I don't have before pictures for any of the bedrooms as they are just standard bedrooms and the changes were all cosmetic - paint, ceiling fans, faux wood blinds for the windows, and new floors. My husband did scrape off the old popcorn ceiling treatments, which made a huge difference in terms of updating the spaces.
We moved our older daughter Alyssa into another room in order to re-use the nursery furniture for our second daughter Zoe. Since my Mom is a super-talented quilter, we based the decor for the room on a quilt she made; we chose the pattern and fabrics together specifically for the room. We based the look loosely on the example quilt pictured for the pattern, which was from the book Quilting for Baby. We achieved a completely different (and gorgeous) look for the re-decorated room by avoiding pinks and purples.
The back of the quilt is a fabulous chocolate brown minky fabric that allows you to really see the beautiful quilting work.
We used extra fabric to make this beautiful, inexpensive matching memory board. I'll cover how to do this in another post soon.
We left the top half of the walls the same celery green it had been for Alyssa's nursery, but painted the bottom half of the walls chocolate brown and added a chair rail (after the glider made it clear exactly where it was needed by scuffing up the wall in the previous nursery!). Three black-out panels in chocolate brown cover the wide window. I have plans for some modifications to these soon, so stay tuned!
We also re-used the white high-shag rug from Alyssa's nursery (it was from Target originally). With a professional cleaning from an awesome local carpet cleaning company, it is still white!!
This post is linked up to the following parties:
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party at Delightful Order
Hookin Up with HOH at House of Hepworths
Home Decor and Organizing Link Party at Organize & Decorate Everything
Sticker and Party Time at The 36th Avenue
Weekend Warrior Link Party at Ask Anna
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons
Inspiration Board at Homework
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now