Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby Girl Nursery


I'm having a baby girl this week and had much more fun decorating the nursery for her than I did for my son. Girly stuff is just more fun. I kept the nursery walls green from his decor and added in lavender toile and white. Here are some pictures of the finished nursery.
I painted the "Paige" letters lavender and then sprinkled them with crystal glitter.

I painted a wooden frame from the dollar store lavender, added white polk-a-dots and a flower.

I covered a lamp shade with the lavender toile fabric to match her bedding and valence, then added dangling beads and the fuzzy fringe. I bought the lamp shade from a craft store. It was sticky and had a template to cut your fabric to. Then I glued on the fringe and beads with fabric glue. Super easy and very fast! I bought the white base at Wal-Mart for $10.

I made the bed skirt and a few blankets for her crib. I paid someone to make the bumper after taking advice from several friends about how much pain a bumper was to make. The inside is a green and white minky fabric and very soft. It's hard to tell from the picture but the outside of the bumper is lavender "Central Park" toile. I love toile! I bought the "chamois" sheets from PB Kids in lavender.

I had left over minky fabric so I backed it with some flannel backed satin, threw on a satin blanket binding and made this blanket. My son LOVES his blankies that are satin & minky like this.

I made a window valence from the lavender toile and added the same beading and fringe as I did on the lamp shade. I hung white sheers beneath it and it really softened the look of the room.

This is my favorite part of the nursery but have to give full credit to my friend, Donna. She had a display like this in her massage room once upon a time and did another one above her baby girl's crib. When I asked her about the details so I could copy her, she offered to come put it up for me if I bought everything. I purchased the flowers and butterflies online at BugsNBlooms.com then sewed them to strips of white, lavender and green organza. She hung them with clear thumb tacks and made them look beautiful. FYI, that website has every shape, size and color of bugs and flowers you could imagine for reasonable prices. They also have tutus and other girly things. Check it out.

I made some wooden blocks again like several I've made in the past. I just mod podge scrapbook paper on, distress the edges and add glitter.

I recovered a wooden picture from with papers to match her colors and added some glitter and ribbons.

Lastly, I put this vinyl saying up on her wall. My sister gave it to me and I thought it was very sweet.


Now I can relax, right?

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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful nursery. You are so talented! :)

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  2. Amy, this is beautiful!! Can I hire you to come do my kids rooms?! You're right...it's way more fun to decorate for girls. And way more fun to dress them too! It's more expensive too, but you just have to have all the adorable accessories! I'm so excited for you!

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  3. Hey Amy~ Love the room! So cute! I was wondering if you know anyone local who does the Vinyl Lettering? I am wanting to get some sports, or baseball things for my nursery walls. Let me know if you do! I am due in 4 weeks, and FREAKING out because the room is not 100% complete. I just need stuff on the wall!! Talk to you soon!

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  4. The room looks beautiful! Best of wishes on the delivery! Can't wait to see her!

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  5. great vinyl wall art available here

    http://www.vinylwallart.com/

    Cute room! it makes me said I never finished redecorating my daughters room.

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