Sunday, August 28, 2011

Charlotte’s Room

I thought that I would share with you Charlotte’s room.  I had so much fun decorating it and it turned out too cute to not share!

This is the view from the door.


The crib is the same one that the other two children used too.  I made the bed skirt using the tutorial from YHL found here.

There are also two floor pillows tucked into the corner so that big sis and bro can lounge on the floor while we are in there during the day.


I knew that I didn’t want to buy a mobile, so I decided to make my own.  I used Heather Bailey’s flower pinwheel template to make the pinwheels.  There are two different size pinwheels on the mobile, the original size and then I enlarged the pattern to 75% for the others.  I used double sided scrapbook paper that I got at Archiver’s and cut them all out by hand.  I used 2 embroidery hoops and fishing line to assemble the mobile.

This is Charlotte’s view from her bed…


I needed something for above the bed that would be safe that could not hurt her if she decided to try and pull them down.  I used the same pinwheel pattern and enlarged it to 150% and arranged them on the wall.


This is the other side of the room.


I bought the dresser off of Craigslist for $15!!  Josh, I am sure, thought I was nuts when I showed him the color that I was planning to paint it.  But I think it turned out awesome!  I use it as a changing table too because the room is so small that a traditional changing table would not have fit.  The big white elephant on the floor is probably one of my favorite things in the room.  I found it at Homegoods for $50 and it makes me smile.

Above the dresser I (as in ‘I’, I really mean Josh) hung the two shelves and hooks.  The shelves hold various items…stuffed elephant, piggy bank, canisters with cotton balls and q-tips, snow globe and plant.  The hooks are nice to hang outfits on and headbands, etc.


Between the closet and the door is a bookshelf.


By the window is the rocking chair, table and lamp.  I made the curtains, the pillow and covered the lampshade with fabric.  The table is one of the really cheap ones that  you just screw three legs into the plywood top, I just covered it with leftover fabric from the bed skirt.



Next to the window I (aka Josh) hung some photo frames.  The “Love” print was a free download from the fabulous Brooklyn Limestone.  I simply changed the colors of the print to yellow using photoshop to match the room.  There is also a photo of me from my maternity photo shoot done by my wonderful friend Kacey at KC Photography.  One frame has some leftover scrapbook paper in it and the other is waiting for the perfect picture of Charlotte to go in it.



And that is it!!  Thank you LaKeitha, who blogs over at Home To Three Duncan Boys for letting me bounce ideas off of you, you’re the best!!

I love it and I hope that Charlotte enjoys it too!



The Slacker Mom said...

I. LOVE. THIS. ROOM. Nice job!

L.Duncan said...

This nursery is so pretty!!! You did a great job, Myssie! When i log in tomorrow, I'm going to pin this room to pinterest! Thanks for the shout out!

Tricia said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can't believe you haven't shared this before now! Charlotte's nursery is adorable!! I love the yellow and gray and CHEVRON!!! So cute, Myssie!! You are so talented!

...and that is an over use of apostrophes. LOL

You did a fantastic job!!


Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

it is supper beautiful!! you need to come and decorate Xaviers room because his room is so plain.

Christine said...

WOW! I LOVE, love what you've done. When can you do my ENTIRE house?

Kelly said...

Jessica said it was gorgeous and she was right!


Lora said...

Oh my goodness! I am speechless at your talent. You have an eye, it's a great room. I especially love the dresser.

Tena said...

LOVE love! Great job girlie!!!

jessica said...

soo cute! Where did you get the fabric on the pillow and lampshade? Found you at the Roomspiration party!

A Lived in Home said...

Super cute room! Love the subtle pink elements.

Katie said...

This is fabulous. I love your color scheme. Found you over on the Roomspiration link up today...

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

what a great room--I love the pops of yellow.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

This is really cute. I love the grey and yellow together.

silly eagle books said...

this is really pretty and I love that yellow dresser--what a great find! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing. :)


the girl in the red shoes said...

LOVE this nursery! It turned out so cute! Where did you get the chevron fabric for the curtains?

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a great nursery. Thanks for the mention - so honored to have it hanging in your babys lovely space.

Savvy in San Francisco said...

I am adoring Charlotte's nursery! I love the yellow/white & black. I can't believe that you bought that dresser for so little off of craigslist and made it look so expensive! BTW, I have a four month old Charlotte!