Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Project: Room for My Big Girl

Turns out SIX is a bit of a milestone-I've noticed my girl is growing taller, has a loose tooth, and is already reading on her own. She has definitely left the baby stage...which was also noticeable when we began to go through her toys this past weekend. There was so much she was actually willing to put into the donation bag this time. I've noticed her play is changing, too...Less dramatic play and A LOT more art & writing. Of course, it is a little bittersweet for this Mama.
But I am welcoming each stage of her precious life with open arms and heart!
So, in honor of her upcoming Kindergarten graduation (June) and sixth birthday (August), we are redecorating her room this summer. Time for some upgrades...and we are having a blast picking it out together. Well, it is mostly me. I'm lucky she loves my taste!
Here is her big-girl bed. I am going to place the order in the next week or two.
I love antique iron bed frames.

Here is a new rug for her room. I have ordered this already. We both sorta fell in love with it at first sight. I guess we are going for the Shabby Chic look,
which I think suits my girl so well!

Next, we are going to comb the thrift stores out East and upstate while we are on vacation this summer...in search of the perfect book case and vintage dresser. The book case is a must because the one she has now no longer contains all the books we've acquired.

There will be few shelves added to the wall so that she may display her favorite things...and some new wall art. She is getting this vintage Barbie portrait for her graduation.
I can't wait to surprise her with it because she went wild for it a while ago.
And let me not forget the Japanese Fighting fish she will be getting for graduation as well.

Mommie's little girl is growing up so beautifully...


Kat said...

So funny...my daughter will be six in July and I just posted about what a big girl she was becoming too. It is bittersweet but with each of these milestones there is a new adventure just waiting and more wonderful moments and beautiful memories with our girls.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I love that Barbie print!! I can't wait to see what the room looks like upon completion..it will be fantastic I am sure!

Jojo said...

A beautiful big girl bed. I love the rug!

Thank you for the note, it's so true. Do we know what it's all about?