Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dream Rooms Do Come True.

*For new readers, this post is the follow up to Interior Decorating 101! *

Drumroll please....it's time for Kate's room's big reveal! *applause*. I am so excited about it, I think it turned out FABULOUS! I still have a few more things to do, but all in all it's done! Let's start with Kate's dresser.

I found this at the Nazarene Thrift store for $35. It was gray and ugly, but I loved the shape and the details of the handles. I wanted to take them off and spray paint them mustard yellow...but those suckers were S.T.U.C.K. I think it turned out cute anyway. I love Krylon Spray Paint...and I seriously love these handles!!!! What a find! I think there was divine intervention here.


Now, to decorate the top of the dresser. Remember my $3 clearance grecian urn I told you I found? Here is the BEFORE picture of it.

and after....
and the candlesticks were 50 cents at Rainbows end. They were plain wood, so I spray painted them red. So cute! Now, I have to say that my FAVORITE decor on the dresser is THIS.

My dear, sweet, amazing, FABULOUS friend Mandy took these pictures in the hospital after Kate was born. She is so incredible at capturing the sweetest moments. THANK YOU MANDYYYY! I had forgotten how tiny my little 5 pounder was. The frame was $1 at Rainbows end. Such cute scroll details!

Now, how are THESE for some ugly frames!?! I was SO happy when I found them! I think Rainbows end thought they were hideous, too, because they were super cheap. Like...a few bucks for the set cheap. But, look at the detail! It was exactly what I was looking for, minus the creepy painted victorian children in the picture...which I had already taken out before I took this picture because they scared me.


Anyway....this is where they hang now. Red, and SUPER CUTE. The yellow oval mirrors were at Rainbows End, too...they were $2 for the set. I spray painted them the same color as the urn.

See that beautiful quilt? Recognize the fabric? Yes, that's the fabric I was drooling over! My incredibly talented Sister-In-Law Kathy sewed it for me. (btw, check out her fun blog at Gotta Try That!)

Watching her sew the quilt gave me some courage, and so I went over to my parent's house and asked to use my mom's sewing machine. I made some throw pillow covers. All by myself!

The one with the red felt flower is my favorite. I'm so proud of it!

So, THEN I decided I wanted to sew up some curtains for her room with the extra fabric. Mom let me take the sewing machine back to our house and I stayed up til 2 a.m. making this valance.

I thought it would be really cute with some rosettes, so I added some to the top. The curtains turned out amazing. I seriously started to cry because I was so happy!

And there you have it! I think it's so awesome to look back now at my "Dream Room" folder, see the pictures of things I liked and really wanted for Kate's room, colors I liked, fabrics I adored....and see how so many of my ideas came true! And I KNOW you can do it, too! If you want any tutorials for anything you see, let me know, mmmmkay?





31 people leaving some love!:

The Mursets said...

Holy Cow! Girl you are so talented! I LOVE it all! I just made some new pillow covers last night for our couch...I am too lazy to blog about it though.

Christopher and Glenna said...

YOU!!! You got that dresser at the Nazarene Thrift Store! I had seen that dresser the day before you bought it....went back the next day to purchase it and it was GONE!!! Well at least it went home with someone who loved it as much as I did...and I love what you did with it! You're awesome Natalie!!!

Nick, Diana & Blaine said...

SO CUTE! You are very talented. You will have to help me one day, ABQ is not that far away :)

Oh by the way did I tell you that Nick met your in-laws at the temple last month? Crazy small LDS world.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh this is sooooo amazing! Looks fabulous!

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

Turned out SO cute, Nat.

Now I just need you to come and decorate my rooms - I'm too scared to put anything on the walls. And, I don't know what to do about 12 1/2 feet of them.

Natalie said...

HAHAH! Oh my gosh, Glenna! I'm so sorry! That is really funny, though...

Arlene said...

Very cute room! I find you through craft gossip and I can't wait to make an owl pillow.

Did you use a tutorial for the window valance? It's very cute!

Natalie said...

Arlene, thanks! :) I didn't use a tutorial...I just used an old valance I had as a guide and used my own fabric and added the rosettes and pom pom garland at the bottom. It wasn't as hard as it looks. ;)

Chris said...

Do you sand the dresser 1st? We tried painting my old dresser but the primer chipped off because the dresser had a high gloss coating on the top.

Natalie said...

Chris, yes, I gave it a quick sand over with a fine grit paper, just to give the paint something to cling to.

Marilenn said...

I am ao jealous, that room is soo adorable!!
I love, love,, love the makeover!

Guess I know what decorating approach I'll take when I have kids :D

radn said...

Love the colors and fabrics in the room! It looks great!

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Julie said...

WOW! That room is so cute! You're so creative and talented!! I love the felt pillow.. do share!

Tiffany said...

I saw you on TIP JUNKIE, what a cute room, thanks for sharing!!
*Tiffany*
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{Not Quite} Susie said...

Can you come do my son's room? Pretty please? ;)

Kimberly said...

Super fun room! I love the vibrant colors!

destiny said...

this room is adorable!! It looks like it was so well planned out! I love the colors...so happy! The pillows are awesome!

Tatum said...

Hi Natalie,

I found your blog from a comment you left on my blog from my tight flowers tutorial (glad you liked it). I am in deep love with that pink dresser! I love all of the colors and elements in her room. So glad I dropped in to check your blog- it is so fun!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

The room turned out great, and I LOVE the pink dresser! So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

shannon said...

dorable, what a fun room!
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Lisa said...

Holy moly, come decorate the boys rooms!!!!

Lisa said...

okay so did you have to sand the dresser first? We have an old dresser that I want to redo for one of the boys to use, it's not solid wood though, it has the vineer (Spelling?) on it. Would I just use the paint right on top of that????

Heidi said...

Just found your blog and i love the owl. I found another pattern at diy dish that i love to i might have to combine the 2.
ps i too love bright colors my baby girls room is pink and green.

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Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

this room makes me want to rip out my daughters stuff and start over. sooooo cute. I love your whole blog from the look of it to your little frames showcasing your projects to your projects! adore!

JannyBee said...

Cute Owl and darling room...you did great!

Amanda M. said...

This is AMAZINGLY gorgeous!!!!

Brook said...

Lovely room! Love the pink dresser and am totally drooling over the quilt! Love!

Spunky Junky said...

Wow! I love the colors in your nursery! So cute! I would love you to link up to Spunky Junky! BTdub what is the name of the fabric that your SIL used to make the quilt?

xoxo
Halsey

ashley morgan said...

The dresser is SO similar to the one in my little lady's nursery. Love it. Also love the bright, happy colors you chose.

abeachcottage said...

What a beautiful room. Love the dresser, you did a wonderful job with it. Love the color, it's so fit for a princess.

By the Bluegrass said...

I like your style! It takes a good eye to spot a piece with good bones. The dresser turned out just darling. I love the color. What a sweet room for a sweet baby!
xo,
Sena