brigie’s room update

Monday, March 16, 2015

I have made a few changes to Brigie’s room, and wanted to share them, because I love the brighter look.  I keep mentioning it, but we’ll be moving her to Vivi’s room soon.  We haven’t done it yet because we don’t want to disassemble the crib and move it and reassemble it, and she isn’t in the toddler bed yet.  She will be soon, though, because last night she was asking to climb into her crib herself!

I wanted to repaint the walls because it was feeling a bit dark to me, and I want it to be a fun playspace.  We went with a bright creamy white, and also replaced the black and white rug for a lighter feel.

(sources: basket, unicorn, sconces, tray, hamper)

play kitchen

We moved the play kitchen into her room, too.

(sources: flower drum shade, sconces, elephant tissue holder, changing pad cover)

baby room ideas

Also, we sold the rocker that was formerly in her room.  It just took up too much space in the small room, and wasn’t working quite as well now that she is so much bigger.  We replaced it with the old, squishy glider from Vivi’s nursery, and to be honest, I don’t like the look of it at all (do you like how I covered it in blankets, absurdly cute pillows, and added a pouf to try my best to disguise it?) but sometimes you just can’t beat comfort.  I’m planning to do a post here soon giving some reviews of rockers and gliders at local stores because this purchase is just such a big deal.  You spend hours upon hours in these chairs nursing and soothing babies who then become toddlers and you spend more long hours holding sick little ones through the night and reading book after book, so it should be a thoughtful investment.  We’ve had this chair for nearly five years now, and I had no idea at the time that we’d be keeping it around for so long (and using it as much as we do!).  I had honestly considered not even getting a rocker/glider, but goodness, did we need it!

This rug really helps to brighten things up so much!

(sources: pram, pillow)

baby bedding ideas

I have also refreshed the bedding a little; we’ll be moving this set to her toddler bed when she makes the transition. (sources: crib sheet; pillowcase; cloud cushion; little bear; toddler quilt)

Can you spy one of my childhood toys in the photo above?

Anyway, just wanted to share!  It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, isn’t it?

 

19 responses to “brigie’s room update”

  1. Beautiful! I love it. It’s bright and inspiring and her (soon to be no more!) crib is gorgeous. Its funny how you say the room is small because it looks really big to me!

  2. Jessica R says:

    So light and airy! I still adore that wallpaper. Where is that giant apple from? My next child’s room might need it!

    I need someone (in case you need another project!) to design a pretty AND super comfortable rocker. I don’t love the one we have, and it isn’t even that comfortable, but I figure it’s lasted almost four years so why pay for a new one now? But it is definitely the least cute thing in his room. Throw pillows don’t fit with me and him, otherwise I’d cover it up too! 🙂

  3. Sara says:

    Was the old rocker comfortable? Was the size the only issue? We are thinking of getting one for our nursery but can’t find one in the area to test drive.

    • Joni says:

      Hi Sara! Honestly, it wasn’t that comfortable. At first it was ok, but as Brigie got bigger, it got less comfortable. You absolutely have to use it with an ottoman as it is pitched at somewhat of an odd angle. I liked the high back and sides, because I’m taller and so I like being able to rest my head somewhere if I nod off in the chair, but I think you can find something more comfortable, for sure. The chair I have pictured here is a best chair – all of theirs are super comfortable, and less expensive. Some larger/big box furniture retailers carry them, so you may want to look into it: http://www.besthf.com/best/Storytime/Chairs . This one is cuter, and would be great in a different fabric. Also, I know the Pottery Barn Kids rockers are more comfortable – they have some that have similar silhouettes, but I imagine they are more comfy! I’m hoping doing a series of reviews will be helpful, because it’s a hard purchase to make without trying first!

    • Sara says:

      Thank you so much! This is our 3rd baby so I know how much it gets used and we are looking to upgrade from an old (dying) hand me down rocker. I will definitely check out your recommendations.

  4. R. Pyper says:

    Could you please tell me what paint color you used on the ceiling? Thanks! Such a cute room

  5. Tamsin says:

    Hi Joni! I adore all the rooms you do but this clean white palette is exactly where we are at in our current home design! I can’t WAIT for a blog on rockers and gliders. We didn’t get one for our first and regretted from…pretty much the first day! But how do you get comfort AND style. Now that we are expecting our second little, I’ve researched rockers and gliders but they do all seem very big, very sturdy (read: uncomfortable) or like they belong in a gentleman’s tv nook. I remain hopeful in your suggestions!

  6. Leslie says:

    Expecting baby 3 soon and just ordered a brand-new glider/upholstered chair yesterday. I’m so excited–used a hand-me-down for first two babies that never worked that well at all. You’re right–it’s such an important investment, and even though this *may* be our last baby, I know we’ll use it for years to come with all the small kiddos running around (slash waking up in the night!). Can’t wait to read your take on the whole thing.

  7. Ricky says:

    I like the wallpaper. Maybe at the end of the year, I have to renovate the house to add 1 more room for baby room because right now we place the baby bed in our room.

  8. Susan M. says:

    I love it!

  9. Tera says:

    I have to agree on the chair! We have it, too, and although I love the look, it hasn’t been all that great in terms of comfort. I think we are going to move it to the den since it’s such a nice design.

  10. Meghan says:

    I’m a long way from having another baby anytime soon, but I am SO disappointed that the company that made that crib has gone out of business! I fell in love with it when you first posted it and have never found another even remotely close that I love as much. If you ever consider selling it, let me know! 😉

  11. Anna says:

    Where did you get her sweet little name sign?

  12. Shannon says:

    Love this room so much! Where are the curtains from?

  13. Marianne says:

    I spy Rainbow Brite!

  14. Joni! Can you share the source for the wallpaper? I am a designer, know I have seen it but can’t put my finger on the vendor…..Thanks a ton! Always love your boards

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