Delany's Colorful Creative Space

My Room

Name: Delany (Due this month)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

When my husband and I found out we were having a baby we were both excited and overwhelmed! We knew that the room that would become our future nursery was a HUGE project.

Due to a leaky roof, it smelled like mildew and needed new drywall, windows and lighting. Thankfully, between the two of us we make a pretty good team, as he is an engineer and I'm an art teacher.

I started designing the very day we found out we were having a girl. I knew I didn't want any particular theme, and it is important to me that this little girl has a room that will grow with her. I had been spending a lot of time on the Urban Outfitters websitem and the quilt in the nursery caught my eye. I love all of the colors and patterns incorporated in it.

After months of drywalling and installing new windows we finally got to the fun stuff! I had originally wanted to put up wallpaper but soon realized it was outside our budget. Instead I opted for a wall stencil from Whitewall & Co. The chair was a little gem I found for $30 on Craigslist. I sewed a slipcover for it, and my husband made it into a rocking chair by attaching a rocking mechanism to the bottom. The dresser was another DIY project that I finished with paint and scrap paper. Originally there was a niche in the wall on the left side of our chimney. I sketched up a plan for shelves and my husband built them as a "backboard" for the bed. After eight months of work and lots of DIY projects our nursery is finally finished and ready for our baby girl to come home!

Thanks, Danielle!

(Images: Danielle R.)

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Lauren is a writer, DIYer, and Etsy addict living with her family in her tiny work-in-progress home in Pennsylvania. When not blogging, she can usually be found chasing around one very spirited little three-year-old and snuggling her new baby girl.

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