Home tour: Mia’s “big girl” room (Part 2)

…see Part 1 of the room reveal.

After making the hanging indoor tent, pallet toddler bed, and quilt, the rest was all in the details!

 
big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

This white cabinet was something I found curbside for free. I didn’t know what I would use it for at the time (although I had an inkling it would be perfect for my little girl’s room one day), and it spent at least 6 months in our garage. After a good cleaning (it was FILTHY), I brought it in and starting filling it with goodies. Mia doesn’t have a dresser, so it gave us a place to put her folded clothes, cloth diapers, and other odds and ends.

The items on the cabinet have been acquired over time. The duck music box was mine as a baby; it has my birth stats on it. Unfortunately, Mia got a hold of it one day and broke the base to bits. Somehow, I managed to piece it back together. Even though it looks a little rough, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out!

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

The singer sewing machine is a little plastic play machine that my girlfriend picked up at a garage sale for me for $2. It actually works and has a little pedal and everything; I adore it.

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

I made the “mommy and me” frame, and the “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” art as well (see how here).

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

Above the cabinet is a hemp cord strung from two nails that holds some vintage ABC flashcards from Anthropologie (aren’t they gorgeous?). We weren’t allowed to paint the antique walls in our rented home, so I compensate by hanging stuff on every inch!

Speaking of not being able to paint… I broke the rules slightly when it was still a nursery and painted three trees on the wall. I figured they would be easy enough to cover when we leave.

Next to the cabinet, I created a small reading corner with some spice rack bookshelves from Ikea ($3 a piece for a bookshelf? Yes, please.), and a rocking chair that was my husband’s as a little boy. I love that his parents kept it and that we could incorporate something from each of our childhoods in our daughter’s room.

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo
 
big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

I picked up these little felt boxes at Target in the $1 section; they are perfect for separating her hair barrettes and bows. The fan was only $8.99 at Target as well, and I love how cute and compact it is! I eventually plan to cover the “RE” label with a white flower or something girly.

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

The final wall in the room is next to the door. It has a coat rack, some art, and a tree (which was originally a jewelry hanger) to hold Mia’s headbands. The top piece of art is from a vintage child’s songbook, and the bottom one is vintage child’s pattern. I hung them with vintage hangers; an idea I pulled from my “Hanging pictures without frames” post.

big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo
 
big girl room reveal, girl's room, bedroom redo

I guess the final piece of the puzzle were the green shag rug (a total steal from Ikea for only $49.99). The curtains and green bookshelf have been in the room since it was a nursery.

I guess that ends the tour! Thanks for joining me. If you missed Part 1 of the tour, you can see it here.