It's finally finished, and I am loving the end result! More importantly, NHV is loving her new big girl room!
This was a big transition for a little girl. We moved her out of her crib and into a twin-size bed. We also moved her into an entirely new room; the nursery is being prepped for BGV 2.0, our second daughter. (Read about that transition here, here, and here.)
The Big Girl Room Reveal ...
Bedding: Circo Love & Nature Collection from Target
My NHV loves owls, and I love color. This bedding is the perfect combination of both. It's cute and appropriate for a two-year old, but I think it will easily grow with her.
Throw Pillow: Custom-made by the very talented LadyBeez Designs
Wall Color: Summer Harvest by Behr
The bedding is plenty busy, so I went with a neutral yellow. Yellow also happens to be one of my favorite colors :)
Bed and Dresser: Handcrafted by CPV
Inspired by Pottery Barn and Land of Nod, both pieces were designed and handcrafted by my super talented husband. They are incredibly sturdy with no shortage of tiny details. The bed includes a handmade guardrail; you'll see it in the last photo :)
Underbed Storage: Floor Bins by West Elm
This was such a lucky find, especially since they are apparently no longer available. I needed flat bins - no more than 9 inches high - with large dimensions. I found 2 sets of 2 - on clearance - for about $50 total. Found what I was looking for and discovered a great design store! For now, they are filled with books and dolls and assorted toys. I have plan to make photo tags of the contents to keep things organized :)
Curtains: Chocolate Brown tab-top with accent ribbon added by me :)
NHV likes a dark room, and she's a good sleeper ... so I had to go with a curtain that would be dark - on the occasional sunny morning here in the NW. I pulled the brown from the bedding and added the colorful ribbon stripes to make them more girlie. I am working on a "tutorial" for this NO-sew project. These curtains are my favorite contribution to the room.
Decor: Circo Love & Nature Wall Mural Appliques
I originally thought these were kind of cheesy, but I really like them now. It was so easy (and cheap) to apply, and the owls are so adorable! Besides, as CPV pointed out, it is a two-year old's room :)
Canvases: Owl-Inspired Storybook Art
I am working on a "tutorial" for this one. I am so happy with the way these turned out :) My friend Tammy also surprised NHV with an owl-dorable square canvas - that she painted! (It's propped on the dresser right now, but it will hung on the door to Natalie's new big girl room!
Name: Wooden Letters and scrapbook paper from Michael's
Here's my "tutorial" - ridiculously easy with a big impact :) (The letters look crooked in this photo, but trust me they are very straight - thanks to my meticulous husband!)
This has been a work-in-progress for about 8 weeks ... with many, many other projects and life things getting in the way ... my husband and I are left wondering how Trading Spaces pulls together a room in one weekend?!