March 15, 2012

Nursery Reveal

After 9 months of planning, painting, building and endless sewing projects - BabyMorgan's nursery is finally complete! As for the baby, well, it's any one's guess when Bean will arrive but this is the space that is waiting for him or her!

I am so in love with everything to do with this room! Hubby and I worked really hard on a million projects for this room, and it came together just like I had envisioned.

Normally when I decorate a room it comes together piece by piece, rather than starting with a fully thought-out plan. This nursery was the exception. Since I ordered all the fabric online at once, I had to know the direction I was heading in.

I also did my best to create a nursery that will grow with the baby. I knew from the start that I wanted a room that would not only be soothing and peaceful for Baby, but for Hubby and I to (since we will most likely be spending a lot of time in here at all hours of the night).



Wall Color: GeneralPaint - TanWrap (CL2791W)

Wingback Chair: I picked up the chair for free, and re upholstered it myself (yeah, I can't believe it either!) in fabric from Fabric.Com ($54 for fabric)

Blue Cushion on Chair: I whipped up this velvet cushion cover in fabric from Fabric.Com ($8.49 for fabric)

Faux Sheepskin Rug: From Ikea (can't find a link online) ($9.99)

Round Foot Cushion: I sewed this cushion from fabric from Fabric.Com ($7 for fabric)

Round Table: I picked this table up on UsedVictoria, and painted the top gloss white ($15)

White Lamp: Scored this lamp base at the DeanParkGarageSale and sprayed is matte white, and bought the shade at Walmart (Lamp $1, Shade $4)

Drapes and Hardware: Sewed the drapes out of fabric from Fabric.Com, and got the hardware from my Aunt Debra ($30 for fabric, hardware free)

Change Table: The dresser from my childhood room (free)

Framed Artwork: Frames from MichaelsCrafts, green print from Ikea, and I made the silver 'M' out of left over metallic wrapping paper (Frames $12 for two, green print $2, 'M' free)

Large Armoir: An antique from Hubby's late Grandpa - I'm sure he would love to know it's being used in his great-grandchild's room (free)

Globe, and 'A' 'Z' on Top of Armoir: Globe from Hubby's childhood room, 'A Z' from Hubby's Stepmom - I just pealed off the floral stickers and sprayed over the dusty pink with gloss white (free and free)

Crib: A gift from Hubby's Mom - a beautiful crib that I drove Hubby crazy picking out (free)

Bunting Over Crib: Homemade by moi with left over fabric from the nursery projects (free)

Blanket On Crib: A beautiful homemade blanket from my Aunt Donna (free)

Black Bird Hanger: A cool gift from our friend Krista (free)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to comment!

March 1, 2012

Sweet, Sweet Floors

With BabyMorgan due anytime in the next month, reno wrap ups are in full swing here at CasaMorgan! Mainly - that silly bathroom. Hubby has been working like mad to finish up the half done reno in time for Baby, and it looks like it will be a close race!

With me 9 months pregnant and completely useless, Hubby has had to fair most of this reno wrap up himself (making for an extra happy wife). A few weeks ago, he tackled the floors - one of the last huge hurtles we needed to tackle on this project.

Ripping up the old (read: ugly) vinyl flooring and subfloor

New subfloor in, heated wires in, self leveled, and starting to figure out the tile layout

Floors half installed

Some tricky cutting around the toilet plumbing - Hubby is amazing with that tile saw

Floors all installed and looking amazing!

We went with a Bianco Carara 12" x 24" honed and filled marble tile. The reason I chose a honed and filled tile, rather than polished, was to help a bit with how slippery marble floors can be. I chose to have them installed half staggered - just like we did in our kitchen and laundry room - since we love that lay out so much.

Still lots to go, but at least those floors are looking amazing!! And man is it nice to wake up to toasty warm marble under my toes. Now THAT is living the dream!