Room makeover for baby Rares

April 12, 2017

Nursery/Camera bebe

[En] With only 2 days left until we meet our baby boy, it was about time that we'd shared the transformation we've made in our house for him.

[Ro] Cu doar 2 zile inainte sa il cunoastem pe baietelul nostru, Rares, era timpul sa va aratam cum am transformat una din camere pentru el.

[En] The absolutely messy room in which I've worked on my DIY projects has now become the nursery. I knew right from the start that I want a coastal/nautical theme and even if I didn't have a clear plan from the beginning, I'm really pleased with the result so far. I'm saying "so far" because it is not completely ready yet, I still have some decoration orders which should arrive soon. And to be honest, I am never done decorating a room, as the time passes, I tend to add a little here or there 😀 This is how I roll and can't help it.

[Ro] Camera foarte dezordonata in care am lucrat la proiectele de tipul Do It Yourself a devenit acum camera copilului. Am stiut inca de la inceput ca vreau o tematica marina si chiar daca nu am avut un plan clar, imi place foarte mult rezultatul de pana acum. Spun "de pana acum" pentru ca nu e gata in intregime, am comandat niste decoratiuni care ar trebui sa ajunga in curand. Si ca sa fiu sincera, niciodata nu pot sa zic ca am terminat de decorat o camera, pe masura ce trece timpul adaug cate ceva pe ici-colo 😀 Asa procedez de obicei.

[En] So this is how the room looked "before" (Sorry for the crappy quality of the images, they were taken while we were struggling to get everything out of the room).

[Ro] Asa arata camera "inainte" (Imi cer scuze pentru calitatea proasta a imaginilor, le-am facut in timp ce ne chinuiam sa scoatem totul din camera).

messy room

messy room 2
[En] So basically in this tiny room we've had an old couch, a huge solid wood hutch, a laminated 3 doors/2 drawers dresser, a bonanza vanity, some old chairs waiting to be painted and a huge mess(with all things that did not fit anywhere else in the apartment).

[Ro] In aceasta camera mica am avut o canapea veche, un credent mare din lemn masiv (dulap de bucatarie vechi), un dulap din pal cu 3 usi si 2 sertare, o masuta de machiaj bonanza, niste scaune vechi care urmau sa fie vopsite si o dezordine mare (puneam aici toate lucrurile carora nu le gaseam loc altundeva in apartament).

[Update] [En] Baby Rares decided to come sooner so I didn't have the chance to finish the post but I'm doing it now (celebrating 1 week since his birth Yaaay! :D)

[Update][Ro] Bbelusul Rares a decis sa vina mai devreme si nu am apucat sa termin acest post, dar il termin acum (sarbatorim azi o saptamana de cand s-a nascut! Yaaay 😀 )

[En]So after we've got rid of all the junk in the room, we've painted the room in a pastel baby blue (love the color, even if at first I was not sure about how it will look like) and added white trimming on the ceiling.

[Ro]Dupa ce am scos tot ce era in camera, am zugravit peretii intr-o nuanta pastelata de albastru(imi place la nebunie culoarea, desi la inceput nu eram sigura cum o sa arate), tavanul a ramas alb si am adaugat baghete decorative de polistiren sa delimiteze tavanul de pereti.

[En]The first thing we've done was to paint the laminated dresser that you've seen above.  You can see the steps here.

[Ro]Primul lucru pe care l-am facut apoi a fost sa vopsim dulapul de haine din pal pe care l-ati vazut mai sus. Puteti vedea pasii urmati aici.




[En]Did I mention I don't like to waste anything and usually I paint old furniture rather than throw it away? The same thing I did for a 30 years old piece of furniture that my parents in law used as a TV stand. We've cut the upper half and kept only the bottom and made it a changing table. Here it is, a before and after picture:

[Ro]Am mentionat oare ca nu imi place sa arunc lucrurile pe care le am si mai degraba vopsesc mobilierul vechi decat sa il arunc si sa cumpar altul nou? Asta am facut si cu un suport de televizor vechi pe care il aveau socrii mei. Am taiat partea lui superioara si l-am transformat in comoda de infasat:

changing table

I will write a separate post for this, too.

[En]And since we are talking about old furniture, another item we've added to the room was an old suspended book shelf that we decided to use as a bench. Initially I was thinking to put it in front of the window, but it just didn't look good. It ended up near the dresser.

[Ro]Daca tot vorbim de mobila veche, un alt corp pe care l-am pus in camera lui Rares e un fost corp suspendat folosit ca biblioteca pe care am decis sa il folosim pe post de bancuta. Initial m-am gandit sa punem bancuta in fata ferestrei, dar parca nu arata bine nicicum. Asa ca am pus-o langa dulap.




[En]For the dirty laundry of the baby I've bought from an online store a laundry bag with a cute design with fishes (I went a little crazy with the nautical theme, didn't I? 😀 )

[Ro]Pentru hainutele murdare ale bebelusului am cumparat de la un magazin online un cos de rufe cu un design dragut cu pesti (Oare am exagerat cu tema marina? 😀 )


[En]From the same online store I have the carpet which I absolutely love. It's a white/cream and grey chevron, 100% made of cotton. The  curtains were made in a local shop from their selection of fabrics and I've chosen a lighthouse pattern.

[Ro]De la acelasi magazin am cumparat si covorul care imi place foarte foarte mult. Are model in zig-zag cu crem si gri si e 100% din bumbac. Draperiile le-am facut la comanda la un magazin din oras si am ales un design cu faruri marinaresti.



[En]I follow a lot of DIY boards on pinterest and one of them caught my attention: shelves made of raw wood and rope. I've thought that this would perfect for my baby's room. Me and my husband worked a few hours to make the shelf and we were not sorry to do it. I think it looks so good in the room!

[Ro]Urmaresc o multime de board-uri cu proiecte de tipul DIY pe pinterest si una anume mi-a atras atentia recent: rafturi facute din scanduri de lemn si funie de canepa. Am lucrat la ele impreuna cu sotul meu cateva ore bune si nu ne-a parut rau deloc. Mi se pare ca arata excelent in camera.


[En]A few years ago I've bought some old Ikea frames with pictures for children from a flea market just because I liked them, without thinking I will use them in my baby's room. I think they are my husband's favorite item in the nursery (except baby Rares, of course 🙂 ).

[Ro]Acum cativa ani am cumparat niste rame vechi cu desene pentru copii, marca Ikea, de la o piata de vechituri. Mi-au placut si le-am luat fara sa ma gandsc la un scop anume pentru ele sau ca le voi folosi in camera bebelusului meu. Sunt obiectele preferate ale sotului meu din aceasta camera 🙂


[En]The wood garland attached to the bed is from the flea market, too.

[Ro]Ghirlanda din placaj prinsa de patut este de asemenea tot de la piata de vechituri.bed

[En]I don't know if I mentioned this, but I cannot help myself buying stuff from the flea market. One year ago I've bought and old painting's frame and totally forgot about it. When we've cleaned the room, I found in a box and I instantly thought of painting it and use chalkboard paint and chalk pen to write my baby's name on it. You can see here how to paint a frame like this 🙂

[Ro]Nu stiu daca am mentionat asta pana acum, dar nu ma pot abtine sa nu cumpar tot felul de lucruri de la piata de vechituri. Acum aproximativ un an am cumparat o rama veche de tablou si am uitat complet de ea. Cand am facut curatenie in camera, am gasit-o intr-o cutie si imediat mi-a venit ideea ce sa fac cu ea. Am vopsit-o cu vopsea speciala care imita tabla de scris si am scris numele bebelusului cu marker cu creta lichida. Aici se poate vedea cum am vopsit aceasta rama.


[En]So this is Rares's room, my favorite in our apartment(maybe because it is the tidiest 😀 ), and although we decided that for now he is sleeping in our bedroom (we moved his bed near our bed), we use the nursery to change his diapers, massage him and bathe him.

[Ro]Aceasta e camera lui Rares, preferata mea din casa (poate pentru ca e cea mai ordonata 😀 ) si desi momentan am decis ca Rares sa doarma cu noi in camera (i-am mutat patutul langa patul nostru), folosim camera nou amenajata sa ii schimbam scutecele, sa ii facem masaj si baita.

[En]In the near future a few tutorials will follow regarding the dresser, changing table and bench makeover, a painting tutorial for the frame and a tutorial for making the rope shelf, so stay tuned.

[Ro]In viitorul apropiat sper sa scriu cateva tutoriale despre cum am vopsit dulapul, masa de infasat si bancuta, rama de tablou si un tutorial despre cum am facut rafturile cu funie. Poate mai vrea cineva sa incerce 🙂

See you soon, mamma's got to go and change Rares's diaper!

Ne vedem curand, mama trebuie sa mearga sa schimbe scutecul lui Rares!

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