Storybook Toddler Bedroom
Designer Krista Crawford gives a toddler a "big-girl" room with storybook appeal.
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Host Joan Steffend and designer Krista Crawford make over a bedroom for 20-month-old Olivia who's all excited for her first "big-girl" bed.
$34 — Wall Treatment
The walls are already painted a cream color, so Crawford enhances them with a light blue paint applied in a stripe and V-pattern near the ceiling. She hot-glues faux roses to the points of the V-shape for additional interest.
$55 — Bed
Window screens and assorted lumber come together for a charming headboard and footboard. Other materials include 2x2s for the legs, a 1x4 for the top, decorative trim for the center of both screens and cove molding for the finishing detail. Crawford further enhances the look by sewing a design onto the headboard screen with ribbons.
$208 — Bedding
The bedding consists of a light green and white gingham check bed skirt, a patterned duvet and aqua-colored sheets.
- aqua sheets: Linens 'n Things — Supima
- fabric for bedding: Calico Corners — Bistro/seaspray; Surrey stripe/original
$14 — Cornice
Instead of a fabric window treatment, Crawford designs a cornice and paints it to look like fabric. The design is cut out of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) and painted to mimic the pattern on the duvet cover.
$118 — Accessories
Victorian-style plates are repurposed into charming wall art. Mirrors are adhered to the center of each plate, buttons are hot-glued to the perimter of two plates and ribbon is woven through the openings to hold each together and on the wall. Other decorative elements include a moss-covered lampshade, another lampshade embellished with baby carrot dangles and a planter filled with faux cabbage and porcelain bunnies
- mini carrots: Michaels — Country Market, #266485
- buttons (wall accessories/mirrors): Michaels — Dress it up, Heirloom-77
- plates: Michaels — Home Decor, DO3 323566
- mirrors: Michaels — Darice Mirrors 4" round, #1633-84
- oval metal planter: Michaels — The Garden Collection, Butter cream yellow D12 325438
- porcelain bunnies: Michaels — Easter collection
- faux roses: Jo-Ann Fabrics — #6248124
$60 — Dresser
An antique dresser is brought in for more storage and painted white to keep with the charming design.
$490 — Total Cost
Host Joan Steffend and designer Nadia Ramirez decorate a girl's bedroom in a storybook theme.