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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  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!!

  2. Samantha this room is gorgeous!

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


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

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

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

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

  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! :)


  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

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

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    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
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