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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Marlee's nursery is ready!


Marlee has a nursery all ready for her arrival!  It's been so much fun putting together all the little details to make a sweet room our baby girl.  I originally found this nursery online and used it as my inspiration to put together Marlee's room.   We did it all on a small budget using thrift stores and craigslist as our main "shopping centers."  So here's the breakdown! 
My mom and I sewed the bumper and crib skirt with fabric from JoAnn in Kennesaw.  It's a heavier fabric - not quite outdoor weight but not thin cotton.  I loved the colors and the brightness with the crib. The crib came from craigslist.  It's originally from Wal-mart and was a lot better deal than the brand new designer cribs that go for $600+
 Her window panel fabric came from Fabric and Fringe.  They were around $10 per yard and my mom made them.  We also re-covered the glider - it was a craigslist find that was originally denim blue.  My Aunt Leesa did a lot of the cutting to re-make the pattern, and my mom did most of the other sewing.  I think I sewed a zipper on and that's about it!  The little rocker was a gift from friends.  It has Marlee Grace embroidered on the back!
 This frame was originally intended for photos but after the baby shower I had these prayer/affirmation cards that fit just perfectly in it!  These empty frames are a great and inexpensive way to cover empty wall space!
These frame ledges are from Ikea.  They don't sell them online so we made a date out of it!  The "M" was 0.99 at Hobby Lobby and spray painted silver.  I made the sock rabbit with a little help from this blog and tutorial.  This rabbit has really long legs - but hey...I tried!  The Marlee painting came from a sweet friend in Birmingham and the green picture is just a canvas I covered in fabric with buttons.  The walls are Stonington Grey from Benjamin Moore.  

 This wall is my favorite!  So fun and bright!  These are all thrift store frames, spray painted white and filled with small pieces of fabrics from JoAnn.  The dresser came from a thrift store.  It was originally oak-colored and we sanded and painted it along with the knobs.  The basket came from Marshall's and I made a liner with pockets out of extra fabric to turn it onto a "diaper caddy."  It's filled with diapers, wipes, hair bows, oragel, and other baby essentials! 

This little lamp was $5.00 at Goodwill, with a little spray paint and a new shade it added some extra color to the white dresser.  The birdie ceramic came from Decorating Mart in Kennesaw - We had a groupon and used it for the bumper liner, extra batting and a cute little birdie!

Now all we lack is our little girl!  I am 38 weeks today and oh-so-ready for her to be here!  Hoping she will come on or before her due date - but who wouldn't want that!  



  1. The nursery looks great, Michele! Can't wait to "meet" Marlee!

  2. beautiful Michele!! Love her name and love her room! Can't wait for her to arrive =) prayers!

  3. love the room! such talent...you could seriously go into business or host your own show. come on marlee!

  4. Thank you ladies.
    Donna, you crack me up!

  5. Michele-holy cow I would live in this room! Sew sew
    Precious :)

  6. Anonymous7/28/2013

    Do you have any idea what the name of the fabric is you used for the bumper?