After the kitchen and the living room (which isn’t actually quite done) our priority was finishing Marin’s bedroom. It’s a small room in somewhat of a box shape with a closet and one window. Nothing particularly exciting about it but the perfect blank slate to have some fun. Her nursery in the Rhode Island house is quite neutral because I didn’t know if I was having a boy or girl. I decided to have some fun with colors and prints in her Vermont bedroom and I love how it turned out. Here’s a little more about her Vermont nursery makeover.
Vermont Nursery Makeover
While Craig was up in Vermont renovating last fall he refinished the floors (using this process) and painted the walls with Clare paint in Timeless. He painted all the ceilings as well in a classic white ceiling paint. We decided to replace all the trim throughout the house which was a massive undertaking and pretty expensive (wood prices have skyrocketed). But it made a big difference in making the whole space feel updated. We partnered with Crate & Kids to furnish the room (the dresser, crib, bedding and bunny head are c/o) and went antiquing in Vermont for artwork. The design was inspired by the antique print (pictured below) I inherited from my Great Aunt, and Marin’s middle name, Rose.
I used peel and stick wallpaper (in coral) to create an accent wall behind her crib. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. But it’s probably not something I’ll do again, haha. The nice thing is it’s super easy to remove and doesn’t mess up the paint. You definitely need a very smooth, flat surface. The hardest part was matching up the print on the seams but it only took a few hours to do the entire thing. I was pretty happy to finally get rid of the Uhaul moving box covering her window. We had some leftover blackout curtains from the Rhode Island house we weren’t using so they worked perfectly in her bedroom.
It’s funny the things she loves the most in the room.
I did a little last minute art project and clipped a bunch of extra photos I had printed to some string above her changing table. She absolutely loves it and one of her favorite things is to point to each picture and have us tell her who’s in the photo. I think in the fall I’ll change it up and stick them directly to the wall with some washi tape to make a big collage. She also loves the bunny head on the wall above her crib.
The Crate & Kids Hampshire bookcase was one of the first things I purchased. And we initially had it in our living room. I moved it to her bedroom because I wanted something she could easily access to play with her toys. I don’t put too many out at one time because she ends up taking them all out and not really playing with any of them. So I put the toys she’s most interested in on the shelves and then swap them out after a few weeks. She also really loves the little peach pouf because it’s the perfect height for her to climb on and off.
I’ve been trying to find the rug (we got it at a local Home Depot) so I will link to it if I do. I was hoping to find an antique rug. But we didn’t have any luck so I gave up after a few months. It felt so good to have a finished room in the house. We still have a ways to go so being able to check one off is quite satisfying. I think the space has a sweet almost country feel, perfect for a Vermont nursery. Now on to the next project! All items linked below.
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