The Flip House | Girl’s Bedroom Reveal

It’s here! The last of the flip house reveal posts!

Did anyone else get the feeling this was becoming like the magic pudding of houses? It just seemed to keep going and going!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been following along.

I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to respond to all of the previous comments yet (I’m normally really good at that) though things have been a bit hectic lately plus my reply function is playing-up which makes it a bit tricky. Please know that I do read and thoroughly appreciate all comments and will find some time to respond as soon as I can.

This is the third bedroom in the house, which I decided to stage as a girl’s room.

Somehow I failed to get a before of this room right at the beginning of the flip, so this is actually a mid-way pic…


And here is the space now…

Bedroom After

I kept things sweet and simple in here.

The bed was already in the room (yes, that’s the same bed as in the before pic!). I was originally going to replace it because it was so basic, though then I figured the fact it was so basic meant it had unlimited upgrade potential!

We painted the base green (looks darker in the pics than in reality) with left-over paint from my DIY console table, then lengthened the headboard using some scrap plywood before covering it with wadding and this gorgeous boho fabric I found at Spotlight.

DIY Headboard

Isn’t it cool?

Mum sewed a simple tailored slipcover which pulls straight on.

Bed Head Slipcover

The raw bottom edge was simply tucked under then stapled to the bed frame in a few places to keep it nice and taut.

Headboard Fabric

You may recognise the white quilt cover set from my little man’s bedroom, and the colourful accent cushions, along with the tasseled throw, are from Spotlight.


The bamboo gypsy table usually lives in my lounge room and it co-ordinates with the chest of drawers I picked up for $40 from Marketplace which sits near the foot of the bed.

Bamboo Dresser

To tone things down and add some subtle pattern, I went with this soft geometric rug.

Bedroom After

It has a gorgeous felt-like feel, with plenty of lovely texture and a nice casual fringe.


I popped this woven ottoman on top just to help break-up some of the empty floor space and add to the homey feel.


The sheer curtains have this cute rainbow sprinkle detail which plays up all of the colourful accents without feeling like too much.

Sprinkle Sheers

Isn’t it sweet?

I was going to use bright whimsical artwork in here, which would have been cute, though decided on something a bit more sophisticated just to help give the room a slightly grown-up edge.


These are just free clipart animal line drawings I grabbed online then inverted onto black backgrounds.

I had them printed through Officeworks (for just 30 cents each!) then popped them in these matted gold frames.

Girl's Bedroom

Most of the decor are things we already owned.

The lamp is from my little boy’s bedroom, the world globes are from my little girl’s bedroom.

Bedside Vignette

The string lanterns are from Spotlight and the wall basket is from Early Settler.

Dresser Vignette



Carpet | Beaulieu Daytona in ‘Green Beige’ | $300

Bed & Mattress | Already Owned with DIY Headboard using Spotlight Fabric | $0*

Rug | Labin Textured Rug from Spotlight | $150 on sale*

Window Dressing | Sprinkle Pocket Sheers, Rod & Fittings, all from Spotlight | $50*

Bamboo Gypsy Table | Already Owned | $0

Cane Dresser | Facebook Marketplace | $40

Light Fitting | DIY using Clear Serving Bowl from Kmart | $5

White Quilt Cover Set | Already Owned | $0

Tasseled Throw | Spotlight | $25*

Blue-Grey ‘Coverlet’ | Already Owned (actually a tablecloth from Kmart) | $0

Pink Ikat Cushion  | Spotlight | $12 on sale*

Yellow Ribbed Cushion | Spotlight | $15 on sale*

Gold Lamp | Already Owned (originally from Kmart) | $0

Wall Basket | Vientiane Flat Tray from Early Settler | $25*

String Lanterns | Spotlight | $10*

Artwork | DIY Line Drawings printed through Officeworks | $.30 each

Gold Frames | Spotlight | $8 each on sale*

Other Decor | Already Owned | $0

TOTAL $370


*We were super lucky to be gifted some items from Spotlight and Early Settler.
I’ve provided their costs however they are excluded from the total.


Bedroom After

The sale of the house is now final (yay!) so I’ll work on putting together my round-up post where I’ll also share all of the financial nitty gritty!

Had a go at filming a walk-through however apparently I kinda suck at them! Spent too much time pointing at blank walls and turning in circles (LOL!). Now that I’ve had a bit of practice though I’ll make another attempt before we begin removing the furniture and decor.

Speaking of the furniture and decor, I’m still not entirely sure what I’m going to do with the pieces we can’t keep. Am thinking they will need to be sold through Marketplace, or maybe via auction on eBay? Either way, I know some of you have expressed interest in certain pieces so I’ll be sure to share once items are listed.

So, that concludes the house tour! Of course, I’ll be back with some tutorials and hope you’ll continue to follow along.

In other news, I already have a new house project on the very near horizon which I can’t wait to share more about soon!




Find all of the previous flip house posts HERE.

Girl's Bedroom

  1. Monnah says:

    I’ve LOVED following this house flip! Such great ideas, and the results have all been stunning. Thank you!

  2. Sandra L Long says:

    I saved my comments until the end and I have to say that I am so sad that the end is here I have looked forward to every post and totally enjoyed going over each photo again and again. You have done such an awesome job with this home and I’m sure that the people who bought it are over the moon happy that they found such a beautiful place to live. It always amazes me how a home can be transformed into a showplace with basic and simple changes like paint and accessories without having to do demo and major reconstruction. This home is a perfect example. It is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am thrilled to hear that another home is on the horizon!!

    • Thanks so much Sandra :)

      Well, the “home” on the horizon will actually be an extension to my parent’s house. New builds are a bit outside my normal realm though I’ve basically designed it for them (based on their wants of course) and can’t wait to share more! It’s starting super soon!

  3. Lisa says:

    I hate to steal words… but ditto on what Sandra says! Your design always inspires me to work with what I have! AS IT SHOULD BE!

  4. Leslie Wood says:

    This is so sweet – thank you so much for sharing this flip. I’ve loved following along with it and am sad to see it over. What a great idea to transform that bed! I wouldn’t ever have guessed that they were the same! Can you tell me what you used for the light fixture?

  5. Kahlie says:

    Me too! Loved every post- knowing it was always full of doable inspiration! Thank you for the effort you put into all this. So glad you got a good outcome with the sale.

  6. Jenny says:

    Well done! Please share the clip art links, thank you!

    • Thanks Jenny.
      Sorry, I didn’t save the line drawing links – there are just too many! Have a Google around in some free clipart sites for “animal line drawings”. So many to choose from :)

  7. Pat from New Jersey USA says:

    What an adorable room. Any little girl would fall in love with it. A great ending to a great project and did I hear you say you have another new house project on the way? I was hoping you’ll be able to do a “ReLover” project this year, but life happens and things change. You only have so much room on your plate and the house projects a wonderful surprise.

    • Thanks Pat. Yes, I LOVED taking part in the Re-Love Project campaigns (so inspiring and they always pushed me!) though they have changed tack this year. No charity slant (which is a bit of a shame) however they have opened things up to the general public – which is pretty great!
      The “new” house project on my horizon is something a little bit different. My parents are building an extension on their old 1960’s home and I’m helping manage and design it for them! Of course, there will be lots of DIY and budget-friendly aspects! Will share more soon – it’s very exciting!

  8. Emma says:

    I really like this room – you have a good eye for detail. I love the fabric you used for the headboard.

  9. Diane says:

    Simply stunning! You have a great eye for mixing patterns.
    SPOTLIGHT seems like a great resource. I love that they even sell fabric there.
    We don’t have that here in the states.
    I have enjoyed watching your flip house come together and congratulations on a quick sale

    • Really? I’m always so envious of your stores and product variety (and prices!) in the States.
      Doesn’t Hobby Lobby offer decor and fabrics? Surely there are others? Michaels? Trader Joes? What do they have? LOL! They are just some of the places I see mentioned often.

      • LOL, maybe ignore the Trader Joes reference. I think that’s a grocery store :)

  10. Julie says:

    Yay for another house to keep inspiring us all. This house was/is phenomenal; you’re amazing.

    • Aw, too sweet.
      The next “house” will be a bit different. Will share more soon!

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  12. Andea says:

    I love seeing your affordable transformations. I have to ask a practical question. Will you sell your house furnished? Or do you use this as a way to stage it so it will sell better? Love to know what you do with the furniture once you sell it.

    • Thanks Andrea.
      Staging homes for sale is common practice to help entice buyers. It aids in providing an emotional connection and visual lift which other empty, or poorly furnished, houses lack. When done right, it can afford sellers a huge bonus in terms of buyer competition. In short, other homes with similar bones simply can’t compete with well-stage houses. Of course, some people can see past staging (good or bad – I’m one of those), though research shows that the vast majority of people simply buy with their eyes. They want what they can see…even if deep down they know they’re not getting it all.
      Selling furnished really depends on the market and particular buyer. When we staged my gran’s house for sale we sold it furnished (holiday location) as per the buyer’s request. This time around the buyers have only asked for a few select pieces. It’s important not to outlay too much on furniture so you can re-coup costs by selling. Some people rent though to me that’s simply dead money.

  13. 1960s girl says:

    I’m glad to see that the girl’s bedroom is on the neutral side, with just touches of pink! Wow, it looks so fresh and beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

  14. suzanne says:

    Your mom is (also) a rock star! Do you think botanical prints could be inverted? I’m assuming it would mess up the color of the flowers as well as the background. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

    • Yes, though it depends on the look you’re after. It’s easy to invert black and white because it’s a straight change-over. When there are tonal/hue differences it becomes more tricky.
      If you’re simply after plain unsaturated botanicals on a dark background that is easy enough. Let me know if you need more help :)

  15. Lee Hynes says:

    excellent room

  16. Jody says:

    I appreciate that your mom made a slipcover for the headboard. That’s a great idea that I’m going to use. I like the bedroom very much.

  17. Anna Proestos says:

    Beautiful, you’re talent for restraint is commendable, I think you may be good at this stuff! Thanks for the pleasure of following along.

  18. Jennifer Ryan says:

    I’ve run out of superlatives. Love it all.

  19. Diana says:

    I’m sad that the flip house reveals have come to an end, but very pleased for you that it has been so successful. You deserve it after all that hard work. I have just flipped a couple of rooms in my own home and was largely inspired by your efforts. Thank you. I eagerly await your next project.

  20. Olivia says:

    I love how the girls room is age neutral. It would appeal to any age girl. Really nice job on the flip house. Sad to see it end. Enjoyed every post.

  21. Tonya says:

    I’ve always really enjoyed this blog but this new direction you’ve taken with the houses is so much fun. I can’t wait to see what you have planned next!

  22. Ozzie Kip says:

    Great blog post! Thank you for the valuable information you provide!

  23. Jenny says:

    What a gorgeous room, I absolutely love it! You’ve worked your magic yet again!

  24. Magda says:

    Wow! Not only sweet! It is very, very sweet! So cute! So beautiful! I’m lost for words…

  25. Cynthia says:

    Genius with the headboard! You strike again…so ADORBS, and quite simple to do! ;)

  26. Floranet says:

    Continue your great work!! You are an inspiration

  27. Jeanna says:

    I have loved seeing you work your magic on all of the flip house rooms :) I’m looking forward to all of the tutorials!

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