Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Baby Girl Mia's DIY Nursery

So the many hours of work has finally paid off. Our little baby girl Mia (due in only 7 weeks!) finally has her own perfect little room.  We had so much fun preparing every little detail and put hours of thought and consideration into every aspect of it.

I wanted a palette of Pink, Vintage Red and Powder blue... and I think we got it right! 

Of course I couldn't do all of this by myself, and had lots of hands helping to complete this lovely nursery.  A big thanks goes out to my Godmother and Aunt Susaar who came with her suitcases and sewing machine and spent so many hours sewing together all the little pieces.  

I wanted flags and hearts and lots of it! I didn't like any of the designs and colour schemes I saw in the shops, and I was even disappointed at the prices of Cots and Compactums.  I therefore decided to embark on this wonderful DIY journey of creating our little girl's nursery exactly how I envisioned it. 

Here's what we did:
  • Sourced raw pine cot and work bench and painted it off white (Potters Clay from Dulux)
  • Painted the walls a nice neutral colour (Chalk Blush from Dulux) so that it will fit in with any colour scheme.
  • Hand picked selected fabrics (Hertex Fabric) and made quilt, flags, hearts and cot bumper.
  • Refurbished an old bookcase and painted it white, then decorated it with the same flags to match with the room.
  • Used ready made curtains that we "spruced" up with fabric and ribbons to fit colour scheme.
  • Used gifts (stuffed animals), vintage pieces (The red chair was Ryan's grandmother's and the Christening dress was my own) and some of Mia's cutest outfits to help decorate the room and make it more cozy
  • Borrowed a cot net from my husband's Aunt, saved big bucks not having to buy one ourselves
  • Put lots and lots of hard work, love and soul into this project...and that was the most important "ingredient" of all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Where shall I store all my SHOES!!!!??

I haven't been on in a long long time, so I hope these cute shoe storage ideas make up for it!

Sources via and

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just a quick "Hello"

My apologies for being so quiet over the last couple of weeks... I have been busy "nesting" and getting our little baby girl's nursery ready for her arrival in September.  Hopefully I will be able to post pictures of the finished project soon!! Lots of love, M xx

Friday, April 1, 2011

Martha Stewart Easter Ideas!!

I just love Martha! Sigh...

To learn how to make these cute centerpieces click here

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beautiful Backyard Baby Shower!

One of my loyal followers sent me a link to an awesome blog called Celebrations At Home.  What a lovely blog!  I specifically liked the real Baby Shower Pictures!! Eye candy for sure!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Decorating Kids Rooms With Flags

I love love love flags in kids festive and cheery! Can't wait to find out whether we are having a boy or a girl so that I can start sourcing fabric for our little nugget's flags:)  EXCITED!!!

Images via House to Home, Chic Deco and Spearmint Baby