Hey guys! As promised I've returned to the blogging world to share with you the Rustic Woodland Nursery makeover that my friend Katy, her husband, Jake, and I worked on for our friend Ashley. ;)
As mentioned in my last post, we had a blast and I learned soooo, soooooooo much from my friends Katy and Jake! Oh my word, they're incredibly talented. I swear the projects they were whipping up would have taken Jon and myself at least six months to complete. It was awesome to watch!
Okay, so...are you ready? Let's goooooo!!!!!
First, the before pictures...
Those closet doors though. Love, love, love them!
Aaaaaaaaand the afters...
Okay, so - check out this crib that Katy painted with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I'll have to show you the before pictures of this piece. The before wasn't bad...not bad at all, but the way Katy managed to blend the wax and paint together to give it a rustic look is unreal and it turned out to be stunning!
When she had finished painting the crib she had sent over a picture of the finished product, but I thought she was actually just sending me an idea/inspiration from Pinterest or something. Nope. It was HER finished masterpiece! I was speechless!
See that round sign over there? That one I made. Unfortunately, while I was working on it some white paint hadn't dried all the way and once the stencil was removed a bunch of paint had bled through.
I was bummed.
I ended up touching it up with a bit-o-paint here and there. I was still a little unsatisfied with the finished product, so I ultimately decided to distress it. It ended up turning out to be super cute after distressing it a bit and the imperfections suddenly didn't look so bad...actually, all the imperfections made it look that much better! Isn't it funny how stuff works out like that sometimes?
Katy and I knew we wanted to print off this art (below) that we had found from this Etsy shop. However, we were following a strict budget and knew that purchasing traditional picture frames would take up a majority of the cash we had on hand. Katy, being the ultimate crafter, came up with this idea of using clipboards to display the photos.
I got to work on this project right away and I can't wait to share with you how easy and affordable these were to make!
Oh my gosh, this dresser! Katy also painted this dresser. She knew she wanted to add the deer knobs to the front drawers and I just think it's the cutest.thing.ever. The first time I saw this finished dresser/changing table I'm pretty sure I peed my pants...yeah...you read right...I said it...I was THAT excited!
Oh and see those pictures up above the changing table? Katy made those at our little sprinkle we held for our friend Ashley last month. It was a surprise sprinkle with a bit of pallet/wood/board painting on the side.
Katy and Jake also made these shake awnings.
You guys, the two of them made these awnings like it wasn't even a big deal...like it was nothing. The moment I spotted them I pretty much reacted like an Oprah Winfrey audience member who had just won a car. Ha!
Obviously they didn't give the awnings to me, but I was still extremely excited for Ashley, who now gets to walk by these sweet shake awnings every.single.day.
Oh, oh, oh - Here's something I did. I bought that baby sweater. It has elbow pads and it's ridiculously adorable, much like that gold antler hook. See? I do things, too...like...shop for baby sweaters... Hahaha!
Okay, no seriously...I actually did do a bit more than shop and make clipboards - I gave Ashley's rocker a makeover and painted it white! I tried soooo stinkin' hard to make this look decent. I purposefully chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for this rocker and I learned a lot while working on this project. I'll be blogging more about it next week!
Katy's mom even got in on the nursery-makeover-action and made slipcovers for the original cushions with this gray fabric! Genius, right!? It's a completely different chair...but not really...but kind of...you get the idea... ;)
After six hours on Sunday we had taken this room from being an empty space without a place to rock a newborn, to a rustic nursery ready for a baby and his Mama to enjoy lots of snuggles, cuddles and giggles!
What a difference a bit of decor can make, eh?
Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Rustic Woodland Nursery Makeover! It was soooo much fun!
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I have a few tutorials coming your way, so stay tuned for those coming next week. Also, I've been asked about my board and batten project in our master bedroom. I need to order a couple of pillows and I'll be sharing that space ASAP! WooHoo!
Thanks for the visit!