9.05.2008

Let's Take a Tour!

Happy Friday everyone!  Earlier in the week, I shared some photos from my daughter Nina's bedroom, specifically, her "reading corner."  It occurred to me that her room might not look the same for much longer, since we have begun to consider how to turn it into a "big girl's room" before her new little brother or sister arrives.

So, what better chance to show you some of my favorite parts of my baby's room?  Come on in!  Below, you can see one of my favorite things, the little "N" that I made for her door.  Isn't it sweet?

In this photo you can see her changing table and her precious newborn photos that a friend took for us.  You can also see the bookshelf that my husband built.  It goes completely around the perimeter of her room and I just love how it looks.  Plus, it gives us so much extra space for books and other things.

It may be hard to tell in the photos, but the bookshelf is about as tall as I am (5'2") so it will take awhile before Nina gets big enough to reach it herself!  Her walls are a pale pink color.

This little piece of artwork was a gift to my husband last Christmas.  It was so simple to do: I just bought a canvas at Hobby Lobby, painted it a pale green, and then enlisted the help of my sister to hold Nina still enough to capture her hand prints in paint!  

OK, now you can see that I go a little crazy with the personalization.  I have Nina's name all over her room!  These letters were a simple purchase at Michaels, and I probably painted them three or four times until I came up with this simple polka dot design. 

This little wooden frame was inexpensive (Michaels, too, I think) and I just did the same polka dot design as I did on the letters.  I actually bought a stippling sponge to create the dots.  (I have no idea what stippling is, but the sponge was a perfect circle so it worked for me!)

This might be my very favorite thing in Nina's room.  My best friend (also Nina's godmother) painted this simple wooden stool for her.  She is so artistic; I take no credit for the adorable design.  Isn't it precious?  Man, do I wish I could paint!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Have a great weekend!


46 comments:

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh wow I love Nana's room! Its so beautiful!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hey Carrie!
Are we 2hrs a head of you guys I think we are hehehehe its 5am right now

Carol VR said...

Love the stool.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Her room is adorable!

I loved the tour.....and all of your special "Touches" make Nina's room extra special!

OK...did I miss something? Are you pregnant? or just starting to plan for when the next little one comes along?

Lisa

Sandy Toes said...

I think I already wrote in another comment I love the shelf that goes around the room. I love all the personalized decor. I would personalize everything of my kids, too. I love the stool and the pink and green picture with her name!

It is such a sweet room! To make it a big girl..I would put a white bead board bed or maybe white iron bed and a cute comforter to match.

Thanks for your email...I love the Olde Thyme Pottery!
-Sandy toes

Jo said...

What a sweet sanctuary ~ you are so talented!

Have a fabulous Friday,
Jo

Christy said...

What a sweet room!

The shelf around the room is a great idea, especially for all the toys and books little ones seem to have so much of. You've done such a nice job on all the "special" touches in her room.

Thanks for the tour! Will you be giving a tour of the rest of your home? This inquiring mind (nosy) would love to see it:)

I appreciated your comment that you left yesterday on my post. Thank you!

Have a great day!
~Christy

Lisa said...

Very cute! I love personalized things!!! Thanks for taking us on the tour! : )

Shannon said...

Everything is so cute! You will probably have lots of fun turning it into a big girl room and creating another nursery!

My home - My life said...

The room is so precious! I love it!!!

The shelf is a great idea along with everything else you have done.

Thanks for the ideas - can't wait for the day when I can decorate a nursery!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Her room is adorable and I especially love the shelf your husband built. That is great!

~ Sarah

Nikki said...

Nina's room is adorable. I love all of the personalized pieces.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Oh my word - that is ADORABLE! I love the little table with her name on it. It makes me want to scream! Soooo cute, lady.

The Pink Potpourri said...

hi! i stumbled on your blog from becky's and i love it! nina's room is absolutely precious. i'll have to make a note to come back and get some ideas from you whenever we decorate a nursery some day :)

be sure to swing by the pink potpourri...i host a giveaway every weekend, so come by, check it out and enter to win this weeks' prize!

Weeksie50 said...

How stinkin' cute. I love all the personalization! It will really benefit her in the long run too. I teach pre-k and its a task helping kids to even recognize their own names. She will surely be a pro before she even enters into pre-k.

Way Cute!

Becky

Faith said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love all the personalized items that are in her room. Oh, I can't wait to decorate a nursery too =)

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness~ precious, darling, cozy, comfy, warm, inviting, perfect room for your little Princess Nina! I loved seeing it! I am loving the bookshelf idea and am so glad you showed it bigger! I was curious when I saw it peeking out from your other post! I also know what Miss Priss is getting for Cmas~ one of those adorable chairs Miss Nina has! Love it! So, when Jas comes home, I'm going to beg him to build a bookshelf like that in Priss' room. Fingers crossed he has time before his next trip b/c I can't WAIT!!! Happy Friday sweetie~ Pat that baby belly and hugs and high fives to Miss Nina from my fam~ Les

Wendy said...

I love personalization too. My house is full of it...names, names, names. It's awesome!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

That stool is super cute! You did a fabulous job on her room!

Blissful Nikki said...

I love all the little touches!! So sweet. I so want that green chair for my room! :) hehe

new every morning said...

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!!!

Carrie said...

Oh beautiful I am always a sucker for green and pink!

Joanna said...

New here, I love you blog! Nina's room is adorable and that "Nina Can Do It", is too cute!

I have added your blog to my list so that I can visit!

Sarah said...

Carrie,
What a beautiful room!
There really aren't any words for the peace we have felt the past couple of days. I know it is because of "friends" like you who are holding us up in prayer. God is so good to provide what we need!
Sarah

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi that's a cute little room! I hope she knows how special her mom is for caring enough to fix it so pretty for here.

Jodee Leader said...

Thanks for the tour. I love Nina's room! I also love personalized items!

Angie said...

Your daughter's room is just beautiful! I love that shelf going around the room. I am going to see if my husband will do that in my son's room. It's so cute and also practical! I can't wait to see how you change it into a big girl's room, although it is perfect the way it is now!

Jboo said...

What an adorable room!! You are so talented!! It is really, really pretty. Have a fun weekend.

Janet

Kelsey said...

What an absolutely adorable room!

mamajil said...

very cute room!! love it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh I want to live in that room...I am a sucker for polka dots. I bet she lights up everytime she goes in there. cherry

The Berry's Patch said...

What a precious little girl's room. Love her name...Nina. :-)

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

absolutely gorgeous, love love the polka dots, but then I'll always love them, I just spied some wonderful polka dot cushions in Target, they would go perfectly in the room, I'm gonna buy them for my daughter

just love the personalisation, I'm trying that too

great inspiration!

Sarah

Elise said...

What a cute room. Seriously, Queen Bee, why in the tarnation would you move from that adorable yellow house? It is my dream home!!
Elise

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Growing up I shared a room with three of my four sisters, so yes, this would have been my dream room. So petite and pretty. Good job! xxoo

Lana said...

What a beautiful room! I love it!

3 Peanuts said...

Love Nina's room. I have been asking my hubby to build a shlelf like that for the boys's trophy's, books, etc. It WILL happen int he new house! Lovely.

Kim

Victoria said...

Nina's room is just precious! I love the bookshelf your hubs built...it's just fabulous!

Genny said...

It will be sad to change that precious room! Very sweet.

preppy little dress said...

cute, great room for one lucky baby girl!

Jaedan's Mom said...

I found your blog through a mutual blogging friend and just love the decorating you have done! I am a true fanatic, but am afraid to venture out into the decorating world.

Thanks to your great blogs I am truly inspired and THINK I can actually do some decorating myself. Thanks for sharing I look forward to seeing more ideas and have purchased my first piece of furniture to recreate. Wish me luck!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Just beautiful. I think I missed it...are you pregnant?

sweetfunkyvintage said...

so beautiful!
missy

Kris said...

Oh her room is just so sweet!! I love all the personalized things. I think I do way too many for Lauren already!

Aubrey said...

What a precious room! I love all of the personalized touches you have given it. I can't wait to see the "big girl" changes.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Cute room! Fresh and fun!

Best of luck on the "camping" trip!