My Room: Ruthie Sue

My Room: Ruthie Sue

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Carrie McBride
May 27, 2010

With a little love even irregular rooms with slight imperfections can be transformed into beautiful havens for children. Case in point, the room Julia put together for Ruthie: The first thing I knew I wanted to do in my baby's nursery was stripes! So, we chose our colour and went at it. We live in a crooked little upstairs apartment of an old house and the nursery is the most lopsided room in the whole place. But, my husband and I both agreed we wanted to take on the challenge.

I'm so glad we did as they turned out great and served as inspiration for me to finish the room. Once we knew we were expecting a girl I thought I'd add in a little pink here and there but, I ended up adding quite a bit as I just couldn't help myself! Most of the things in Ruthie's room are home-made or hand-me-downs or things we already had. The pink dresser was a second hand item I painted myself and put new knobs on. The change table/ shelving unit was made by various members of my family.

The rocking chair was a hand-me-down from my parents that we sanded and stained to match the rest of the furniture. And, most importantly, the crib was a gift built by my dad. It is so beautiful and so special. The curtains were made by my mother (as you can see, I come from a talented family) from some fabric I came by in the discount section! The rest of the room is filled with gifts from our generous family and friends as well as a very special hand-me-down: Ruthie's great-great grandmother's teapot.

As you can see, not a lot of money was put into the room but there sure is a lot of love. And, that's just they way we like it!

Thanks Julia and Ruthie!

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