Back in December 2011, when I found out I was having a girl, I blogged about my excitement at the thought of getting to decorate a room for my future daughter and then subsequent horror after discovering that the majority of room decor for baby girls is pastel and butterflies. I said it then, and I’ll say it again, if that’s your taste, more power to you. Live it up. I was just looking for primary colors, in particular, shades of purples.
Thanks to that blog, I was given some great tips on where to find alternative baby room designs. I remember thinking at the time that I should write a follow-up post to show how her room turned out and to thank people for the tips. Well, now more than 2 years later, I am in shock that it has been 2 years and have decided to finally share because we reached a whole new mile stone…
For all those mama’s out there planning their daughter’s nursery/bedroom, I would like to pay it forward. So, here is some info on some of the pieces I used to decorate my daughter, Edith’s bedroom:
Purple dresser- That was my dresser as a little girl! I was given the great tip by a fellow blogger to use a dresser as a changing table (it used to have a changing mattress on top, now Eeds is too big!) I sanded it down, painted it, and put on new handles!
Carpets- I went to Project Nursery, a suggestion of another fellow blogger, to get ideas for her room and that is where I saw this carpet in a different shade! Her carpet is actually three carpets put together, a splurge that my husband found insane and I rationalized as a must have. (carpets from Urban Outfitters)
A, B, C Pictures- Weird side bar, I love to decoupage. I made the alphabet letters for my beautiful girl and her beautiful room.
Book shelf- Also a generous gift from my daughter’s Gran and Papa. I had the baskets from my son’s room and am fortunate to have a former Kindergarten teacher as a mom, so my children have A LOT of books! (book shelf also from Pottery Barn)
My daughter is adjusting quite nicely to her new big girl bed. I am interested to see how she will change the design of the room as she gets older. I hope she’ll like and use some, if not all of the pieces, but if she doesn’t, that’s ok. Not surprisingly, I’m a big fan and can definitely put them to use!