I think it's time.
Time to make the switch to a toddler bed.
Much to this mama's dismay. (Why, oh why, does she have to keep growing up!?)
So I guess that means I can no longer call her room a nursery, huh?
Well ... before it's not a "nursery" anymore, I need to post these pictures! I don't know what's taken me so long -- I intended to write this post months (& months!) ago.
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It seems like most baby girl nurseries are either soft, baby pink - or bubblegum pink ... and I wasn't looking for either of those when I envisioned her room. I wanted "hot pink" --- and that, it is!
When we first started painting, Scott just looked at me like, "Are you crazy!?" And at first, I'll admit ... it was a little shocking. :)~ But once the (white) wainscoting was added ... it was just perfect.
Add in the hot pink/soft pink/spring green polka dots and accents, and her room was just what I had pictured in my head.
(Sorry, the pictures aren't the greatest ... )
Love the 'chenille dot' curtains and lampshade in spring green and pale pink.
...and the matching area rug (all from Pottery Barn Kids).
I mixed a little spring green gingham in with the polka dots on the big comfy rocking chair...
...and the basket liners.
Sweet and adorable chandelier, complete with pink crystals.
These are called swatch portraits.
I took a bunch of fat quarters in vintage-esque materials (thank you, Joy!) and hot glued them into various sizes of old wooden embroidery hoops.
I love how the wall turned out ... keeps the polka-dot theme going, but also adds color and character.
The flowers "growing" out of the crib are called Wallies ... super easy and super cute! Just peel and stick (and they come off very easily, too).
I also love the old sawed-off wooden ladder used as a quilt rack in the corner -- like the embroidery hoops, just adds a little bit of vintage to the room.
I love Lucy's room ... and she seems to, too. :-)
I wonder how long until the walls are covered with posters of the latest pop stars and pictures of her friends?
A very l-----o------n-------g time from now, I hope.