Mya turned 3 years old the week before Christmas and it became painfully obvious that she may need to actually transition out of her crib soon. Was I ready to get rid of her crib and chair? Absolutely not. Was she attempting to climb out? Could no longer fit in a pack ‘n play when we traveled? And running out of room in her bedroom with her big reclining chair? Sadly, yes to all of it.
We’re never ready to make these big moves as parents. It’s the “last” that pulls at our hearts and makes us realize how fleeting our moments are with little ones. I may never rock her in her chair that we spent countless hours snuggling together, where I held her after each of her three surgeries, where we read all our stories since the first day, and where I watched her fall asleep in my arms day after day after day.
This transition hits HARD.
But I’ll take those memories and that feeling and I’ll hold on to it in my thoughts, in my memories, and in the many sleep stalking pictures I took of her in my arms. I knew it was time to move her. She was ready and eager…and starting to attempt to climb out of her crib…so I bit the bullet and bought her an ADORABLE bed from Wayfair and went to work putting it together for her yesterday.
Today I’m sharing how Mya’s big girl bedroom all came together after her transition from her crib. A quick refresh that has made for a very happy little girl!
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Mya’s nursery was such a fun one to build and put together. It’s quite possibly been my favorite room in the house. I loved the feminine touches throughout. It was girly without being that HARSH pink. And one that I hoped could have simple changes as she grew up.
This corner cabinet was such a great antique store find! We used it to display my grandmother’s dishes for years, but it added such a pretty touch to her corner and held her camera and sound machine for years.
Her tent came a year after she was born and was a cute magical addition for her to keep her animals, read books together, and made for a major hiding spot during every hide and seek game!
I had to rearrange quite a bit of furniture from its original place to make the most of the space. Her dresser changed walls, we pushed her corner cabinet to the opposite side by the windows, and moved her tent to a space at the end of her bed.
I found this Eris Upholstered Bed in Blush Rose on Wayfair.com and fell in love with the arched detail of the headboard. It’s such a delicate touch to what is typically a squared off piece of furniture. Exactly what I needed for a girly room!
The bed frame itself is a platform bed which allows me to only have to purchase a mattress, skipping a box spring altogether. Not only does this save some major money, but it also keeps the bed a little lower to the ground. 1. Easier to get into. 2. Less height to fall down if she rolls off the bed!
The reviews on this bed are awesome, but let me tell it to you straight right here. The headboard is SOLID. Thick, quality fabric that is structurally very sturdy. I also love that there aren’t buttons, trim nails, or extra “things” that little ones tend to play with and break off over time. It’s one solid piece. A huge bonus!
This was VERY easy to put together and I even showed a bit of it on my Instagram stories. Directions were easy to follow and was simple enough to do entirely on my own. Check out my Instagram highlights for a peek into the build!
I snagged her bedding from Target because they consistently blow me away with the quality of their kid’s sheets. Both boys have sheet sets that have lasted almost 2 years. Two years of weekly washes, two years of kids jumping on the bed, and two years of boy wear and tear that is unlike ANY other wear and tear out there! For Mya’s bed, I grabbed these cute scalloped rainbow striped sheets with a matching pink sham. For her blanket, I wanted something lighter than a comforter, but on the thicker side of a quilt. I found this beautiful Channel Stitch Quilted Blanket that was exactly what I was looking for. It’s a heavy fabric which stays in place well and keeps her warm enough in these winter nights. I got it in the cream color so it would keep the sheets toned down a bit. With the floral wallpaper and the rainbow sheets, it needed something calm.
Although I wasn’t fully on board for her to move out of her crib just yet, the happiness she has for her “new room” is off the charts. I’d do anything for those smiles and that excitement. So I’ll sit back and watch her joy while I quietly pray to slow down time. 🙂
Bed: Eris Upholstered Bed
Sheet Set: Rainbow Scallop Cotton Sheet Set
Quilt: Channel Stitch Velvet Quilt
Dresser: IKEA Hemnes 8-Drawer Dresser
Lamps: Home Goods
White Stool Table: Chalk Metal Outdoor Patio Garden Stool
Corner Cabinet: Antique Find
Overhead Floral Light: Capiz Petal Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Ceiling: Check out our DIY Nautical Beadboard Ceiling Tutorial!