Baby Girl’s Nursery – Guest Blogger!

| September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

On this wonderful last day of the week we fondly call Friday, I wanted to introduce to you the winner of the Coolest Space in Your Place photo contest: Beckie Farrant! Her entry of Baby Girl’s Nursery received the most votes and was awarded the grand prize of $2500! To celebrate, here is the post from her blog site that tells you how she made her space so fantastic. Enjoy!

 

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When you love your house it is hard to pick a favorite room.  I mean, I love being in my studio creating.  I love my master bathroom because it is calming to me as I relax and take a bubble bath at night.  I love my bedroom because it is a place and love and intimacy. But if I had to pick my favorite decorated room it would have to be Kayla’s room.

 

This was the first time I had ever truly remodeled every square inch of a room from the top down.

 

The room started with walls that needed to be painted.  All the walls were a pale lavender color except one wall that was a bright purple. No I did not choose this color combo. The pictures below are the only pictures I have that you can see the before color of the room.

 

 

 

I painted the entire room in Gobi Desert by Behr in an eggshell finish.  Then I worked my butt off painting horizontal stripes and Kayla’s name on the wall.  I literally was aiming for perfection and touched it up with a brush that had like one hair on it to get it just right.

 

 

I painted the crib…

 

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…decided to paint the ceilings and then add crown molding…

 

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…reupholstered a glider in a pink and brown damask…

 

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…and made new basket liners.

 

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I was convinced my baby would be born with a full head of hair so I  made a bow holder…

 

 

…and grabbed a yard sale gold gilded mirror and transformed that.

 

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I made over a Craigslist $10 chandelier…

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…a small light for the end table…

 

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…and spray painted a new end table…

 

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…and refashioned a hutch into a PB Inspired book shelf.

 

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I also restored a vintage rocker that my husband’s mom used to rock in when she was a little girl.

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And here she is today…

 

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I can’t believe that was two years ago when I began transforming this room.  Whoa..how time flies. We will soon be transitioning into a big girl room.  The decor is so classic that I will just need to make a few tweaks and I will get to enjoy the decor for many more years.

 

What do you think?

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  1. santa ana apartments says:

    This is awesome! The play of colors is simply amazing! Old furniture with a little bit of creativity really goes a long way!

  2. Phil says:

    The paint job on those horizontal lines and the name is superb. Fantastic nursery!

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