When exactly does a baby become a toddler? I’m not sure but my baby sure thinks she’s a tot. Penelope has always played with Ace’s trucks, trains and boy stuff. We could never get her to play in her own room. So I felt it was time for a major change.
((this post has been updated with a few tweaks!))
I wanted to create a classic, clean little girl room while not breaking the bank. I literally shopped around and cut corners all day to achieve my vision.
Firstly, I removed the baby stuff
Baby rattles, books and the 4Moms MamaRoo chair all had to go. I also removed the gray dots (decals) above her crib. Although the crib is still being used, we intend on getting a big girl bed soon.
These pics I took with my iPhone before I went to work.
THEN I ADDED:
A couple frames I already had with printables via +Etsy by Wishful Printing for $1.50 each (click here) and a pic close to my heart. The light and crown sit on top of the cocina. I also used a chalkboard reading Pen’z’s Cocina that I picked up at the dollar isle at Target. The letter “P” was a gift at my baby shower and super cute too!
We also splurged on this +IKEA USA kitchen for $99.00 and built it in a couple hours. Penny keeps calling it her “chicken” which I die every time she says it. We got the accessories for $9.99 each. We grabbed two. The fake food is to die for.
I got a shelving unit from Ikea as well. These cubes are durable (unlike any others I’ve found) and adorable. Use them to showcase stuff like I did or grab the cube boxes and store stuff you don’t want to see!
I also splurged on a carpet to throw on the floor. I noticed that both my kiddos like to lay on fluffy carpets and even though my heart said flat, geometric, modern, my wallet said Target… $30. But they love it.
I love playing with them now too. And, funny how Ace is all about his sisters room all the sudden.
FOR SALE OR FOR FREE
Rody (the riding horse) & the grocery cart (by +melissaanddoug ) was found at a kids consignment store in Larchmont. I absolutely suggest consignment because most stuff is like new and can be recycled which is also environmentally friendly.
I also made the banner hanging over Penelope’s crib. I wanted to replace it but last minute decided to keep it. I also made this while pregnant and I’m such a sucker for keeping sentimental things. I think it’s because I’m Latina. We keep everything. LOL!
The idea behind Penelope’s room was to create a white and clean atmosphere without being sterile. Buying new everything would not be feasible nor would it settle well with my heart. I dreamed up a room that has personality and utilizes what I already own. I really like incorporating gifts that others have given us or sentimental things that I may have had for years. I’m glad I took an enormous amount of time to put everything together for this tiny room. I hope you enjoyed it too!
What kind of style is your kids playroom?
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