I know I keep saying this with every Before & After update, but I am truly tickled with how Grace’s big girl room makeover came out. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the before, here is a post on that.
Initially I had planned on doing a major overhaul- I toyed with hot pink buffalo check wallpaper, and then the wallpaper version of her fabric- but Pete ultimately put his foot down and said “no” to my never-ending-makeover-itis. I was displeased at first, but seeing how everything came together I am really glad we waited and decided not to do anything maje.
So this is the “Before” of her nursery…Hi Gwace!
And here it is now…
We switched out the rug for this vintage one from ABC Home, we brought in the daybed we had in her room in Austin- We traded out the dresser/changing table for this bigger piece, and the corner where her glider used to be is now a Gracie-size seating area, AND FINALLY hung the window treatments from Austin as well.
The canopy was originally made to go over the daybed in Austin, but worked fine with the crib as well. The daybed got a fresh coat of Peppermint Pink paint by Benjamin Moore.
This little corners transformation is particularly pleasing to me.
The whole point of the big-girl makeover was the make the room more “Grace’s”- especially with the new baby. A space that was all hers where she could really play, and not have to share.
The flowers we had in her nursery in Austin, but never really found their place in this room until now. Paired with this little chair, and nightlight, it is such a charming vignette that Grace definitely knows is HERS.
Another angle of the room standing in the bathroom looking towards the hallway.
The green dresser is so nice because it is a little bigger than the blue baby we had in Austin- and we need every inch of storage we can get with her tiny closet. We used it as a changing table for a bit, but now Grace is a full on BigGirl- diapers are for babies!
Your eyes do not deceive you, that is The Leaning Bookshelf of Piza. The floors in our old house are SO slanted. But don’t worry, it is firmly bolted to the wall.
The teensy bookshelf was one of my favorite finds for her Austin nursery and I love that it fits so perfectly here. We kept it really on the styling- the bottom is just sort of stuffed animal jail. Sometimes I get a wild hair to organize it, and then it looks like this again within minutes so there you have it.
Above is a mix of our bedtime books, and Grace’s most special things. Some items like the trucks are constantly in and out, and others are more precious mementos like the Beatrix Potter books and figurines that were in my nursery, and the amazing grace music box from her Godmother.
We still need to address this little corner where the pouf is hanging out- which doesn’t look so bad here…
But in reality… We are waiting until Christmas to see if Santa might bring Grace her very own makeup table and dress up storage. She has been a very good girl this year, so I think he will pull through for her. I will let you know how it goes.
So how do you feel about Grace’s nursery to Big Girl transition? Do you wish we had done more of a makeover? Or do you like how the small changes updated the space? Anything I can help you with today?