baby girl room to big girl room in a few simple steps

m's room
m's room

I was dragging my feet on the big switch for Maggie. It was past time for her to move out of the crib and into a real bed, but I knew that that meant some furniture rearranging, a little redecorating, and the likelihood that I would have two kids waking me up at 5 a.m. instead of just one. Not to mention that it would force me to accept the fact that my baby is no longer a baby.

But it was time.

Here is what it looked like before:

m's room before
m's room before

We dismantled the crib, moved a day bed into the room, and began the setup. I liked the color scheme we had going, with a soft-but-not-too-pale yellow on the walls and some pinks, whites, and greens worked in. I decided to do a mistreatment similar to the one I did in Luke's room last year. A couple of yards of a fun paisley fabric and some ribbon trim did the trick, framed by some inexpensive white panels from Ikea. I used iron-on hem tape and upholstery tacks for the valance, and had the whole thing done really quickly. Except for the part where I ironed the valance to the carpet, but that's a whole 'nother story. Oops.

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For bedding, I used a white mattelese bedspread that I bought on clearance from Marshall's years ago. I'd never used it, but I knew a nice, neutral basic like that would come in handy somewhere. It's queen-sized, but it tucks nicely around her twin mattress, and falls just right so that I don't even need a bedskirt.

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A paisley-trimmed throw pillow and a new pink case for the body pillow finish off the bed for now, though I would love to get one of these pillows for her. Aren't they adorable? I love the fun, bright Heather Bailey fabric she uses.

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The next step will be tackling toy organization. Any suggestions on a good way to keep the toy clutter under control?

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