Saturday, June 15, 2013

Natalie's Finished Big Girl Room

We officially have a big girl on our hands!!  Well, kind of.  She is super little and tiny, but her big girl room is finished and that makes her one in my opinion!

I am super excited to have her room done.  She got to see it the other night for the first time since it has been put together and she had a lot of fun just checking everything out.

I was going to wait a couple more days to post this, but I'm too impatient apparently.

Here's a little tour of her new room!

She's sleeping in here for the first time today.  Wish us luck.

I made the curtains out of this fabric, and I used it to cover some old roman shades we had laying around.  They work really well on these windows because they block out so much light.  Plus she has a window air conditioner in her room, so we can just pull the shade up enough to let that get the cold air into the room and still have all of the window hidden.

That house (Melissa and Doug, a hand me down from her cousins... thanks Kristin!) ended up being awesome at hiding the ugly air conditioner cord :)  

The poster is from here as a free download.  I had it printed at Staples when they were having a 40% off prints sale, so it ended up being a really good deal.

The little chairs are some Michael's parents had sitting in their garage, and the table is kind of a bummer for me... I'm not crazy about it, but I was getting desperate to find one.  It's from here, but I spray painted the top of it a slightly different pink color than the original color.  I kind of wish I had painted it a different color all together and also painted the legs, but I'll live. 

The print above her table is from here as another free download, and the frame is from Salvation Army I bought and painted.  I laminated that picture so that I wouldn't need any glass in the frame, but the picture is still protected from little sticky fingers.  I can see her pulling on it and knocking it off the wall... so I figured no glass might be a good idea.


Doll bed from IKEA.  I made the bedding out of random fabrics.  The little doll pillow matches her sheets :)

I got this frame at Goodwill and painted the green areas.  The gold was there and I liked it so I left that alone, and I just bought this pre-cut piece of aluminum at Menards for about $5.

I made the little square face canvas magnets:

The letter magnets are these.

The cups are from Target that I glued magnets onto.

The little stool is also from Goodwill.

The hanging baskets are from IKEA and the one on the left is filled with magnets, the one on the right has wooden cars from Target dollar bins for her felt table/play area.

Rug from Urban Outfitters that was on sale when I bought it, luckily. I'm cheap.

Her IKEA topped felt board/play area from this post.

The only thing I'm still looking for for her room are some bins to go in here.  I just can't make up my mind and I keep waiting for a good deal.  I'll just have to give in soon and get something because I want to get some more of her toys out of the living room/her old room and up here.

I got the little stickers on that small door from Joann Fabrics in their dollar bin.  I thought they were respositionable, buuuuuuut... nope.  They totally peeled the paint off of the door when I decided I didn't like them there afterall.  So they're staying. But she does like them so I guess I'll live with them there :)

I made the flash cards.  I just printed off the numbers onto paper, cut to size, then glued paint chip circles I cut out onto them and laminated.  Nothing too exciting, but I wanted something hanging there and these work!  Plus she loves numbers. 

I got this book rack at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  It was hot pink when I got it and I spray painted it gold.  I like it so much better.  And so far it's filled with my old books from when I was a kid :) She is really good about not ripping books, so she has a lot of real books out now. They are so much more fun than just board books, but we still have lots and lots of those.  More books will get brought up here gradually too.

I made the curtains, the cushions and two of the four pillow cases. 

The pillow case on the left is made out of an Urban Outfitters laundry bag I got for Christmas and wasn't using.  The next pillow is from Target.  The next one is one I made out of an old pillow case we had, and the last one is the one that came with her $6 Target bedding set that I got. 

A view of the room from her cushion.  Possibly my favorite view of the room... I think it is hers too.  She loves to sit on this cushion with her books.  It's pretty darn cute.

I made this afghan and got the comforter set from Target for $6.  See it again here.  The sheets are also from Target.  The bed is IKEA and I upholstered the headboard.

The print is by Katie Daisy and got it on Etsy, the frame was another Goodwill fine.

The vinyl circles are also from Etsy, but I used a smaller circle punch to make the small circles.  I wanted it to look like it was all coming out from behind the bed and scattering away, but I'm not sure how successful I was.  Either way she likes to look at her circles and that's what I was hoping for.

The bunny pillow is from here and was on clearance but is now sold out... It was an amazing find because she loves loves loves bunnies and I wanted a cute pillow for her bed.  I love it.

I got the buffet at Goodwill and did some work on it.  I am seriously in love with it.  I very strongly considered keeping it for downstairs and putting something else in her room, but decided against it :) I really love it though. 

The basket in the corner is from Target.  I always liked it and I found it on clearance one day so I snatched it.  It was the only one left, but I kind of wanted more to go in her IKEA shelf so I checked another Target and had no luck.  So for now I'm settling with one.  They still have them online though (but only in a set of 3), so we'll see.  I'm still holding out for something I like better.  Plus they don't fit the shelf super well, but do I like them...

(Ignore the furniture sliders under the buffet legs.. and the fact that the rug is leaning up against it because I couldn't get it under there... and that random little orange square...)

The lamp is from Target (not finding a link, but it's in the store!), as well as the bright picture frame.  Yes it's empty... I'm working on that :)  

The owl bank is from Urban Outfitters, but we got it quite a while ago... before she was born I think.  

I made the bean bag bookends and all of the pom poms stuck in random vases.

The doilies are from here.

Goodwill frames on the closet doors that I spray painted.

So there you go!

Basically I'm in love with it.  I had my doubts throughout the process, but I love how it turned out.  I love it even more that she seems to really like it.  

She's such a little tiny girl for such a big room :)  She has the biggest bedroom in the house by far thanks to the nook.  

Lucky kid :)

I freaking love her.  A lot.  Watching her run around and check everything out was so much fun for me.  It kinda made me want to cry, but maybe that's just the pregnancy hormones working their magic.  But it was absolutely adorable, so who knows.  She's just so stinking cute and smart.  I loved listening to her talk about everything she was finding.  Ugh.  Precious.

I hope she has lots and lots of fun in here!!



  1. What little girl wouldn't love having this for her room..where do I the colors, love the shape of the room with the the buffet--I can see why you thought of keeping it downstairs, but it's perfect in this room. That little soft seat by the window looks inviting as a place to read a favorite book. Well done!

  2. I love it! I saw this room on Apartment Therapy and was excited to see you are on East Moline! I live in Clinton, IA, was fun to see someone semi local!