Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Mine a Big Gurl!" - Lauren Barry

I am just beyond excited to finally have most of Lauren's big girl room done. I am not kidding when I say that I've been dreaming of this room {not the actual her growing up and moving into it part} for over a year. When we moved into this house a little over two years ago I kept thinking that I wanted to wait until she was ready to transition to a big girl room before going crazy with the decorating. While I am glad now, it was so hard to wait for her to have a cute room. I always felt like it was just empty and undecorated.

Thankfully, waiting and planning paid off as Shawn and I were able to pick up pieces here and there over the past year. For instance, we got the adorable headboard and frame for $10 and painted it white. The cute {and practically brand new} toy box was found by my mom at a garage sale. I stalked Hobby Lobby for their 50% off sales and got a ton of really cute stuff for pretty cheap. I made the scripture verse canvas above her dresser that was my dad's when he was a baby. Shawn made the cube bookcase and saved us a ton of money.We found the bedding at TJ Maxx and saved a ton of money. I originally wanted a quilt from Pottery Barn, but we just couldn't spend that much money! Some of the things in the room were from her original nursery at our old house so they are sentimental as well.

Wanna see it? 
 We LOVE it so much and I even have a few more personalized touches to add before Easton arrives.

The view from her bedroom door. I love the bookcase that hangs just above her bed. Don't worry, Shawn hung it properly with isn't going anywhere! I love that she can reach the books she wants to read before nap and bedtime. Shawn painted her little nightstand silver after my mom gave us the idea. We LOVE it and it looks much prettier in person! We got the name wall sticker through my friend Carissa who sells Uppercase Living. The little step stool and fluffy green rug are from Target! The tulle bedskirt is also from Target and adds such a sweetness to the bed! Oh, and I re-did that lamp a while back after seeing one in the Pottery Barn catalog that was crazy expensive.

Shawn painted this wall with stripes using the same color paint in satin and semi-gloss finishes. I have one more little homemade item to add to this wall and I plan on adding cute little clothespins to the wire flower frame to hold up pictures and Lauren's artwork. I also plan on adding some kind of wire {Shawn has to help me figure this one out} to the vintage window to hang artwork on as well. The toy box holds many of Lauren's beloved stuffed animals. The two little flowers are also from Uppercase Living. I got that idea from Carissa who did them in her little girl's room. 

This dresser was my dad's and then mine as a child. Shawn painted it white and we added glass knobs {found at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off} to give it a super girly look. I painted the canvas above the dresser and love to speak that verse over Lauren. 

I am loving this wall that Shawn and I created using a ton of stuff we've collected and made! That weird shining thing on the right hand side of the picture is a mirror reflecting on that wall. The blank frame is waiting for a special print my friend Carissa is creating for me. 

An up close version of the adorable sticker flowers. Love them!

The bookcase still has a lot of work to go as far as filling the pink storage cubes and such, but Lauren already loves to pick out and put back her books.

 This mirror hung above Lauren's changing table and we love it so much.

The silver bedside table. Much cuter in person! The lamp is one of my favorite things in her room.

I made this shadow box using the tiny hospital shirt and pink cap she wore when she was born. I used my Cricut to cut out her vital stats and as soon as I can find her hospital bracelet {I put it up for safekeeping}
I plan on putting it in the box as well. I love the picture of her we have framed above the shadow box because she was barely a day old and she is wearing the little shirt.

I found this little Love sign in the Valentine's section at Hobby Lobby. I thought it was PERFECT for her room!

 Lauren wanted her Jesus star by her bed. It is a reminder for her to shine bright for Jesus and that he is always with her. My friend Mandie gave them to all the kids when we went for the Happy Birthday Jesus playdate in December.

The preciousness is almost too much with the little lamp on. It turned into such a peaceful room and exactly what I had envisioned!

Of course I have to include a picture of my big girl in her bed and new room. We got the safety rail that has the hideaway function and so far we are really glad we went with that option. I love that I can slide it under the bed when it isn't in use and that she is secure in her bed at night and during nap time.


  1. It all looks PERFECT! Yours and Shawn's hard work really shows. How special for Lauren!

  2. Ahh! I just love it!! I especially love the adorable flowers from Uppercase and the painted stripes! How cute that Lauren wanted her little Jesus star up still! :)

  3. This is SO SO SO ADORABLE!! You both did a WONDERFUL job and you're so creative!!!! :-)

    Tristan has the same pillow but his is mickey mouse :-)

  4. Look at this precious room! Seriously, it's so peaceful. You did a great job!

  5. I'm so grateful you posted all these wonderful pictures! I certainly enjoyed peeking in on her room. Every little princess should have a room like this!