ORC Final Reveal: Emmy’s Room

November 10, 2016


IT’S TIME!!! The One Room Challenge is officially over! Today is the last day of the 6 week design challenge and I couldn’t be happier. If you’re here for the first time, welcome! My name is Yuni and I’m the author of Love Your Abode. This is where my passion for interior design, DIY, hospitality and faith all collide. I believe that good design doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you will see I’m all about salvaging old things and making them new again. Today, I’m sharing my youngest daughter’s room makeover as a guest participant for the ORC.  


This 6 week challenge is hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. The One Room Challenge shares the progress of 20 designers as well as hundreds of guest participant bloggers. This is my second time participating in the ORC as I transformed my guest room last Spring. If you want to start from the beginning, you can read about the weeks leading up to today.

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Okay, without further ado, let’s get to the photos because there are a lot!

This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Unfortunately, many items are no longer available, vintage, thrifted or purchased from Homegoods so I’ve tried to source similar items for you. 

Let’s remember how this room started. 



Emmy grew out of her nursery last year and I decided it was the perfect time to tackle it and give it a big girl makeover. I wanted to create a space she could grow into for many years to come. Basically, she’ll have this room until she moves out! πŸ˜€ 


We moved out the crib and changing station and I sold the pink upholstered chair. She received a vintage bed and dresser from my in laws’ previous home. I updated both pieces of furniture with Velvet Finishes paint in Rococo, which is a creamy white color. 


Ready for the AFTER?!?


The wallpaper panels were done a couple weeks ago when I partnered up with Wallpaper Boulevard and they sent me this beautiful petal pushers design. I put them up as panels so they could be taken down at any time. The frames were salvaged from my friend who saw them sitting next to the dumpster. I gave them new life with black satin paint. I loved the sitting chair so much from my last room makeover that Lamps Plus sent me another one.

(white garden stool | upholstered chair | gray and white striped rug | black and white tote basket)

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The little antique stool bought over 13 years ago was recovered with some Ikea striped fabric I had on hand.


I’ll have to share my DIY faux floral wreath soon. Other than the multiple glue gun burns I received, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It adds a visual punch to the panels. 

oneroomchallenge-room-makeover-diy-orc-loveyourabode-42(Deer Antler Pillow Cover | Chair)

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I love how modern the new lighting looks in the room. The room is a marriage of modern and vintage. 


Semi-flush Minka light was generously provided by Lighting Design Company

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(rustic metal tray | white pitcher)



(Blessed pillow cover | pom pom white blanket | shabby chic bedding)


( pink velvet pillow covers | middle pink pillow |



( ruffled curtain panels )


The beautiful wooden sign was custom made and generously sent to me by my friend, Stephanie at Simply Lovely Lumber. She can customize any sign and I love this one so much! The giant paper flowers were a total steal from Michaels last year in the dollar bin! I paid a few dollars for all of these and they are huge. I used them as decoration for my friend’s baby shower and I bought them knowing I would eventually put them up in Emmy’s room. They’re no longer available but you can find some similar crepe flowers from Amazon. The pom pom garland was found in the dollar section at Target last Christmas.


The vintage nightstand was another salvaged item another friend found for me sitting next to the dumpster. I don’t know why people throw such things away! All it needed was a little cleaning and some paint and it was new again. It’s perfect in Emmy’s room.


( Glass lamp | rustic lantern

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( acrylic tray | book ends )


I kept it a little whimsy on top of the vintage dresser since it is a little girl’s room. A bunch of her handmade hairpins sit on the DIY frame holder and I added some of her favorite books and faux plants. The dresser was revived with Velvet Finishes in Rococo


( Window pane | black desk | pink cushion stool )

I brought in the black desk from JJ’s room and noticed it looked much better in Emmy’s room. I brought in my hot pink stool from another room and it’s the perfect chair for her desk. 



These Stabilo fine point markers are my favorite. Emmy is always stealing them!


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I love my Emmy girl. This little spot is perfect for us. 
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Emmy loves her room and I love that it will function as an additional guest room for family and friends especially during this holiday season. 

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Here’s a Final BEFORE and AFTER



If you have any additional questions on sources, please do not hesitate to ask me. Thank you so much for visiting!

I would like to thank my amazing sponsors for generously providing the products below and helping to make this makeover possible. 

A group of my talented designer friends are also sharing their reveals so I encourage you to tour their dramatic spaces. They were my support system during this round of the ORC and I’m so glad we got to cheer each other on through the crazy but fun process. I am seriously blown away by their talent. You’ll be able to see everything from a breakfast area makeover to a full garage reveal. 

CC and Mike 
Melissa at Polished Habitat
Jennifer at Decor Gold Designs
Kelley Nan
Oksana at Foxyoxie
Jenna at Wife in Progress
Angela at Blueistyle
Emily at Eleven Gables

Thank you so much for visiting, friends! I truly appreciate it. I hope you’ll connect with me on Facebook and Instagram!


Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

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  1. Reply

    Melissa @ Polished Habitat

    Oh my gosh, that featured photo of Emmy in her room wins the internet. So precious! I love all the modern details mixed into her room. And you totally nailed creating a space that will grow with her!

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      Yuni Min

      Melissa, that’s exactly what I was aiming for!! Thanks so much, friend!! So glad it’s done!

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    oh your daughters room is so darling. I love the wall paper inlays. Such a fun space!

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      Yuni Min

      I’m really happy with the wallpaper panels as it adds some spunk to her space just like her. Thanks so much, Mysha!!

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    First of all, Emmy is absolutely precious! I bet she is thrilled to have such a pretty “big girl’s room”! I love the wallpaper panels so much….I loved them before, but they look even more beautiful now that I can see the whole room. You did an amazing job with your ORC, Round Two! Love it!!!

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      Yuni Min

      Emmy is definitely tickled and she seems to be enjoying her big girl bed and room very much. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Jennifer. I’m so glad it’s finally done!

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    Adrienne Grabowski

    There are not enough superlatives for me to express how much I am in love with this room and the amazing job you did on it. Simply beautiful!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Aww, thank you so much Adrienne. So glad you love it! Emmy loves it too!

  5. Reply


    It is spectacular!! Love the panel ideas!!

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      Yuni Min

      That’s so kind of you to say. Thank you so much, Beth. So glad you stopped by!

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    Yuni! This turned out so pretty!!! I love the beads and the wooden sign and the pops of pink!

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      Yuni Min

      Isn’t the sign so beautiful? Stephanie is so talented! Thanks for the love, Amanda!!

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    Love the whole room!! Such a cute space for Emmy to play! Those paper flowers on the sign are just darling!!

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      Yuni Min

      The paper flowers are one of my favorite parts too. Thank you so much, Daraka!! You are too sweet, friend!

  8. Reply


    That’s beautiful. I love these colors and all the pink touches. So stylish.

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much for reading and for your encouragement! It makes my heart happy to share these fun spaces with everyone. Thank you, again!

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    Amy @ My Life From Home

    Yuni! What a beautiful and charming space for Emmy! It’s gorgeous. I love the wallpaper, the bedding, stool and all the little touches. Amazing job!

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      Yuni Min

      I’m so glad you like it, Amy! Thank you so so much for your sweet words. So glad I was able to finish her room on time!

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    Oh my gosh, Yuni… this is the PERFECT space for a little girl! A little bit of whimsy, a little bit of girly… SO pretty. The large artwork behind the bed is incredible!

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      Yuni Min

      I love the sign too made by friend, Stephanie. She’s extremely talented with wood work and I’m so blessed to have that piece for Emmy. Thanks so much for your sweet sweet words, Charlotte!!

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    Jen @ Noting Grace

    How cute is this room and how adorable is your little girl!! You did an amazing job making this into a dream room any girl (big or little) would love!!! Congrats!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      I appreciate your sweet words. Thank you so much, Jen! I think it’s safe to say I may be hooked on the ORC! So glad I was able to finish the space. Thank you, again!

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    such a sweet room, yuni! and looks like emmy loves it! love the photos of you guys together. πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      Aww thank you so much, Cassie. I’m keeping those for future memories!!

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    Kristine @thejourneyhomeblog

    What a beautiful room! I’m sure Emmy has to be over the moon. She is just precious. I love the way you did the wallpaper panels and the details on the little sign are just perfect! What an amazing job!!!

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      Yuni Min

      You are too kind! Thank you so much, Kristine for your sweet affirmation and for reading today! It blessed my heart!

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    Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com

    As I read, I tried to keep a running list of all the different things I adore about this room but lost track, because let’s be honest: I love it all – the wallpaper panels, the floral initial, the ceiling medallion with the modern light fixture, the side tables, the artwork… But the photos of Em are definitely at the top of the list. I bet she’s overjoyed to finally enjoy her room after the crazy six weeks!

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      Yuni Min

      You are the best, Oksana!! Thanks so much for your constant affirmation and for cheering me along the way. You are a sweetheart! I’m glad you liked the photos of Ems. She’s such a little ham and loves to be in all of my photos. πŸ˜€

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    How pretty is this?!?! Love the panels on the walls; and that nailhead detail on the chair! So gorgeous – fantastic job!

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      Yuni Min

      Hi Krista, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, the trim on the chair is really beautiful. Thank you for visiting and for the sweet encouragement today!

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    Emmy’s room turned out so beautiful! I love all of the grey, white, black & pink – it’s a lovely combination of colors, soft and sophisticated. You did an amazing job, Yuni!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much for that, Emily! I appreciate the love. I was a bit concerned at first how the wallpaper would tie in but I’m glad I went with the bold choice. Thank you so much again!!

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    What a beautiful room for such a special little girl! You did an amazing job, Yuni! I’m obsessed with the floral print on the wall! Love a good Michael steal!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much, Keila! Yes, gotta love a good deal at Michaels! So glad you like the petals pushers wallpaper. πŸ™‚

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    Emily of www.elevengables.com

    Yuni, I think Emmy’s face says it all… JOY! What a lovely room you have created for your daughter. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the very last capture of Emmy in her big girl space. Well Done!!! xox

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Emily. She’s already playing and making messes in her new room. Ha! So glad we got to cheer each other on. Thanks again, friend!

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    This room is so absolutely fantastic!! You did an amazing job, and I’m sure the joy on Emmy’s face makes it all worth it!

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      Yuni Min

      It was definitely worth it! Thank you so much, Niki! I appreciate your kind words. πŸ™‚

  20. Reply


    Yuni!!! You outdid yourself!! Those wallpaper panels are just too fun!!!! Congrats, you did so good!

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      Yuni Min

      Hey Jessica! I’m glad you like the wallpaper panels! Thank you so much, sweet lady!

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    Fantastic job Yuni, just precious πŸ’—

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      Yuni Min

      Aww thank you so much, Martha!! I truly appreciate it!

  22. Reply


    Girlfriend, I love EVERY SINGLE THING but my absolute favorites is that first picture of your sweet Emmy and all the pictures of you and your sweet girl! Amazing job and I have so enjoyed following along with your ORC journey!

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      Yuni Min

      CC, it’s been so fun doing the ORC with you and the girls. Thanks so much for the sweet words and constant encouragement. You’re a total sweetheart!

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    Iris Nacole

    Oh my gosh, what a sweet little room! I adore every last detail! Congratulations Yuni! πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much for that, Iris! So sweet of you!

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    Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod

    Yuni – Emmy is adorable and her room is beautiful! We love everything in her room! Fabulous transformation!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Hey Vicki and Jennifer! That makes my heart full. Thank you so much for your sweet words!

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    Kelley Nan

    Yuni, every sweet, smart, girly detail is amazing. I love seeing the two of you in her special reading corner. Hoping I can see it in person sooner than later!!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much, Kelley! And yes to seeing it in person! Let’s do it!

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    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    This room is gorgeous! I love those wallpaper panels. They add so much. Beautiful job!

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      Yuni Min

      Erin, thank you so much for the encouragement. So sweet of you!!

  27. Reply


    Yuni you did an amazing job with this makeover! Emmy must be enjoying her new room so much! The wallpaper panels are fantastic! I’ve been wanting to do that for years, and yours came out wonderfully!

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      Yuni Min

      That’s so sweet of you to say. Thank you so much, Linda! If you do the panels, they really aren’t too difficult and add a big punch. πŸ™‚

  28. Reply


    Great job Yuni! You probably mentioned it somewhere but I can’t find it, what is the paint you used on the walls, it’s lovely?!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks, Valerie! Ahhh so sorry. I’m pretty sure we threw away the paint can after we painted it.I’ll let you know I still have it.

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