February 2, 2015

Andrea's Room and Two Embroidery Finishes

My youngest is now 2 (!), and it's time for a big girl room. We're keeping the crib for a while and we'll make it a toddler bed soon. We moved her to the other side of the house next to sister so they can be close and share a bathroom.  Maybe we'll regret that when they are teenagers!

Here's the view when you walk in the door. 

I fell in love with these sweet prints from Rifle Paper Co. They're sweet and girly, but vintagey and grown-up enough that she can have them for a long time if she wants. 

They *just* fit in these little frames from Ikea that I reused from the nursery. We might redo the lamp, too, but it's looking just fine right now. 

Here's the corner across from the crib. We found the sweet faux silk curtains at Target. We brought the rocker from the nursery so we can read books and we stole one of Audrey's dressers. 

I did these little name embroideries for each girl. I designed them myself, or rather, I found a decorative letter that was embroiderable, a font that I liked for the name, and the meaning of their name and a verse to go with it and typed it all up. I then traced it onto a piece of fabric with a wash-away fabric marker.  Then I borrowed the colors from those sweet prints and -tada!

Here's Audrey's:

I still need to hang this cross stitch. My mom did this ages ago as a baby gift that never got gifted. I found it stashed away in the trunk in my old bedroom. It just happens to be the bedtime prayer we say with the girls!  So Mom let me have it and here it is!  I reused a frame from the nursery as well. 

In order to frame these stitchings, I used a tutorial from Needle n Thread http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/12/finish-work-how-to-frame-piece-of.html

Erik ordered this fabulous monogram on eBay, painted it, and mounted it on this faux palette he distressed after watching several YouTube videos on "making old wood". Didn't he do a great job?  We did some extra backup mounting into a stud since it's pretty heavy and, well, hanging over our sleeping beauty. 

She loves her new room!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Love Andrea's new room! Y'all did a great job!