3.05.2010

Big Girl Room Progress!

When we decided to move Josie up to a Big Girl Room I knew exactly what bed I wanted for her.

Andrew and I borrowed his parents truck (since ours still isn't fixed) and drove up to IKEA to get the bed of my dreams.

And then I saw it and decided I didn't love it nearly as much as I thought I did.

Bummer.

So we slapped her old crib matress on the floor and I started hunting for the perfect bed.

I didn't really know what I wanted except I didn't want to spend a fortune and I wanted it white.

Last week I was doing a random search on Craigslist and right at the top was a super cute bed for half of what we would have paid at IKEA, plus it included the matress and had never been slept on!

Score!

I called and we went to get it that night. It wasn't white so I had to paint it, but it is just too, too cute!

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(Mmmm, don't you just love over edited pictures?!?)

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After walking around with paint in my hair for two days, I finished it up and Josie is now the owner of a Big Girl Bed!

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There is no cure for A Mother Who Needs Everything In It's Place like a three year old!

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I love that the bed has drawers. I had grand plans for how I was going to organize each one, but Josie had other plans. I decided to let her have her fun and I'll have mine when the newness wears off!

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I lined them with fun scrapbook paper to add more color!

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And, as you can see, we got her quilt in!

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Darlene's sister in law made it and I am completely in love with it! So citrusy!

Her room still has a lot of work to go. I need to decide what I want to do on the walls and I think I am going to slip cover the curtains. The polk a dots are a little too much with the new quilt.

We were able to reuse pretty much everything from her baby room.

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And since we moved her into the old guest room, she has her own bathroom now.

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We hung her letters above the tub.

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And I repurposed the Bullitin Board my Mom made her into a bow holder!

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And we stuck in a few Bible Verses for her to see everyday.

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4 comments:

Amber said...

It's perfect! I love it! And yes, the curtains don't match.

Paige said...

What an adorable bed! I also love what you have done with the scrapbook paper, what a great idea! Her room looks fabulous as well as the adorable decor in her bathroom!

Cunz Family said...

Love the bed! I also got Tommy a white bed, so I could re-use it if we ever have a girl. Love the quilt too! I think I need to bribe my aunt in making the new baby one...I love them!

.:blessedmommy:. said...

I love your blog, and Josie. What an amazing gift you have in her!

Okay, this room is amazing. I love it. It makes me want to duplicate it for my daughter. :) Once you fix the curtains, I may just constantly drool over this. Brilliant.