Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nursery Wall



I have one of the best neighbors on the planet. Not only does she run over here on a moment's notice to give her opinion on any and all of the projects I work on, but she and her husband also helped a TON in getting me to the Spring Market a few weeks ago!

In return, she gets to shop through my garage once in a while. :-)

When she was looking for ideas for her daughter's bedroom wall, she discovered this mirror in my stash:


I painted it with Rustoleum Heirloom White for her, and then we glazed it with brown craft paint. Unfortunately...it was still a little too "creamy." So we tried glazing it with white paint next, and it worked great! It toned down the "creamy" and made it work better with the whites in the nursery. (I loved the white glazing so much I used it on a few projects right after that!)

Here's the wall space before:


And here's the beautiful AFTER!

The "L" was one of those gold "L"'s from Hobby lobby. I painted it pink, and then we glazed it with white to give it some depth. She already had the footprints framed, and we found a complementary white frame for the yellow temple picture she found on-line. I will claim the brilliant idea of using a plate for the 5th element, but she found the perfect bird plate at Pier 1 (there are other bird decorations in the room).

I never had the money, time, or interest to decorate a nursery when my babies were little...glad I get to live vicariously through my neighbor's baby now!

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18 comments:

Tina said...

That's beautiful. The mirror turned out great!
I was given the privilege of helping my daughter-in-law decorate my grand-daughters room in brown and pink. It turned out beautiful also! She's a year old now and we're thinking bright yellow and lady bugs! Can't wait to get started on it!

Full Circle Creations said...

I like how it turned out. Wish I had a neighbor like that, but I live in the country...

Holly

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, how BEAUTIFUL!

Marisa said...

It looks soooooo good!!!! GREAT job!

Tiffany @ Iffy Scraps said...

That mirror is gorgeous! I need a pink one for my lil girls' room! Thanks for stopping by IffyScraps and commenting. I really appreciate it! I'm your newest follower!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

such a beautiful mirror! and the L, I love it all! really cute.

great job!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that wall!!! it is gorgeous!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Lovely! The mirror turned out great!

c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful, loving the color choices!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Janelle said...

You're a great neighbor to give away that beautiful mirror and help her decorate her baby's nursery. Visiting from the DIY Showoff!

Janis said...

Very pretty, it's nice to have great neighbors.

Michelle said...

I love the style of those mirrors I've been scouring 2nd hand shops for months and months but no luck yet! Thanks for sharing :)

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

What a sweet nursery. Your mirror really turned out great!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Over from WUW.. love the mirror.. how nice to have such great friends.. looks like a win-win.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Hi, I'm hopping over from WUW. Love the mirror. Thanks for sharing

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

THAT is one great mirror/frame!! You did a great job transforming it and then arranging everything on the wall! I re-did one of those big, gold letters from Hobby Lobby -- mine was cracked and in the 90% off section -- great buy! Lovely job!

Jacqueline said...

I love the mirror and the L, it all looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing and hope you come back!

Jacqueline said...

oh and I featured this at my link party come look!