Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Big girl room, a little tour.

So we've been updating E's baby room for the last few months.  I still need to make a curtain decision but other than that it's finished.  I was thinking some white curtains with a strip of Amy Butler Love sewn a few inches from the bottom like Janell did to these curtains.

Her pink play kitchen got moved to her room at Christmas and we've just left it.  I can hear her playing with it at nap time but usually after a few minutes she climbs into bed and goes to sleep.  She is loving her $50 Craigslist bed and sleeps way better in it than the toddler bed.  The nightstand is an old one that went with our old newlywed bedroom set.  I painted it white and added the cute glass pull.  Lamp is from Target and still not plugged in or with a lightbulb.  Maybe when she's 3.  The bed is topped off with her super ruffly duvet that she loves.

Ellie's big girl room


Close up of the stuff above her bed.  The cute owl print is from Target.  The little poem I saw online and just typed it up in Publisher and had it printed like a picture at costco.


We got rid of the old press wood bookshelf that she used to have in here.  It was starting to fall apart plus it was wide and short and she needed some space for her babies to sleep.  This was the bookshelf before.

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I sanded it lightly and then put a coat of Valspar Contractors primer and a couple of coats of White Valspar enamel paint in satin (I used the premixed cans).  Then it was cute and ready for her room.  Love that now she has space for her little baby cradle.  We also anchored the bookshelf to the wall with these earthquake furniture cables.  We bought a pack of like 4 of them at Lowe's for less than $8.  They only take about 5-10 minutes to install and will keep the furniture from falling over if your kids try to climb it or in case of an actual earthquake.

Ellie's Bookshelf

I didn't change anything about this side of the room.  The little dresser is an old Japanese cabinet that I painted white with the same white enamel satin as the bookshelf.  The info about where the prints are from is still in her baby room tour.  The paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore Robin's nest.


I now swear to stop doing girl projects!  I have stuff in the works for the boys room too and it doesn't involve any ruffles or pink.  Hope you enjoyed our little tour!