Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wren's Big Girl Bed

Our baby sleeps in a big girl bed!
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Her room really only needed a few new pieces once her crib came out, mainly just a new bed and a night stand. Both of which I had set aside for months already, and both found in thrift stores for a combined total of less than $50.
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The nightstand had a lot of potential, but the bed was somewhat boring.
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Here is her new set up!
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We decided to paint the bed a soft blue and distress it so you could see some of the beautiful wood grain details still.
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The plaque at the top of the head board was just calling for something special so I hand painted her name on it in a soft grey.
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The two pillow shams are from Kohl's ($9.99 or less!) and her duvet, cover and sheets all come from Ikea and totalled less than $80.
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It was an interesting bed and I find it funny that the headboard has casters but the footboard doesn't and never did!
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I decided to go with simple white paint on her night stand.
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With my favorite knobs in blue.
Photobucket A ceramic crane for good luck and peace.
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There are probably 50 different shades of blue in Wren's room, but I like that because it doesn't feel too baby-ish, but a little more eclectic. Her bedroom cabinet is still probably one of my all time favorite finds~
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You may remember her shaggy raggy rug coming to pieces a few months ago due to overwashing, so I decided to keep it cheap and easy this time. A great kids room floor covering idea are these small rugs from Ikea ($2.99 each). You could stitch a few together to make one larger rug but I like to throw them helter-skelter and let wren move and play with them. At $2.99 they are definitely magic carpets in my book!
Photobucket Another recent acquisition is this vintage horse blanket. My grandparents and mom used to use it when showing horses and while it has seen better days I love the rough grey underside, holes and all!!
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I used to use it as a cape when I was little and the bright blue/silver side is the perfect hit of drama when we need it.
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The last 2 weeks have been a relatively easy transition from the crib.
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Wren tells everyone about her new "bed that Dad built" and looks forward to story time every night.
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All in, we converted Wren's room to a big girl room for just under $130!

99 comments:

Erica said...

Wow!! Wren's room is so beautiful! I love it, truly amazing!! I wish I could give my little girl and little boy a beautiful room like that!

christine, just bella said...

It is so stinkin' adorable. I absolutely love that bed. Really, this room could last her until well into her teens. Amazing work!

Erin said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! Just when I thought her room couldn't get any cuter!

Melanie said...

Adorable ... She looks pretty happy with it! ;-)

Pudel-design said...

What a lucky little girl you have;)
That room is really gorgeous!
With all the pretty little details.
Awesome;)
Lovely greetings...

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

What a lovely girls room. It will be stylish and fun for her for years to come if need be! I love the pom pom balls above her bed and my favorite piece is also the wardrobe! It's so pretty!

Leslie G said...

NO WAY Holly. That room leaves me speechless, I don't even know where to begin! So beautiful and breathtaking. I'd sure be proud to call that room my own!! LOVE the bed, love everything. Well done!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

It is so beautiful. I am sure she is going to enjoy it:) I love the colors you used and how great the bed turned out. Just wonderful!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

The Frosted Gardner said...

It is absolutely perfect. And her name on the bed is just such a special touch. I am sure many fun memories will be created in her big girl bedroom!

Laurie said...

Wren's room is gorgeous. I love it. Can I move in?

Sing said...

Oh my goodness. This room is beyond adorable for Wren. I love all the personal touches too. Fantastic job!

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

Paint Me White said...

Holly I love Wren's room, just gorgeous. Straight out of a magazine. Speaking of magazines you need to be in one girl.
Love it all. Sandy xx

Breanna and Matt said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Kuddos!

.hannah fancher. said...

Such a precious room! I am stuck on how to finish decorating my sweet girl's room so I will defnintely pull some inspiration from what you have done with Wren's room :)

K~ said...

It turned out gorgeous! I love the bed and all the blues! How do you keep her from falling out the other side of the bed though? I need to do a big boy bed and really hate all the toddler beds that are out.

Holly and Sean said...

Awww thank so much everyone! I am one proud mama and like to make things special for my Wren~

K, I knew she would be ok, and so far she has, because she didn't move much in the night. We would tuck her in and the next morning she would be in the exact same positiong LOL. But I actually throw a few pillows on the floor just to be safe!

Heidi said...

Holly,
This is absolutely gorgeous. I desperately want to paint something in my house that soft blue, but our home is a lodge-style craftsman and all of my colors are dark or neutral. So when I see someone use soft blue, I drool! I have to wipe my keyboard off quite often!!

Kate said...

Wow. I don't want to stop looking at the pictures.

Erin said...

Absolutely adorable and stunning! The armoire cabinet just makes the whole thing! Lovely!

Mrs. Fitz said...

SO beautiful, but I wouldn't expect any less :-)

How's the master closet reno coming? I check in every day hoping to see progress pics!

Kate said...

That last photo is too funny! Great room as well :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the whole room, but especially that bed! Just gorgeous!

jandjhome said...

This room is gorgeous. I am completely amazed. What a lucky girl Wren is.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room is so beautiful and has a wonderful whimsical touches. So perfect for your darling little girl!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

amazing, amazing, amazing. a thousand times over ... amazing.

i'm a 27 year old man and i'd love sleeping in that room!! haha. that's how beautiful it is.

Kacey said...

Gorgeous, Holly! Wren is a lucky little girl!

sharon said...

You really have a magic touch - everything you do just looks beautiful and this is no exception. Thank you for sharing such a pretty room.
Sharon
My French Country Home

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Love that shade of blue and the light distressing details. Lovely!

frugal farmhouse design said...

under $130! Now that is my kind of design work - AMAZING, GORGEOUS & done on a BUDGET . Wren is a lucky little girl to have a Mom like you. All the best, Lori

Nerds and Big Words said...

Her room is just lovely :) The bed is gorgeous and I love how you thrifted both pieces. Definitely a cute little girls room!

Giggles said...

Beautiful room for a beautiful little girl! Love the photo of her! It capture so much personality! I adore the cabinet too. I think my cousin had a bed exactly like that when we were growing up I like the transition better! Her name on it is precious! Funny to see such familiar furniture on your blog!

Hugs Giggles

Midwest Cottage said...

Beautiful!

tiffany said...

This is such a beautiful room. As always, I love every detail. You create such beauty in every space you touch!

Urban Farmgirl said...

So, so pretty Holly! LOVE the color of the bed! Isn't it fun painting something a color once in a while. I am so over white this week. Ugh. I think I'm gonna bust out some blue, too! ;o)

~mary~

Miss Ashley said...

It all looks so good! Wish I had a little girl to decorate for!

Kiri said...

What an amazing transformation! That bed is beyond fabulous! Great color choice and her name adds a special little detail :) I love that her room is girly, but not..and works for a toddler, but will still be just as great when she is older!

~Kiri

Robyn said...

Such a beautiful room for a beautiful little little lady! It's a gorgeous room! I'm really in love with your LOVED-IN feeling room.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Oh my GOODNESS! What a STUNNING bedroom! I think it will carry her a LONG time--hey, I wouldn't mind a bedroom like that!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

Preppy 101 said...

Love it!! Totally gorgeous!! For my daughter's dorm room when she was in college, we did the same thing with the area rugs. We used 5 different colors. It really made her room so, so cute! Xoxo

thelonelywifeproject said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with this!!!

Rachel Pond said...

I am in LOVE! The room is so beautiful and the bed...wow! I love the personal touch of her name on the headboard. What a great room with such a soothing feeling to it!

The Starr Family said...

Gorgeous. This room is peaceful, feminine, eclectic, and so so sweet. I'm absolutely inspired!

Rebecca said...

I love it! What a lovely thing that there was a plaque just wait for her name.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Great job Holly! It makes me look forward to changing my little girl's room :) You have such an eye for design.

Cara @ Twice Lovely Furniture said...

Holly, this is you at your finest. Everything I love about this blog is contained right here in this post.

Allison said...

Wren's room is darling and it should be in a magazine! It is stunning, Holly! I love the blue and all of your special touches throughout. Wren is adorable in her cute pjs to match. I bet she loves having her "big girl" bed.

Christina said...

Perfection! I LOVE the blue you used for her bed...well...I really love just everything about the room. :)

Little Mrs. said...

Im wondering where you got the slip cover from on the chair? Love it!!!

Stella said...

OMGoodness ! So cute and I especially love the picture of Wren, she is a cutie.
Stella

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my goodness, that bed is beautiful!! You did such a great job. And I LOVE the hand-painted "Wren" ~ such a sweet touch! :)

Kelly De Luca said...

Stunning. I am lost for words.

Ann E. said...

Oh my goodness, I love Wren's name on the headboard. I totally would have felt like a princess in a room like that! Great job!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Holly you did such a good job - it looks amazing - totally in love with her bed - i like the soft blue! She must be so excited just to go to bed every night... i know i would be :)

NatalieJean said...

I want to sleep there. Do you think Wren would consider trading?

good.clean.fun said...

i love this blue color! i am actually in the process of painting an old wardrobe i found in my grandparents barn. i'd love to paint it this blue color. can you please tell me what the color is called? thanks so much in advance!

Janine said...

Wow ... that is one seriously beautiful room! I just LOVE it! You are so creative and talented. It is inspiring to see what you do. Any chance you want to give my house a make over ;) hee hee

Shar said...

I love it, it is so peacefully, gorgeous. I know you mix your paint colors, but I would sure like to have that paint color if possible. I.Love.It!

Wren looks like you, so darling...

The Brick Cottage said...

What a gorgeous room! I'm always amazed by your thrifty skills and the way you turn "blah" into "ahh".

Emily said...

Just love the headboard. What color paint did you use? It's PERRRRFECT! Seriously. Amazing.
Just my style! (and kind of makes me want to have a little one SOON!)
-Emily
http://www.crispinteriors.blogspot.com/

Grace said...

ABSOLUTELY GORG!! - Lurv this room!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Wren's room is gorgeous and I LOVE that bed. What an amazing find! The horse blanket adds such a nice touch of family and history. What a blessed little lady she is!

Coastal California said...

amazing & inspires me as always....OH how I long for a garage to figure out how to do THIS!
I love love this room....so sweet & timeless at the same time. I can't imagine having a kids room so clean!
many blessings
~Ada in Coastal Cali

City.Cottage Shop said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Holly. this is the most beautiful room..
wonderful job!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

It look sooo good! I love everything you've done! Wren is a lucky little girl! :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I LOVE it... What a charming little room...for a precious little one. It just couldn't be more lovely.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Amber's Notebook said...

OMG Holly it looks amazing!!! I cannot believe what a fabulous eye you have!! AMAZING!!

I LOVE how you used different shades of blue, I agree it makes it look fabulous!

Little Lovables said...

what an absolute treasure of a bedroom!

Sandy said...

My Gosh look at Wren! What a little baby doll, I mean baby bird'. She is so adorable and her hair even looks like a little bird.
The room is fantastic and all the little birdies are singing.
This room belongs in a magazine!
I love everything about it especially the pretty blue baubles (balls) hanging from the ceiling!
You are so awesome Holly! You never cease to amaze me!

Sandy said...

also meant to mention that Wren's name on the headboard is pure genius ♥

Becky@Tea Party said...

Very sweet and girly...good job!

Jordin said...

Adorable!! Wren is a lucky girl!!

Erin said...

Oh Holly!!!! It is GORGEOUS!! I am constantly so amazed at how you can see the potential in things that I would walk right past-that bed is to DIE FOR! Any chance you'd share the top of the paint can so we could know the recipe for that color? It's the perfect blue green which is really hard to get! That armoire is still my all time fave of your finds. Bravo! Stunning and oh so girly beautiful!

Shannon said...

Oh my that's just beautiful, truly stunning! Amazing job and for under $130, wow!

KEO said...

Wren's room is so beautiful!!! Love it!

KEO said...

Wren's room is so beautiful!!! Love it!!

Gina said...

hehe omg she is too adorable with a beautiful room to match! You outdid yourself, yet again!!

City.Cottage Shop said...

I just cant coming back to see her sweet pea room.... :)

MelissaOK said...

The room looks so great! And I can't believe how much Wren's hair has grown!

Iris said...

1. That room is so beautiful! I am so glad that you did not go down the row of the standard issue pink for little girls. I am all about individuality! Whoever said that it HAS to be pink? It's beyond me.

2. You did NOT lean a piece of wood against your Mercedes! I grew up down the street from where Gottlieb Daimler built the first Mercedes, and my German heart just skipped a beat! Don't scratch the Benz! OMG!

3. O.K. Phew! I'm back. I'm focused. I'm all right. That bedroom should be in a magazine. So there.

annie said...

I love how Wren's room turned out... What a lucky little girl!

Tamara said...

What a GORGEOUS bedroom for your litle princess!

Jenn Possible said...

Simply gorgeous! Stunning, really.

Also love the little doohickies above her bed. Did you make or buy? Anyone know where to find those????

Glocal GIrl said...

Love your creative style! I just moved into a new flat in Amsterdam and am now inspired to incorporate some shabby chic.

xx
Glocal Girl
www.glocalgirl.com

Lettered Cottage said...

That's it. I want to adopt a little girl TOMORROW!
:-)
Layla

Peach said...

Absolutely beautiful!

CWE 4th grade teachers said...

What a beautiful room.....I love it! Can you tell me where to find that lamp? It would be perfect in my little girl's room.

Candylei said...

The colors are so soft and dreamy. I could move right in. The super soft blue on the bed frame is stunnng. Your daughter is adorable! Love her smile.
Candylei

Rachael said...

Her bedroom is a magical place - any little girl would love to live there. My inner little girl approves. You continue to impress and inspire.

Brianne Nora said...

Hi Holly,
could you let your readers know what color you used to re-paint Wren's bed. I'd like to use that same color in my bedroom. thanks so much!
you are a decor genius!

Mrs Conti @ Belvivere said...

That bed is so gorgeous!! I am thinking of doing a double bed myself. It has the same brown color that your little girl's bed had, I was thinking of white but this blue color you used is so beautiful! Can I ask u for a tip sending you a picture of the bed I want to paint?

The Captain's Daughter said...

It's Perfect!!

Melissa said...

the room looks fantastic holly! also, i'm dying to know where you got those cute pj's for wren, care to share?

4littlepilgrims said...

What a sweet room for Wren:) I am in the middle of redoing some things in my daughter's room and want to add her monogram to her headboard. I am trying to decide between vinyl and handpainting it. Did you use graphite paper to trace the font and then paint over it or did you freehand it? If you painted it freehand I am even more impressed! :) I also would like to know the shade of blue that you used for her bed, it is so serene looking. Thanks!

Comeca Jones said...

In love I tell ya!

kquinn said...

Absolutely stunning, love the bed. Great job!

kquinn said...

Absolutely stunning, love the bed and pom poms. Great job!

Encore said...

Hi Holly! I am just about to move my girl to a "big girl room" and would love to pick up a vintage bed, much like the one you found for Wren...I also live in Edmonton and was hoping you would share a few of your favorite thrift spots...I've been to the Strathcona Mall and that's about it!
Thanks so much!!

Andrea said...

This room is absolutely precious!! I'm working on a big boy room myself! Its hard ma,king decisions for my little man, I think I will let him decide what he wants when it comes to paint colors and bed accessories! With options to choose from of course. This should be interesting!!

Anonymous said...

I know this is an older post but I can't seem to find the tutorial for the bed and I thought you had one. Can you post the link pretty please?

 
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