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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Nursery is Done!

I'm so excited to do the Big reveal on Laura's nursery. She's in the process of being induced as we speak! Here's some before pics so you can really appreciate the transformation. A view from the door
Just inside the door

After an hour we had the room empty and ready to go.
Here we are priming the block wall to get rid of that dark burgundy paint. If I were to choose an element of the room that was the most difficult, it would be this block wall.
Here's the after:
The ceiling, crown, trim, and baseboards were all painted Behrs polar bear white. The block wall was painted Behr's Rose Marquis and the other 3 walls, Disney's Shy little Piglet.
Each piece of furniture was painted with a fresh coat of white and lightly distressed. Glass knobs were added to give them that feminine quality. To see the before pics of the diaper changer dresser go here.

Here's some upclose pics and all the juicy details:
Nothing was purchased retail for this room with the exception of paint and fabric (with a coupon of course) Here's the diaper changing station. This ornate stand with bowl holds some left over glass crystals laura received free. I picked up the contoured diaper changer for $2 at a garage sale. The pink minky cover came from a mutual friend and fellow trash collector, Talma. She of course found it at at yard sale. I found the lamp for just $1 this weekend. A little spray paint and it was ready for the nursery.

Mr. Right and I made this custom mobile out of large chandelier crystals Laura received for free. You won't believe what the other pieces are...Stay tuned Thursday for the tutorial.
Laura picked up this cradle at Goodwill for just a few dollars. I sanded off the bright yellow paint and lamb decals and gave it a few coats of Rustoleum's Semi-gloss white. I added an E monogram for Eden. Don't look too close, but I sewed (I know SCARY) a little sleeping bag slip-cover to go over the blue and white striped cradle pad. Now it coordinates with the hope chest and rocker.
The white candle chandelier was another trash find and the custom Eden artwork was created by Laura's sister-in-law, Heather.
More great finds that just needed a few coats of white and a little distressing.
Here's another look at the lamps that I refinished. All they needed was a little paint and some shades instead of globes. To see the befores go here
I created this vinyl quote above the crib with a frame I picked up for $1 and a scrap piece of luan- It reads: The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Here's the adorable sleigh crib laura picked up for free at the fraser field swap. All it needed was a paint job and a few simple repairs, by Mr. Right. I grabed the pottery barn bumper pads from a yard sale for a few bucks this weekend and Laura bought the pottery barn sheet from a separate garage sale.
Here's one of the refinished dressers I posted earlier. You can read about it here. She's topped with a beautiful custom star made by a friend, Amberlee.
And here's the completed rocker. She now sports a fresh look with new white paint and beautifully recovered cushions by our friend Dawn. Thank you Dawn, this is really the focal point of the room. To see the before pics of the ottoman I recovered go here.
And here's a picture of one of the closets I reorganized (the other has boy clothes in it and I couldn't bring myself to show all that blue in this reveal) With a mother who's a professional shopper, Eden will never have to worry about what to wear. It has truly been a blessing to work on this room for Laura. So many people contributed their talents and love to help make it special for her and Baby Eden. Think of Laura today as she brings this sweet spirit to join her family. Hopefully tomorrow we will have some pictures of the best reveal, baby Eden. Love, Kelly.

Linking Up To:
Make it for Monday at Cottage instincts
Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps on the porch
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Made by you Monday At Skip to my Lou
Made it Monday at The Persimmon Perch
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Just Something I whipped Up At The Girl Creative
Baby Week at My Frugal Family
Power of Paint at Domestically Speaking
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home
Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Friday Fun Finds @ KoJo Designs


  1. Awww! I love that quote and I ADORE this room! What a blessed little missy she is! GREAT JOB!

  2. WOW! This is beautiful! What a great job you guys did. On EVERYTHING! I love it all.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  3. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful nursery. I've got two granddaughters! This time my daughter is expecting a boy, but I'm still planning on sharing this nursery with her.
    Take care, Sue

  4. didn't disappoint. I love it! And i'm not even a pink kind of girl. I did my daughters nursery in red/cream and black and it was fabulous! I have that same crib in black, love it. Anyway, your work is gorgeous, it looks soo beautiful in there! Thanks for sharing all the details.

  5. You all did a fantastic job! Thinking of Laura and baby Eden today!

  6. It's beautiful, I can't believe what you two do with trash. Can't wait to see baby Eden. I'm excited for Laura to get a little girl, they are so special. Great Job!

  7. Amazing transformation! And what great finds!

  8. I cannot believe that room, it was my girls room just 6 yrs ago, the whats there names did crazy burgundy walls but I love that wall paper, i cannot believe they kept the pick i painted it. Love Love Love the room!!! I cannot wait to see Baby Eden!!!! Good Luck and CONGRATS!!!

  9. This is a beautiful transformation! So girly and pink! I love it! Great job :)

  10. I love it all! What an awesome room for nearly nothing. You guys did a great job.

  11. This nursery is adorable! She is one lucky little baby girl to be able to come home to such a beautiful dwelling. Looks like it needs to be in a magazine. So pretty!

  12. You guys did such an amazing job!

    You can tell that a lot of love went into the decorating!

    Great job :)

  13. i just LOVE your nursery!! You did an amazing job, what a wonderful friend you are. Laura will be so happy to see it when she comes home! (Or maybe over the internet while she is in the hospital!) Also Laura, I would love for you to feature my chairs next week! Thanks so much!

  14. Wow that is amazing! i really like the brick!

  15. SO amazing! I'm in awe of how beautiful the nursery love LOVE it!! And Laura I love you so much and am so excited to have baby Eden be a part of our family! xoxo

  16. Oh boy--er, I mean girl. :) Wishing you a pleasant, healthy delivery today sweet La-La.

    We've been anticipating your arrival for a long while precious baby Eden. See you soon!

  17. You could do this for a living, Kelly. This is so beautiful. What a lucky mom, baby, and family to have friends like you!

    Best wishes to Laura!

  18. The room is gorgeous! I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing!!!

  19. Absolutely Adorable!! This is such a sweet little haven for Baby Eden and Laura! She is lucky to have such a great friend to help her create this! Great job ladies! :)

  20. That is so darn cute, you ladies are amazing! You are such an awesome friend to help so much!

  21. The room is just adorable. Can't wait to see baby Eden! Dropping by from BNOTP.

  22. What a beautiful room!!!! I'm impressed with your talent.

  23. WOW! It's so gorgeous! She has a more packed closet than I do! You did a fabulous job!

  24. WOW! Wow! Wow! Pictures of this room should be on display at OBGYN offices. It's so sad how much money new parents shell out for the perfect nursery (and who can blame them for wanting to)when a new baby already comes with additional costs and budget constraints. You have shown how to make a showcase room on a bargain budget! The brick wall is now such an asset! Everything looks great, one item out shines the next.

  25. Love it!!

  26. Love the pink brick wall, the name plate, the crib, the star...! The whole room is stunning.

  27. Wow! What hard work you put into your precious girl's place. Looks great! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  28. WOAH! This is beautiful. You guys did a great job.

  29. That is simply precious! And what a well-dressed baby she will be ;)!

  30. That turned out AMAZING! I'm currently creating a nursery for my second child on the way. (3 weeks till due date!) We've kept the sex a surprise though so it's a bit tough to plan the room!

  31. WOW! Love that painted brick.

  32. What a Transformation ~ That is the Sweetest Little Girls Room - Ever!

  33. Sweet Sugar and Spice, everything looks so NICE, fabulous for the special little girl Eden!!! Thanks so much for sharing her adorable nursery! xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  34. What a charming little princess room! Love the details that you guys put into it... you did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing it with us all at the POPP.

  35. I LOVE this... the pink is fabulous! I'm pregnant, but we don't find out the gender, so our nursery is all white. If I knew it was a little girl, I would go with pink, pink and more pink. :)
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up!

  36. Amazing! I need you...seriously this is BEAUTIFUL!!!