I shared my son's nursery awhile back and so I thought I would share my big girl's room too. They are both subject to change at any minute when baby arrives. And believe me I already have the exact plans for both etched in my mind!
Her room was decorated about 2 years ago right before baby brother was born. We had a neutral nursery for her since we did not find out what we were having and I could not wait to decorate a "girly" room.
This is the view when you walk in the door...
The walls were already green from her nursery. I always joked that our baby would not be able to sleep due to the brightness of the green but we've never had any problems. There was a very small budget for turning her room into a big girl room so we stuck with the green (although now I can hardly wait to change it).
I found the quilt at Target. It was a compromise. Not exactly what I had in mind but it was cute, girly and cheap so I went with it.
The bed was my husband's when he was young and the nightstand is on loan from one of my sisters. The little baby doll cradle at the foot of the bed was made by a great uncle. My Mom made a little foam mattress, pillow, and blankie for the cradle made from a green polka-dot baby blanket. The wooden frames had been in the nursery already so I just changed out the pictures and used pink polka-dot scrapbook paper for mats.
I found this little white shelf for next to nothing at a yard sale and added some letter A's to it for Avery. My Mom helped me out by purchasing a few of the A's. I painted some, decoupaged a couple, and left a few as is. I had a lot of fun with the A shelf and Avery has always loved it...
Jason did the wainscotting on the walls himself before she was born. It was a lot of work for him but well worth it to me!
On the left side are the 2 pieces of furniture we bought for her room. The dresser was found at a Pottery Barn Outlet store for a great price.
I talked Jason into buying this desk at a yard sale for $5 when Avery was just a tiny baby. I dreamed of having it in her big girl room someday. It is an old school desk (very fitting since Mommy was a teacher). I just fell in love. My favorite part, of course is adding the details that nobody but me cares about. I painted a black 3 on the back of the chair to give it a little more character. I chose 3 because she was born in March and she was 3 at the time the desk was added to her room. I just used a cardboard scrapbook # as a stencil and used black craft paint...easy peasy.
I also put golden books that were mine when I was a little girl in the storage spot under the chair.
And then finally there is the closet. Jason put all these wonderful shelves in it before she was born and they are so helpful! I love to smile when I open up a closet and this one does it for me...
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