Baby J is officially in her big girl room and out of the nursery. And it’s a beautiful room if I do say so myself, decorated with gold, turquoise and pink in every corner! We slowly transitioned her out of the nursery for a few months, and aside from using the diaper change table she is now completely out. She no longer has even a single tiny sock in the nursery, which has been turned into a Batman/Gotham City/New York themed nursery for her new baby brother! My sweet little girl is growing up (tear!).
I’m so proud of her–at only 19 months old she was sleeping in her own room on a twin trundle bed and now at 21 months we are about to embark on potty training, when did she get so mature?! But I can totally understand why she likes it in there; this room is glam and girly and so much fun!
Those golden wall decals are definitely the highlight of the room…but man what a pain to put up! Despite creating a template to stick them on perfectly and easily on the first try (hahah, right!), it was very time consuming to get them exactly level. But I think it was well worth the effort.
My favourite item in the room is the birth announcement cross stitch that I made for her. It’s massive and beautiful and took a really long time to finish but I think she will treasure it forever. I also adore the retro turquoise kitchen, isn’t it amazing?! The Nancy Drew set is pretty special (can you guess what I got for the baby boy?), and the first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant was the little pair of white baby shoes from the 1920s. There’s just so much love on that wall!
Without a doubt, Baby J’s favourite part of the room is the book ledges. She pulls books off those shelves All. Day. Long. Seriously, she doesn’t even need toys, she just reads books. She likes the turquoise kitchen, too, but not as much as her books! It’s a miracle I was able to get a picture of them without her pulling the books down to read. Sometimes she likes to sit and read in her little reading corner, but mostly she just sits by those ledges or crawls onto her bed.
There are only a few DIY projects–if you’d like a tutorial for anything let me know in the comments! I made the name banner above her bed for her day of birth–we took a picture of her with it hung in the bassinet at the hospital. I also made the cloud mobile above her head with cardstock paper, it used to be above her crib. My husband spray painted the table and chair set. And I made two cross stitches (the other one was a gift for her granny but we agreed it fit better in this room!). I think the decal wall counts as a DIY, too, because it was definitely a chore!
It’s a beautiful room and I’m so glad Baby J loves it. It was very important to me that she didn’t feel displaced when the new baby came, and I think this room is perfect for making her still feel like my special little girl!
UPDATE: You can see this post over on Project Nursery!
Cartoon Deer Bedding: no longer available from the particular seller I ordered from on Alibaba Express but it’s available from another seller here
Gold Wall Decals: Amazon
Kidkraft Turquoise Retro Kitchen: I got this on eBay but you can find it elsewhere (though turquoise is a more expensive colour for some reason!), here it is in red on Amazon
White chair: Home Sense
Luxe faux fur throw in Arctic Fox: The stroller blanket I have is no longer available so here is the full size throw version from Restoration Hardware
LATT Table and chair set: IKEA
SKURAR Picture ledges: IKEA
Square floating shelves: Amazon
Toy sacs: eBay
Alphabet Zoo Wall Decals: whatisblik
Mint Lace Romper: Etsy
Vintage wall hangings: Etsy
Cloud mobile: DIY
Cloud pillow: eBay
Canopy: Bed Bath and Beyond