Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snippets from Peanut's room

When Peanut was born, we were living in a much smaller home and so she never had a nursery. We tucked a cradle alongside our bed and she probably slept in it a grand total of 2 times during the year she was in our room. When we moved into our new house last March, I was so excited to be able to decorate her new room. On a limited budget, we were able to create a room that we love! I'll admit that some of the items were a splurge, but mostly everything in her room is either handmade, re-made or was picked up from a discount store. It took us awhile to get there, but I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Wanna take a tour? I got a little snap-happy with my new camera lens...

This corner is my favorite part of her room. It's a perfect reading spot! The bookshelf is a $15 thrift store find with just a couple coats of paint. I crocheted the rag rug using this tutorial. I'd like to add a few more rounds eventually to make it bigger, but for now, it works!

I can't take credit for the cherry blossom tree! My talented sister Kelly painted it for her. I'm hoping it's something that she and the room will be able to grow with.

I ordered her crib set long before we moved into the new house from a sweet lady from Ebay who custom made the set with some material that I fell in love with. I also can not take credit for the curtains - those were courtesy of my mother-in-law, who is a very talented seamstress.

Using some old frames I had around the house and a can of white spray paint, her little photo wall came together. I need to update it already, she grows too fast, and I take too many pictures!

I picked up a dozen or so fat quarters from the fabric shop and glued them into some embroidery hoops. I can't take credit for the idea, I've seen it in dozens of places around the web!

Her name banner is one of the simplest projects I did for her room. Just a little fabric, glue, felt and ribbon and there you go!

If you want to see some truly inspired nurseries and children's rooms, visit Spearmint Baby. Even though Peanut's room is basically finished, I still visit this site just to ooooh and ahhhh over all the pretty things!

Now that she is just a couple weeks away from her 2nd birthday, we're starting to think about the transition from crib to toddler bed. Ideally, I'd like to wait until she old enough that we can just move her into a twin bed. I've decided my next big sewing project will be a quilt for her big girl bed! I've picked out the pattern, now I just need to find the perfect fabric. I've got my eye on this line, but I'm not sure it's perfect fit for her room. Obviously, I'm trying to coordinate with her tree mural. If you're a fabric freak like me, I'd love some suggestions!


  1. 2/11/10
    Hello Molly! You did a wonderful job decorating her room, it is just beautiful! I also want to say....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :-) Hope you have a great day! Love ya! Aunt Judy & Uncle Jason

  2. Adorable!!! I absolutely love the tree... Story too, has a tree on her wall. Not a cherry blossom though...that's precious!

  3. Her room looks wonderful! You have done a super job and I love that so many things were handmade and re-homed items. It's neat too that so many people were able to lend their love and talents to make the room come together.

  4. It looks great! I just got my baby's nursery fully furnished (she's almost a year old) and needed some inspiration for the walls. I love the tree and the hoops.

  5. What a beautiful room. I love the tree!

    In our experience, transitioning to a bed was easy. All of our kids went straight to a regular-size bed between 18-24 months. No toddler beds here.

  6. She has a very beautiful and spacious room. It is just perfect for your princess. Job well done Molly.

  7. Ooo this is just perfect! Totally digging the cherry blossoms!

  8. I love this room - it's beautiful! May I ask where you found the "May all your dreams come true" pillow?

  9. I saw this room over on Spearmint Baby and fell in love! It's gorgeous! My mom is planning to make a roman shade for my son's nursery and we both really like the valance that you've topped yours with and will use it for inspiration.