Cora’s Big Girl Room

It’s been about a month since we finished Cora’s big girl room and switched her to a big girl bed.  There hasn’t been a good opportunity to share what we’ve done until now.  We’re very happy with her room…we arranged and rearranged until the furniture finally fit the room and made sense.  She has adjusted very well to her big girl bed…it was a very easy transition as all of  you said it would be!

Cora’s room was a blend of a toddler room and a nursery.

Because it is such a little space working with baby size furniture was much easier.  We found her her new twin bed on craigslist for $50.  It was a bright lemon yellow.  I repainted it gray with the same paint we used in our kitchen.

I had originally hoped to find an antique iron bed but this bed was so cute and the price was amazing.

I used her little blue table…

But painted it white.

I added a new drawer pull that matches her chest of drawers.

I used her birthday pom-poms over her bed.

Still using my same yard sale curtains for closet doors.

Still love them

Justin helped me fix and repaint Cora’s little vintage table.  It used to have a red polka-dot fabric covering it but now has gray and white stripes.

The chairs are recovered in the Ikea curtain fabric I used to make roman shades in our kitchen.

I found some antique plates at my local favorite store…$1 or $2 a piece.

The table is perfect for Cora to have tea parties (Or pee parties as she calls them) with her three new tea sets. (Yes 3…all gifts for birthday and she loves each one.)

The curtains are more make-shift ones I made from that endless Ikea fabric.  (I still have an entire panel left!)

And of course my all time favorite part of her room is still her built-in shelves.  I don’t know what I would do with all her books, toys, diapers and even shoes if I didn’t have that space!

So finally, an update on Cora’s room.  A place she enjoys spending a lot of time in and something I have found a fun and on-going project.  I’m hoping she won’t outgrow this room for a long, long time!


13 Responses to Cora’s Big Girl Room

  1. Betty says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Pretty, yet functional for a toddler! Where do you store her bed rails during the day like this? Also, now I want to see pictures of the house minus the back porch. I’m so sorry we weren’t able to come over and hang out this visit, hopefully next one!

  2. Anna says:

    So pretty! You’re very talented. I’m glad the transition to the big girl bed was relatively easy. I’m dreading that for us… I can only imagine my toddler skipping around the room when he’s supposed to be napping.

  3. So pretty and cheery! I love re-arranging the kids’ rooms, and making them suitable for their interests and preferences. I love that she enjoys her pee- parties. Sounds like Will, pointing at his man-parts and saying: “My bung, my bung”.

  4. Danelle says:

    the built-in shelves are my favorite too. They are awesome. Looks so great, Grace. I hope she will grow to appreciate it.

  5. LOVE it! its looks wonderful! Great idea with the plates, it makes a perfect tea-party corner!

  6. admin says:

    Thanks Anna. Cora is a terrible napper but this transition has been surprisingly easy as I hope it will be with Christian!

  7. LeAnna says:

    Soooo adorable! Love what you’ve done with all of those Ikea curtains! Totally cracked up at the pee parties. Hahaha, that’s one to write down in the baby book for sure. 😉

  8. bchallies says:

    Looks very pretty. I’m sure she has fun trashing it!


  9. sherene says:

    Lovely lovely lovely. It suits Cora’s personality:))

  10. Beth says:

    It looks wonderful! I agree with your Dad, though… I bet she can make a mess in there!! I know Cooper could for sure.

  11. bchallies says:

    Lovely, Hon

  12. Sintya Pappagallo says:

    Hey Grace,

    You are so creative, everything looks so beautiful, if you dont mind, Inwill be copying some ideas. We have not met in peerson but I remeber when you and Justin started dating, I am a friend from Atlanta and havent heard from you all in a long time. Let me know if you come to Atlanta, would love to connect.

  13. admin says:

    Thank you so much Sintya. We sometimes are Atlanta way, maybe we can somehow meet up with you when we are that way!

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