Monday, March 28, 2011

Creating Millie’s Room

Before we could bring Millie home, her room needed a lot of TLC. The previous owner had their son living in it, so it was dark, and sported some lovely blue carpet. I was very excited so girlify it! I started during my first trimester, and finally “finished” a few weeks ago. (still have to stain the shelf above her changing table and add some more pictures above her crib, but for the sake of blogging, I am calling it done)

Before

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Beginning renovation. I had so much junk stashed in this room!

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Five months prego. I finally picked my paint colors and started painting.

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Then it was time to get rid of this eye sore!

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Way to go Dave! He tore up and installed the new carpet all by himself!…o sorry, Elle helped.

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Next, it was time to hang the chair rail.

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We got the furniture moved in and the crib set up at the end of October. I then planned to hang up pictures and do the other finishing touches when I left work, but Millie had other plans. Arriving two weeks early, I never got to said plans. Instead, she came home to a room full of unorganized baby gifts, and I spent the time after Christmas hanging pictures, putting away baby clothes, and finally finishing her room.

And I absolutely love it. I wanted to go for a classic children’s book theme, but it more just ended up being a collection of fabrics I picked up. However, the pictures above her bed feature The Velveteen Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, Raggy Ann and Andy, and Winnie the Pooh.

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We got all this great furniture on Craigslist for $300! It was a steal!

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I can’t wait until the swing in no longer a necessity, it takes up so much space! But luckily I got a great deal on it too, $30 at a garage sale!

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My sister came to visit in July and helped me make this cute crib bedding. I love it, and couldn’t have done it without her! Thanks Lonica! We followed this great tutorial.

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Millie should count herself lucky, because as fun as it was, I don’t see myself ever doing so much baby prep again…

4 comments:

Angela said...

Finally, pictures! It came out great!
I love the theme and colors! über cute! You are so talebted, I'm glad we are family!

The Gillmans said...

Beautiful! :)

Summers Camp said...

It all looks so great! Your house is so cute. *B

Brent & Andrea said...

The crib bedding is amazing! You should come decorate my house :-)