Today's room being featured on Kelly's Korner "Show Us Your Life" is Nursery/Children's Room. So I decided to play along since this is such a fun one for me.
Our house is nothing fancy at all and is basically a "starter home" for lack of better words to describe it. We had it built when we got married and although it has been great for us during the first few years of our life, we are ready to move into a home with a little more space and "character" as I like to say. Now if only it would sell...
Anyway, my favorite room in our home is definitely Ava's bedroom/nursery! I just love it and had so much fun decorating it. It's always the cleanest room in the house and I still like to go in there and just sit and admire how cute it is.
So, come on in to Ava's room...
Here is the view of her room from the hallway.
I love the black chandelier and silk curtains. It fancies it up a bit in my opinion.
The black furniture was what I wanted from the very beginning of my pregnancy. We got it from Babies R Us.
The cheetah chair was in our bedroom but I recently moved it in her room just because it made it go from "baby" to "girly" a bit for me. And because let's face it...we are lacking in the space department at the moment and it freed up some space elsewhere.
A friend and I painted those stripes on the wall and although they were a booger to do, I am proud of the way they turned out:) Painter's tape does wonders!!
Here is her crib. Yes, I know what you are thinking...haha! Let me explain.
The crib tent. It was the only way to go for us. Ava decided at about 15 months that staying in her crib was for the birds. We put her in a pack n play and oddly enough she couldn't climb out of that...for about a month. Then she figured out that manuever as well. So, I heard about the crib tent and it sounded horrible to me. But we were at a loss and I was NOT about to transition her into a toddler bed.
We call this her "Jerry Jones Dome". Haha! And she never has minded it at all.
We plan on keeping her caged up in this Dome for at least 5 more years.
HA I WISH!!
I love the letters above her crib. Got them online somewhere and they match the paint on her walls perfectly!
Her bedding came from Pottery Barn.
Here is her dresser wall where we STILL use her changing pad. We don't do well with changes I guess. I'm so glad we got this rather than a changing table for this very reason!
And all of her bows. This is the perk of having a mom that makes bows I guess.
I added our baby (hospital) pics when I first decorated and intended on adding Ava's hospital picture as well. I still plan to get around to that. Haha!
Ava's closet. It's pretty ridiculous, I know.
The bottom cubbies have her puzzles, books, legos, and lincoln logs and she loves to go in there and play. I guess because it's a change of scenery at times?
I always leave a plastic tub on top of the cubbies shoved in her closet for clothes she grows out of. I love it because sometimes I will try something on her and all of a sudden it no longer fits. Instead of having a stash in some corner, I just add it to the tub. When it gets full I label the tub with the size range, put it up in the attic, and add another tub in its place. Voila! No hassel closet cleaning!!
Ava says thanks for visiting her room!
(taken today at the pumpkin patch)