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Over three years ago, when pregnant with Brielle, I spent my nesting days getting her nursery ready for her arrival. She, of course, didn’t end up sleeping in there until she was 6 months old but I was happy it was ready for her enjoyment. Now that she’s a potty trained, opinionated toddler, we’ve made some updates to reflect her needs and her preferences. Yellow has been what she tells us is her favorite color so I added pops of it where ever I could, without going through some drastic wall painting.
Welcome to Brielle’s pink and yellow toddler bedroom tour!
Resources on items featured are listed at the bottom for your convenience!
Upon entering her room, you’ll find her newly created door hanger displaying a B for her name. She helped paint this crafty item and will openly tell you so with pride!
Note that we also have our pool noodle door stopper on the door. It’s not very visually appealing but a necessary childproofing item to ensure she doesn’t lock her or her sister in her room or closets! I left it on for the photos because #keepingitreal.
Right next to the door is the growth chart I painted where we’ve been marking her growth since she was little. (Throwback photo of Brielle’s first marking!)
She’s now almost 38 inches tall and loves getting measured every few months!
The large blank space on this wall has now become her art gallery display showcasing all her toddler art! I switch out the projects from time to time when they get too crowded. Some I photograph to keep the memory and some I just toss. Seriously you can’t keep everything they make!
You may remember the nursery dresser makeover Derek completed from his old bedroom set. The taller dresser holds an overflow of house stuff as the girl is little and doesn’t need all those drawers! On top is the overnight diaper accessories (as we haven’t tackled that yet) but at least it’s hidden out of the way.
The shelves overhead are now a mix of things from her nursery stage and things I’ve collected to go with the color theme. I LOVED that “B” book (inside are all blank pages she can write in when she’s older) and happily snagged it up when it was on clearance. A yellow Slinky and the signs I designed for nursery sit on the top shelf but I see this being rearranged a ton! That clock is not functional but more of a decorating accessory! A mesh bin holds any of her go to medical needs, as it’s high enough that she can’t reach it but still at our disposal when she needs her temperature taken or middle of the night Tylenol dose.
We previously used the shorter dresser for a diaper changing station but since she’s potty trained that’s all gone and it now hosts things at her reach.
She LOVES that she can turn her sound machine and lamp on and off all by herself each night! It also holds some photos, her hair brushes, hair ties, leak proof water cup, and a clock that tells her the time when she presses the button. (It also has features to glow green when it’s time to wake but we haven’t had too much of a problem with that so we just use it for the aspect of telling time.)
Her bookshelf previously held fabric storage units and while I’m not usually negative on this blog, I would have to say I don’t recommend those for toddlers! We pulled the bottom two out every night/day as they held our blocks and small toys and they didn’t hold up in the 3 years of heavy use. Instead we swapped them out for these awesome colored milk crates from Land of Nod! I love that they are both sturdy and add a pop of color in the room and purchased the same one for Hailey’s Under the Sea themed nursery.
Overhead you’ll find the beautiful frame from my friend, Liz and her Learn to Dress Kitty. You CAN have too many plush friends, I will tell you that, but she has enjoyed dressing up and undressing this kitty so I recommend! (Shout out to Allison for gifting it to her!)
Among a collection of stuffed animals and plush elephant pillow on this toy chest is the DIY butterfly button pillow I made (which I still love and can’t get rid of yet, though the buttons made it more decorative than functional). Fun fact that I hope you’ll keep secret: Brielle doesn’t know that toy box opens! We’ve never opened it in front of her so she literally thinks it’s just a window seat for her toys. If you come over, please keep the secret going!
After she crafted up an adorable fabric pennant for Hailey’s room, I was craving one (or two) to hang on Brielle’s curtains to break up the big block of color! Luckily Elizabeth obliged and created another set for Brielle’s toddler room! They help bring in the yellow/pink/grey/pink color pattern with an adorable mix of patterns hung on her curtain rods. Thanks again Elizabeth!
Hailey now has Brielle’s crib so we bought her a transitional toddler bed. It was quite open on one side but no store sold bedrails that would fit it. Instead, Derek DIYed one for her, using the tutorial from this blog.
Above it the yarn wrapped letters I made are hung, of which are now more important than ever since she’s really focused on learning letters.
Hamming it up for the camera 🙂
And like any mom of a toddler knows, there are always some favorites hidden in all the nooks and crannies of their bed.
Lately it’s these plush favorites, and a bunch of books we read to her every night.
Hope you enjoyed a tour of Brielle’s updated toddler bedroom!
Curtains – Mini Dot (possibly discontinued but this is a similar blackout curtain pattern they carry)
Toddler Bed – Baby Relax Toddler Bed in White
Bedspread – Crown Crafts Kaleidoscope 4 Piece Toddler Set
Yellow Milk Crates – Land of Nod
Window Seat / Toy Chest – Madison Lift Top Storage Bench