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« on: February 04, 2008 01:17:43 PM »

This room has gone through MANY changes since we've moved in only 5 years ago.  Here's the latest.  Our son, Jonathan, was born on January 11th.  This is his room.

My husband and I did a lot of work in this room a couple of years ago.  We ripped up an old linoleum floor.  Sanded and refinished the hardwood floor.  We put up crown molding and baseboard molding.  I painted the the room using 2 different faux finish techniques.  Then I cut out circles from wallpaper sample books and used them as a border.



I used a Craftster tutorial to create the letters on the wall.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213298.0
My mom got the gliding chair and ottoman for $50.00 at a garage sale. 
We painted and reupholstered it. 
My mother-in-law refinished the old cradle she used when my husband was a baby.






My husband made the dog bed.  We wanted to make sure he didn't feel left out.



I added some paint to the garbage pail to tie it into the room.



My husband also made the changing table.  There is a company that sells them for close to $200.00.  I showed him a picture and he made it for free.  I love him.



I think Jonathan likes his room.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 01:25:50 PM »

You did a FABULOUS job on the room, and on the baby Wink Both are adorable!

I really liked how your wallpaper border came out - was it difficult? My husband I were talking about doing something similar for my daughter's room.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 01:26:16 PM »

The room is simply adorable!!! And so is your son!!

And I love how your scheme isn't a pick up every item from the same collection & match 110%. It's sooooo nice! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 01:29:33 PM »

Wow, great job! Cool furniture, very mid century modern. Where did you find it?
I love the letters, them came out great!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 01:31:30 PM »

Aww thats So cute!! I love the color scheme. You got a good one with your husband XD - making all the important stuff. haha. I adore that boarder by the way. how long did it takeyou to do the whole room?

oh and ADORABLE little baby
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008 01:31:40 PM »

wow, absolutely fabulous!

I love the changing table.

The circles look really really nice!
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008 02:22:56 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby!!! He's precious!

The room is very cute, you guys did a super great job.  The furniture and accessories compliment the paint job very nicely. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008 03:07:55 PM »

beautiful. im not sure if im talking about the baby or the room. awesome job on both! haha!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008 03:11:26 PM »

I love your room and your baby.  what really caught my eye was the radiator cover under the window.  I want to get one made like that for my house.  Is the grill metal or wood and did you get it made or did it come with the house?

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008 07:46:45 PM »

You did a FABULOUS job on the room, and on the baby Wink Both are adorable!

I really liked how your wallpaper border came out - was it difficult? My husband I were talking about doing something similar for my daughter's room.



I got the wallpaper sample books at the local wallpaper store.  They were discontinued designs, so I got them for free.  I invested $15 in a circle cutter.  You can get one at the craft store or Amazon.com.  Well worth it! Then I just used wallpaper paste to randomly stick them on the wall.  It was really quite simple.  You can read more about the faux finished walls and wallpaper circles here.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150378.msg1490251#msg1490251

Wow, great job! Cool furniture, very mid century modern. Where did you find it?
I love the letters, them came out great!


The furniture came from my parent's house.  I'm guessing it's from the 60's.  It was dark brown wood.  My husband sanded and painted it all.

Aww thats So cute!! I love the color scheme. You got a good one with your husband XD - making all the important stuff. haha. I adore that boarder by the way. how long did it takeyou to do the whole room?

oh and ADORABLE little baby

Hmmm... I think if I figured this out, I'd faint.   Tongue 

I love your room and your baby.  what really caught my eye was the radiator cover under the window.  I want to get one made like that for my house.  Is the grill metal or wood and did you get it made or did it come with the house?

Thanks,
little earthling


The radiator cover was here when we moved in.  The entire thing is made of wood.  We painted it to match the other woodwork and furniture in the room.



THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for the kind words about the room and the little man. 
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