Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kootoyoo creative space contribution - my birdy nursery



My creative space: this week I've finally finished a nine month-long project - my baby's room. It wouldn't have taken so long if I just hadn't launched my new business, but you know how it goes...the final piece was an owl softie for her bed. I tried to imitate the owls in her wall decor, using the last of the left over scraps from the other projects I'd made. In fact most of the room is a homage to left over scraps: I'm so lucky that my sister-in-law Keri runs the gorgeous Holly Chic baby manchester company and lets me have her cut offs.






The room started with Keri's Joel Dewberry "Espresso" cot bedding range and change table station, and took on the birdy theme with the owl Wall Decor sticker and the three framed "Moon Mum" embroidered art collages that Holly Chic also stocks.


I then used the fabric scraps from the Espresso range as well as some of Holly Chic's Sunburst, Full Moon Slate, Full Moon Pink and Lotus ranges scraps to create my own art: the LOREN fabric-covered name letters, the Russian doll and paper doily canvas art, the chair's patchwork cushion, and finally the owl softie.

My Dad repainted the armoire, which originally belonged to Mum when she was growing up, and my hubby repainted the tox box, which belonged to his younger brother.


I also made use of the front of the old cupboard door, using it for wall space to hang one of my 'Flora Blues' lily pinboards, and used the door handle as a hook for her cute shoe chain (I think from Baby First).



I'm so thrilled it's finished. Now I can move on to re-doing my four and a half year old's room: she needs a slightly more grown up space and wants a cerise and green theme. Part of the project: finding an old school desk on trademe that we can paint up for when she starts school next year.....

10 comments:

  1. What an adorable room! Any child would be lucky to have something close to that. Inspiring for my own future children's rooms!

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  2. Ooooh - this is great! I am just finishing off our nursery and it's always inspiring to see what others have done. Good luck with the business too!

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  3. Nice to see you on MCS!
    What a fab nursery - lots of gorgeous fabrics!!

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  4. Sweet nursery, yay for finishing it up!

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  5. Looks amazing, you are putting me to shame - my revised goal for M's room is his 1st birthday!

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  6. Well done, the room looks great :)

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  7. Any baby would be proud to have a room like that (if they noticed such things, of course!) I'm a true believer in surrounding your children with creativity from day dot, so this will really do the trick. Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. congratulations!!! i can imagine how proud you are :D lovely lovely job.

    grace

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  9. Really lovely - I love the fact that you are using your Mums old furniture - that is fantastic !

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  10. Oh look at my little pictures on the wall! They look lovely...so many sweet things in that room, you've done well :)

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