Back in 2011, with baby #2 on the way, we had to move our almost 2 year old into the guest bedroom. Her nursery was adorable, I blogged about it HERE and although it was sad to paint over it I had a blast designing and creating Mr. V’s room, blogged about HERE. So of course I had to make O’s big girl room fabulous!
Here is my little sweetie in her freshly painted big girl room!
My initial inspiration for the room décor came from Miss O’s love of flowers and an illustration I saw at Crate and Barrel. It was simple daisies drawn larger onto a canvas. I freehand drew the daisies, grass blades and butterflies on the walls all the way around the room. I chose yellow because I thought it was cheerful and then accented with the hot pink.
The saddest part about painting over Miss O’s baby room was losing the adorable monkeys that my sister had painted in her nursery. So while looking at pictures I recreated two of them in her big girl room, although quite a bit larger. I think they turned out pretty close to the originals.
We purchased the white furniture from a local furniture store and got a classic white set that we knew would grow with her. My husband wanted to get the full bed vs. a twin and I am so glad we did. Having the full bed is much more comfortable when reading and snuggling. The Barbie house in the corner of the picture was built by my Dad when I was a kid. I got it back from a cousin and redid it originally for O’s nursery. I have big plans for it soon!
The closet I painted hot pink and my husband installed a simple but very useful closet organizer. I added a few pink bins and now we have tons of storage!
The book sling on the wall was a suggestion from my sister in law – she sent me the idea and I sewed up my version. Its cute and functional.
The bird/nest and the kitty are my favorite paintings in the room. I drew these with a little bit of help – namely a few stencil pieces I cut out with my Silhouette SD cutter. They turned out pretty cute.
Just a few more little touches – I updated a lamp from her nursery by hot glueing a few hot pink fake daisy flowers on the shade and painted a wood letter O with some hot pink and glitter to decorate her door. I love her room but lately I have been getting a little itchy to update it. Have to save that project for the winter so look for that in 4-6 months! Hope you enjoyed Miss O’s big girl room! Want help creating a fun whimsical room for your baby or child, let me know, I would love to help!