February 27, 2012

Cassie's house - the nursery

While I'm out of town this week, my sweet sister is taking over and showing you the rest of her awesome home makeover.  Her name is Cassie and she'll be with you this week.  She'll check the comments, so feel free to leave her a note there.

Hey Everyone! I have 2 little boys just like Cheri and so when we heard this next baby was a girl the projects started....  Today I am going to show you the nursery.  I still have a little more to do but for the most part it's done and after all she comes in less than 2 weeks!!!
Here's the after....
I will show you the super easy things that we did to make this nursery cute and cheap! After all this is baby #3 and there wasn't a whole lot of "budget" to get it done.

Here's the before when we moved in....
So we took off the chair rail, patched walls, and then painted it Orange Sherbet by Behr Ultra Premium. Then we marked off the wall with the pink stripe which was just a little can of Behr  Cool Pink. I did NOT paint the white line. If you look closely it is a piece of wood that is 25 cents a linear foot from Home Depot called screen trim/moulding (like for screen doors). I painted it white and then just had my dad tack it up with some small finish nails.
That way the line is super straight and EASY to put up! Next up was the rug that I found at a place called Down East Outfitters (sorry it's only in Utah) for only $34 instead of over $300 in the Pottery Barn kids magazine!!! My big splurge was the the little Chandelier that I got at Lowe's. My boys picked it out for her and I HAD to have it! I mean she is the little lady of the house!
Next the wall art. I looked all over for stuff and even painted a few things but I couldn't get it right. So I went to Hobby Lobby with my boys and let them help out....They picked out robots for her. So I went to the bins of pre-done wood and bought these little robot guys and space ship for 70 cents each. Then I went home and painted the space ship and added some scrap book flowers to the robots and pictures....done! The other letters are her anitials. My mom helped me use the scrap fabric from her quilt and frame it....free!

sorry the color is a little off on this picture

This quilt my mother in law made with the fabric line called Summersault by Erin McMorris. I bought extra fabric and my mom did the bedskirt and curtains to match.
The curtains are pre-done from Ikea and my Mom added the fabric on top which made it super easy and FAST!
Last but not least is the dresser. I don't have a changing table or a dresser for this little lady so I looked on KSL (on-line local newspaper) for a dresser. I found this old yellowed one for $40 so I took it! Nothing a little paint can't fix!
I chipped off the embelishments at the bottom and took the handles off. Then I hand sanded it down. I went to Lowe's and got a spray paint
It is satin white and it covers wood, metal, plastic, and vinyl! The dresser had an unusual finish to it before (like a fake wood) and I did multiple coats of this on it. It is amazing!!! No drips, no chips, and a really even spray!

I bought the knobs and pulls at Lowe's.
I might even use it as a changing table...yet to be decided.
So there it is! The nursery is almost done! I bought a few things and repurposed some other things. Now I suppose I should pack my hospital bag or something! Thanks for having me Cheri.

Tomorrow I will show you our play room...including a little batman fort! Yes my boys like Cheri's are also very in to super heros!


  1. Super cute! Those blond dressers are ALL over the place...fun to see how you fixed yours up!

  2. I have a very similar dresser from my own childhood that I painted white and is now my daughters!

  3. Such a cute little girl's room! I love the orange and the pink. And unfortunately the first thing I noticed was the rug, gorgeous! But I live in the UK so am used to things not being over here ;) good luck with the baby!

  4. Love this room!! And I love that you let your little guys help pick somethings out for the new little girl. Even if its not what you might have had in mind, they loved it and you went with it. Awesome! Beautiful room!!!

  5. You rocked it Cass! Great post and great room. Thanks for filling in. You're a natural :)

  6. Oh it is beautiful!! I LOVE the robots and that her brothers picked them out - that is so sweet! :)

  7. Beautiful room! Your little miss will be so happy in there. It is such a cheerful room. Congratulations!

  8. Well it seems like you were blessed with creativity too! I love the color scheme, very sweet and I love that you included the boys. The robots are adorable! I just decorated a baby girls room for my niece, come check it out. http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com/2012/01/baby-nursery-part-3.html Looking forward to all that you have to share this week!

  9. I love what you did with the artwork, and I love that the little girl will have robots and spaceships in her room. Just super girly ones! That light fixture is awesome, and I love that your boys helped pick out things for her! Thanks for sharing! We're getting ready for baby #1, boy, but I will definitely use some of these ideas in boy colors.

  10. Oh! I love the bedding. Thank you for including the line, I appreciate that :)
    This is a lovely post. Good job!

  11. Oh my gosh!! I am so excited you posted this! I have the tall dresser and a night stand from the exact same set. I found the tall dresser by a dumpster and repainted it when I was in college. A good 5yrs later, I found someone had put the nightstand out along the side of the road for the trash. They look awesome now, but I was just thinking a few days ago that I wish I had taken before and after photos- Now I have a before for reference! (BTW I used the same hardware in black on mine!)

    BTW, your white dresser looks beautiful in your nursery!

  12. Its so adorable! Thx so much for sharing and visiting while Cheri's away!

  13. That turned out soooooo cute! You did an amazing job! I love it!

  14. I loooove the colors! When I saw the pic I immediately though "orange sherbet!" I guess the name is very fitting. ;-) And the little pink stripe... I think I even like that better than an accent wall or different color under a chair rail or something. Very cute and creative!

  15. Anonymous27.2.12

    You have the same creative gene as Cheri! You both amaze me!!!

  16. What quilt pattern was used on the baby quilt?? I love it. SUCH a cute girl's room!!!

    1. Here's a link to the quilt pattern:


  17. Sweet sweet nursery, but the robots were my fav. That and the initials.

  18. Dear Cassie,

    I'm so glad you are posting for Cheri. Congratulations on the baby - little girls are the best but I'm prejudicest because I have only a daughter. :)
    I can give you some background on the dresser. This style was very popular in the early seventies and late sixties. It could be purchased at places such as Sears - now remember this was before cable TV, cell phones, the Internet etc. The big place to shop was Sears for the average Joe. Walmart and Target were none existent and big box stores were only a dream of someone. It's finish is an antique style of the time. There were matching pieces such as the bed - mine was a canopy - and there were dressing tables, desks with shelves on top and nightstands.
    It's great that the boys wanted to help decorate and I love the robots and spaceship. The colors are great also. We lived in base housing when my daughter was born and we weren't allowed to paint the walls.
    I hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and for the delivery.


  19. Oh wow. What a beautiful nursery! That is one lucky lady! And a girl After 2 boys! When we were expecting baby number 3, they told us we were having a girl, only to find out (luckily before the birth) that it was actually a 3rd boy.

  20. Cassie, that is super cute what you have done with the room!! May i ask where you got your crib? I absolutely love the sleigh bed crib styles. And i am in utah, the rug you got from down east, can you find those online? Or is it an instore purchase mostly, because i have a little girl and would love one of those! Thanks, look forward to the rest of this week and your posts!

  21. I absolutely love it! She is going to love growing up in that room!

  22. Love this room. I adore everything about it.

  23. What a gorgeous room. I love the colours! Best of luck bringing your precious little lady into the world and home to your family.


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