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.
Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect complement to the bed crown and mantel headboard. The fabric of the Annabelle Ruffled Bedspread, Annabelle 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.