When Lauren emailed me a week or so ago, I was so excited to hear from an old college buddy!!  She lives just up the road near Prattville, Alabama and she has a beautiful family…and they’re about to welcome a baby girl into this world in a few short weeks.

She emailed to ask if I had any suggestions for the dresser she bought (boy, do I!), but she mentioned that the room wasn’t ready yet.  She’ll be coming into a house full of sweet little boys, but my first thought, was, man, she needs her own space.

And I can totally relate to Lauren…and I’ve been 4 or 5 weeks away from my due date and let me tell ya, that’s no time to be painting furniture and hanging drapes.  It wasn’t for me, anyway.

So I just asked if she’d let me run up there and help her do it in a day or so.  She was adorably sweet and said yes!  Little does she know, I love this stuff so much, she’s doing me a favor.  Plus, I need a good baby fix, and sprucing up a little girl’s retreat will do just the trick.

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It’s very rare for me to receive an email from any of you guys (let alone a college friend!) who live an hour away from me…it seemed only fitting that I help her out!  I’m thrilled to work with her to create Ryann’s room, and I cannot wait to get started this week!

before | nursery makeover

I asked Lauren to shoot me some pics of the room…and here’s number one.

The Pros:

  • She has her furniture already–and it’s beautiful!
  • bead board provides such architectural interest
  • there’s a dresser waiting to be painted and spruced up
The Cons:
  • The red is a little intense for many spaces, let alone a nursery
  • we need to finish some elements like trim and bead board
So, in my book, the pros are outweighing the cons, and that leaves us WAY ahead.  It’s time to freshen the room up with paint, drapes, new bedding, and some fun patterns.
Because the room also serves as a guest room, we wanted to steer away from a pink wonderland, and create a fun, fresh space that would welcome adults as well as little Ryann.
Here’s what I came up with….

design board for a modern little girl's nursery

Fun, right?!?

We’ll go with gray (with some blue undertones) on the walls, and accent the room with texture, some yellows, blues, and, of course, modern pops of pink.  These are simply ideas…and I’m sure the actual room will look a little different, but I think this is a great start.

I reached out to my AMAZING SPONSORS and lots of them are sending art and pieces for Lauren’s nursery…this amazes me and makes me SO thankful that I am blessed to work with such talented, generous ladies.  You’ll hear all about what they each make/send when we reveal the nursery.

So, we’re talking paint, paint, paint, and the fun part: dressing the room.  We’ll also be videoing the whole process so you guys can see how we get from A to Z.  Here’s where you come in:

If you live in the Montgomery area, and want to help us complete this room makeover on October 3rd, leave me a comment and let me know what you’d be willing to help us with!!  It’s going to be a lot of work, but a TON of fun, and we’ll take any of you talented ladies on our team!!

We definitely need lots of painters, a seamstress (I’d love to make some simple new panels for the windows), someone to help video, snap photos while we’re working, etc.

Wanna help and have some fun?  Let me know in the comments and I’ll email you to get you set up!

Can’t wait to help with this room, and hope to see you guys there, too.  Plus, don’t tell Lauren, but I’m hoping she lets me dress the room for a reveal…and lets us surprise the socks off of her!

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