I’m finally getting around to sharing some pictures of Arden’s big girl room. And by finally I mean 8 months later. Whoops! Better late than never though…right?!
When we moved into our house a year and a half ago, we tried to recreate Arden’s nursery to keep things familiar and comfortable for her. Then after Nash was born and we had a handle on the rest of the home decor, I got an itch to start working on Arden’s room. She requested pink walls and then I kind of ran with the rest…because I’m pretty sure I won’t get many chances to decorate her space in the years to come!
Our original plan was to convert Arden’s crib into a queen bed, but it didn’t take me long to realize that was going to be an expensive task. A little piece of advice to new parents buying a convertible crib: fork out some money to buy the side rails at the same time, or you might find out they’ve been discontinued and will cost you almost as much as the crib 3 years later!! Needless to say, we completely changed routes and decided to use my old bedroom set that had been in my parents’ basement for years. My dad painted the bed and dresser white, added some new hardware, and voila! It was like new. It really did work out for the best…I just think a sleigh bed in a little girl’s room is the sweetest thing ever!
My goal for this space was pretty simple: light, airy, and feminine–but still bold. I really do love the way it turned out.
I’m pretty sure Chris thought I was nutso when I asked him to paint some antlers and mount them on the wall…above our daughter’s bed. However, he knows better than to argue with me about decorating 😉
They are by far my favorite accessory in the room!
I love a good gallery wall…especially really girly ones with gold, flowers and hearts!
We were able to reuse a lot of the things from Arden’s nursery, including the bookshelves and a few trinkets here and there.
When we finished her room back in May, I had no idea how quickly the little toddler moving into it would turn into a full-blown “big girl”. I mean, just look at her…
A glimpse into the teenager years, I’m sure.
I can’t forget Arden’s favorite spot in the room–the dollhouse corner. This is where she spends most of her “nap time” these days. Meanwhile, I listen to her on the monitor and laugh hysterically at her crazy imagination.
Where does the time go? I feel like I was just working on this girl’s nursery! Next thing I know we’ll be decorating her dorm room (cue the tears!!)