Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Big Girl Room

It happened about a week earlier than planned, but Logan is fully transitioned in to her "big girl" room! We had been playing in there for a little over week to get her used to it and we talked about how she would move there so that baby sister could start sleeping in the crib when she came; one day last week after a bath, Logan said "I want to sleep in my big girl room!".. so we went with it and it's been really great! I'm always impressed at how easy going Logan is (let's thank her dad for that quality).


The vision I had for this room was to make the most of the space, give her specific areas, and to make sure that everything was at her level and there for a purpose. The teepee was a fun redo (please read that with mega sarcasm)! You may remember that Rory and I made this teepee last year right before we moved and it had been nothing but a nightmare setting it up again and trying to keep it from collapsing on itself on our hardwood floors downstairs. My dad bought Logan a teepee from the Land of Nod for Christmas so we put the one we made in the garage just in case we needed the painters tarp or PVC pipes for something else. One day during a rare nap time, I decided to get my pregnant self to rebuild that teepee and use it in what was to be her new room. That lovely project took two hours and lots of redo's.. never again I tell you! Even though this teepee is a total headache, it's stable and looks great in her new room; it's a great little place to hide and defines the play area of her room which also includes a costume box that Logan is pretty thrilled about lately and her baby dolls. We actually spend a lot of time playing up there; wearing fairy wings and her witch hat while dancing in front of her mirrored closet doors provides endless entertainment!

On the other side of the room are her sleeping and reading spaces. I wanted the books to be within her reach as well as the shelf above her reading chair; she is obsessed with stacking her Russian nesting dolls and loves to wear her Mouseketeer hat that "live" on the shelf. Each night she goes over to her books and picks one or two for us to read before bedtime.. I really love that this room encourages her independence (everything is "by myself!" lately anyway).

I'm so happy with the way her new room turned out and how easy it was to put together (minus the teepee dramatics) but most of all, I love that it cost us next to nothing to decorate! Most everything you see in her room are all things I already had:

- Teepee: DIY
- Costume box and costumes: a birthday gift from Rory's aunt
- Dolls and crib: Christmas gift from my mom
- Twin bed: birthday gift from my dad 
- Kite / Hair clip holder: DIY
- Chalkboard art: DIY
- Embroidery hoop art: DIY
- Bird embroidery art: thrifted a while ago
- Blanket in the teepee: thrifted a few years ago
- Pillows in the teepee: DIY
- Bedding: thrifted a while ago
- Reading chair: from my mother in law's garage and moved from her nursery
- Crates for book storage: thrifted and moved from her nursery
- Shelf and decor: thrifted and moved from her old nursery
- Accordian wall rack: thrifted years ago
- Daisy painting: was my grandmothers
- "You are my Sunshine" banner: DIY
- Pompom garland: DIY

.... so what did we spend money on? Well, we bought the faux sheep skin rug several months ago at HomeGoods for about $30 and the polka dot wall decals were $11 at Target. ::pat on the back::

We have two full months to get completely adjusted (even though it seems she already is) before baby sister arrives and brings a little chaos with her I'm sure. I'm a little overwhelmed with not only the fact that Logan's sleeping in a twin bed and is growing up, but also that these are the last few weeks of just the three of us. We are so excited to welcome Wesley and to start our lives as a family of four (ah!), but I can't help but be emotional in this new "big kid" space when it's just the three of us playing and reading stories... cherishing these new memories that are being made and looking forward to all the love that will continue to grow with a new little in the mix.

xo
-Ali

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