Monday, May 11, 2009

The Big Room Reveal

Update 5/29:

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...

Original Post:

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.


These paper lanterns are also from Michaels - $1 each.


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.


The tree outside Elise's room is blooming with beautiful pink flowers.


I hope you enjoyed Elise's room!

16 comments:

Melissa Nickerson said...

Em, Elise's room is perfect! I love her closet with tons of storage, that is great. Glad you had a good mother's day of relaxing. Love, Mel

Claire said...

Ooooh, I love that room. And yay Coco too!

Cxx

Anonymous said...

i looooove elise's room! thanks for the grand tour :) you might want to add her room to kelly's korner blog this friday because she's doing a tour of nurseries/childrens bedrooms this friday on her blog! :) -megan from wi

Pam said...

What a beautiful pink room! I love the color and the momento items on the wall. How cute. The white bird is adorable - Ellie will have some fun times with such an artistic Mommy. Happy belated Mother's day - you deserve the best!!

Krista Lynn said...

I'm loving her room! So fun! I'm getting married in just over a month, and our "theme" has pink & orange birds. I ought to send you a sticker with them... so precious! =) But I love the room! so cute!

Martha Beard said...

I love, love, love the room! You did such a great job. Ellie will love her room when she comes home, I'm sure of that!

Kirsten said...

Cute Cute!! Elise will LOVE it:):)

Susan Carson said...

Emily!!!

The room is absolutely perfect. The colors, the birds, the quilt on the wall- everything. I am so impressed at how creative you are! That's a room Ellie will love for years and years- it doesn't look so nursery-ish so that you'll have to change it when she gets older. You can see all the love that went into that room! I may steal your quilt-on-the-wall idea. I see so many cute ones, and I think it's such a shame that we can't use one yet.

See you and Kit at dinner Thursday!

Susan

Melody said...

Beautiful! Precious! Little girl rooms are SO fun :)

Hubby said...

So where is the Star Wars Poster suppose to go???

Other than that, you did a fantastic job Sweetums!

Anonymous said...

Ellie's room is soo cute..I love the little bo peep pic what a fun find and the cardboard houses I love them, so much that I went to Michaels to find them but they I didn't see them, what section did you find them in??


carrie

Emily said...

Carrie, I believe the houses were in the section with the small wooden items that you can paint (like little wooden shapes, etc.). Hope you can find them!

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love Coco...so adorable! Can't wait to see pics of Elise in her room :)

Amanda said...

That is so beautiful! I love the touches from friends and family along with creative touches from Mom. After spending way more hours than I envisioned painting my house in the last two weeks I can really appreciate all your hard work and attention to detail with everything else you have going on right now. You should be very proud. Elise will love it!

Ellen said...

I just love that bird mural. It is so sweet and I think she'll love it as she gets older.

Heather said...

I love her room!! It is so pretty, you have done a wonderful job on it! I have seen those paper lanterns alot, I like them!!