So this is what me and Aaron have been working on for the past week, and boy am I glad it is done. We painted and put up trim two Saturdays ago, don't ask me how many times we went back to the paint store because all we heard was "oh yeah this will cover that much." And did it? No. So last week I worked all week on painting the rest of the trim and moving all her stuff over from the nursery. I still need to put some shelves up over her bed for pictures, because there is too much blank space there, but Aaron will have to help me with those and the brown curtain came from her nursery, I need to get a plum purple one, but can't find one that exact color I am wanting. Using that one mainly because it makes the room dark for nap time! I didn't paint the closet door because we have one in the attic with the panels on it that Aaron needs to get down and put up in it's place. So that looks kinda funny for now. Oh, and the blue bed rail has got to go as soon as we get a white one! Other than that it is pretty much finished. Dakota helped us the whole time, with her tools and all. It made the job longer and more difficult, but in the long run I think it helped her process the whole idea that this was going to be her new room and new bed!
Last Friday night was her first night in the new big girl bed. Amazingly, she only cried a little when I left and only woke up once in the night. Ever since then she has been fine and sleeps through the night! It is so funny, she sleeps in the big bed just like she did in her crib, right up against the bed rail. She definitely likes to snuggle against something!I am so proud of her, I really thought this would be much more difficult for her to transition. I guess she really is just getting bigger! Makes me sad in a way, the end of an era!
So here is the room BEFORE pics (basically a blank canvas!)
And here is the AFTER pics
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