July 15, 2013

Nursery Reveal and Introducing Amelia

Hi everyone! 
We welcomed our second baby on July 3rd and everything went perfect. 

I put a few teasers of the nursery on my facebook page last month and finally felt the itch to do a full before and after post.

Here is the room while my husband was prepping it to paint. It was very brown.



AFTER
 



 
 

 

(The changing table isn't this bright in person)

We painted the walls Misty Moonstone by Glidden
The crib is painted Teal Zeal by Behr
and the changing table and end table were a custom color. 
I had an "oops" paint by valspar called Texas Star and I mixed brown paint until I was happy with the color.

We took the doors off of the closet and the changing table fit perfectly plus it gave us tons of extra room in the nursery. 
We didn't paint the inside of the closet and you could see the paint line which I despised. Instead of asking my husband to paint the closet to match the rest of the room I hung sheer curtains. 

The small rug and lamp is from Walmart. I glued the pink ribbon to the shade and used the extra to tie back the curtains. 

I made the crib skirt and it is 100% no -sew. CLICK HERE to see the original post and it includes the tutorial I used to make the skirt. 
 The pillow was made by my friend Megan with left over fabric. (She sewed it)!

The embroidery hoops were made with scrapbook paper and a diaper box! CLICK HERE for that full post.

I found the pink laundry basket from TJ Maxx

If there is anything you have questions about and it's not listed feel free to ask!


Here are some detail shots from around the room






Now introducing my sweet Millie


Isn't she the sweetest baby?! 
I was so scared I wouldn't feel the same about the second baby but I was so wrong. 

 Her big sister is great with her and I can't wait to see how they grow with one another. 
I look forward to the fun, chaos, fights, laughing, crying.....everything that comes with having girls and being a mom. 

64 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love the nursery but the picture of your oldest with the baby is the sweetest thing ever!

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  2. Welcome sweet Millie!
    The room is just so sweet too!

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  3. Congratulations!! Two sweet beautiful little girls ♥

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  4. Congrats on such an adorable bundle of joy. I have 2 girls and I felt the same way...wasn't sure if I could feel the same and gosh was I wrong. They are now 3 & 5 and are best friends!! I have (well it's in storage now) that same crib and armoire...got it for the first one :) Love how it all turned out!!

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  5. Helen!! Such great work (on the room AND the baby;))!! Love all the updates! It is such a bright, lovely room with the perfect pops of color! And your baby!!! oh my gosh, just so sweet so cute. I love newborns more than anything! Congrats on everything! Love it! And love that you are back (somewhat, right?)!

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  6. Awww...so sweet! LOVE every last detail :)

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  7. Ooooohhh your nursery is sooo adorable! I love all the gorgeous little personal touches. The perfect place to enjoy cuddles with your new little love! Congratulations!!

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  8. oh she's gorgeous Helen!! so, so sweet...congratulations!! and her room is gorgeous too! what a beautiful place to hang out!

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  9. Such a cute nursery! I love seeing Millie in it! A huge congratulations to you. I hope the transition is going as smoothly as possible for you and that you are getting to enjoy some family time as a new unit of 4.

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  10. Gorgeous room, great job! I have two girls as well 26 months apart with another on the way. They play very well together, my oldest is Amelia :)

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  11. Millie is adorable. Congratulations Helen. The nursery is really cute.
    Anne Dees

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  12. oh my gosh, how adorable and how tiny!

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  13. How sweet your 2 beautiful daughters are together. It gave me the chills, because my daughter is expecting her 2nd on Feb. 8. My grand daughter Abigail Grace,just turned 3, and she is sooooo excited about a new baby brother or sister. The nursery is adorable. I love the changing table with the sheers in the closet. Wonderful idea. Amelia.Love that name. Congratulations and hugs to all of you!!!

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  14. Lovely nursery and even lovelier baby!!
    I love the teal crib and the yellow changing table!

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  15. congratulations! such a sweet nursery for a sweet baby girl. :)

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  16. Your nursery is so cute! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    " http://www.ashleysdandelionwishes.com/2013/07/dandelion-wishes-wednesday-10.html. I'm also pinning this :)

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  17. Hi Helen, Congratulations on the new baby and nursery!! It looks fabulous! I love all the vintage touches!

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  18. I've been working on some nursery updates for my now 6 month old - but boy does this make me want to paint the crib! Love it all!
    Your newest follower - I hope you can come over and follow me too!
    xo-
    Chris
    http://frecklefaceathome.blogspot.com/

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  19. Congratulations!!! Beautiful baby, and your room is just perfect! Featuring it at Monday Funday!

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  20. I love seeing the befores and then bam the afters look so colourful and fresh and bright. What a beautiful room for a beautiful little bundle! That is the second time Iv seen an old window used as art, it has given me ideas of what I can do with some old windows Iv removed at home as part of the kitchen renovation. Love your art wall too Im doing one at the moment and its so much fun finding things to go onto it, although I keep changing my mind taking things out and adding things in. Ill get there eventually :)

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  21. oh wow! the nursery is so cute- love the colors! and amelia is beautiful! congrats!

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  22. Very, very cute! I love the pops of color all over the room - it looks great! I saw you at Your Whimsy Wednesday :D
    ~Nicole
    http://coleyscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/2013/07/diy-headboard.html

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  23. Congrats on your second baby! The nursery is gorgeous! My favorite things in it are the painted crib and dresser.

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  24. What an adorable nursery! I love that you painted the crib and changing table! Great pop of color to the room!

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  25. The nursery came out very well. I love the use of all the colors. New follower

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  26. Amazing! Great job. I love the colors.

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  27. Great nursery. Especially the crib - it is such a beautiful color! Great job.

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  28. Congratulations! Beautiful nursery for a beautiful baby!

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  29. Cute! I would never think to paint my crib but I love the pop of color.

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  30. Congratulations on your new little one.The Girls are so sweet together. I love the Nursery update. As a Mom I am a little concerned with the Banners hanging over the bed. They are adorable but I worry if that should fall while your tiny one is sleeping. Don't mean to alarm you but it was just a thought. Perhaps you can hang them on the wall with the Mirror. They are to cute not to use.

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  31. How did you make the banner above the crib? is it fabric? Paper? Love it!
    Congrats on baby #2! Love the crib!

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    1. I used scrapbook paper and just cut from corner to corner and looped string through. I will try to do a tutorial in the future.

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  32. What a gorgeous makeover, I love all the colors you used. Loving the crib! Thank you so much for linking up last week, I will be featuring your post on my next linky party.

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  33. So beautiful! Your room makeover and your baby! Great job, love it!

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  34. What a darling nursery! It looks so bright and happy! And huge congratulations on your new baby girl! She is just beautiful! And it looks like you have a wonderful little helper there!

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  35. Fantastic job, Helen!

    I looooove that teal crib!

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  36. Congratulations on the new baby. I am in love with the aqua crib. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Judy, thank you for the feature!!

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  37. Helen,
    your nursery is adorable, love the colors and accessories! Both your girls are precious! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!
    Visiting from Elizabeth and Co party.
    Rebecca

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  38. Hi, it is my first time to visit your blog! )

    Your girls are so lovely and the nursery is just amazing! You and your husband did a great job renovating the room!

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  39. i love the whimsical banners and the curtains in the closet! not to mention putting the dresser in there too. a great way to save space! gorgeous room

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  41. Beautiful! LOVE those happy colors, and banners, and gallery wall, and painted furniture. . . And, those precious girls :) Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  42. What a darling nursery! I love the painted furniture and the combination of all the fun colors. Your little girls are beautiful- what a sweet picture of the sisters together (I'm expecting my second girl right now and can't wait for that moment!).

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  43. thank you for linking up Helen!! I love your nursery!!! I am featuring you at my Paint Party this week starting tonight @ 8pm MST Hope you will drop by! Thank you again,

    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  44. I want to thank everyone for the sweet words and well wishes!! It means so much : )
    Helen

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  45. Congratulations on your sweet little girl Helen! She's precious :) And the room looks amazing, you did a beautiful job!

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  46. Beautiful room and beautiful baby! I especially love the crib and dresser color choices :) Congrats!

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  47. Love the transformation. I'm hoping to paint our cribs too. Yes cribs as in twins are around the corner!! Did you use any special paint/ technique. I tell my family of my plans and they are all against it due to when the babies begin to teeth. Would love any feedback you have/ used against this arguement.

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  48. The nursery looks amazing! We have the same crib and ours has been through two boys, and our youngest chewed across the entire top piece. Did you sand/prime your crib first and after it was painted what did you seal it with? Thanks :) xo Bridgett

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  49. My third baby was born about a week after your little girl. She is darling! I love the painted crib. It's so fun! And we did the same thing with the closet in our nursery. I love how it opens up the room. New follower on bloglovin!

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  50. I LOOOVE the crib color. What did you use to paint it? I've wanted to get a used crib and freshen it up with paint but am worried about baby chewing on it and eating toxic nasties. My first child was really bad about that, he chewed absolutely EVERYTHING and kind of destroyed one rail of a crib we borrowed until we could buy our own. oops.

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    1. Sherwin Williams makes a 'green" paint line that would be great for a crib. Unfortunately, even new cribs from the store have sealers and chemicals on them too. I used spray poly to seal it. My 1st never chewed the crib so I am hoping this baby is the same. haha. If not, I will put a plastic rail protector on there. Good luck!

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  51. OMGOSH this is lovely!!!! Great job, I think my fave is the changing table!

    Congrats too, she's beautiful!!!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  52. Hi. I just found this blog through Better After and that room (not to mention the adorable baby) are to die for! A question for you though - when painting the crib were you worried at all about the paint hurting the newborn and/or baby at all? I don't know maybe if they chew on the crib or something? I would love to paint our crib for our next baby but am unsure for some reason...?

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    1. I understand your concern and in the end you have to go with your gut about painting your crib. If you have doubts don't to it.
      A reader left a comment on Better After asking about sealer and paint and Lindsay (author of better after) had a response that I agree with 100%. She said, "brand new furniture is going to be treated with chemicals in some way too, sad truth. :/ However, there are lots of non-toxic and NO VOC paints out there, and even some organic paint brands too. I'd say that's your best bet".

      I would do lots of research and see what you are comfortable with. Sherwin Williams makes a "green" paint which I used on a crib for a client which is safe for children and babies. Also you could always add a plastic crib rail if you baby does chew. My 1st never chewed the crib so that also helped in my decision to paint the crib.

      Good luck and I hope this helps!

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  53. Helen, this is such a cute room! I'm always amazed at what paint can do. I really love how the teal crib looks next to the yellow side table, and the custom yellow you created looks perfect! I saw you said you painted the walls Glidden Misty Moonstone and the crib Behr Teal Zeal. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you're interested!

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  54. Did you use a primer before painting the crib? I just bought the exact same crib for my boy and we plan to paint it either chirp or splash by Quiet Home Paints. I live in a tiny Alaskan town so I need to order my paint and everything online and won't be able to just run out and pick some up myself.

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  55. Was it hard to paint all the individual rails of the crib?

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  56. What steps did u do to paint crib

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