Tuesday, February 8, 2011

welcome to ben's room

As a welcome to the new site i thought i'd finally post some pictures of baby ben's room. i am well aware of the fact that i tend to be great at starting projects and terrible at finishing them. however, in this case i really wanted the nursery to be ready before Ben arrived. When Will was a baby we were living in a tiny apartment and so i couldn't do much in the area of nursery decorating and with the girls, they were born a month early which meant we ended up closing on our new house the day they were released from the hospital and barely had a pack n play set up in time for them to come home to!
  So even though i had badly procrastinated, was induced a week and a half early and only had a day's notice of the fact, andrew, my mom, sis and i were able to put the final touches on his room just in time for me to go to the hospital. that said, Ben turned 4 months old a few days ago and i've just now finally got around to posting some pictures. :)

here's the lovely "before/ in progress" shot:

And now....... the "after"

* take notice to the orange shelves- i took pictures on a couple different days which captured the ever-evolving shelf displays. In fact, i just added to it again today. :)

Here's a rundown of the what and wheres:

Paint color: Made by Me :) from lowes. this old post chronicles our attempts at finding the perfect blue.
Rug: Target on clearance
Crib: Thrifted
Changing Table: bought for my oldest child (5years ago!)from Target. I repainted it using zinnser oil-based primer (best stuff.ever.) and then a nice gloss white latex on top
Green Storage baskets: Target
Chair: old rocking chair with a new slip-cover made with the help of 2 sweet and talented friends
Bumper pad: found it new at goodwill but is an earlier model of this one
Crib skirt: made by me using this girl's fabulous tutorial
Curtains: made by me using this fabric from fabric.com
Foot stool: one of these cubes with a reupholstered top and a white skirt stapled around the outside. Most of this work was compliments of handy andy
mobile: made by me here 
shelves: spray-painted with gloss pumpkin orange
pole lamp: Target clearance with a recovered lamp shade made here
Dresser: Given to us from my dad with new knobs from hobby lobby
Clock: Target 
Green Elephant: Clearance at Hobby Lobby painted with a curtain color matched green

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Gaspord Adventures said...

Love the new site, Meagan! And having seen Ben's room in person I can attest to the fact that it looks awesome! (if not more so in person!) You are an inspiration to me!
Love you, Joelle

J. and C. Matthews said...

The room is so WONDERFULADORABLE I can hardly take it! You had such a fabulous vision, Sister! And I LOVE your dollies and I LOVE the pic of you and Andy, and I LOVE the pic of the kiddos - LOVE IT ALL. And love you! Sister

Ashley said...

I love Ben's nursery Megs! You are so amazing! It's just perfect!!

Jaimee Lavin said...

Can we join in with all the love?! We love it too! Thank you for posting so many pics for us... what a truly fun and colorful room for baby Ben. I loved seeing the wall-prints that we shopped for together. :)

Love you!
~Jaimee & Jennifer

Virginia Lee said...

Okay, so I will join in the loving too. I love the room! I love the colors and the fact that it has so many cute aspects but does not look cluttered. It feels so open, but still cozy.

David and Natalie Mash said...

I love that Baby Ben is in the photos! Very cute and very thrifty! I will be seeking your assistance in the future!

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

Ben's nursery turned out beautiful! Love all the colors you chose! I also linked up my son's nursery...stop by if you have time!


Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your nursery looks fantastic! Love the colors and all the details. Great job!

Anonymous said...

The room looks beautiful, especially with the baby boy on the changing table!
You are one crafty Mamma!
April D.

Ches said...

I absolutely love this space, its so cheerful and fun. I could definately see these colors in a playroom as well. Thanks for inspiring me.

Mindy said...

adorable! We're having our third boy this summer, and your colorful room looks a lot like I'm planning to do for this little guy! Great job!

Unknown said...

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Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That is completely adorable! I love the chevron fabric!

Kim said...

I love, love, love it!

Christen said...

I wish you could come decorate BOTH of my boys' rooms. We moved into our house a year ago and they are still so un-decorated. This nursery is adorable!!! Maybe I can get some inspiration from you!? :)

Jodi P said...

I want to make/copy your curtains. How many yards did you use? It's a standard window? And what did you line them with? Thanks so much

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