Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Guest Blogger: Nana's Nursery

I am excited to feature my first guest blogger! My mother and business partner at Chapin Group, Wendy Teusink, became a "nana" for the first time last Monday. She is in the process of converting my childhood bedroom (get ready, this is hilarious) into a nursery for Addyson and all future grandchildren. Check out her progress below:

With the arrival of my first grandchild, Addyson Rae Borngesser, on Monday, May 24, it is time for me to convert Ashley's old bedroom into a nursery/guest room. (Yes, this was supposed to be completed before her arrival!)

With Ashley's first anniversary next week and her ten year high school reunion next year, I think it is finally time to redecorate her childhood bedroom. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of it when it was first decorated. Many items from the original design went off to college and to her first home (and to goodwill!). Leaving what you see here:

Really, it was cute in the beginning. I swear! Yes, all the trim is painted purple, thank goodness for Kilz. Time to part company with some of these childhood treasures! They will be headed for Ebay soon.

Pictures of old boyfriends and cheerleading days are probably best moved to the photo album. It's probably best to move the extra bolts of fabric back into my studio. The doll house and fire station I found at the Pottery Barn Outlet were my first "Nana purchases" and will stay in the room.

The brass bed will also stay with this bedding from Pottery Barn:

The trundle bed will go back underneath to make room for a crib. I guess all those boxes of Ashley's things stored underneath will be making the trip to her new house!

This is the crib bedding I purchased on sale at PB Kids for the room:

First things first, time to pick out a new ceiling fan, new carpet and paint. Hmm...wonder if this is why Ken went camping this weekend!


Thanks for the guest post, Mom! I cannot wait to see the end result!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, the memories we had in that room! Looks like Wendy is off to a great start. Can't wait to see the end result.