01 March 2010

[katia: New Nursery]

I've been so excited to post these pics!!!

Having two little guys has meant a lot of fun when it comes to decorating.  And because we didn't know we were having a girl, we opted to just hang tight and leave the nursery as it was for Josiah.  Here's what it looked like:


Neutral.  Calm.  I liked it.   But now we had a girl and it just didn't fit right anymore, so I comtemplated redoing it.  A girl's room was totally out of my comfort zone ... I was so lost.  But then for Christmas, my folks got Taya new bedding and that became my starting point ...  Brighty, cheery ... pink, red, green, black ... super cute.  I loved it!!


So - are you ready to see what I did with it?  ... Well.  I opted for pale pink walls.  I could've gone with green, but Siahs' room was green (click here to see his Cars Theme bedroom).  So pink it was, with red ladybugs ... and the big reveal *drumroll please* .... . (dadadadadadadadadadada)


and from the other angle ...


And the details?  Ok ... here's what we did.  First - my bro-in-law built the "feature wall" with a shelf to hold all sorts of special things as Katia gets older.  He notched it out by the closet, so the door could safely open.  Didn't he do a GREAT job??  Thanks PD!


The small wall in front of the closet, I painted with black chalkboard paint, which matches the bedding that has black gingham piping.


The ladybug wall decals I got from etsy.  And they walk around the room in a really whimsical way.


See the little guy on top of Katia' photos?  I got those frames at Costco and used Katia's "holiday hat" photos for them ... perfect with the red, black and white ...


And the stencil of her name?  Also an Etsy purchase ... it was two wall stickers.  The bottom was the large red "K", and the "Katia Rose" was another sticker.


And some of the details on the shelf and around her room are her first pair of black Christmas shoes, a few books that were given as gifts, a black pair of Converse sneakers, various plush toys that were gifts, a ladybug lamp, a ladybug nightlight, a black iron storage stand on her dresser that holds medicine/diapers/facecloths (from Costco) and in her square shelves, cast molds that I made of her hand and foot.




So - that's it.  It only took 6 weeks to complete *ugh* ... mainly because of Taya's napping schedule.  But I got a good arm workout, doing all of that sanding, priming and painting.  I'm so happy it's done ... what do you think?

Have a great one!

9 comments:

Caroline said...

Beautiful!

Lisa B. said...

Looks wonderful - you did a fabulous job!

Kate said...

Ah ha! Finally, the girly room, it's beautiful Tania and I love it! Great pictures too - of course. x

Alisa said...

Love it Tania! So much fun!

Lynette said...

Looks awesome! Great job Tania!

Julia said...

It's fantastic! So girly =)

the sweet*est thing said...

just gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

I adore her room. You did such a nice job on it friend. LOVE the "K" and "Katia Rose" too!

Tawn said...

thanks everyone!! love reading your comments - sometimes blogging is the best way to feel connected :-)!