a big girl room for vivi

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

pink big girl room

(sources below) For awhile, I’ve been thinking and planning about some changes to Vivi’s room.  We have moved things around a few times, but as we recently became officially done with the changing table and she has been adjusted to the big girl bed for awhile, it seems a good time for a refresh.  Her rug is also in need of replacing after three and a half years of toddler love, and all the moving around of artwork and such has left quite a few scars on the walls.  We are (attempting) to work on stopping the thumb sucking – it’s so hard!  She really wants to paint her room pink, and we have promised once she stops sucking her thumb, we will repaint it.  I’m also hoping to move Brigette into Vivi’s room once she graduates to a big girl bed (cue tears!), which is still a little bit away.  Vivi tends to have a lot of bad dreams, and I’m hoping having Brigette close by might bring her a little extra comfort, not to mention fun.  Also check out my pinterest board of inspiration here.

(By the way, anyone have any tips on the thumb-sucking thing?  It’s a challenge!  We are trying to be very encouraging, but it’s a tough habit to kick!)

(1) Marmont Pendant; (2) Mini heart print; (3) Large reprint of vintage photo from the playroom; (4) Sunshine Print; (5) Cloud shelf; (6) Pink acrylic shelf; (7) Pink Alphabet Print; (8) Brass Bunny; (9) Turquoise Lamp; (10) Caravan Divan in pink (for Brigette – Vivi will still have her big girl bed!) ; (11) Save the Day Sheets; (12) Belly Baskets; (13) Just love this art; (14) Faceted Mirror; (15) Gold Lamp; (16) Mon Cheri Print; (17) Bonjour Pillow; (18) Her dresser – thinking about stripping it; (19) Pom Pom Pillow; (20) Little Nest Chair; (21) Divisadero Rug; (22) Dress up clothes station (from pinterest); (23) Beach Basket; (24) Light Green Pouf; (25) Dance Party Print

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20 responses to “a big girl room for vivi”

  1. Kaylee Coles says:

    I’m sure this probably doesn’t help much, but my parents tried EVERYTHING to get my youngest sister to stop sucking her fingers (she sucked her pointed and middle finger for some reason), including putting band-aids and weird-tasting stuff on them, giving rewards, etc. and nothing worked. Then one day she told my mom, “Big girls don’t suck on their fingers” and never did it again. Hopefully it’s something Vivi will just grow out of. 🙂

    • jonilay says:

      That’s kind of what I’m thinking, Kaylee! Not sure I can handle getting an appliance/putting stuff on her thumb!! Encouraging to hear.:)

  2. In my experience with our 6 year old, she had to be old enough to want to stop (about barely 5) and then she wore gloves on her hands to bed for a week and she was done with it! Our 4 and 2 year olds still do it but our dentist said it’s only if they do it until age 6 that it causes permanent damage and most kids outgrow it on their own by then anyway. Good luck!

  3. Lisa says:

    I wish I had some tips. My son is 8 and still sucks his thumb! We’ve tried everything. He broke his thumb at the skate park when he was 7, and he had to wear a cast for 6 weeks. When his cast was removed, he went right back to sucking it. We couldn’t believe it. Good luck to you. Oh, and I can’t wait to see the room.

  4. Lyn says:

    This doesn’t help but I sucked my thumb till I was about 12 and I (think) turned out fine. My oldest Sydney does it only at night and the dentist is already talking about putting an appliance in her mouth. I don’t plan on really doing that. Besides I think most kids need braces with or without sucking a thumb so really what does it matter. I love your home and decorating style can’t wait to see the changes!

  5. My father threatened the bad tasting nail polish and the appliance as well. Once I entered school, I transitioned to only sucking my thumb at night (I’m sure to avoid being teased). I think was 8 or 9 when I quit sucking my thumb for good–I was spending the night at a friend’s house and I was afraid she’d catch me sucking my thumb. Somehow at that moment I was able to decide I’d be able to sleep without sucking my thumb and that was that. Perhaps begin with encouraging her to not suck her thumb during the day for now; she will grow out of it completely when she is ready!

  6. Kristin says:

    I was a thumb sucker

  7. Yolonda says:

    I love it. No, I love, love, love it.

  8. Geema says:

    My pediatrician told my mom that I would quit sucking my thumb when I started dating. And I did. I went through a lot of embarassment at the hands of one teacher that would not be allowed today. She will let go when she’s ready.

  9. Erin says:

    Hi! Who did you use to produce the blown up picture of your mom dancing!? It’s so fantastic! Would love to do something similar with one of our old family prints.

    • jonilay says:

      Hi Erin! I used a local digital printer (called Phase 3 Media) but I’d recommend finding someone in your area. Just google “digital printer Atlanta” or whatever your city is. That way hopefully you can pick up prints and then save a lot on shipping.

  10. Jean Harrison says:

    The girl in the picture sucked her thumb. After a while she sucked her thumb only at night till the 2ond grade. Her mother woke her up one night pulling the thumb out of her mouth. She quit sucking her thumb after that. She did not know she sucked her thumb at night!

  11. julie says:

    this is super adorable :). love all the ideas!!

  12. Heather says:

    I would suck my thumb and play with my ears when I was little. My mom said (I don’t remember this so not sure about the age) the dentist actually explained to me what can happen to my teeth from suckling my thumb and I stopped. Then a few months later we had some family turmoil and I started sucking my thumb again. Nothing got me to stop until I was in 3rd grade, in a comfortable place and I just stopped. Wish you the best!

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  14. Natalie Benz says:

    How did you turn the print of your mom pink? Thank you!

  15. Julie Burgin says:

    Hey Joni – Did you find the Divan in Pink? I keep visiting that toddler bed and here recently see that it is no longer an option in the Pink. Thanks. Julie Burgin

    • Joni says:

      Hi Julie! Yes, I did! They have a couple in stock, I believe! I would send them an email and ask – they said they are willing to do them special order. The color is so great!

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