Isobel is three years old now, and yes - in April, she finally moved into her big girl's bed. I know, I know - that seems crazy late, but she seriously liked her cot. And anything a child can't get out of can only be a good thing. Anyhoo, she is now loving her beautiful new bed. And I am too. So pretty! God bless Ebay.
Now the bed is in, there are a few changes to make to her room. This is how her room looks at present, with everything just sort of crammed in with the new bed:
Apologies for the dodgy photos, it was late afternoon when I decided to take them.
This unit had a removable padded top (in the same fabric as the covered baskets) that served as a change table. I still like it, but it's just too big for the room now the bed is in, and as you can see in the photos below, it won't work once the wardrobe doors are painted and put back on.
This is the other side of the room. I still like the bird/tree mural, but it might be time for a change over the next 12 months or so. The fairy lights were a spontaneous purchase and have stayed where they were haphazardly thrown about two weeks ago. They give off such a lovely, soft light.
So now there are a couple of things I have been looking for to update the room.
1) A bedside table. Don't know exactly what I'm after yet. I'll know it when I see it.
2) New handles for the wardrobe doors. I like these ceramic ones by Anne Black:
3) A book display shelf for the wall at the foot of the bed. I like the one below, but haven't found anything like it, and neither myself or the hub are handy enough to be bothered making one that wouldn't look like a dog's breakfast.
Then I came across this one this morning in my travels. It's only $85.00 and I could paint it white. I have some lovely vintage books I'd like to display:
I'd also like to make a quilt (of sorts) and some cushions for the bed. In the meantime, the current bedding is simple and totally rocks. It's by the same company that make Grobags, and the duvet and pillow are attached to the fitted sheet (the duvet zips on, a bit like a sleeping bag). Impossible for little monkey's to fall out or lose the duvet in the middle of the night. Genius! So anything I make will purely be for decorative purposes to go over the top. They are available through Bambini Pronto and worth every penny.
Oh, and I also bought a vintage story book tile from Lisa at The Red Thread at the Handmade Market on the weekend. It looks something like this one but is a softer green, and will look really sweet in Isobel's room.
Isobel helping her Daddy to assemble her new Big Girl's Bed