My Room: Margot

My Room: Margot

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Carrie McBride
Nov 10, 2011

This lovely room awaits Margot's arrival. Her mom Jennifer shares her thoughts on putting it together and her sources: Our baby is due November 25 and when we found out we were having a girl I immediately started going through my inspiration folders (mostly of things from Ohdeedoh) and had my heart set on the color scheme of gray, pink and white.

Her room is the smallest in the house and one wall is almost all closet and another wall is the French doors leading out to the backyard deck. Painting such a small room gray worried me a bit but once we finished I was happy with the way it turned out, not cave-like at all. We used Benjamin Moore's Natura in Stonington Gray. We also took down the closet doors and replaced them with a pair of white curtains that were in another room of the house to which I added the pink ribbon ties.

I've always loved the Jenny Lind style cribs so we ordered one off of Amazon. I also really wanted one of the expensive, upholstered gliders but just couldn't justify spending the money and knew it would be a tight squeeze in that space as well. Instead, I found out that IKEA now makes their popular chair, the Poang, in a rocker. It was really affordable and I love how comfortable it is.

For months, I scoured Etsy, yard sales, antique stores and fairs and the internet to find the finishing touches. I admit, I went a little Etsy crazy: floor pouf, chandelier print, twinkle twinkle print, pink Paris photograph set, owl pillow and umbrella quilt. The dresser we found at a local antique store for a steal. The dollhouse and rocking horse we found at yard sales. The dollhouse was handmade for the owner's daughter and we bought it for $17! For the outward facing bookshelves, we used the IKEA Ribba picture ledges. The side table was found at an antique store and is actually a humidor! The rug is from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. I printed her name out on cardstock in letters from The Handmade Home's freebie downloads page. The accordion peg rack I found at an Antique Fair for $5 and spray painted it white. The little saddle shoes on the bookshelf we found at a yard sale for $1!

We had the best time putting her nursery together and I hope she grows to enjoy spending time in it!

Thanks Jennifer!

(Images: Jennifer P.)

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