions are our own.

After six long weeks and a lot of late nights eating tacos and cookies, today we are over the moon to share our Spring One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover reveal.  This is our 5th time participating in the  One Room Challenge and every season we learn so much more than we could have ever imagined.

As always, a big shout out to Linda creator of The One Room Challenge and to Better Homes and Gardens for being the official media partner of the ORC.

If you’ve been following on us on social media or are a friend of The Crowned Goat (if you’re new here, welcome) you probably already know, this sweet little lady has been waking us up between 1230 am and 3 am nearly every day for almost two years now.

In fact, it’s not lost on me at all that as I’m putting the finishing touches on this bedroom makeover reveal post, I can hear her cute little paws pacing the floors as she struggles with canine dementia.

One day, while I was up with this sweet pete I started thinking about how we could give the breakfast nook a bit of refresh and I started looking for French farmhouse inspired chair pads.

That chair pad search led me to Piper Classics for the first time where I not only found the chair pads, I found they had everything from country curtains to quilts and bedding to lighting to rugs and home décor including kitchen, dining and bath décor.

It was during that early morning hunt, I stumbled up on the gorgeous Annabelle bedding suite and totally fell in love.

I should insert here we had no plans to take on another makeover after having just finished the dining room. As you guys know though, decorating projects tend to snowball and once we decided to make a few changes to the living room it effected the bedroom right next door, and ultimately the room we’re in now.

When we first moved out here, the space was a jumbled mess of a bedroom that looked like this….

Then we decided to turn it into my home office for the Spring 2016 One Room Challenge and it became this…

Given we were going to have to turn the office back into a bedroom because of the living room changes and I had already fallen in love with the Annabelle bedding suite anyway, I decided early Tuesday morning we could make it work within the 6-week time frame of the One Room Challenge.

Never mind, the Challenge started the very next day.

A few hours later, I got a design plan together and enlisted the help of Team Crowned Goat, my parents and brother in law.

Most of you know, my bestie S who runs the TCG website and is usually my right hand on these kinds of projects fell right before the Fall One Room Challenge ended last year and has been in bilateral braces and on crutches.

Coincidentally, my other brother in law who usually helps with our projects recently had surgery and he was also on crutches. Looking back, I don’t even know how I thought we could pull it off, but I was believing big!

Week 1 of the One Room Challenge bedroom makeover started out well.  We moved all the furniture from the bedroom and the office, and I painted the walls in Valspar’s Bistro White.

After the walls were dry, we slowly started bringing in pieces of furniture like this French Country inspired desk, we plan to double as a nightstand.

Next, we brought in the vintage furniture my Mom has had since childhood and added antique gold accents to the curves of the dressers.

We hung the antique gold mirror we picked up at an estate sale for $30,

and added a few of our favorite thrifted finds like horse trophies, worn ribbons, books, ironstone platters and weathered urns.

At this point I thought we were making great progress.

Then my Dad had a heart attack.

With two Team Crowned Goat members on crutches, one in the hospital and my brother in law busy running his own successful business – I went to sleep the night of my Dad’s heart attack thinking it was going to be all but impossible to finish the One Room Challenge bedroom makeover on time.

Oh my gosh, you guys, I felt so defeated.

Especially given my Dad was supposed to build the most significant piece in the entire bedroom, the bed crown.

He promised to rally though – even in the hospital – and rally he did.

In response, we all adjusted our schedules, took on extra tasks (like giving the mantel turned headboard a makeover), cut out a few projects all together (like refitting the bedroom closet), crossed off the small things on the to do list and cautiously took the rest of the challenge, one day at a time.

Thankfully, by the time the Piper Classics Annabelle bedding arrived, we were back on track and it felt amazing.

Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect complement to the bed crown and mantel headboard. The fabric of the Annabelle Ruffled BedspreadAnnabelle Ruffled Euro Sham and Annabelle Ruffled Pillow Shams is a creamy antique white fabric with a woven mini-honeycomb pattern.

The ruffles are generous without being too fussy and the fabric literally cascades off the bed in the most romantic way.

The body of the Annabelle bedspread is completely lined which makes layering with printed sheets, light blankets, or heavy quilts in any season, if needed, easy peasy.

As you guys know, I adore neutrals so what I love most about the Piper Classics Annabelle bedding is how simple yet elegant it is.  I mean, this bedding suite could be used for so many different kinds of decorating styles from French Country to Cottage, Country House to Farmhouse and Vintage too. It’s that versatile!

Once the Annabelle bedding arrived, I hung up the bed crown panels and the bedroom curtains.  All in all, it was 16 yards of Waverly fabric.

I can’t even tell you guys how nervous I was to make that first cut and sew that first seam! I had only made a few pillow covers, a set of no-sew curtains and some hair scrunchies to go with my cheerleading uniform in Home Ec before I decided tackle this huge fabric project.

It was definitely an adventure but I’m so glad I worked through the fear I would mess it up because it was totally worth it!

This will be our 5th One Room Challenge and while it was filled with a lot of ups and downs, I couldn’t be more excited to have this bedroom makeover complete.  It truly feels like a retreat space now.

Every detail from the flower arrangements my Mom put together, to the furniture my brother in law helped me move including the vintage headboard which was crazy heavy, to the bed crown my Dad made, to the gorgeous Piper Classics Annabelle linens  we used to dress the bed feels like a dream.  I’m completely overwhelmed with gratitude at how it all came together despite the challenges and setbacks we’ve faced these past 6 weeks.

A special thank you to Team Crowned Goat for being willing to take on these DIY adventures. I couldn’t do it without you!

To the team at Piper Classics who were incredibly kind and supportive throughout this process, thank you for being such wonderful partners.

While this One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover Reveal post was sponsored by Piper Classics all thoughts, opinions and descriptions are my own and I would happily gush about them any day! You can read our full disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting TCG sponsors!

To the team at the One Room Challenge and media partner Better Homes and Gardens – thank you for giving us such a fabulous place to share our creativity.

And to the tremendous readers and friends of The Crowned Goat whom I’m honored to spend time with each day, thank you for your love, support, kindness, encouragement and prayers these past six weeks.

You guys are always the best cheerleaders and we appreciate you so much!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. It turned out to be such a gorgeous retreat! Congratulations on a project well done! Team Crowned Goat is amazing!

    1. Aww thank you so much Dara! Team Crowned Goat is amazing and I am very lucky to have them. Even the ones still on crutches 🙂 Sending you the biggest hugs, CoCo

  2. Dearest CoCo- you have done it again! Your master bedroom makeover is perfection…and fit for a queen! Your attention to detail is like no other. And don’t even get us started on that fantastic bedding. The linens are elegant and are the perfect compliment to your overall makeover. Even with all of your setbacks, you have made this process seem effortless.Congratulations on a job well done. Reservation for two please! Much love!!

    1. You guys are the sweetest, thank you! Putting this space together has definitely been an adventure these past 6 weeks. It’s hard to believe how fast they go by! I tell you the elegant ruffles on the Annabelle bedding just makes you want to cozy up with a good book or take a nap on a lazy day. We’re so excited to have them! Lots of love, CoCo

  3. Such a beautiful and peaceful retreat
    space! I could fall asleep in an instant .
    Well done!

    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Lizzy! I’ve always been a morning person but that might change now 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  4. It looks so good Coco! I love what you did over the bed and all the equestrian touches just look like you. I know it was a lot of hard work but it was worth it!

    1. Such a sweet compliment, Nancy, thank you! You know my heart speaks in all things neutral and equestrian. The day I helped my Dad hang up the bed crown, I was closing my eyes off and on the entire time ha ha. It made me so nervous to think about sleeping underneath it. Thankfully, those fears have since subsided and I’m sleeping peacefully. Sending you big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  5. I knew this bedroom was going to be good but this is next level Coco. It doesnt even look like the same room. The transformation is truly stunning. Absolutely amazing

    1. Aww thank you so much Bonnie! I know you’ve been there every step of the way cheering us on and we just appreciate you so much. It’s been a fun space to put together. Hugs, CoCo

  6. OH CoCo, this is just beautiful! Every element in the room comes together to make this an elegant, magical space! It really IS special…great job!

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I can’t even tell you how much we have appreciated all your kind comments and sweet words of encouragement along the way. If you ever come to visit, the room is all yours 🙂 Big hugs, CoCo

  7. This is absolutely beautiful. I am very impressed with the bed crown and that fabric is gorgeous. I have just one question. Do you plan on having any bedside lamps for nighttime reading? I also hope that everyone in you family recovers quickly. You are very lucky to have such a supportive and creative family.

    1. I appreciate it, Nancy, thank you so much! I am beyond blessed to have a family that is willing to help take on projects like these. We’ve been working alongside each other for years now. Even the ones on crutches did everything possible to help. As far as bed time reading, I currently have a book light but we’re hoping to move to a smart home lighting system one of these days so Alexa can turn off the lights for us 🙂 I’ll tell you I’m totally old school though so I’m not opposed to The Clapper either ha ha. Thanks so much for your sweet words! Hugs, CoCo

  8. Coco, I love your room! It looks amazing and you guys did an awesome job! Love that bedding and that bed….absolutely fabulous!! Have a great, relaxing evening! Hugs!

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you – Benita! I know you know all about trying to makeover spaces like these in 6 weeks. It’s been such an exciting time but I think I’m going to need breakfast in bed for the next month ha ha. The Annabelle bedding just made the room, don’t you think? They are seriously so nice. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  9. Dear CoCo,
    I’ve tried 3 other times to contact you and they keep not going through! Not sure why, but I’ll try once more. This room is just gorgeous – I would love to spend a night or two!! 🙂 You are amazing – your home is so beautiful and welcoming – it suits you! I was so sorry to hear about your Dad’s heart attack and am amazed that he is healing so quickly! I hope he continues to heal until fully healthy again. My husband had to have emergency triple by-pass surgery when he had a widow maker’s blockage about 3 years ago. It was a total surprise since he didn’t have the usual symptoms of heart issues. I must say I was terrified! He had a wonderful surgeon and he healed quickly and completely. As you know – life can take an unexpected turn so quickly! Keep doing what you are doing because it is working! Love and hugs…

  10. This room is magnificent! I love how feminine the space is and the dramatic headboard and canopy.

    1. Such a sweet compliment, Deb, thank you! It’s crazy how fast these 6 weeks have gone by but I’m always excited for the challenge. I’ll forever be grateful to my Dad for building the bed crown. He swears he’s “not creative” but I think he nailed it. Heading over now to see your little girl’s room. I’m still not over the hat wall. Talk about beautiful! Hugs, CoCo

  11. CoCo,

    You did an outstanding job on this…I can’t even begin to say what I love about everything. But–I think its you and a testament to all of the different styles and elements that you mix so seamlessly. The bedding is gorgeous as well as the gold touches. The framed print of the Queen is so exceptional, original and lovely. What a beautiful touch!

    Your pup is so darn cute. I just had to have my fifteen year-old best friend put down. It broke my heart and although he had cancer, the dementia made everything much worse. Sending prayers and love for a quality life for you and him.

    Jane x

    1. You’re making me melt today, Jane, thank you! I was pretty determined to use as many of the pieces as we already had on hand in this space so it was fun to see it all come together. You can see the photograph of the Queen when you’re standing at the kitchen sink which feels like a fun “sneak peek.” We are over the moon at how the Annabelle bedding worked so seamlessly with all the different styles. It really is a great neutral color and pattern. Plus, the ruffles are fabulous too.

      I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Truly, I know first hand how heartbreaking it can be. I’ll be keeping you close in my prayers and sending you hugs and love as you grieve. I know it’s a difficult time. Lots of love, CoCo

  12. So glad your dad is on the mend! This room is beautiful. I particularly love the portrait of QEII!! Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much, Angela! He definitely gave us a scare but I saw him last night and he has been faithfully going to cardiac rehab 3 days a week. Hopefully he’ll continue to improve with each day. I can see the portrait of QE down the hall while standing at the kitchen and it’s feels like a fun peek into the room 🙂 Can’t wait to see how your space came together too! Hugs, CoCo

  13. So luxurious! Love all of the little details. I can tell you worked hard on this room.

    1. I really appreciate it Loralee, thank you! All those little details came together at the last minute and it felt really good to finally see them in one place. I swear the 6 weeks goes by so fast, I need to take the weekend to catch my breath! Heading over to see your fabulous space now. Hugs, CoCo

  14. Yours is a family of troupers! Love how you all pulled together to make this room happen. I can hardly believe its the same space!

    1. Thank you Jen! We’ve all been working on projects together at each other’s houses for as long as I remember. It’s definitely an adventure to be able to work alongside each other and even with the setbacks we learned a lot from this project. I’m ready for a long relaxing weekend and I know you are too. Hugs, CoCo

  15. First – sweet blessings to you, your dad and your family. May all of you be refreshed and healed. And second – I just love a Coco designed bedroom. To this day, I still swoon over the bedroom makeover with the stencilled floor. But this room is a bit different. It’s so elegant and dreamy. Such a great use of vintage mixed with romantic linens. You do this so well. I always want to shop your house. Got my eye on that mirror from the estate sale. Super congrats, Coco! Epic rally.

    1. Thank you so much Susie, it was definitely a scary time! Thankfully, my Dad, brother in law and bestie S are all expected to make full recoveries. I told them we are going to throw a big party once they are all healed 🙂 I really appreciate your sweet and kind words on the bedroom makeover. It was so much fun to put together all the different elements while trying to use as many things as we already owned. It feels like a retreat space now and I’m excited every time I walk into the room. Speaking of which, I’m so proud of your basement and bonus room makeover too. Everything is totally fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

  16. Wow! This is perfection – perfectly suited for any queen! I am such a sucker for vintage trophies and I oohed and aahed each time one came up as I scrolled down to read. Loved pouring over all the details of this reveal. Congrats on a stunning job!

    And my heart is with you as you navigate the days ahead with your sweet pup. We just lost ours a week ago, and I know how important they are to our lives!

    1. I really appreciate it, Jen, thank you so much! We love vintage trophies of any kind but especially horse trophies. I swear they are so hard to find sometimes but that doesn’t stop us from hunting at all. We scoop them up any time we can!

      I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know first hand how heartbreaking it is to lose a member of your family that is so beloved and treasured. I’ll be keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers and lifting your family up. It’s not an easy thing to have to go through. Sending you lots of hug. I’m so proud of your kitchen makeover and how you guys rallied despite everything. It’s really beautiful, CoCo

  17. Oh Coco, this breathtaking. All the details are really beautiful and your Dad did such a great job on the bed crown. You mentioned the honeycomb weave on the bedspread fabric. Do you think its family friendly? Thanks

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah, I appreciate it! My Dad swears he’s not creative but as you can see he clearly does not give himself enough credit when it comes to constructing bed crowns 🙂

      As far as the bedding goes, I would say the honeycomb weave is something you would want to take extra care to minimize any picking. I plan to treat my set much like I would treat all our vintage linens and fabrics. That said, Piper Classics also has a ruffled set called Ashley and it’s 100 % cotton chambray which would be a good alternative to the Annabelle. Hope this helps! Hugs, CoCo

  18. Oh, my! Coco, you’re family certainly has had A LOT of challenges – I’m glad your father is alright!!! How scary! Great team effort getting your bedroom completed. It is stunningly beautiful!!! Pinned several times. 🙂 I was thinking of putting up some type of corona over our bed this time as we no longer have a headboard (our daughter now has our queen cherry bedstead) with our CA King.

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas and ENJOY your room!!!
    Happy Mother’s Day,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Barb! I definitely count it a blessing to have so many DIYers in my family and the fact their willing to come along on this adventure makes it all extra special. In the beginning I really wanted a wall treatment like board and batten or shiplap in the bedroom but we decided that would be too much of a commitment. After that we changed gears completely and moved forward with the bed crown because it added interest without the work and expense of the wall treatment. I can’t even imagine this room without the bed crown now so I say go for it in your room too 🙂 I’m sure it will be fabulous! Happy Mother’s Day and thanks so much for your sweet words, CoCo

  19. so pretty! love the results and the grit! xo laura
    found you via katherine’s corner. laura

    1. I really appreciate it Laura, thank you! There were definitely a few days I had NO idea how we were going to finish this challenge but I’m really glad we found a way to stick with it. Hugs, CoCo

  20. CoCo! You did it–one day at a time, and sometimes an hour at a time, you did it. It’s a lovely bedroom–Great work from your whole team, crutches and all.

    1. Thank you so much Stacy! I know you understand first hand how crazy things can get when you plan one thing and then life gets totally bananas. I so appreciate your kind words and all your support along the way. Big hugs, CoCo

  21. I seriously think you need to open a Bed and Breakfast CoCo because you are an expert in putting together the most gorgeous and serene bedrooms around – and this one is no exception! I am so in awe of your ability to put texture and pattern together in a way that looks layered but not busy, and the final touches you add (like that portrait and the trophies) give your spaces a sense of history that I adore. Congrats on this amazing achievement – and sending lots of well wishes to the rest of your crew!

    1. You’re seriously the sweetest, Lindsey, thank you so much for all your kind words and encouragement! This space was so much fun to put together and while it definitively presented some challenges both in and out of the room I’m excited about the way we all rallied together to finish. If I ever decide to open a B&B I’ll give you a call 🙂 Until then the room will be yours if you ever decide to come to Florida. Congratulations on your finished foyer, stairs and loft area – all three spaces are amazing. Big hugs, CoCo

  22. It turned out so good!!! Oh my, that bed crown goes so well with the curtains, you’ve got to rent this space out at a premium, it looks like it’s made for royalty, ha 🙂

    1. ha ha thank you so much Nicole! It was definitely a fun space to put together. As you know the ORC is tons of work so I’ve been stealing away moments to nap every chance I get 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  23. Congratulations on finishing a beautiful project! This has to be one of the prettiest bedrooms I’ve ever seen. I keep going back to look at the gorgeous bedding too! Well done CoCo!!

    1. I really appreciate it, Michelle, thank you so much. It’s interesting how you start out thinking you want the room one way (I swore shiplap was the way to go) but as you get further into the project things really start to come together pretty organically and take shape in a really unexpected ways. I couldn’t have imagined using any other bedding than the Annabelle. I almost got the chambray bedding because it also has ruffle but in the end, it just needed those cascading ruffles you know? Thanks for being such a great cheerleader. This makeover was definitely filled with lots of adventures. Big hugs, CoCo

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