One Room Challenge – A Girl’s Bedroom Makeover


In keeping with getting a puppy this summer, I’m continuing my trend of doing crazy things this year.  After jumping into the Spring edition of the One Room Challenge and tackling my master bathroom, my daughter has convinced me to do it all again.  Except this time, it’s her room.  Her birthday is actually tomorrow, so the timing of it all is perfect, and she is incredibly excited to get things underway.  A big thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for organizing the One Room Challenge, giving me the inspiration to tackle this project!

So, let’s take a look at the room as it stands now.  I have to clarify that my daughter has rearranged this room more than once in just the past few weeks against my advice.  (Translation: She recruited her dad to do her dirty work).  She’s a creative soul, and is always wanting to change things up, so I can’t blame her for wanting to rearrange things.  

That said, bear in mind that she has put her personal stamp on the room at the moment. 🙂

She apparently swiped some rugs from the bathroom to add to her floor decor.

Festive black ribbon on her dresser for Halloween…

And her bedroom door is tricked out for Halloween too – complete with cobwebs and some black and orange garland.

We have been talking about this room redo, and here are some of the things she would like to incorporate:

  • Artwork with quotes (a girl after my own heart)
  • Some pom-pom pillows
  • New bedding
  • Blinds that block out the light
  • A smaller dresser and a mirror
  • A space to organize her books
  • Organized areas for all of her stuff
  • Creative storage since her room isn’t that large
This is going to be a fun project because Kate is typically very organized (she rearranges her closet when she gets bored), and I think she will really appreciate and keep up with the changes that we make to her room.

Some inspiration that has caught our collective eyes so far:





Let the games begin!  Take a look at all of the other crazy bloggers who have linked up their rooms and are taking the challenge.


  • Reply
    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    October 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Jenny your daughter is too cute with the Halloween decorating and throw rugs from the bathroom! She is a mini-you! I love the board and batten treatment you did in here already and can't wait to see your newest edition of this room. I have done 50 million updates to my girl's room in 5 years, what is it about girls and loving to change up their rooms? Myself included!! 🙂 Have fun and look forward to your updates.

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    Kris Jarrett
    October 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This is going to be so good! I'm going to have to live vicariously through you because your first inspiration picture was the exact one that I wanted to use for my daughter's room but she wasn't into it (how can you not be??!). This is definitely going to be a roller coaster trying to get moms and daughters to be on the same page!

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    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    October 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    How fun, I can't wait to follow along.

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    Christine Dovey
    October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I love how she has decorated her room for Halloween- so cute! Looking forward to seeing what you do- love the art inspiration!

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    Christine B
    October 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Jenny, this is going to be fun! My daughter's name is Katelyn too, and we're redoing her room as well! I love the pops of color, the chandelier and gallery wall! Looking forward to following your progress!

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      Karolina Barnes
      October 9, 2015 at 6:16 am

      You have a very clever girl! She has definitely style and creativity. New designer in making? What transformation it's going to be. I did my daughter's room this year as well with mint green but she's not into pink anymore.

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    Emily Anne
    October 8, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Adorable that your daughter has such an interest! I was like that as a child, but my kids just aren't! I wish, but any effort I put in isn't kept up by them, so I have given up. Love to look at pics of others though, can't wait to see!

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    Angela Neese Rathbun
    October 12, 2015 at 7:50 am

    What fun inspiration you are starting with! I just love kids' rooms, but since there are no girls in my clan, I'll be living vicariously through this transformation!
    Angela, Blue i Style

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    Stacey {steward of design}
    October 13, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Such great inspirational ideas. And how lucky are you to have such an organized daughter?
    Looking forward to following along!

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    Teresa Pisc
    October 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I love the inspiration pics and I'm super jealous of your daughter's organization…I wish I had that gene:) Can't wait to see what you two come up with!

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