Monday, November 25, 2013

Charley’s Big Girl Room

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I’ve been sharing Charley’s big girl room project by project (which you can read about here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), and today I thought I’d share some pictures of how it’s all coming together.  Our plan is to make the big move from nursery/crib to big girl room/bed in a few short weeks when we’re both on Christmas break.  I know.  I can’t believe it’s seriously time for that either.

On a positive note, I love this new space and can’t wait to spend more time in here with Charley. 

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Besides a gallery wall above the dresser, I hadn’t given much thought as to what I’d put on the walls before I started decorating the room.  I basically waited for other things like the curtains and the bed to come together before I made any decisions.  I ultimately decided to dig out the fabric banner that I made for Charley’s first birthday.  I hung it asymmetrically above her bed and added a couple C’s that used to hang in her nursery.  I love that it cost me zero dollars and it’s super meaningful at the same time.

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I’m not sure if I’ve talked about the bedding at all so here goes.  The duvet, throw blanket and black and white pillow are all from Ikea.  The sheets were a $7 Target clearance find (woo woo!), and the colorful pillows are from Pier 1 that I bought a long time ago.  I should probably mention, too, that the rug is from Ikea and the poof was another Target clearance purchase.

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I’ve added a few baskets around the room that will eventually hold dress-up clothes or other toys.  I found the two black and white ones next to the dresser at Homegoods.  They were inexpensive and easy for Charley to get things in and out of on her own.

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Behind the bedroom door I hung a mirror at toddler height.  It has already been a great source of entertainment.  For Charley, but also for me when I see the silly faces she makes in the mirror.

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That’s what’s going on in the big girl room!  It’s all ready for Charley to move in.  Wish I could say the same for B.J. and myself!

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2 comments:

  1. What an awesome big girl room! I love all the colorful and unique pieces in there. Especially all the diverse textiles. Looks terrific!

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    1. Thank you! It's fun mixing Ikea/Target pieces with flea market and thrift shop finds. I'm glad it all came together!

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