Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nursery: Before and After

We had great fun working on this project and sharing the steps with you.  If you missed the live webinars you can view the recordings on our website.  Here is the finished room!

Just a reminder of the room before.  See our previous blog posts for more about the process of turning this room into a nursery.  This is the view across the room as you enter, of the window and closet door.
Rendering of the proposed window treatment by Merlyn Corcoran, Minutes Matter Studio
Color blocked grommet draperies. 
Aria metal rod from Finestra Decorative Hardware: Swirl finial
The glider and ottoman were recovered.  A chalkboard was created using chalkboard paint and a frame covered in stripe fabric.

A shelving unit perfect for books and toys from IKEA.
Child size upholstered cube is cute and functional!  A soft and stable spot for little ones to pull up on when learning to walk and a comfy seat for a young child to read or for putting on shoes.  When the baby is no longer a baby, it's a cute footstool.
The changing table pad was recovered and wall art was created by laminating fabric to wooden letters.  FirmaFlex fiberboard was used for the board, making it very lightweight.
The crib is decked out with a patchwork duvet and tailored crib skirt. 
The crib skirt is adjustable with the use of snap tape. When the crib mattress is dropped down, a layer can be removed.

Happy parents Mike and Brittany Williams with their new son, Aiden. 
A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this room possible.

Merlyn Corcoran, Minutes Matter Studio
Rodger Walker, Installation
 Brittany and Mike Williams 
and little Aiden Williams (the star of the show!)



  1. I LOVE this!! My favorite thing is the crib skirt that is adjustable for when the mattress is lowered. GREAT idea!!

  2. The two sessions were so informative and entertaining (Susan mimicking the sound of a roller shade springing up was hysterical!)- many useful color and design tips and fabrication techniques. Love that little cube and the clever crib skirt. Be sure to catch the recordings if you missed the live webinars.