The transformation from nursery to big girl room is complete. While my heart aches that we'll never have another little one in a crib, sanity takes over to remind me that we are COMPLETELY MAXED OUT - in energy, money, patience, and time. When I think about it that way, I'm thrilled to say BUH-BYE to all the baby gear. It is all going to a good home... to my housekeeper's son and his girlfriend and their due-to-arrive-this-fall baby girl.
This wouldn't be a true HGTV-style reveal without before pictures, so here is the room in its nursery incarnation.
And just for fun... a picture of sweet baby Addison in her nursery. <sniff, sniff!>
And now for the big reveal...
TA DA - the big girl room!
Notice how if you play your cards right with a stripe, you only have to repaint the stripe and not the entire room! Ahhh... the beauty of one big horizontal stripe!
The bed was my childhood bed. We had to get a custom-made mattress for it. It is wider than a twin and longer than a full, but not a standard size. I love this bed! It reminds me of my room when I was growing up. The chest of drawers is from my grandmother's house.
Most of the artwork was found at Etsy. The Oceanic Alphabet Poster came from Etsy seller LyndsayJohnson. With "M for Mermaid", how could I resist? I love it! She has a darling Forest Friends Alphabet Poster in her shop as well!
The Vinyl Monogram was made by ahintofchicboutique. I waffled back and forth over whether to put up just the 'A' with the scalloped edge or to add Addison's name too. I finally concluded that I liked both together. I love the way it personalizes the room in such a lovely way!
It took a while to pull it all together, but I'm really happy with the end result...
...and Addie is too!