Greta's Bold, Colorful Abode

My Room

Name: Greta
Location: Prairie Village, KS

This room used to be my studio and was already painted white with one orange accent wall. We moved the Flor carpet squares from our living room into the nursery and got a new cushier rug for the living room.
The crib is from Amazon (Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib in white), the curtains are made from fabric from IKEA that I hemmed, and the chevron bedding and sheep rocker are from Pottery Barn Kids. The quilt was a gift made by my friend Kristen!

I decided since the colors were all gender neutral, the girl needed something girlie! So I made her the silver branch mobile with crystals hanging from it for some sparkle and bling. We hung baskets that I got from cb2 as book holders. We placed them at a lower level for her to eventually reach. The side table was a plywood project that I built in college, the teal lamp is from Crate & Barrel, and the dachshund night light is from 2modern (OFFI pet lamp in white).

I fixed up an old dresser that my parents have had in their storage room forever. It used to be brown wood that was very worn down and scratched up. I painted it flat grey and sanded around the edges and over the burly wood detail in the center of the top drawer. I put the original knobs back on and lined the drawers with wrapping paper that I liked. The closet was already painted orange and we added the chunky white floating shelves ourselves. They were designed with the plan of hanging clothes beneath the lower one for this very purpose.

The other dresser is my husband's childhood dresser with new knobs for a facelift. The tall white bookshelf is from West Elm, the bright-colored animal cube boxes in it are from Amazon (3 Sprouts Storage Boxes), and the changing pad cover is from BuyBuyBaby (Skip Hop Treetop). My friend, Megan, hand-made the crocheted wiener dog for me! The mason jar is decorated by my mom for a baby shower and is filled with advice and notes friends wrote to me. Hopefully this room makes Greta as happy as it makes me!

Thanks, Kara! Readers, you can visit Kara at The Kersten Haus.

(Images: Betsy Kersten)

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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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