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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ava's Big Girl Room - Step 1

So, our goal by the end of summer is to have Ava transitioned into her big girl room. We've set an August 1 deadline so that we can be through the worst of the challenges in time for me to catch a nap before starting classes again.

In order to get there, though, Matt and I are taking on several projects for making her new room homemade. Matt will be doing the furniture and I'm doing several projects for the decorating part. The first step was her quilt. She'll have a twin bed and trundle, so I've made a shaggy flannel/denim quilt to go on it. I started last Saturday and finished up last night. It's drying in the dryer now and will be ready as soon as the rest of her room is.

Next projects are matching curtain ties (already have curtains that will work), a floor pillow, and some artwork from an awesome friend - not to mention the furniture. We'll keep you posted on the progress!


Gary and Rhonda said...

How exciting! The stages of growth... I remember when you were working so hard at decorating the nursery. It's hard to believe she can be this big, already!!!!!!!

E2leigh said...

Beth still hasn't climbed out of her crib, so we are putting off big girl room until she's 3 or maybe next summer. I just got a great craft pattern for a canopy made out of fabric, ribbon, and a hula hoop. I'm totally making one next summer for her, let me know if you want me to scan and email. Sounds like a fun summer project!

Sally said...

Emily, your canopy sounds a lot like the playhouse I made for Ava. I used a hula hoop, curtain sheers, and a round table cloth. :-) Lots of craftiness going on this year!