From Baby to Big Girl- A Room Makeover

Our baby girl is on her way to being a big girl; I'm not sure where that time went?!?!  My two girls are so different in personality and Madi is definitely my wild child.  I wanted to keep her in her crib forever but for months she's been climbing out so we decided to finally bite the bullet and transition her into a big girl bed.  Moving from crib to bed inspired a room makeover that is still in progress.  In the meantime, I had to share with you what we've done so far.


I knew I wanted to find a spindle bed for Madi but I couldn't find anything that wasn't going to cost an arm and a leg.  I was just about to give up and order something over budget when I was driving to run an errand and saw spindle beds at a neighbor's yard sale.  My tires came to a screeching halt; I was giddy with excitement.  They were bunks beds but Kevin came back with me and we thought it was worth a shot especially for the $10 each it was going to cost us!!!!!
I don't have any painting abilities so I am beyond blessed to know the perfect person for a home project.  My very dear family friend of Beauty and The Brawn restored the beds and made them perfect for the girls (Emily got one too).  Kevin had the worst time putting the beds together because they didn't come with frames and like I mentioned we were converting from bunk beds to two twin beds.  In the end we got it worked out and I was very excited.



I didn't think I could top the spindle bed find but I sure did when it came to the bedding.  Have you ever struggled with getting your kids to make their bed?!?!  Does the comforter always hang crooked?  Does the bed skirt always bunch up?
My oldest, Emily has had chores from a very young age and making her bed has been on that list for a long time.  I want her to know that she has to contribute to our household and I also want independent children.  However, the Type A, OCD person in me always died every morning when I saw how she made her bed.  I never would fix it because I know how proud she always was. But seriously it's a struggle for me.  And let's be real if Emily can't make it just right then there is no hope for little Madi, lol!
Well Beddy's literally solves that problem!  The bed skirt is like a fitted sheet and goes around the box spring.  There is no movement or uneven edges.  The comforter, fitted sheet, and flat sheet are ALL ONE!!!!  The best part is that it all zips together and also has elastic around the bottom so it fits on the top mattress like a fitted sheet.  Almost imagine a sleeping bag that fits around the mattress of your bed.  Nothing is moving around and it's so easy to make the bed.  I'm not exaggerating on how simple it is.  Madi, who turned two in May literally got it down the very first time she tried.



Beddy's has super cute pillows to coordinate with their bedding.  I just added one pillow that I found at TJ Maxx.


This little girl was so excited about her big girl bed.  She couldn't wait to get in it.



These poses and faces are all her.  I just say, "Say Cheese!"



Peek-A-Boo


The top sheet is a super soft Minky fabric which is like a huge blankie for your little one.  It also keeps them very cozy.
Are you wondering about washing a Beddy's?  You take the whole thing off and throw it in your washer machine.  It's recommended to wash in cold water and tumble dry low and not to wash more than once per week.


I wanted to add a little extra to the bed and decor so I made a fabric banner that I attached to the bed posts.  They are so easy and forgiving to make, they just take a bit of time.  You can find my how-to DIY HERE.


Madi's room has laminate flooring so in my opinion a throw rug is a must.  It's adds some warmth to the room and adds just the right amount of character to the room.


When you're redoing a room you might not think about a monitor but a toddler's room wouldn't be complete without one.  Whether Madi is sleeping or playing I love being able to check in on her without having to be right there.  Especially since we were transitioning Madi from a crib to a bed I really wanted to be able to see her.  The first nap in her big girl bed she got up and out of bed and I was able to speak to her on the monitor from the couch!  I just told her to lay down and it totally worked! 



The Levana Willow video monitor has a 5" touch screen with pan, tilt, and zoom.  The screen quality is great and some of the features I really love about it are the temperature sensor and the thin/portable screen.  The best part about the Levana Willow Monitor is the option of adding cameras and split view on the screen to watch more than one room at a time.



Bedding & Pillows: Beddy's 
Monitor: Levana
Furniture Revamp: Beauty and the Brawn


Bedding, Rug and Monitor given in exchange for a review.  As always all opinions expressed are honest and my own.

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