This post is actually from a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to share our daughter's room with everyone in Show Us Where You Live on Kelly's Korner. As a little back story, our daughter was born at 27 weeks, 6 days on March 7th. Kelly posted on her blog shortly after Elise was born asking readers to pray for our dear little girl, and we are so thankful that she did. Elise spent 75 days in the NICU and just came home last Thursday. We're loving having her home, and she's definitely enjoying her cute room. Hope you do too...
Other than Elise coming home, I know this is the thing many of you have been most excited for me to post about. So I won't delay. Here's a video tour and then photos of Elise's room...
Don't worry, her closet now has many items in it. This photo is from right after Kit's dad finished building it out and I finished painting it and putting in the baskets.
I found the center picture taped to the back of an old frame (with another item actually framed in the frame) and thought it fit perfectly with her room. The framed paper on either side of the center picture is wrapping paper I loved from a gift Elise's received.
I bought these cardboard houses at Michaels for a couple of dollars each and then painted them. I left the paint thinner than I had originally planned because it reminds me of the colors in old nursery rhyme books.
I used some white spray paint to make the frame of this picture that belonged to my great grandma to match Elise's room.
Since I used the frame this doily was originally in to frame the Little Bo Peep picture (after painting it with white spray paint), I reframed the doily in this frame and put some green paper backing that matches the room.
Since babies shouldn't technically sleep with the beautiful quilts (per the American Academy of Pediatrics) that you can buy to match their bedding, I used Elise's as room decor. It's definitely the most expensive piece of decor in the room, but I love it!
I used painters tape to put this design on the wall and then painted inside the tape. I freetaped (like freehanded but with tape) the tree trunk and then projected the images I wanted for the branch and the bird using a borrowed projector connected to my laptop. I couldn't find a branch and bird combo that I like so the branch is from a card and the bird is from a pair of earrings, both photos I found using Google Images. I still need to go back and touch up some spots where the painted got outside the tape, but that's a project for a day in the future.
I hope you enjoyed Elise's room!