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What Little Girls are Made of

Description

My vision was a sweet strawberry nursery for our baby girl Coco. Coco's room is 90% homemade with touch of thrift and 100% mom and dads love. This went beyond what I visioned!

Design Inspiration

I remember as a little girl loving to eat strawberries. I wanted Coco's room to have strawberries in it but I did not want the cartoon look. I wanted a vintage yet shabby chic look with handmade pieces to give it a warm feel. The hand-painted art her dad created and handmade mobile, sock, glove animals help achieve what I was hoping for.

Decorating Style

Vintage Modern Comfort and Love

Project Details

I created her entire room around the purchase of a fabric. I bought her fabric at very popular fabric store called Mary Jos http://maryjos.com. I had a friends mother make her bedding and a friend made her curtains. I made her pillows, sock monkey,bunny and strawberry mobile. My husband is an artist so I had him create two pieces of art. The strawberry painting and Β the silhouette painting of me pregnant The painting of me with my belly is so precious to me. I bought her crib and dresser on craigslist. Her chair I bought at Goodwill and I redid the fabric. The mirror I purchased at a thrift store.Β 

Favorite Items

Coco's strawberry mobile because I worked so hard trying to figure out how to make soft strawberries. It turned out great. I am in love with the painting my husband did of me pregnant with Coco. I think she will cherish that painting forever. The big strawberry painting my husband did for her room is precious to me. I also like her fabric on her bedding and the mirror just adds the perfect touch I was looking for.

Advice

Gather around your gifted friends and have them do projects for you. Have a vision for what you desire and you will get it if you look around and use your creative skills. I had no idea how I would make a strawberry mobile but I took my vision and tried it and it turned out great. I also would shop at thrift stores looking for the right touches. . You can create this room on a budget and it be beautiful! The hand done art pieces are what makes the room complete.

CreativeCrumbs

Tuesday 30th of November 2010

Jungmoma: Oh my, so simple yet very striking.  Thanks for the reply and the tutorial :)

Recreate

Friday 12th of November 2010

Shabby chic and vintage, now that's really a great combination.  I love this room... it makes me want to design my own room in the same manner. Strawberries for Coco. :)

BriskRain

Friday 5th of November 2010

I love how your friends all came through for you. This is a great show of DIY prowess!  And thanks for the procedures on the strawberries, I'd love to try that out!!!!

BriskRain

Friday 5th of November 2010

I love how your friends all came through for you. This is a great show of DIY prowess!  And thanks for the procedures on the strawberries, I'd love to try that out!!!!

BriskRain

Friday 5th of November 2010

I love how your friends all came through for you. This is a great show of DIY prowess!  And thanks for the procedures on the strawberries, I'd love to try that out!!!!