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A Big Girl Room: From Crib to Bed

Back in September, I went on a thrifting mission to find Maisy a 'big girl' bed. It was right before she turned three and as part of her birthday gift, we wanted to transform her nursery into a little girl room. Since we already had a beautiful white dresser (that actually belonged to Jeff when he was a child) I didn't want to buy a brand-new bedroom set. Instead, I wanted to find a 'vintage' bed to go with the vintage dresser. Several trips to the thrift store and I ended up buying this headboard. I liked the shape and details.
See all the headboards I found and tips for thrifting here.
  And after some 'heirloom white' paint. It was transformed-- and so was her room.



 

We got her a new mattress/box spring and the grandparents gifted her various room decor in lieu of traditional birthday gifts. (Which I LOVED!) The bedding is from the Simply Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell line at Target. 

You never know what you'll find when thrifting! Headboards, chairs, side tables or a variety of children's beds.
 
The curtains-- oh the curtains!!! They are so dreamy. These were found on Overstock. I ended up buying a pair for Afton's room too.
 
**Other ideas for dressing up a room? Unique accessories like colorful table lamps, frames, and flower arrangements.**
I re-organized her closet, made a chicken framed chicken wire accessory organizer, and moved a good amount of her toys are in there.  I think this keeps her room looking sweet and not too cluttered.


Jeff built this ' doll house book-shelf' when Afton was born. It was our version of the Pottery Barn one. After Christmas, I moved the coffee filter wreath back to Maisy's room. I think it will live here permanently.


In honor of Maisy's love of dance, the art is all ballet themed. I found one at the thrift store and the rest are Degas prints from Art.com.  I like using grown-up art in a child's room.
Maisy loves her new room, she is so proud to be a 'big girl' now :)


What room in your house could use some thrifted furniture? 


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14 comments:

  1. Simple lovely! I can see why both you and Maisy love the room! My daughter Afton's bedroom is completely thrifted - bed ($10 @ GW), dresser $25 from a friend, kids desk ($5 @ a garage sale) and laundry hamper (free from Nana!) Who says pretty rooms have to cost a lot!!

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  2. The room looks great, but the prettiest thing in there is the live girly on the bed.

    Bliss

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  3. Oh my! Perfect room for such a beautiful, big girl! I love the color palette and that fantastic closet!

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  4. Oh she is looks so proud of her new room :) So sweet!!!!

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  5. So cute!! Mac's room is almost finished but I still have his crib up. Just chicken to put him in the big bed!

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  6. So cute! I'm sure she loves it. (came over from Tatertots and Jello!)

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  7. Awww this is adorable!! I"m a new follower ;)

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  8. Hey there! Saw your thrifted room on the Cowgirl linky party, and I knew we could be friends :) I just posted a link to "My Thrifted Craft Room." HA! We thrift-divers stick together! Your daughter's room is so pretty and airy!

    Here's a link to my craft room, if you want to check it out. 90% of everything in the room was thrifted or bought secondhand! :)

    http://www.thriftdiving.com/2013/01/thrifted-craft-room.html

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  9. Gorgeous room. I am going to show my daughter Afton's room. She has a bright hot pink thing going on... furniture rocks!Thrifted

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  10. A feminine room and one she can grow up with. So smart!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

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