With Little Miss officially potty trained (knock on wood, cross my fingers, spin in a circle), it’s time to finally rearrange her furniture and decorate her room like a big girl.
The first thing my mom and I did was hang up the cute little hooks that I got at Target ohhh about three years ago now. Little Miss immediately decided to hang her pjs on the hooks. As long as she hangs them up again in the morning, I’m all good with that theory.
You’ll also see a shelf above the tall dresser. At about 19 months, she suddenly decided she was done with her crib and wanted a big girl bed. She didn’t try to climb out or any of the usual suspects, but she refused to get in that crib. My husband and my dad put up this shelf last year when we put Little Miss’s big girl furniture in her room. If you look carefully, you can see that there’s a large screw hole in the wall to the right of the shelf support from where they realized they needed to hang it on a stud. And if you look really carefully, you can also see that the shelf itself is not level on the supports. Not that this drives me nuts whenever I look at it or anything.
The next step was to change Little Miss’s dresser from a changing table into a big girl dresser. We attached the mirror — after explaining to Little Miss that a hammer is not a toy and ensuring she moved away from the mirror leaning on the side of the bed. It’s so grown up now!
We also attached the other set of hooks next to her vanity table. (Costco, summer 2007 — her birthday present from me last year. Note that the ladybugs and flowers on the vanity sort of match her comforter.) These hooks were intended to hang some of her play necklaces like her flower. Nope, she was having none of it. You’ll note that there are more pjs hung on these hooks. And no, those aren’t her only pjs. I’m not sure how, but I swear she has almost 15 pairs of pjs between summer and winter styles.
Then we put up the rest of her shelves that belong over her bed. If I may, I’d like to point out that they are totally level. They are mounted into studs. They are evenly spaced (from this angle, they look more to the right than they are). And they sort of break up the room, in a good way.