Big Girl Room: Stage 2

I must admit that stage 2 of the Big Girl Room (check out the previous post here) came together much quicker than I could have ever anticipated. I was enjoying my daily wonder through my favorite antique/vintage/resale websites and I came across a beautiful shabby chic, antique white, dresser with matching mirror. It looked a little too good to be true, so I dragged John down to take a look. It was love at first sight and it just had to come straight home with us.


This beauty was found at Pandora's Box, a little antique shop just down the road; visit their website here.

Once this piece was added to the room, I realized that my initial layout of the beds flanking the window was not going to work. To make room for a piece of this size, the beds had to be moved to the other side of the room. I really like the look of twin beds framing a single window, so I was a little sad, but the excitement over the find of this piece made it just a little bit easier to handle!

Now that the room was beginning to take shape I really felt the need to move forward with the window treatments. Window treatments always seem to be the last element to change in a room, probably because they are a bit of an investment, so I wanted to like the curtains independently of the room. This way if I ever changed the wall color or actually got some bedding for this room the curtains could stay.

I debated on the color scheme for this room endlessly. I just wasn't sure which direction I wanted to take it, but in the end, I decided on a more subtle continuation of the color scheme in the nursery: blue, green and yellow. Tessa loves her room now, so hopefully this is the right choice and will make the transition that much easier!

I found curtains that were just the right blend: not too adult, but not too baby either at The Land of Nod. I find their prices to be ever so slightly more affordable than Pottery Barn Kids. Anyway, I settled on the ticking curtain panel in green.



So far, I am happy with how the room is coming together. Now, onto carpets - the most dreaded of searches! I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time at HomeGoods.

More to come....
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