As usual almost everything in here came from the thrift store or flea market or was something we already had from when Eli was a baby. I started this room by giving it a fresh coat of the color I had previously painted it for when Eli was in here, Sisal by Martha Stewart. The ceiling in this room was very badly drywalled at some point (not by us) and to hide that I decided to cover it with textured wallpaper instead of doing my normal skim coat method to cover drywall. I wasn't feeling up to all the mess that the sanding makes and I thought for a girl's room it would be pretty to copy the look of an antique tin ceiling. My sister had some leftover wall paper from one of her projects so I only had to buy 2 rolls. I cut the paper into squares and then applied them one by one because this room is far from straight. Lowe's has a couple different patterns of the wall paper to choose from and it is paint-able, of course I wanted to keep it white.
A thrift store shelf seemed the perfect thing for above the crib. A $3 ironstone pitcher and vintage needle point prints adorn it.
I was determined to find a small neutral quilt for the crib and I found the piece over the side of it for less than $15 on Ebay. The adorable sheet is a thrift store find that I bought years ago in the hopes that I would have a little girl one day. Then a couple of months ago I found the pillows for five dollars each (don't worry I know that once the baby comes not to have the pillows in there) and they match perfectly. The little rug on the floor was $2.99 at Ikea, can't beat that.
The little folding table is a flea market find and just yesterday I found an antique Mother Goose book for 25 cents at a yard sale.
One of my wonderful followers Maria so kindly sent me the absolutely adorable baby quilt (along with something else I will show in the next post) on the back of the rocking chair. I love the soft browns and pinks of the antique hand made piece, thank you Maria!
The shelving piece is absolutely the best deal I have ever gotten on a piece of furniture and I couldn't wait to show you guys. My sister lives in Buffalo, New York and has a thrift store called "Savers" by her house. I find so many great things there but this by far takes the cake. This piece was $3.50...yes you heard me right three dollars and fifty cents! It was originally $4.99 but I had a 30% off coupon that day.
It is super well made and I knew it could be so cute once we were done with it.
I had Neal put a bead board back on it and I painted it in a flat white to keep it rustic looking. It is the perfect place for the baby's blankets.
Lots more to show so stay tuned!!! Hopefully I can get the whole room photographed before she is born, she will be full term next week and we couldn't be any more excited for her arrival whatever day it may be!!!
You are really making so much progress and as for me, who has grown up babies, I am having so much fun looking at what you choose and how you arrange things.ReplyDelete
Many blessing and keep up the good work! I love the shelving from Savers!!
You have done a wonderful job in there. Gorgeous! Great finds too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful room! .. Love the blanket shelf, what a great find, you are blessed with an amazing eye!!ReplyDelete
Megan, I just knew this room would be adorable. So sweet! I love the neutral tones. We have a Savers here too. Maybe I should check it out more! So kind of Maria to send the lovely quilt. I'll look forward to Part 2!ReplyDelete
perfect room ~ quiet & peaceful & full of love ~ReplyDelete
can't wait to see more!
Oh, the simplicity of yesteryear.....you nailed it Megan! Looking forward to Part 2 and word of your new arrival! Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a sweet way to let me know your baby gift made it. I've had the little calico quilt probably for 25 years and I knew without knowing your color scheme it would somehow fit in! The baby's room is so peaceful and pretty. You accomplish more pregnant than I do! I can't believe you are still working so hard. The bedroom ceiling in my farmhouse is acoustical tile and I wanted to cover it up with the plastic "tin" tiles sold at Home Depot, but too expensive. What a clever idea using the wallpaper, that is the route I'm going to go, so thank you for that tip!! Looking forward to the next post and baby photos!ReplyDelete
Hi Maria! I sent you an email the day after the package arrived....you didn't receive it?:(Delete
I get hundreds of emails a day because I'm in dog rescue, just missed it somehow, but that's okay, it was more fun seeing it posted! Hope everything goes well on the BIG DAY!!Delete
This is my favorite baby's room ever. Charming and cozy!ReplyDelete
Adorable! I absolutely love your taste - so simple yet so charming. Looking forward to more pics and seeing what name you chose. I'm a baby name addict! Did you finish your little boy's room yet? Loved the pics you showed before. Good luck with your new love!ReplyDelete
So sweet. I love your decorating. I love your blog. When I was young and having my babies I loved to make everything myself for them. You remind me of those years. Enjoy your new baby girl!!!ReplyDelete
Megan of i were a baby girl, this is the room I would want to be in, later a sweet twin size iron bed can replace the crib and she will have a cozy beautiful room her Mommy and Daddy created for her.ReplyDelete
It's amazing with all the salvaging and collecting as well as saving you have done and how little in baby furnishings you have had to invest in to design a country Prairie style nursery that blows away some of the most glamorous of designer infant rooms. This one takes the cake!
I am looking forward to when you announce her birth, I noticed the wicker bassinet in your last post is this for moving about your rest of the rooms of the house, because it's so cool with it's aged worn grayish patina and it will lake a great doll bed for her to play with on just a couple of years from now :)
Thank you for this beautiful farmhouse share, the ceiling was a life saver in major dust.
HI Megan. . . I have been looking forward to seeing pics of the Baby Girls room. . . my heart skipped a beat today when I saw you had posted. . . and as always you didn't disappoint. I knew it would be *simply You*ReplyDelete
Happy pushin. . . do we get to see pics of her (please please please)
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What a sweet room!ReplyDelete
The room is really beautiful. What a great thrift store find. You did a great job transforming it and she will never outgrow it either. I loved this post because today we welcomed our fourth grandchild into the world. A beautiful healthy boy. Nothing better than holding a newborn. I'm sure you are anxious to bring your baby girl home to such a pretty nursery too. Enjoy her, they grow up fast.ReplyDelete
What a lovely post and a sweet room...you're nesting. I remember the days...and I wish you every happiness, Megan. :)ReplyDelete
So excited for you Megan! My sixth baby (also a baby girl) just turned 3 months old and it is still hard to believe. She is cooing, giggling, and more interactive than ever. Children are such a blessing! Congratulations again and thanks for sharing your lovely nursery. Great job!ReplyDelete
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Such a sweet room.....ReplyDelete
Your Baby's Room Part One is gorgeous and the headboard is truly stunning. The cabinet that holds the linens is so pretty too. Childrens Bedroom, Design for BoysReplyDelete
Is there a precious new baby yet to fill the room?ReplyDelete
Beautifully done......what a charming room! Love Savers,I find my best treasures there!ReplyDelete
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Such an adorable room! I always loved decorating my kids' rooms when they were little. This brought back memories. Love your Savers shelf! What a bargain and the bead board was the perfect choice for it!ReplyDelete
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