Monday, November 25, 2013

Charley’s Big Girl Room


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. 


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.


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.


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.



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.




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

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