I remembered the other day that I had not yet posted a couple of photos on the changes I made to the kids' bedroom, most specifically, Nicole's bed. Melissa and I had been discussing bedding and rearranging and her recent entry on her kids' new bedroom (how adorable is that!!!) jarred my memory. I had posted a bit ago about the butterfly canopy that Nicole and I made and then I just left everyone hanging. Not that you've been checking in everyday wondering about her bed, but anyway.
After much searching and deliberating, we chose to go ahead and make her bed an official girl bed even though we can't do a girl room now - maybe the next house. I had a hard time finding something that wasn't too pricey, but would also compliment (well, enough) the quilts on the boys' beds. I had even considered the pink monkey quilt that Melissa chose, but decided it was too different from the others. Plus, I wanted the flexibility to work with the quilt when we could decorate a girl room someday - without having to buy all new bedding. I found this quilt and sham online at Target and luckily they had it in the store. I love how it looks and it is nice quality. I made her a pillow with pink quilting fabrics I had stashed and we gathered all her pink animals. I still need to talk with my sister a bit more about the monkey pictures we would like her to draw.
Here is how the bedroom used to look. Nicole's is the bottom bunk.
This morning I had Nicole go take her own pictures of her own bed. She was very happy and proud to do so. Here's what she captured.
Nicole is really enjoying her own little space. I am glad we did this. Thank heaven for little girls.