Since we moved into our new house a few months ago, Emma was living in a sparsely decorated room consisting of a crib-turned-toddler bed, her glider, a dresser and little else. I've been itching to give her a special room that she could be excited about - something slightly more mature than her former pink and green, owl-themed nursery but still whimsical and age-appropriate.
Part of the fun in the decorating process was feeding into my own cheapness - I hate spending a lot of money on decor when the kid may hate it a few months later. I started piecing everything together a few months back from anywhere and everywhere. I'd ask Emma for her opinion and I'd either get a gleeful, "Oh! Teacups!!" or an indifferent, "Oh. A bird."
However, I didn't let that sway me. I had a vision, and her elation at the end result was all I needed to know that I didn't fail. She's been obsessed with being in her big girl room. While there are a few other tiny tweaks I need to make (hanging a bow-holder her aunt made her a few years ago, potentially making a few funky throw pillows for her bed and I'm currently crocheting a throw blanket to go on the foot of her bed) I'm ready to hang the towel on her room and start on the little guy's nursery next.
If anyone is curious about where certain pieces of artwork or decor came from, shoot me a comment below and I'll do my best to answer. Don't be surprised if the response is one of the following: Cotton On, Ikea, Amazon or Francescas.