Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Little One's New Room

So, when I first did my daughter's nursery, I didn't paint.  I hate builder's grade paint, which I call "water", but I was pregnant and tired.  I wanted cream anyway, so I just left it.  About 6 months ago, I realized that it was time to paint and organize.  Because even though this before picture is pretty, this is what the room looked like on the other side. 
It's like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  No?
She was using her old crib as a doll bed.  It was time to put it up.
So, after building bookcases (which took all summer) and painting polkadots, this is what we have.

 I built the bookcases w/ Ana's plans called the Favorite Bookcase.  I bought the baskets first, and built them deeper to fit the larger baskets. I decoupaged wrapping paper for the shelves. I also painted the dresser and changed out the knobs. 

My daughter wanted a pink room, but I wanted the furniture, bedding and window treatments to stay the same. I think we came up with a good compromise.

I've linked with Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party.

7 comments:

Laura said...

GREAT JOB!!! YOU ROCK!!

Rochelleht said...

Wow, Kat! That's AMAZING!!! Perfection.

The Hofer Family said...

That looks great. I can't believe that you made the shelves.

Chanda said...

Looks great! Your bookshelves turned out awesome. Every time you talk about that gals website, I think I'm gonna try to build something...but I neva' do. Maybe this time...

the Holyoaks said...

VERY pretty! I love it! It's so girly and stylish.

the Holyoaks said...

Oh, and I am incredibly impressed with your carpentry skills. I grew up with a dad who could and would build anything I wanted. Whenever I mention that to Matt he just says I should take up the hobby myself.

Lauren @ Our Very Blessed Nest said...

What a darling little girls room! I love it! Where on earth did you find that little chandelier? It's so dainty!!