We moved Fiona out of the nursery and into her new bedroom a couple weeks ago. She seems to enjoy the extra space and having her books on the main floor of the house. Her new room was our office, which mostly functioned as a space to use the elliptical machine and pile up papers on the desk. We cleared out the room and took down one of the bookshelves before turning it into a toddler room. After looking at brick and mortar stores, online and on craigslist, we outfitted her room with Ikea furniture. The crib, dresser, bookcase and chair are all from Ikea, while the curtains, rug and wall shelf are holdovers from the office. Her room is a bit mature for a not-quite-two-year old, but Fiona doesn't care. I really love her room, and bonus is that Fiona is sleeping better here than she did in the nursery.
We debated moving Fiona right into a toddler bed vs. the crib, but she's not ready yet. At night, when I put her to bed (Chris and I take turns), if she's not tired after we finish reading books and I've put her in the crib, she will point at the chair and say, "Mama, sit. Mama, sit" so I don't leave the room.
When the room was our office, we had two bookshelves on the wall. Fiona watched Chris take down the other shelf and patch and paint the wall. Now when I change her diaper on the changing pad, she frequently hits the wall and says, "Wall. Dada fix."
I tacked some art projects from school on the board above her bookcase, along with pictures of her cousins. Fiona likes to point at the pictures and say their names.
These are three of Fiona's favorite toys. She loves playing with the nesting dolls especially.
Below is the picture on the wall. We edited and enlarged a photo from our recent trip to Croatia of Fiona running down the street to Chris.
As for the nursery... I washed and folded/hung all of the newborn through 6 months clothing, set up the diaper changing table and pulled out all of the baby toys. Of course, Fiona immediately emptied out all of the clean clothes from the drawers and rampaged through the baby toys. I haven't done much to decorate the room for the new baby. I guess that's the next project.