Thursday, May 27, 2010

Aimee's Nature-Inspired Nursery and a Leen The Graphics Queen Giveaway

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Today I'd like to introduce you to my new blog friend Aimee.

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Aimee is a self-proclaimed, "do-it-yourself girly-girl with a head full of ideas and fingernails perpetually splattered with paint".



I was so excited when she emailed me about her latest reno project.
She used our reading room as inspiration...

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...as inspiration for her recent nursery make over.

Check it out!

Before...
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After...
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From ripping out the old paneling and ceiling tiles, to installing new windows, to completely re-wiring the room- Aimee really created a beautiful room for her baby-
don't you think?

For the full story, and more before and after shots, head on over to Aimee's blog:

My Pink Life

And Aimee, if you're reading this, way to rock that re-do girl!

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Now on to the free stuff!

If you dig the vinyl "wall words" in Aimee's nursery, you will love today's giveaway!

Leen the Graphics Queen
has offered to give one lucky TLC reader a $50 Gift Certificate to use on the graphic(s) of your choice!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post between now (Thursday, May 27th, 2010) and Monday (May 31, 2010 at noon CST).

And, yes, she can create custom graphics too.
Remember the number 3 she made for me?

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All I had to do was tell her the size and font I wanted, and voila!
Instant vinyl awesomeness!



Good luck!



Wanna see more wall word inspiration?
Check out my latest Ideabook
"Word Up: Applying Vinyl Wall Words"

on Houzz.com!



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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That nursery is gorgeous! WOW!

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

What a cute nursery room! Amazing transformation too! I love me some vinyls :-)
Thanks for posting!
-Desiree

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love the makeover and the precious graphic of "His eye is on the Sparrow"... I remember singing that hymn as a little girl!!

And really? This is the giveaway? Are YOU the most fun EVER? I think you are! :)

MelissaM said...

This is beautiful!

It is exactly what I hope my own child's nursery will look like someday.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous nursery. Enter me please!

Dianne said...

Oh I'd really love to win some vinyl :)

Shelby said...

My house could use some of this! Love it!

curlie girlie said...

Love the nursery! I'd also love to win the giveaway!

Carrie and Shane said...

Darling nursery, so sophisticated. What a great giveaway. I already know what I'd want her to do for me.

Mrs. L said...

Love the hursery redo and the letter giveaway.

Kristin said...

Love your blog! The make-over is so impressive! Thanks for the giveaway~

Henson Clan of the North said...

That nursery looks so calm and soothing! I love the give away too!

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

What a great makeover, thanks for sharing! Would love some graphic-y goodness too! : )

Allison Murphy said...

The nursery is beautiful!

Pam said...

Such a sweet nursery! I love the vinyl words please enter me!!!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful room! Getting ideas for my baby's room re-do!

Kiri said...

That nursery is beautiful! I would love one of those fun vinyl graphics!
~Kiri

Andrea said...

I love vinyl graphics!! Pick me, pick me!!!

Vintage Creations said...

Holy cow.. that nursery is absolutely gorgeous! :) I'm a new one to your blog so i have never seen your room.. but i LOVE LOVE LOVE those stripes! :) So subtle.. I LOVE IT! :)

shirley elizabeth said...

Oh this would be perfect to win because I just discovered a wonderful quote I really want to put on my wall...and I've never been a wall quote person so this is pretty big for me.

Karen said...

I love The Lettered Cottage and will be telling my son and daughter-in-law about it! They just bought their first house. You provide such inspiration and how-to info.

Thank you,
Karen

Chrissy @ Home.Kids.Life. said...

That nursery is amazing! I'm loving the curtain rods and I might try that in our guest/office room! Thanks for all the inspiration and giveaway!

Sue said...

Cute nursery and I love your blog!!!

Sue in St. Lou

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I absolutely love that nursery! That is one of my favorite songs ever...His eye is on the sparrow. How blessed that little one is!
Would love to win one of Leen's pieces. :)

Cassie said...

I love all the options with Vinyl lettering/decor. Great giveaway :)

-Cassie in FL

Katherine Hawkins said...

What a beautiful nursery! I loved the colors and all the details. Thanks for all your info and ideas Layla! I look forward to reading your blog daily :)

Brad and Meagan Vandermaarel said...
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Kellerwoman said...

I'd love to win some vinyl wall art! The tree branches are beautiful.

Sarah said...

Ohhhhh!! I love this!! Please enter my name :)

Kell and Chen said...

Great giveaway, Layla! Thanks for all the fun blog posts to read.

Angie said...

What an adorable nursery!!!
Love the vinyl contest too! :)

Onita76 said...

wow, that nursery is incredible!

Turley Times said...

I follow Aimee's blog and I loved her nursery transformation (and your reading room too, of course)! Thanks for the chance to win some vinyl art!!

Hannah

Kristin said...

Beautiful nursery!

~Kristin

Cammee said...

Love the nursery!

I already know what I would order :)

avidreader said...

Love that nursery! Would love some vinyl words for my family room! Great give-a-way!

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Beautiful nursery! I hope you never change the reading room, it is, and has been one of my favorite rooms on the internet. And believe me, I've seen a lot of rooms on the internet ;)

paperlust said...

beautiful nursery! and great giveaway!

Robyn said...

OH what a sooothing and loving environment for a wee one! It's PERFECT! I see it's for a little boy but it could have been gender neutral as well! I LOVE IT!

katier32 said...

I would love to win this! I have a perfect blank slate in the guest room that could use a little vinyl action!

Beverly said...

I'd love to be a winner! Always use your blog as inspiration, Layla!

glenis said...

A truly beautiful room, such simplicity and aahhhness needed as a new mom will be needing! And Layla, love love love your inspiration reading room!

ARI Photography said...

Adorable nursery! Great job.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

It must feel rewarding to give so many people design help and inspiration. Her room turned out so well!

Thanks, I would love the chance to win some graphics from Leen the Graphics Queen. I have the perfect project in mind.

Lisa said...

Such a cute peaceful nursery! Love it!

Tiffany said...

I love this nursery! It's so fresh and crisp!! I'd love to try that paint job too!

Melissa said...

I love the nursery! Great job and use of inspiration from the reading room!

Anita said...

Such a beautiful and serene nursery she created! I love the twigs she used as rods. I'm going over there to see more pics! Oh and I'd love to give some of the vinyl lettering a try. I'm a vinyl virgin! :o

Lissie24 said...

Absolutely fabulous nursery! Way to go!

Emily said...

What a beautiful space. Well, both are beautiful. I'm going to recommend the nursery as an idea for my sister in law. They're not finding out the sex of the baby beforehand, and this is a pretty neutral room. And heck, you could always add pops of color later.

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh I love that verse she put on her nursery wall...so precious!!! I would love to win!!!

allikayesmama at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

beautiful! =)

claudia b said...

I wanty some vinyls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Hot Heads Groupie said...

Wow! Amazing! She did a phenomenal job! :) What a lucky baby!

A Meek Perspective said...

Would love to win this prize! I have been trying to figure out how to paint a quote on our Master Bedroom wall. This would solve my query! Love your blog. Just finished reading the whole blog last weekend. You are both so talented and make a great team.

Megan Miller said...

Oh this would be great. I already know what I'd have her do! Love the redo and your blog!

BeeHive said...

We just did the exact same thing to what was our sun porch! Well almost exact since it's now my office and my old office is earmarked for a nursery some day.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

ah-mazing! so crisp and clean. a perfect retreat for a little one!

Blogging with the Bryan's said...

What a serene baby room - love it!

kim said...

Love the vinyl... does she do nature inspired branches, flowers, trees... meaning graphics instead of words? i love it all.

Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...

What a precious space. Would LOVE some vinyls!

GeNell said...

Beautiful nursery. I sure could use some vinyl decor in my home. Thanks for the opportunity!!

cutlerclan said...

would LOVE some graphics from the queen!!

Fi said...

Wow that room is so peaceful. I love the limbs used as curtain rods-that's awesome!

I am Katy, said...

What a big change! It looks great!

Mrs. R said...

Love the nursery room and the giveaway!

Artsdotter said...

You are my new most favortie blog! Love all you do!

ss said...

Very cute nursery! ... GREAT blog Layla...thank you.

Raining Pearls said...

What a great transformation! I love Leen the Graphics Queen. I got the cutest vinyl birdie from her. Would love to win something else :)

Mary Ellen said...

I love the phrase from the song that she used for her nursery! and the twig limbs for rods- so sweet!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful room!! And would love to be entered in your giveaway!
Hoping to close on our own house soon!

Heather said...

I don't know what's more awesome: the nursery or the giveaway!

The Weathered Bungalow said...

Very cute!! I LOVE the twig as the drapery rod!

xoxo, Meredith

Austin and Ashley Evans said...

would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be entered :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

A very adorable nursery indeed! Great work!

Terry said...

What a sweet nursery and without being toooo squishy! Great room for a baby boy.

Kim P. said...

Love the nursery!!! And I love me some vinyl lettering!

Katie J said...

I LOVE the horizontal stripes but I'm totally too intimidated to try them! I'll just have to live vicariously through you and Aimee.

Kathy said...

Love vinyls and I have been wondering where to get them...this is great! My only problem would be choosing what to get!

lisaroy said...

what a beautiful job on the nursery!
and what a generous giveaway! fingers crossed! : )

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'm featuring Aimee on my Feature Friday tomorrow!!! Great minds think alike. :)

Beth said...

Love, love, love the striped walls - both in the study and the nursery. The idea is already in my "Future Home Book".

~Beth

Mothership said...

Yahoo! I need some vinyl.

And darling nursery . . .

Becky said...

I have never heard that hymn but I was kinda wondering if she had a thing for Pirates of the Caribbean"...not that I would blame her...

Room is gorgeous, but I bet not as gorgeous as the baby will be!

Susan Kelly said...

You mean I have to wait all the way until Monday to find out I've NOT won yet another giveaway!?!? LOL

Kelly said...

I really like the neutral nursery colors and I love the branches as curtain rods.

Kelly

Vanessa@decor happy said...

She did a great job on the nursery. Count me in for the giveaway.

Korrie said...

I love vinyl, and I love that nursery!

{The Classy Woman} said...

What a gorgeous nursery! I love how she used your two tone stripes as inspiration. I love the soft, neutral palette. The tree is really great too!

I really love what you did with that platter Layla. I thought about it while garage saling and picked up a oval, metal one that I hope to do something similar with-so thanks for being the inspiration for that little project. You have amazing design style. :)

What an awesome giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed. I would love some vinyl letters & numbers.

Warmly,
Karla

Abby & Her Boys said...

I love her quote! That is one of my favorite hymns, but I never considered it for a nursery. Thanks for sharing!

cakeclothingco.com said...

I LOVE that nursery. OH man, makes me want another babe.

Awesome giveaway, thank you!

StefMad said...

Love the makeover! I've been meaning to look for an online company that does personalized vinyl and you laid one in my lap. Thank you!

Bananas and Damask Interiors said...

I would love to win! I have the perfect phrase from a favorite book that I've been wanting in vinyl!

Oh I hope so!

Angie said...

What a beautiful nursery!!

Kellye said...

I love love love the nursery!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!

Craftify It! said...

I'd love to win some vinyl!!!

The nursery is awesome! I love that she was inspired by your reading room. You 2 have inspired MANY!

Andrea said...

Layla, I'm so glad you found Aimee. She is my sister-in-law and lives about 5 minutes from me. She is one talented chickie and I don't ever invite her over because my house looks like poo compared to hers. : ) We are always talking about Layla's latest project and I know she was so excited to be featured here. I can't wait to exit renter status so I can start doing fun things to my own place!

paperkite said...

Comment. :)

Nursery is lovely!

ashley said...

What an awesome nursery, looks so peaceful. I love vinyl lettering!

Hannah said...

I know just the place in my home for some awesome wall words! :)

babykay said...

I think I can...I think I can...I think I can...win some vinyl! Great blog, great nursery. Love all of it. Redoing my house little by little!

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alyssa said...

The nursery looks Great!!

The Thrifty Designer said...

Sweet nursery! Please enter me in that giveaway.

miss corner cape said...

i am itching to try some vinyl lettering, so fingers crossed. what a sweet nursey redo, and i love your blog!

Jody said...

Love the makeover...she did a great job...thanks for sharing. LOVE your site.

Thenonbloggingfriend said...

Awesome!!!

CAMI said...

Man That makes me want a boy!!! I am so stealing her idea when I do!!! however I have two girls and i am in the thought of redo-ing their room.... I would love some vinyl to help me!

Christine said...

Beautiful room! So calming and peaceful. I would love to get words for one of my walls... it's such an inspirational touch!

Molly said...

I don't know why, but seeing that lovely nursery brought a tear to my eye (Aimee did a fab job). I guess it's because the babies grow up too fast...mine is getting her 'big-girl' room when we move next month. I enjoy reading your blog, thanks for all the wonderful design stories and inspiration:)

leslieandjacob said...

LOVE the nursery re-do! and would LOVE some vinyl!

sara said...

i've actually been looking around her etsy shop for a decal for a wardrobe i just painted. i would be THRILLED to win! :)

Katherine said...

That nursery is gorgeous!

I would love to win. I've actually been looking at custom vinyl lettering for our family room. I've already picked out the perfect quote!

Jill said...

What a great job Aimee did--looks wonderful! Love how soothing and calming the space is now.

Aly sun said...

Love that nursery redo and a very, very tasteful vinyl letter use -- I'm inspired.

Kate said...

This is an amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. And you opened a flood of ideas with the vinyl decoration! Love your blog.

susy said...

Beautiful, makes me wish my kids were babies again :-)

Meghan Hein said...

I love, love, love those creamy stripes for a nursery. I've always admired them in your reading room too Layla! I will have to pull that off somewhere in my house... eventually. :)

The Davis Daily said...

Oh Wow!!! I absolutely LOVE this nursery. It is exactly what I would dream a new nursery to be!!! Thanks for doing this giveaway Layla and LtGQ!

Carmen said...

I *love* the nursery...so beautiful!!! And the vinyl lettering is awesome. I'd love to win the giveaway.

Shelly said...

Love the nursery! So sweet and soft! What a transformation!!

{Farmhouse Bliss} said...

The nursery is absolutely stunning! Kudos to Aimee!

Thank you for the opportunity to be entered into the drawing!

Angela said...

I've had a plan for a vinyl decal for a while now. If I won this I might actually do it.

AngmeisterSC at aol dot com

Amanda said...

The nursery is gorgeous! I love the lettering too!

k. davis said...

what a WONDERFUL nursery!!! I'm definitely going to have to file that picture in my "future room" folder!

DO said...

beautiful! I always like the vinyl decals I see, but have never been willing to plunk down the $ to try...here's hoping for some luck.

Heather said...

Love your blog.

alikaye said...

Fabulous work ladies...both rooms are just stunning! I would certainly love to get my hands on some of that decals!

Thanks, Alison...

Shaunna said...

Have the perfect spot in mind! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is such an adorable nursery! I have several projects in mind for the vinyl letters. Please enter me in this giveaway.

the lady of the house said...

I loved the nursery and me to me to! on the giveaway :) Thanks Layla and Leen!

Ann said...

What a lucky little boy! I love how nurseries are decorated today to go along with the rest of the home and not some cartoon land like it was 20 years ago when I had babies.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Love the baby room! Great Job!
Would love to win some vinyls!

Naomi said...

I've been eyeing those vinyl letters for weeks now. Would LOVE to win this!!

PRRR said...

That nursery is amazing!! That is one lucky kiddo there. Love, love, love letters so please pick me. :0) Thanks!

Shilo said...

Awesome giveaway! And beautiful makeover too! It must feel really neat to inspire others!

kyliro said...

Wow! What a gorgeous nursery! I think that the vinyls were the perfect touch!

jaclyn said...

what a heavenly nursery! it's lovely.

Sara said...

Very fun and cute! I am a new reader and I am inspired by your postings. Thanks!

Pip said...

What a lovely nursery! And a great giveaway. :)

gail said...

What a beautiful nursery to welcome the wee one into! And how delightful that your reading room was her inspiration.

Meg said...

Would so love to win this. I have needs for graphics in my house. Thanks!

Brad and Meagan Vandermaarel said...

beautiful job!

Kate B said...

Love it!! Would love to win some wall art =)

My Cottage Charm said...

Aimee really did rock that re-do! Congrats to her! :)
I would REALLY love to win this giveaway...I NEED vinyl words above my dining room doorway! I've been looking at them at Hobby Lobby and haven't had the extra cash..those puppies are pricey!:0( Anyway..hope I win!
Have a blessed day my friend!
Melissa :)

Living the Country Life said...

I never would have thought a neutral baby room could look so good!

Kristin said...

LOVE IT! That nursery makes me want to have a baby named Jack:)

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

That nursery is so cute! I am about to decorate for a little girl's nursery and I am so excited! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Jenny Beth said...

i would adore some free vinyl decals.... and this room is really really sweet!!!

daysofgrace said...

I loved the nursery.... and the vinyl lettering!

Anna said...

She did a great job! It is great to see someone use a beautiful idea in their own unique way.

Carrie said...

Great nursery makeover! Vinyls are so great!!! Fingers crossed! Thank you!

Emily A. Clark said...

Beautiful nursery! Would love the gift certificate.

Patty said...

I love both rooms! I am ready to find a place for stripes at my house :)

Hannah said...

I LOVE the verse you guys used on the baby's wall—and Layla, that Reading Room is so gorgeous! Every time I see it I have to control myself from kidnapping and forcing you to decorate my entire house!

wgleaves said...

Love the vinyl graphics.

LacyHolly said...

That is am amazing transformation! That's a great inspiration room as well :) They're both beautiful.

Lisa9 said...

Thank you for sharing with us! This is the Inspiration Destination!
Lisa

livadair said...

I love the verse she used. And I would LOVE to win the giveaway (I'm still working on my five month old's nursery :)

Liz said...

LOVE that room!! And I'd LOVE me some wall decals.

Amy R. said...

I just love the nursery and was thinking of using that same graphic in my baby's room. I would love to win it!
Thanks,
Amy

Canadian Cottage said...

Thanks so much for sharing the nursery! I love it. There is something so special about nurseries, each detail is considered so carefully and so much love goes into the design. Have a great weekend!
Janice

April in CT said...

Wow, what a gorgeous job she did on the nursery!!

Katherine Ann said...

Gorgeous!! It's relaxing just looking at the pictures :)

Wabbit said...

Adore your blog, love the awesome nursery and keeping my fingers crossed to win the giveaway!! Thanks so much for your constant inspiration!

Sassy said...

I have never seen a nursery so beautiful. Wall graphics have opened up such a variety that can be customized to one unique's taste.... so gorgeous.

Haley said...

Love her choice of words for the nursery.

Heather said...

The nursery came out beautifully!
I've got some great vinyl ideas kickin' around... :)

Aimee said...

Thanks again for featuring my little old blog Layla!! I am BEYOND flattered and so EXCITED!!! Thanks for all the love and keep inspiring!! :)

Teri said...

Aimee's nursery is stunning! I absolutely adore it:)

Love the graphics..would love to win!

teri12481@hotmail.com

Kim @ A Creative Spirit http://onecreativespirit.blogspot.com/ said...

WOW, what a beautiful nursery for a baby to come home to. LOVE it.

Lisa said...

Very sweet!

Nikki said...

My sister told me about your blog. I love, love, love it. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

Spears said...

i am in love w/ this nursery! That is one of my favorite hymns...I cry every time I hear it. I would have never thought to have it as a vinyl quote.
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous room that inspired her. I love how she used the branches as her curtain rods and the warm neutral colors. The vinyl words are a wonderful touch. Please enter me in the giveaway and thank you for a chance to win.

efraiz said...

Beautiful nursery. I'd love to have some inspirational words on my walls!

Monica M. Judd said...

oh yes... HIS eye is on the sparrow and that is one beautiful nursery! makes me wonder what words i'd like to put on my wall.

Momma Rhyne said...

Oh, pick me, pick me!! (Run out of items to giveaway, shoot me an email, hehe)

Rhea said...

love love the nursery! great giveaways!!!!!!

Krista said...

I need some graphics for my nursery!!! Quick- we are adopting our baby june 22!! :) Love your blog by the way ;)

Krista said...

I need some graphics for my nursery!!! Quick- we are adopting our baby june 22!! :) Love your blog by the way ;)

Stacy said...

what a great nursery! a great classic look!

Emily said...

I just love the color combo on your reading room and for the nursery. It seems to work so well for so many different types of room! I love it!

Dawn said...

Those words are fantastic!

Dawn mrsgshaver@aol.com

amatz said...

I love the stripes! Abbey

judy van houte said...

Love your what you are doing in your house...also love vinyl letters!

ever.so.clever said...

LOVING That nursery. My friend recently painted vertical stripes in her nursery.. I just think horizontal stripes are much more pleasing to the eye.. they are calmer... which is perfect for a baby!

Thanks for the inspiration, as always! You are wonderful!

My Loss/Their Gain said...

I love the quote on the wall! Such a great nursery space.

BaseballSmith said...

Love the stripes in both rooms!Now what room can I start painting?!

lws said...

Amazing transformation - a beautiful nursery!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Lovely baby room, and great inspiration.

Love your give away

Kat said...

I am going to check out her blog right now for the beautiful ceiling and walls.

Rhonda said...

Wow, that nursery is gorgeous! What a wonderful job!

Kristin said...

The nursery is beautiful! "His eye is on the Sparrow" is such a great, creative choice for the walls.

Kristin said...

The nursery is beautiful! "His eye is on the Sparrow" is such a great, creative choice for the walls.

Jessica said...

Love the nursery! So calming :)

Celest Marlor said...

Love the nursery!! I do have one question. I love the fencepost color that you used in your room. When I went home depot to get a sample they didn't have it. The guy said that behr doesn't have that color and so he looked it up and found one by sherwin williams. I got a small sample and I'm not sure that it's the right one. Do you have the formula for the color that you could maybe give? Oh ya, I would love some vinyl too!

Laura said...

Awesome giveaway! I love vinyl lettering - I NEED to get some on my walls!!

By the way, that nursery is great! And no wonder. You ARE inspiring! I can't wait for summer to get here so I can whip this house into a style more like myself. Your blog has been much fodder for this brain! :)

Slim Pickings said...

Beautiful nursery! And what a cool give away!

KitCat said...

Love it, very, very cute! I like the number on the plate on the mantel and the nursery is oh-so-cute!

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