Thursday, June 12, 2008
Room for Improvement: Nursery Room
From their little hands to their eyes to their cute smiles, babies bring joy to everyone, but your nursery doesn't have to be about pink and blue or teddy bears and dolls. Tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado is helping one mom create the perfect room for her new baby boy.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "We're making room for a baby on today's Room for Improvement, as we decorate a nursery space just in time for the newest bundle of joy."
Martin: "Room for Improvement, good morning, Johanna. How are you? Congratulations, and this Jeremy. Jeremy, nice to meet you. Let's go see the baby room."
Martin: "I love the tall ceilings. I like the furniture. I know it once belonged to your oldest son."
Johanna: "We want to do something completely different. Safari, animal is what we're kind of going for."
Martin: "Baby stores make decorating a nursery space easier for new moms because they offer all the matching pieces to a collection. However, the key is to use your creativity and personalize it more so that your room stands out."
Martin: "Let's begin with the new layout for the room."
I'm taking the existing cloth wall art, store bought, and I wanted to turn them into something special, so I'm painting a mat behind it, using alternating colors that of course match the existing bedding.
Martin: "And now we're ready for the second step. I'm going to hang these from these decorative knobs, which also tie in with the theme."
Martin: "Time to dress up the crib."
Here's another way to personalize the room even more. You can go to your local arts and crafts store, buy these natural frames for only a dollar, the foam letters and these adorable little cut-outs, in many different shapes, and you have something unique for the room.
Martin: "This is a great project to involve the children who are waiting for a little brother or sister to join the family."
So, for the finishing touch, I'm actually going to give the fan a face lift. I found these fan socks, believe it or not, that actually go on the blades to kind of give it a different look. I love the idea, but I'm taking it a step further. I went to my craft store, I bought these palm fronds, and I'm going to place them on the facade to give the ceiling a very safari, tropical look as well and tie it in with the entire theme.
Martin: "This morning, the baby's room was a blank slate. By using Johanna's baby shower gifts with a safari theme and giving it a creative spin, we now have a whimsical nursery waiting for Jacob's arrival."
Martin: "One, two, three, go ahead and open your eyes."
Johanna: "Oh, my gosh; oh, my goodness, this is beautiful. I love it, I absolutely love it."
Martin: "Well, listen, Johanna, thank you so much."
Johanna: "It's beautiful."
Martin: "And, to all the viewers, thank you so much for watching, and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."
FOR MORE INFORMATION: