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)



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


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


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


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


Next, it was time to hang the chair rail.


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…


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 :-)