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.
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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