Friday, February 4, 2011

My Favorite Room in our Home

In September, we decorated Molly's room and had more fun than should be
allowed. Most folks nowadays decorate the nursery before the baby arrives. Since we didn't know Molly would be a girl and since we were living in a rental home for just a few months, we didn't even try to decorate before her birth day...just paint my furniture from my growing up years. Of course, I had the quilt and her name banner finished a year ago, and I'd been keeping a list of ideas in my trusty notebook that goes everywhere with me.
First, I found two images of trees that I loved as well as a butterfly, and then I borrowed an overhead projector. After copying the images onto a transparency, I combined & traced them to meet my vision onto a large sheet of a woodlike substance from Home Depot.
Then Aaron cut them out, painted them, and nailed them to her wall.
In the hall as you enter her room... My mom purchased the plaque in the hospital's gift shop on the day she was born.
I made up the curtain as I went, and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.
I also made the embroidery hoop & covered the lampshade.
The cuckoo clock: Pottery Barn purchase that I got for a steal and repainted to match her room.

The adorable frame was made by my friend, Jill, and the butterfly was my mom's napkin holder that I rescued and repainted.

I traced Molly's announcement and embroidered it.

I don't think I ever posted the entire quilt I made her.


  1. Super cute! You are very creative.

  2. love love love her room! Awesome job! The baby on my blog was Matt's newest . . . Canyon. (As my boys say, "The Great Canyon" ha!) They have two now. Olive is 18 months so they have a busy house. They say 2 is the final number. Adorable kids! So happy for them.