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Natalie’s Bedroom Makeover #1

Oh the joys of decorating!!!

Today I’m sharing with you the makeover of our daughter’s bedroom… or at least the progression. It’s a work in progress..

When I found out we were pregnant with a girl, I didn’t know where to start. How should I decorate a nursery for a girl? Hmm… thinking. thinking. I knew I didn’t want anything too cutesy.. I was really at a loss for ideas..

Here’s a before shot:

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This spare bedroom was a catch-all, mix-matched, misc. storage area. Now it’s time to make room for a little princess!!

First, we cleared everything out and shampooed the carpets.

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Next, we took a trip to Portland and went to Ikea. I bought a white storage rack to put in her closet, along with two dressers, and a rocking chair! I like Ikea; Great prices and so much to choose from! It felt good to start filling this space. It sat empty for so long.. Once we started to assemble furniture, it really started to sink in. This room is for another person. This is happening! We’re creating a space for this new, exciting addition to our happy little family!! EEK!!

  Here I am, about 5 1/2 months prego, assembling furniture… and loving every minute of it!

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This will be perfect for all those little things I want to keep up off the floor! Target has black storage boxes that fit perfectly in the cubby holes.

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Then we painted her closet… a fuchsia /hot pink. It looks red in the pics but it’s not. It turned out great! Take a look:

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We painted the bedroom walls a light grey. Well that was the intent… they turned out a light blueish-greyish but oh well.

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 For the theme I decided on  black & white furniture with touches of fuchsia for the colors. Here’s the black contemporary furniture from Ikea.

Look! The hubs helped! Here’s the proof. hee hee

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Here are pics of the new Ikea dressers and rocking chair:

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{{Note: I was very disappointed with this rocking chair, by the way. Yes It’s cute, fits great in the space. However once my daughter arrived and I tried to use it, it wasn’t comfortable. I couldn’t nurse her while sitting in it. It also didn’t rock very well.. I really could have used an ottoman to push off of because it doesn’t rock with ease. Needless to say, by the time our daughter turned 6 month old, it was relocated to the living room which is also contemporary. It works.}}

Bedding:

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I had a really hard time finding bedding I liked. I mean I looked EVERYWHERE: Pottery Barn, Walmart, Target, amazon.com, local shops, etsy… I searched on the internet a ton too! I eventually settled on this.. It was girly enough, with baby animals. That’ll have to work right? I was tired of looking so I settled. Again, I really struggled decorating this room. I couldn’t get my mind around the fact that this was a BABY. (I kept trying to decorate it like a guest bedroom. Too adult-like). I blame it on the hormones. When I decorate or craft, ideas usually come to me easily… I just had no idea what I wanted in this space.

Accessories:

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Here’s Natalie’s monster from Marley’s Monsters

Natalie’s nursery:

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It’s all ready for baby!!!

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I hope you like it!

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