Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Thank you to Rooms To Go for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I knew this moment would come but I didn’t realize how fast it would arrive. I’m talking about switching Oliver’s nursery into a toddler bedroom. With summer winding down and his third birthday quickly approaching, I knew this was the perfect time to finally give him a bedroom refresh. My main focus? Switching out the crib and dresser. They’ve been wonderful but it’s time for something new. Here’s where we started.
And here’s the after:
As we started planning the refresh, we wanted to keep this process simple and enjoyable for all of us to pick out what we wanted for Oliver’s room. So, last weekend we decided to head to for two reasons. Number one, they offer a large array of quality furniture at prices that will allow us to stay within our budget. Secondly, we shopped for our first apartment together at Rooms To Go when we first moved to Florida about six years ago. Talk about coming full circle when shopping for our almost three-year-old.
Once in-store, it took us about an hour to pick out the bed and dresser mainly because it was hard to make a final decision. If you’re a visual person like me, it’s 100% worth it to go to a Rooms To Go showroom so you can see how certain pieces look in a space. And don’t be afraid to ask for help if you have your heart set on a certain style but you can’t find it in-store. We did that with Oliver’s bed (we knew we wanted a metal frame) and we were able to order it online while in Rooms To Go. It saved us so much time!
Leaving Rooms To Go that day, both the bed and dresser were ordered. We knew before going that it would take 7-10 business days for our furniture to be delivered. But to our surprise, we were able to schedule it to arrive in less than a week. We went to Rooms To Go on a Sunday and that following Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. the delivery truck arrived.
The ease of this whole process from shopping to delivery saved us such a headache. We didn’t have to figure out how to get the furniture pieces home or carry them through the house to his room. The delivery personnel took care of it and Oliver got to see a huge truck arrive just for him. By 8:10 they were gone and we were left with a room to style!
The joy in Oliver’s face seeing his new furniture is something I’ll never forget. We ended up going with the Lasula Brown Full Post Bed. We love the airy feeling this bed has in his bedroom which still allows his green accent wall to show off. Any other style bed could have been overwhelming when paired with the wall. Plus, it’s a bed that will grow with him especially since we ordered it in a full.
The chest of drawers was also a refreshing and great choice for us. Even though we went from a crib to a full bed, this chest of drawers allowed for more space beside the bed compared to going with a dresser. I don’t think we’ll run out of room for clothes either! Plus, we just adore the playful spirit of the design so that our little boy won’t have to grow up too fast.
I don’t think my mama heart can handle another big transition any time soon, but oh my, was this a wonderful memory to create with Oliver. I’ve never seen him so excited with styling pillows on his bed, picking out a lamp for his dresser, and plopping down on his bed for the first time.
Honestly, if I had known it would have been this easy of a process to refresh his room, I probably would have done it sooner. Now, getting him to stay in his new bed might pose to be a little challenge. Or he might love it so much, he’ll want to go bed early tonight and sleep in tomorrow morning. I’ll let you guess which one will probably happen tonight. But either way, we have one happy little boy enjoying his new big boy bedroom.
Thank you to Rooms To Go for such a wonderful experience during a special time for our family. Check the store locator to see if you have one near you! Rooms To Go offers the largest array of furniture in the nation so you’re bound to find something you love.
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