Sunday, July 10, 2011

Guest Bedroom to Nursery Makover (and my debut as a grandmother :)

I’ve been telling you how busy things are around here, but the little one is finally here!!!!! Both he and the nursery are finally ready to make their debut!


You might remember when our daughter got married I helped her redo two guest rooms in their 1940’s bungalow. You can see that full post here. But two years later this room needed another makeover….it needed to become a nursery!!!


Same wall-different bed and art :). She knew she wanted a room that truly said “baby”and nothing but pastels would do! She chose complementary fabrics in blue, green, and yellow. The walls were painted Gold Buttercup by Behr.


The bed is antique white in the Venetian series by Bratt. It actually can be a four-poster, but she elected not to use them this time (maybe for a girl someday :). She was extremely lucky and found it on sale! The bumpers are paisley trimmed in the stripe of the bed skirt. The rug is from the Pottery Barn Outlet.


The next major hurdle was finding just the right chair. This is a swivel rocker in the pale green of the crib fabric. It is truly comfortable---I’ve always wanted a chair with something similar to an odometer. I know I have already put some “miles” on this one! We found the little side table at a thrift shop. I “shabby chicced” it and spray painted the lamp.


We also found an old oak dresser to serve as a changing table and to use for storage. The kind people in the paint department at Lowe’s walked me through the painting and glazing process.


There is room on top for diaper changing necessities in the basket and lots of drawers to hold all those adorable sacks and onsies!


The final necessity was a window treatment. She had box pleat balloon shades made in a complementary polka dot. The knotted trim is in the bed skirt fabric. She left the room darkening shades behind for nap time!


Now the fun begins…accessorizing! Dad made the shelf. The picture on the easel is a thread count piece my mother made over thirty years ago. I rematted it and painted the frame to match the furniture. It makes me happy to have a little reminder of his great grandmother in his room….I know she’d like it too.


I had this little bench done as a surprise! The bench belonged to my daughter when she was a child. I antiqued it and a local artist painted the name and animals to mimic the canvases over the bed. We LOVE the animals. We both spent days online searching for just the right art.

smiling henry

This is our little guy….well, our guy anyway. He weighed eight pounds and thirteen ounces! One of my daughter’s co-workers from school took this on the day he was one week old. The photographer is a kindergarten teacher and had never photographed a baby before. I think she missed her calling!

sock monkey

It’s official….I’m in love with this wonderful blessing from God!

I’m linking to Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. You can click on her button on the sidebar for immediate transportation. Thanks for sharing this joy with me!! You’ve been with me through the whole thing! I’d love to hear from you!


  1. Oh, Susan! I hurried right over to see! How precious! And his room is wonderful! I am so excited for you! Being a grandmother is the best thing on earth! :-) Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. What a beautiful baby boy, Susan. I love that precious smile, his eyes are just full of warmth. Welcome to our world Henry. May you be showered with blessings & joys.

    The room is just lovely.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~

  3. Awwww!!!! I have been waiting for a picture of his precious little face ! I am sending a gentle hug and kiss thru the land of blog. :D Love how ya'll decorated his room - great job! Love the pictures! Congrats to all ! :D

  4. Great nursery and such a handsome little guy! God bless you all!


  5. Oh, How Wonderful! He is so sweet. I know that you are in love. I love how the room turned out. The bed is just divine. The bench reminds me that we should have a similar in the attic. Just might have to check, but no grandchildren in the horizon. Hug that precious boy for us.

  6. Beautiful baby and i love the nursery. I just bought my daughter in law a rocker so she could rock her twin girls i think shes in that chair 24 hrs a day

  7. Aw, he is adorable! Love the room, especially the bedding and rug.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I'll hope you'll come see the nursery I helped create for my first grandchild!


  8. Congratulations Susan, on your darling precious new Grandson. Have been wondering when the arrival was going to be.
    He is really adorable and loved seeing the photographs. I know what a proud Grandmother you must be. The bedroom is so sweet too, love all the soft colours.

    Best wishes to the family.

  9. So Sweet! Congratulations on your new grandbaby!

  10. God bless your new little grandson, he is beautiful! The room turned out lovely too.

  11. What a beautiful baby. The nursery is lovely. Congratulations to all.

  12. Your grandson is so adorable and the pictures are priceless. This room is not only functional but beautiful to be in. Such a heartwarming post.

  13. Oh Congratulations Susan! He is so beautiful and being a grandma is simply wonderful!
    The nursery is really well done! I love the colors and the artwork and the dresser and crib. Lovely!

  14. Congratulations on that beautiful baby!! You did an outstanding job on his precious room!!

  15. Hi Susan and congratulations to you on the birth of your precious little grandson. Isn't he a handsome little fellow! His little room is darling! I love all the soft colors too! Enjoy this little bundle of joy!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    B a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. It looks wonderful, and so does he. God bless him!
    I love that window treatment!
    I saved my son's toy box looks like your bench. like yours, but they didn't want it . So it is living in the garage!

  17. Everything looks wonderful and that grandbaby is adorable! What a blessing ~ congratulations! Jennifer

  18. Adorable room with such great detail!
    Beautiful baby boy! God bless him and all of you!

  19. I want to eat him up he's so stinkin' cute! I adore the nursery and especially the prints above the crib!

  20. Congrats! I love the smiling one! I just became a gramma again too a couple of weeks ago... another grandson! We are both so blessed The nursery looks so cute~

  21. Oh how absolutely precious! The baby AND the nursery! Congrats to you and your family. He's adorable!

  22. What a gorgeous nursery and a beautiful baby. Congratulations!

  23. Your new grandson is so precious, Susan. Congrats to you and your family. You have turned your guest room into a beautiful nursery. Love the valance and the little bench. Sweet pictures. Every baby needs his own sock monkey.

  24. Oh Susan, he's adorable, and look, he's already grinning! I'm so happy for you! His bedroom is beautiful. I adore that bench that you had painted with the cute animals. The bedroom colors are so restful, but playful at the same time, and that bed is so pretty. I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to get over here to see this post. I don't know what I've been doing, but I feel like I haven't a spare minute these days. Congratulations again! laurie

  25. What a beautiful room and a beautiful little boy! Congrats to you and blessings to your beautiful baby boy! May the Lord Jesus bless him abundantly his whole life!
    Blessings My Friend,

  26. Susan! What a joy! Henry is beautiful!

    The nursery is just lovely! Your ballon valance turned out just right! Such a beautiful project for mom/daughter to bring baby into the world!

    You are so kind for your encouragement and comments. I appreciate you!

  27. Congratulations darling! He is beautiful! His room is darling, so full of love.. there is nothing like being a grandmother.
    hugs ~lynne~

  28. Taking another peek. & still as gogeous as ever!

    Would you be so kind to (& tell your friends) comment on my BLOG ONLY (emails don't count), for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  29. Are you still being a BH? Baby Hog...:)

    Hope all is well. I was looking at some old posts and saw a comment from you. So I had to hop over and say hello!
    Hope all is well!

  30. Congratulations, Susan, on the arrival of your precious little grandson. Being a grandma is one of the most wonderful things in the world. He had a beautiful new bedroom awaiting his arrival.

  31. Hi Susan,

    Just had to drop by and say hello and how happy you must be to have a darling new baby in your life.
    He is precious and know how in love you must be and a very proud Grandmother.
    Hope all is well and have a happy week


  32. The room is amazing but the baby is sooo adorable.

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  35. Fantastic this post and lovely bedroom. thanks

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