May 18, 2010

Nursery Tour - my sister has skills

Today I'm going to take you on an inspirational tour of a room makeover that my sister did.  (The one that does Loopdeelou with me.)  She is crazy talented and crazy kind.  She did this in her "extra time" in one week as a big surprise for her expecting friend (who was out of town).  Don't you wish she was your BFF?  Yeah.

Anyhow, let's take a tour.  First of all, the only thing she didn't change in this room was the basic light pink wall color.  Everything else was all her.  My favorite part is this huge tree you see when you enter the room.  See how it's a growth chart, too?  Adorable.


Let's get a bit closer.  See the handpainted little birdhouses in the tree?


There was an awkward little nook in the room, so her husband installed shelves for some much needed storage space.  The room belonged to the oldest daughter, but will now be shared.


This cute old window is hung above the changing table.  She painted it and shabbied it to match the room.


She found these matching curtains at Ikea and strung them up with ribbons and hooks (since they don't need to be closed due to the working blinds).


She made these flowers to add onto the plain bumper pads and the quilt of the bed.  It ties them both together nicely.  How did she make the flowers?  She sew the four layers together and then washed them, allowing them to fray a bit.

Here's the opposite side of the room.  The quilt was already in the room, but didn't work with the new scheme, so guess what she did?  She flipped it over to the blank side and used heat 'n bond to attach the frayed flowers she had made.  Isn't that smart?  Bedding can be pricey.


She bought the bed used, painted it, and shabbied it up a bit.


She also painted this wood piece and strung up some more bird houses and some frames.


Look at this cute little owl she painted.  Yeah, she's got skills.


And that, my friends, is a quick look at some of the talent my little sis has.  I just love everything in this room.  Feel free to leave her a comment here.  She'll check them.  Need decorating or refinishing help and you live in Utah?  She's for hire.  If you have a question, she'll respond in the comment section.

Tomorrow I'll show you a dress refashion AND Thursday's the big final playroom reveal.  My sis and her hubby came over this weekend to help hammer it out.  Stay tuned.  Thanks for stopping by.

37 comments:

Rebecca Watson said...

what an amazing room! good job to your sis! adorable pics! Im following you now- follow me! :)

www.justcherishtoday.com

Kate said...

I am in awe!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is really sweet and cheery, without being overdone. I love it. I especially like the tree and the coat hooks with the frames and birdhouses. What cute ideas!!

My name is Becka said...

wow, she is such a good friend! I'm so confused as to where people find all of these old windows!

Katherine said...

This is very cute. I like that it is not too young, so she will be able to grow into it some.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

She is amazing! The room is perfect!

Lauren said...

w.o.w!!!! she is so talented!!!

Leca said...

You've got mad skillz Cass! I love the room. The tree with the bird houses was perfect. That owl looks so cute and friendly. The flowers on the oposite side of the bedding was genius! Those flowers look amazing-- maybe you could do some smaller on a shirt or jeans. Way to go! You are amazing!

Tori said...

Wow I may have to hire her to do my kids rooms when I'm ready to decorate. She is so talented.

Mandi said...

Cheri that is sooo adorable! Your sis does have mad skills. Well I guess you both do!

Cassie said...

Thanks for featuring me Cher. It was a lot of fun to do a little girl room for a change!

Andrea said...

Gosh, what talent! Love those flowers!

Cherie said...

So cute! I love the tree!!!

Love Stitched said...

So creative! I love what she has done with the room! too cute!

Charity said...

I'm in Utah! I would love to get a quote from you about a girl's room re-do. Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Cheri, your fams creativity is bad @zz. This room makes me wanna sit and stay a bit :)

Delia said...

Amazing! What a lucky friend! I like that the tree doubles as a growth chart.

candicem said...

Wow... LOVE the addition of the height chart to the tree and the flowers on the bumper pads and quilt. The old window with the gerbers is super cute too.

leardonsbelle said...

I love the tree and the owl. What a fun room for a couple of little girls.

Justine said...

This is super cute! I'd love this room if I was a little girl again.

Cassi said...

Alright, I have to know how much she costs. I live in Orem and we just moved into a new house. My little boys' room is still empty and blank and I'm just not great with decorating. I'd love to check prices and see if we can afford her :-)
cassi@byu.edu

Kasey Hunt said...

Turned out great! I love all the birdhouses.

Nancy said...

That is so fun, I love it that she did it as a surprise for her friend, I am so in love with the flowers. That is so great to take a bed spread and crib bumper and give it new life, so, so cute!

Patti said...

Absolutely darling Cassie! I love it. Now I can't wait for YOU to have a girl and do her room :)

juli said...

you rock Cassie! Like mother like daughter! you are super talented!

brookie said...

love love love it! what an amazing gift and blessing for a friend. cassie,where can we find rates and would you travel to southeast idaho? you're amazing!

Sew Much Ado said...

Wow, that's a pretty stinkin' cute room! Could you please send me your sister's personal contact info so we can become best friends?

kelly gibson said...

sister, you are totally awesome!!! i'm so inspired by that room. way to go!

Tasha said...

Wow. That is fabulous. I am in love with the tree and the bedding. Totally in awe. Love love it.

Hilarious Homemaker said...

That is amazing! I love the walls- the tree with a growth chart is genius!

Srinity said...

That room is so cute. I love that owl! :)

Beth said...

Can you Magill girls just share a little of this talent wealth?? Geeeeesh.. I'd just take a SMALL portion!!! Cheri- love all of your clothes and crafty things and Cass- this room is AMAZING. Ya know, eventually we will be buying a house in Cali..and I might need some help!!!!!!! Can I just fly you & Em out and sit back and watch the magic happen? Pleeease!! :)

Landon and Kylie said...

That is amazing!!! I wish I was artistically talented. :)

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I love the little room! So sweet. Just really wanted to comment on the sweet bedding that she did. So simply, yet adorable and expensive looking.

Wife and Mother. said...

To the crafty sister: Great job on your girls' room!! I wish I could pull something like that together (FYI, it took me 4 years just to decorate the living room, as I absolutely refuse to pay full price for anything that is not a necessity..., and unfortunately pretty things do not fall into that category for us. boo hoo). Seriously, though, I'm impressed with what you did. This room is amazingly cute! Oh, and I saw the post about your own bedroom, too. Love it!

Heather said...

I just found this blog and read up on it. I absolutely love the bird houses in the tree along with the wood piece that hold the picture frames and other bird houses. I'm gonna have to steal that idea from you guys to spruce up my girls room. Thanks for all of the cute and nifty ideas!

jude3944 said...

THIS IS JUST DARLING. HAVE 2 GREAT GRANDDAUGHTERS DUE NEXT YEAR SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD BE PERFECT. WISH SISTER LIVED CLOSE . VERY CUTE,FUN AND A HAPPY ROOM FOR A SWEET BABY TO ENJOY

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