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nursery reveal

October 1, 2012 by momm7540
Welcome October! Not only are we welcoming October we are going to be welcoming our baby girl into our lives TOMORROW!! I can’t believe the time has finally come that we will get to meet our first baby girl. After living in this house with three boys I am beyond ready for some girl power in this house!
Today I decided to finish up one last project in preparation for tomorrow. Most people are packing bags, cleaning house, fixing meals, etc. Well, I decided to paint a vintage baby doll crib that my great aunt gave me. I thought this would not only be the perfect little memorable piece for our baby girl to play with, but a fun newborn photo prop.
We didn’t do much to this piece. I wanted to keep its vintage feel. My hubby secured all of its pieces and simply cut a piece of plywood for its base. I added a couple coats of pink paint and used Martha Stewarts screen printing stencils to add some glittery flowers. Easy enough, huh?
As for the rest of her nursery. Do you realize I never showed you an ‘After’ ?!
How did that happen.
This room started as quite a disaster just as the rest of the house has. I did a quick little freebie make-over for my youngest son. Then after finding out we were expecting a girl I put both of my boys in the large room and decided to give this small room to the little girl.
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It all started with these funky floral curtains I found on Ebay. I purchased them right away. After picking out some coordinating fabrics I got started on Alex’s nursery.
We turned a small dresser into a very usable custom hutch and turned a coffee table into a window seat. Then we got to work on painting the walls.
Early on I decided I didn’t want an all pink nursery. You know me by now and know that I don’t do anything that is expected. It keeps life more interesting that way.
After a little help from my Facebook friends I decided on a dark blue.
To glam it up and make it a fun girly space to be in I painted a fun nature mural.
Then we did a special treatment for the other walls.
I will have more details on these later
Okay, enough gibber gabbering and onto the reveal!! I will get together some more posts on make-overs that I did for this space. Until then, enjoy my make-over and wish me luck on our big day tomorrow!!
I love mixing new and old, like this vintage style lighting option from a flea Market. I’ve also purchased new lighting that appears to be vintage for a cohesive feel. There are plenty of places for you to find similar lighting - Hinkley Lighting is just one brand that offers these kinds of light fixtures.
Mirrored, sticky circles from a local Dollar store add light, fun, and whimsey.

 

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23 Responses to “nursery reveal”

  1. Anita says:

    How beautiful and done with so much love. Can hardly wait to see the pictures of Princess Alex in her room. Good luck tomorrow and try to get some sleep tonight!

  2. Laura says:

    It's beautiful!, great wall color choice:)
    Laura from Life We Live 4

  3. Beautiful!! I love the change table set up!! And the colours are every cool:)

  4. Erin says:

    Good luck tomorrow, Amy!! Hope the delivery goes well and that Alex arrives into this world healthy. Love how sophisticated this nursery is–the after photos are stunning!

  5. Sarah Yoder says:

    This is beautiful! I love that it isn't such a “baby-ish” room…nicely done!

  6. I love it, it is so unique and precious….what a wonderful welcome for your sweet girl to come home to! Wishing you a safe and easy delivery and a healthy baby! Very excited for your whole family :-)

  7. Kim says:

    Shazam! That is an awesomely cool nursery. But the amazing thing about this is it translates so well to any age. The colors and layers would look great in an adult room as well.

    Good luck and I hope all goes easy-pezzy on the delivery for all involved!

    Can't wait to “meet” her =0)
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

  8. Candace says:

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a sweet little one! They are so much fun!

  9. Cheyenne says:

    Oh, this is all around so exciting. This is probably, hand's down, one of my most favorite baby rooms, I have ever seen. I will say it again—you are SO talented! :)

  10. Michelle says:

    What a lovely room! I especially like the birch tree mural and what looks to be a diy window seat. I love window seats.. and this gives me a great inspiration for my own! The yellow baby bedding is a wonderful contrast to the rest of the room! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love this room! MY favorite thing is the light! I love that style!

  12. [...] Now, I love pink just as much as the next girl, but that doesn’t mean I wanted her room to be pink-on-pink-on-pink. I started my search for some inspiration and found some fun vintage curtains that started the “theme” of her space.  (See more on how this space started) [...]

  13. I have a 13 month old daughter. At the moment our rooms are semi attached ( we walk through her room to get to ours). In Sept we are finally making the big move and giving Poppy her very own BIG GIRL ROOM! I think I’m the most excited because I get to decorate her room. Thanks so much for adding to my looong list of beautiful rooms to draw inspiration from:)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love the room! can you give us some tips of how you painted the trees? thanks for sharing.

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