In the transition, though, I have to decide what to keep out and on display and what to pack away.
My mom, the Queen of Quilts, had made this adorable sheep quilt for Grace. This quilt covered her crib and toddler bed up until now.
Of course, both the crib and toddler bed are now gone, making room for a twin bed. We bought this headboard from Goodwill for $14.95 with the intention of painting it white and adding a decorative wood applique that has a slightly vintage feel.
We found the perfect sheets for her new big girl bed from Home Goods. Hillcrest Ballerina Princess Toile in pink for only $19.95.
Though her sheep quilt will still have a place in her room, it certainly won't cover her twin bed so The Queen of Quilts will be making her another quilt. Grace and I got to go fabric shopping, finding the daintiest of patterns ranging in colors from pink to green and a touch of yellow.
The Queen of Quilts always adds a label to the back of each quilt she makes. Something personal, something meaningful, something to mark exactly how special the newly made quilt is.
For this quilt, I created the label myself. I embroidred 'let her sleep for when she wakes She will move mountains', a quote I have seen on pinterest countless times. A quote so fitting to be added to a quilt that Grace will spend many nights sleeping beneath.
A bed alone does not make a big girl room, so when I found this beautiful print by Laurel Denise, one that is so fitting for Grace, I didn't hesitate to buy it (especially when I found out it was only $15 with shipping).
And, we'll finally be adding a chandelier to our 100 year old house. Home Depot has this sweet chandelier for just under $100.
Fortunately, I found a ceiling medallion at Goodwill for $1.99 a few months ago. It will get a coat of white paint and will be hung along with the chandelier.
Grace's bookcase will be getting a coat of light pink paint along the back and the shelves will display more big girl items compared to baby items. *And, yes that is a TV you spy. When your husband says, as you are decorating the nursery, if there is a TV in the baby's room, I will help with midnight feedings, you add a TV to the baby's room.
And, there will be some homemade 3 dimensional pink butterflies fluttering around her room.
Just like every other room in our house, this room will be filled with thrifted and flea market finds, home made elements and frugal finds.
I look forward to completing Grace's room and sharing every detail.