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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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