Happy Monday! We had a jam packed weekend filled with hiking, paddle boating, an essential oils class, pottery painting and a 4th birthday party. Needless to say I could use another day off for sure. Little A probably had the best weekend out of all of us. She hiked twice! Both hikes were 4 miles round trip! Girlfriend has the hiking gene that’s for sure.
Speaking of Little A, I want to share what I have planned for her big girl room! She is still sleeping in her crib and is totally cool with staying in it. We’ve been very fortunate that she has never tried to climb out and she actually really likes her crib. But we figured it was time we get her out of the crib and into a big girl bed.
I’ve been working on her big girl bed for what feels like a month now. It was my first big girl bed when I was a little girl, so being able to pass it down to A is really special. But baby girl didn’t want a white bed. She wanted a pink bed. So we chose a color and I’ve been painting when I have the time. I think one more coat and we’ll be ready to get her out of the crib and into her new bed!
I was surprised to find bedding that goes perfectly with the bed color at the first store I went to. I was sure that would be the hardest part. And I love the color combination that I found (it’s really similar to the photo); I needed something to balance out all the pink on the bed. We ordered new mattresses that were delivered a few weeks ago, and her existing dresser will stay, as it’s white and still in great condition. We just need to get a new nightstand, throw pillows and art for the walls. I’m still debating on if we leave her glider in her room. It won’t match the new colors in the room, but it’s where we read books at nap time and bed time every day, so I hate to get rid of it. It will probably be a game time decision.
I’m super excited to get started decorating and can’t wait to share it with you when it’s done!
What do you think? Do you like the color combination I chose? Little A said she loved it when I brought the bedding home.
Have a great week love bugs!
Geez, I want your weekend!! That sounds like a blast. I’m so happy to hear that A loves to sleep in her crib – H loves his crib too! Everyone keeps telling me “Just wait until he gets a little big older and starts to climb out of it. That’s when bedtime routines get really hard and suck!” He might do it… But he loves being in there so much I doubt it. Also, “those people” put their kids to bed after 9 and don’t have a consistent routine anyway, and always ask me how I get Henry down promptly at 7pm. “Um, H is 13 months old. He doesn’t have a choice, and he doesn’t run our household. He goes to bed at 7 every night because I tell him he’s going to bed at 7. Because I’m the adult, and he’s the child here…”
Can you imagine if I actually responded to their negativity like that?! Hahaha! I don’t know how I got off on this tangent, but here I am. Love the coral/aqua/grey combo and how exciting for A to get a re-do of her room!
That bedding is gorgeous! My three year old is still in her crib, too. Is A night (potty) trained? I’m wondering if my daughter would night train if she had the ability to get up and use the potty if she did wake up… But I’m in no rush to complicate the going to bed routine with her being able to get out of bed!
So can that be my room too?! LOL I love the inspiration behind it and I just know little A is going to love it! xo, biana –BlovedBoston
I love the color palette you chose! I think that room will definitely grow with her, which is so important… you don’t want to have to redo the room in a year or two, you know?
How fun! Little girl room decorating is the best.
That is so fun! How did you make the collage?
That is awesome that she gets your old bed. How special! And we’re hoping that C will stay in her crib as long as possible. So good to know we’re not the only ones. 🙂 Happy decorating!
Very pretty ideas. I like that the room can grow with the child. Character themes are cute, but they outgrow them quickly. This is so “feminine” yet still has the little girl touch. My daughter kept everything neutral in her kid’s rooms and just added a little more each year to fit their personalities. I remember changing our daugthers rooms way too many times.
Yes! I really don’t like character themes, in part because the kids outgrow them. This can definitely grow with her.
My room as a kid was about the same from age 9 or 10 until I graduated college. 🙂
Lucky on the crib, Sophie has successfully climbed out of hers once, and tries oftne to do so again, but her room isn’t complete for her to be in a toddler bed (we’re not sure what to do with the baby monitor since it’s wired).
I love the inspiration so far, can’t wait to see the actual thing
liz @ sundays with sophie
Yeah I LOVE that color combo! Can’t wait to see it when you’re finished 🙂
What an awesome weekend! So jealous of your paddle boating! And love the big girl bedroom! Is it bad I want that rug for my room haha!
Oh, I hope you post pictures when you’re done. It’s going to look great. I bet she is just thrilled! 🙂