Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our First Home Part 4

I hope you have enjoyed  Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3! Today I will be showing you Jorja's room! You should know that I am a "planner." I don't fly by the seat of my pants too well. I like to have a plan in advance.

So, when it came to redoing our spare room, I knew in the future it would be for our child. I also knew that I didn't want to repaint in a couple years either. I knew it would be a challenge to figure out a gender neutral nursery scheme. Thankfully I had some inspiration in a local fabric store. They had a Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter Quilt. I fell in love and Mr. M liked it as well. So, with that I picked a nice yellow for the walls. It is called Banana Split. Fun!


After we took off the paneling there were layers of paper, sheet rock and more wallpaper! 

Since this house was built in the 40's it is SOLID. How do you like the solid walls?


One of my favorite things in her room is the book wall. Mr. M & I made the shelves and now you can see all of her books on display!

 I made all of Jorja's crib bedding. Here is her quilt.

I changed the bumper pads when she was about 4 months old. She would get her arm in between the bumper and crib so I made the bumpers fluffy and she doesn't have that problem again. The bumpers have little pictures of Beatrix Potter characters.

The crib skirt has scenes from the books.
I inherited this wardrobe from my father. It was his as a child and was used for me as well. After failing at trying to re-stain it, we painted it white.

Tomorrow we will have the finale with my kitchen remodel!!


  1. Thanks for your sweet comment. This room is GORGEOUS! LOVE those bookshelves, you'll have to post how you made them!

  2. OMGoodness, what a transformation! THANK GOD that green carpet has left the building! EEK! I remember that old carpet in one of my houses.
    Just wanted to hop over and say a big fat HUGE THANK YOU for linking up with the frog last week! I really appreiate it! Hope to see you back tomorrow!


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