Wren's Big Girl Bed

Our baby sleeps in a big girl bed!
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Her room really only needed a few new pieces once her crib came out, mainly just a new bed and a night stand. Both of which I had set aside for months already, and both found in thrift stores for a combined total of less than $50.
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The nightstand had a lot of potential, but the bed was somewhat boring.
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Here is her new set up!
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We decided to paint the bed a soft blue and distress it so you could see some of the beautiful wood grain details still.
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The plaque at the top of the head board was just calling for something special so I hand painted her name on it in a soft grey.
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The two pillow shams are from Kohl's ($9.99 or less!) and her duvet, cover and sheets all come from Ikea and totalled less than $80.
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It was an interesting bed and I find it funny that the headboard has casters but the footboard doesn't and never did!
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I decided to go with simple white paint on her night stand.
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With my favorite knobs in blue.
Photobucket A ceramic crane for good luck and peace.
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There are probably 50 different shades of blue in Wren's room, but I like that because it doesn't feel too baby-ish, but a little more eclectic. Her bedroom cabinet is still probably one of my all time favorite finds~
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You may remember her shaggy raggy rug coming to pieces a few months ago due to overwashing, so I decided to keep it cheap and easy this time. A great kids room floor covering idea are these small rugs from Ikea ($2.99 each). You could stitch a few together to make one larger rug but I like to throw them helter-skelter and let wren move and play with them. At $2.99 they are definitely magic carpets in my book!
Photobucket Another recent acquisition is this vintage horse blanket. My grandparents and mom used to use it when showing horses and while it has seen better days I love the rough grey underside, holes and all!!
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I used to use it as a cape when I was little and the bright blue/silver side is the perfect hit of drama when we need it.
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The last 2 weeks have been a relatively easy transition from the crib.
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Wren tells everyone about her new "bed that Dad built" and looks forward to story time every night.
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All in, we converted Wren's room to a big girl room for just under $130!