Monday, June 12, 2006
Room for Improvement: Nursery
Every parent knows there is so much to do before welcoming your little bundle of joy. But tonight, Martin Amado is helping out one expectant mother. In this Room For Improvement, he's designing a new nursery out of old furniture.
WSVN--We're here to help an expecting mom who hasn't had the time to decorate the nursery space yet. She's already due next month but have no fear room for improvement is here.
Suzie: "Well, Martin, as you can see, this is an office that need to convert into a nursery."
Martin: "What do you have for furniture because there is nothing babyish here?"
Suzie: "Well, my sister provided me with a crib and a dressor. It's a little bit old but it's definately very nice and I what the room to be a combination of something the baby can grow up with."
Well, we have our work cut out for us today tranfering that office space into a nursery but I'm confident that with paint and the right accessories it's going to happen in one day.
First up, let's clear all this massive furniture out of the room.
With the room now clear we can begin the magic with the painting.
So I found this dresser that Suzie had as a hand me down and I'm going to turn it into a changing table but before I do that I'm going to paint the drawers and had these decroative knobs to make it a bit more whimisical.
Whenever you want to paint wood furniture it's always good to give it a lite sanding so the paint can adhere much better.))
So with the knobs in place we have a brand new changing table.
If you hang wall art from door knobs, it also gives it a nice decorative touch.
Suzie had this chair in her master bedroom but I think it looks much better in the nursery space.
I'm taking an inexpensive decorative table and just be placing a round placemat underneath the glass top it just gives it that extra pop.
A small basket to hold all the baby clothes and the final touch is just a little something for mom who deserves some pampering and attention as well.
"This morning we took a home office and transformed it into a magical nursery space just waiting for Sofia Isabell's arrival next month all for a budget of under $1,000."
Martin: "One, two, three..."
Suzie: "Oh, my Gosh. It's beautiful. This has exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Martin. I can't believe this was my office."
Martin: "Well, my work is done and that's just one more thing off the honey do list from suzie. I'll see you guys next week."
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