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From crib to shabby chic big girl bed

We interrupt our scheduled half bath makeover to present to you Lizzie’s big girl bed! Lizzie is turning 3 this week so it only seemed time to finally upgrade her bedroom. When we moved into this house last year we just simply transferred everything from her first nursery to her current room.

owl decor I loved the colors of her nursery as well as the artwork, so I decided to throw in  a little bit of pink and try to pull off a shabby chic look. And here is her new bed all done!

jenny lind bed The bedding is all from Target’s Simply Shabby Chic line!

red shabby chic headboard I fell in love with Land of Nod’s Jenny Lind bed but the $700 price tag was out of reach for us. Luckily I found this white Jenny Lind headboard from Target which I scored for $130 shipped. I simply painted it with red spray paint.

3d butterflies The butterflies were from Lizzie’s original nursery but sort of got lost on the larger walls of her current bedroom. I decided to frame them in a grouping of frames above her bed to give them more prominence. The frames were a recycle from my in-laws so this little installation was free!

shabby chic bedroom The side table was originally from our master bedroom and was black. I have new plans for the master bedroom and the table was simply screaming shabby chic anyways, so Lizzie’s room seemed like the perfect place for it. I used left over paint to give it a two toned white and pink paint job, so this little project was also free.

girl's shabby chic bedroom Lizzie absolutely adores her new bed! I’m equally glad that we were able to update her bedroom without replacing everything! I still have some plans to update the curtains to something a little frillier and I’m searching for a small bookcase for her.

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Mood Board: Shabby Chic Girl’s Room

It’s the final day of my mood board bedroom series. To catch-up: I’ve designed inspiration for a bohemian guest room, a romantic master retreat, and a new traditional bedroom with pops of teal. For this, my last day of mood board creating, (well at least for a while) I’ve designed a shabby chic girl’s room for Lizzie. I’ve been mulling over this plan for at least a year now. I have no plans to move her to a big girl bed for at least another year, but I love this look so much that I can’t help but begin to plan it. The inspiration for this room really came from the art already hanging in Lizzie’s nursery.  The art in her room is my favorite aspect of the design, and I don’t want to get rid of it, so I decided to design around it. I plan on keeping the original color scheme of aqua, red, and white and add in a little bit of pink to soften the room and obtain the shabby chic look I want.


Shabby Chic Bedroom
  1. I love the distressed finish on these book ends from Joss & Main and the bird motif works perfectly with the art I already own.
  2. What little girl wouldn’t love these ruffled curtains from Amazon.
  3. Land of Nod’s teal ruffled lamp shade picks up the texture from the curtains perfectly.
  4. This distressed clock is much more chic than the traditional digital version. From Joss & Main .
  5. I actually had a pretty hard time finding a rug that had all the colors I wanted for this room but when I saw the Better Floors and Garden rug from Land of Nod I knew I had hit the jackpot!
  6. The aged wax finish over the aqua paint on this Pottery Barn armoire is simply beautiful!
  7. When I saw these moose hooks in red and aqua I thought I had died and gone to shabby chic heaven!  Available on Wanelo.
  8. The soft colors in this photography from Etsy are so perfect for a little girl’s room and no  shabby chic room would be complete without a chandelier like this one from Pottery Barn Kids.
  9. The flea market table from Anthropologie is the epitome of shabby chic.
  10. I love that the dark pink in the Savannah floral duvet from pottery barn kids almost looks red in the right light.

So now I guess I just have to wait until Lizzie (and by Lizzie and I mean me) is ready to transition to a big girl bed.

Check out all the bedroom mood boards in this series:

Day 1: Bohemian guest room

Day 2: Calming and romantic retreat

Day 3: New Traditional Master

Or check out all my mood boards here.