Sunday, January 24, 2016

Larkyn Big Girl Room

Larkyn's headboard...all pink owls, yet featuring "doggie and blankie", her two special lovies.
Over the past month we transformed our nursery into Larkyn's pink owl big girl room.  Our nursery has stayed the same, aside from a few minor pink/blue accessory changes, for the past 6 years.  Just for fun, for some before pictures, here is the post of the nursery before Summer was born and here is the post of the nursery before Colton was born, and here is the nursery the day it was before we painted it pink.

With each of our kiddos we have transitioned them into their "big kid" twin bed around 18-20 months.  Here are posts of when we moved Summer into her big girl room in February 2012 and here is a post of when we moved Colton into his big boy room in January 2014.  On January 21st, 2016 it was Larkyn's turn!!   Only, instead of moving rooms, hers stayed the same, it just changed looks.  Knowing that her room makeover was coming, I put owl theme bedding, accessories, etc on Larkyn's birthday and Christmas lists, so almost her entire room was gifted to her (thanks to our generous family!).  This month, we painted her room pink and found furniture on Craigslist, repainted the bed as it had stickers/writing on it, and finally got the decor hung up yesterday. Here is a quick video "around the room" view and are a few pictures...

Bed.  I still have plans to hang something over her bed eventually :)

dolly nook

I made up/sewed the valances and love how they turned out!

book/toy shelf and dresser (I still need to get a base for the lamp on her dresser)

To make the bed more "safe" for Larkyn's transition, I wrapped my body pillow in a top sheet to make the corner complete between the guard rails

The body pillow is nicely wedged into the corner so that it really doesn't budge, but provides us with peace of mind that she won't accidentally roll out while she is sleeping.

Larkyn had her first night on Thursday, and has now slept 3 naps and 3 bedtime sleeps in her new bed!  She has not tried to get out once, and sits in her bed quietly holding her blankie, fingers in mouth, waiting for us to get her up in the morning/after nap just like she did in her crib.  :)  She did discover that she can look out the window above her bed today after nap, and enjoyed doing that while waiting for me to come get her up :). 

Here is a video of us tucking her in on her first night in her new bed (which she was sooo excited about and totally understood what was happening!  She loves saying "owl! owl!" for all the things in her bed and we call her big girl bed her "owl" bed.). 

Like a champ...

We love you sweetheart!


Kristin Bjorklund said...

Kel it looks great!!!! You did such a good job making the valance! And, I love the wall decal!!

The Baum Family said...

Love it, Kel!!!! You did such a great job. Larkyn looks like such a big girl in it. I know it's a big step moving away from baby, I'm glad we're transitioning together! :)

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