Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's been awhile since you've seen Arden's room. And actually, you haven't seen it since we've moved! Arden's been growing, growing, growing and so her room has had to grow a bit with her! Arden is such a character these days, it's fun learning her quirky, little personality. One thing I've noticed is she loves patterns with black and white. So I figured it was time to give Arden's room an update to suit her.
This is the room before we moved in. Yikes, right? Awful, awful colors. Look at little Arden crawling around :) She wasn't walking yet...so cute.
First things first, we PAINTED. We went with a classic white, Olympic no-voc paint in "Delicate White" from Lowe's. I also used little removeable circle stickers to create a fun wall accent around her bed. Her reaction when she first saw it was priceless. Her little jaw dropped open and she ran right over and started picking at them :\ She's since rearranged the dots every night! Little stinker :)
We also switched out her crib to a toddler bed that Grandma gave us (a local garage sale find). Free is always nice ;)
We hung up the same black, velvet drapes that we used in the master bedroom. They're such a good deal and they help keep the room warm by insulating the drafty windows. We made it a little more fun by using this this cute bird window hardware. Arden loves it, every time she looks at one of the birds she crows. Adorable.
Her night stand, lamp and birdie friend are still here from her original nursery. The nightstand is the perfect place to store her "nighttime" books.
We hung the striped hooks back up on the wall at toddler height, so she can hang up her own coats. And her little mini Cristof hangs out here too.
I'm still breastfeeding, for now (trying to hang in there until she's two) so we still have a comfy rocker and a little remnant of her nursery peacock theme in this pillow ;)
Arden's been potty trained for almost a month now, so we figured it was time to take out the diaper bin and take the changing pad off the dresser. Her personalized trophy cup and dog night light are right at home here. And we finally hung the awesome print we got as a gift for her birthday.
I found this charming, vintage chalkboard at the Alameda Antique Fair and had to hang it up too. I used these easy, peasy poster strips to hang the chalkboard and her wall print! Love 'em because you don't have to leave any holes in the wall.
Hope you guys liked the tour of Arden's toddler room! Thanks for tuning in :)
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