Happy New Year!!!!
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday.
We started our December off with a trip to the Cayman Islands. My hubby has work there every year and I gripe and groan about going because I want SNOW and COLD WEATHER and I want to decorate and sip a hot tottie while gazing at my beautiful Christmas tree! So every year, I start on my band wagon, I complain about all the gifts that need to be purchased, about packing, about what time our flight leaves…. yup, I’m a real delight to be with…. and he still wants me to go! BUT, once we get there… I’m in heaven. Staying at the Ritz Carlton is HARD WORK PEOPLE!!! Do I lie by the pool or on the beach? Do I have a salad or a sandwich for lunch? Rum punch or a beer? Anyone hating me?
But then, I get home and Oh Lord, the craziness and stress kicks in! I have to say, this year I had all of my gifts purchased before we left. That helped a lot with the transition from vacation into Christmas mode. It was a crazy December (hence why I haven’t been posting) but I’m back on board now.
Before Thanksgiving, I finished decorating a nursery. I had been wanting to do a room with red and turquoise. When I was contacted to decorate a nursery for a baby girl I immediately thought… oh good! This is my chance!!! Baby Ryan’s Mom, Kelsey was more than excited about the nursery being red and turquoise.
I painted their old crib red. Love red cribs.
I had the drapes and bedding made.
Home Fabrics has such amazing material.
The red and white material was $7.99/yd.
Kelsey found the dresser on Craig’s List.
It was a laminated Ikea changing table.
I repainted it and added wood knobs
that I painted with polka-dots.
You can see how I did it here.
I painted and used old frames that I found at thrift stores.
The light is from Target that I purchased for $23.00.
I added a small banner and some trim.
I found the carpet at Home Goods for $149.
When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for
Kelsey also found the glider on Craig’s List that I painted and had recovered in the same fabrics
that were used on the bedding.
I made the “Ryan” with canvas, fabric and wooden letters.
Shelves will be mounted above the glider.
I will post a tutorial soon on how I did the canvas letters and the banner.
Have a fabulous week!