(More on the twins' room in another post to come)
When we moved all of the decorations and furniture out of Victoria's room and into the twins' room, I wanted to make Victoria's room something fun just for her. Because we went more gender neutral with her nursery, I wanted to make her room a little more feminine, while still making it restful. I also wanted to spend very little money on the room makeover.
So with a budget of $100, I set to work deciding on a theme. What I decided to go with was Victoria's Aden Anais Dream Blanket:
This was Victoria's 1st birthday gift from us, and she sleeps with it every night. It is a perfect toddler-sized blanket in super soft, quilted muslin. We spend lots of time cuddling with it. I just loved the colors and whimsical design of it (the pattern is called "Once Upon A Time"), so I thought it would make a perfect palette for Victoria's big girl room.
Picking paint colors is not my forte, so I actually use Pinterest a lot to help me choose. I pick out a few colors and I look them up on Pinterest, where I can see photos of rooms painted those colors. In the end I decided on Sherwin Williams Vaguely Mauve for Victoria's room, as I didn't want anything TOO pink or lavender.
My parents came in June and helped my husband paint the room
Here is what her room looks like now:
We also just purchased that sound machine from Amazon recently when they were on sale. I never had a sound machine or anything when Victoria was little and followed the advice of everyone to just make noise and she would get used to it...... NOPE. After months and months of boycotted naps and grumpiness, I have accepted the fact that my child is as light of a sleeper as I am. I decided to save my sanity and get a noise machine for when the twins arrive. I now have one in Victoria's room and will have one in the twins room so all the children aren't waking each other up. It's been wonderful so far and I wish I'd had one sooner.
The curtains were a simple purchase from Walmart, and I've been very happy with the quality for the cheap price (we paid $20 total for the rod plus curtains).
So that is it! I ended up spending just over $100 total on her room, not counting the purchase of the crib. In the end, though, we love the room and how sweet and feminine it is.