Wren’s Big Girl Bed

Our baby sleeps in a big girl bed!
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Her room really only needed a few new pieces once her crib came out, mainly just a new bed and a night stand. Both of which I had set aside for months already, and both found in thrift stores for a combined total of less than $50.
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The nightstand had a lot of potential, but the bed was somewhat boring.
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Here is her new set up!
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We decided to paint the bed a soft blue and distress it so you could see some of the beautiful wood grain details still.
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The plaque at the top of the head board was just calling for something special so I hand painted her name on it in a soft grey.
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The two pillow shams are from Kohl’s ($9.99 or less!) and her duvet, cover and sheets all come from Ikea and totalled less than $80.
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It was an interesting bed and I find it funny that the headboard has casters but the footboard doesn’t and never did!
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I decided to go with simple white paint on her night stand.
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With my favorite knobs in blue.
Photobucket A ceramic crane for good luck and peace.
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There are probably 50 different shades of blue in Wren’s room, but I like that because it doesn’t feel too baby-ish, but a little more eclectic. Her bedroom cabinet is still probably one of my all time favorite finds~
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You may remember her shaggy raggy rug coming to pieces a few months ago due to overwashing, so I decided to keep it cheap and easy this time. A great kids room floor covering idea are these small rugs from Ikea ($2.99 each). You could stitch a few together to make one larger rug but I like to throw them helter-skelter and let wren move and play with them. At $2.99 they are definitely magic carpets in my book!
Photobucket Another recent acquisition is this vintage horse blanket. My grandparents and mom used to use it when showing horses and while it has seen better days I love the rough grey underside, holes and all!!
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I used to use it as a cape when I was little and the bright blue/silver side is the perfect hit of drama when we need it.
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The last 2 weeks have been a relatively easy transition from the crib.
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Wren tells everyone about her new “bed that Dad built” and looks forward to story time every night.
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All in, we converted Wren’s room to a big girl room for just under $130!
Wren’s Big Girl Bed

99 thoughts on “Wren’s Big Girl Bed

  1. i love this blue color! i am actually in the process of painting an old wardrobe i found in my grandparents barn. i'd love to paint it this blue color. can you please tell me what the color is called? thanks so much in advance!

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  2. Wow … that is one seriously beautiful room! I just LOVE it! You are so creative and talented. It is inspiring to see what you do. Any chance you want to give my house a make over ;) hee hee

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  3. I love it, it is so peacefully, gorgeous. I know you mix your paint colors, but I would sure like to have that paint color if possible. I.Love.It!

    Wren looks like you, so darling…

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  4. amazing & inspires me as always….OH how I long for a garage to figure out how to do THIS!
    I love love this room….so sweet & timeless at the same time. I can't imagine having a kids room so clean!
    many blessings
    ~Ada in Coastal Cali

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  5. My Gosh look at Wren! What a little baby doll, I mean baby bird'. She is so adorable and her hair even looks like a little bird.
    The room is fantastic and all the little birdies are singing.
    This room belongs in a magazine!
    I love everything about it especially the pretty blue baubles (balls) hanging from the ceiling!
    You are so awesome Holly! You never cease to amaze me!

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  6. Oh Holly!!!! It is GORGEOUS!! I am constantly so amazed at how you can see the potential in things that I would walk right past-that bed is to DIE FOR! Any chance you'd share the top of the paint can so we could know the recipe for that color? It's the perfect blue green which is really hard to get! That armoire is still my all time fave of your finds. Bravo! Stunning and oh so girly beautiful!

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  7. 1. That room is so beautiful! I am so glad that you did not go down the row of the standard issue pink for little girls. I am all about individuality! Whoever said that it HAS to be pink? It's beyond me.

    2. You did NOT lean a piece of wood against your Mercedes! I grew up down the street from where Gottlieb Daimler built the first Mercedes, and my German heart just skipped a beat! Don't scratch the Benz! OMG!

    3. O.K. Phew! I'm back. I'm focused. I'm all right. That bedroom should be in a magazine. So there.

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  8. That bed is so gorgeous!! I am thinking of doing a double bed myself. It has the same brown color that your little girl's bed had, I was thinking of white but this blue color you used is so beautiful! Can I ask u for a tip sending you a picture of the bed I want to paint?

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  9. What a sweet room for Wren:) I am in the middle of redoing some things in my daughter's room and want to add her monogram to her headboard. I am trying to decide between vinyl and handpainting it. Did you use graphite paper to trace the font and then paint over it or did you freehand it? If you painted it freehand I am even more impressed! :) I also would like to know the shade of blue that you used for her bed, it is so serene looking. Thanks!

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  10. Hi Holly! I am just about to move my girl to a “big girl room” and would love to pick up a vintage bed, much like the one you found for Wren…I also live in Edmonton and was hoping you would share a few of your favorite thrift spots…I've been to the Strathcona Mall and that's about it!
    Thanks so much!!

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  11. This room is absolutely precious!! I'm working on a big boy room myself! Its hard ma,king decisions for my little man, I think I will let him decide what he wants when it comes to paint colors and bed accessories! With options to choose from of course. This should be interesting!!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    I know this is an older post but I can't seem to find the tutorial for the bed and I thought you had one. Can you post the link pretty please?

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