Friday, October 12, 2012

The Good Daughter's Big Girl Room

The Good Daughter turned 3 in June. A month later The Good Son was due. We thought it would be a good idea to make a new big girl room for her so that she could have her own space that was all hers and that she could have something special before her world was about to get ugly with the addition of a new baby. 

The theme of her room is woodland friends. 

And it all started with this:

TGD needed a nightlight for her room. I saw this little one at Target a long time ago and picked it up b/c I love hedgehogs. I mean look how cute he is. ~Awwwwww~

Then I found out that it was part of a larger line of bedroom stuff at Target that had all sorts of woodland critters. But it only had bedding for a twin bed and TGH has a toddler bed. And then everyone and their mother jumped on the owl trend and soon everywhere I looked every little girl had an owl room.

Shit, that won't do.

So I started collecting ideas on Pinterest. You should know how much of a Pinterest whore I am by now.

And now her room is this pink and yellow wonderland:

She picked the wall colors. Well, she said she wanted pink and yellow. I picked out the actual colors.

I was able to find fabric that had owls, deer and hedgehogs on it. My grandma and I made the bed skirt, the sheets, the pillow cases and pillows, a summer comforter and a winter quilt.

One great thing about giving TGD her own room is that I was finally able to get her toys out of the living room. She still has the fucking pink play kitchen.

I wanted to set her room up so that she has different areas for different kinds of play. I also wanted a large area in the middle of the room to allow her to space out with all her stuff and play.

She has the imaginative play area above.

By the window, for the best light, is the art center. She can color with markers and crayons and well as chalk here.

Next to her wardrobe is where most of her toys are. I got her a fox storage bin (sources at the end of post) to keep most of her toys. The bigger toys and the ones she plays with the most are kept on top of her bookcase.

Next to her bookcase is a reading corner with a pillow and blanket. She also has a music corner with her play piano.

I tried to incorporate different styles of woodland creature. The terrarium features a tiny hedgehog. She has a fox print of a family as well as a fox on her toy box. She has an owl blanket as well as an owl hanging with her name on it. 

I still have some odds and ends I want to add to the room but for now it is mostly complete and makes me smile like a 3 year old.

~source list~ 
Fox  Storage Box - 3 Sprouts
Good Manners CardsAbe's Market
Bookcase - Target
Fabric - Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake - Hoo's in the Forest {most of this line is sold out but you can still find some on etsy and ebay}
Owl Blanket - Kohls
Floating Shelves - IKEA
Fox Family Artwork -Etsy, seller Lulu Froot
You Are So Loved Artwork - Etsy, seller The Wheatfield
My Favorite Weather Artwork - Etsy, seller The Wheatfield
Hedgehog Terrarium - Etsy, seller Lovely Terrariums
Paint Colors -  Valspar Fairytale Pink and Star Bright


Sarah said...

You did such a great job, what a fun and beautiful room! We are putting the finishing touches on our little girl's big girl room too and it's been such a fun project :-)

dreamcarr said...

My daughter has the same stroller and two Disney dollies as Good Daughter!!