before and after

before & after: sharon’s nursery

by Grace Bonney

today’s first before & after comes from sharon taylor. sharon worked working with a mom-to-be to create this colorful nursery using a wealth of up-cycled items. using the canopy as inspiration, sharon painted a fun striped ceiling and brought color to the room by painting the doors bright yellow and the accessories a bright blue. to keep costs low, sharon was able to rehab several pieces for the room, including a junk store wardrobe, a pair of lamps from the late 50s’ (also found at a junk store), antlers, a vintage pram, a rock, and an estate sale chandelier. sharon reupholstered, painted, and gussied up all of these affordable items to create this colorful new room. the colorful circus theme was even carried through to the baby shower for the mom-to-be! the final touch for the room was a set of collages made by sharon’s sister millie johnson, who used vintage crates and illustrations to create artwork for the wall. i love the bright new look- well done, sharon! photos by dawn shields

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  • I absolutely love the nursery! It is so fun and cool! Can you tell me where you purchased the crib, super cool and modern!

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