Baby Rankin Room Reveal

One of the most exciting things about having a baby is knowing that you get to create a space, just for them, in your home.

I have never been one for ‘themes’ and always envisioned a calm, neutral and tranquil space… which mean that the 1980 pink terracotta floors that came with the house had to go! Working in client service, I get paid in smiles (and the occasional pat on the head) so sadly the budget wasn’t there to re-floor the entire house, but we did manage to save enough to put laminate flooring down in the guest bedroom and study (turned nursery).

It made a massive difference!

Floors before


We inherited some pre-loved furniture – a cot and compactum – which, after serious amounts of elbow grease, sanding, priming and painting look almost brand new.

Being the frugal DIY’er I am I made the mobile and my hubby applied the stickers to the walls.

I sometimes wondered if this room was ever going to come together, and even though there are still some things left to do it’s pretty much complete and I just adore it.

Walking around the room last night to take photos I said to the husband “It still feels like something is missing…” to which he replied “Yes, a baby”

So, minus 1 x baby, I present to you #BabyRankins nursery:

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    1. Haha sure, but this room has nothing on your new adventure 🙂 Thanks Leilah – its awesome documenting it all, especially as one forgets so quickly. Now if only all my other rooms looked this nice 🙂

  1. It is love at first sight, my goodness this room just made it to where I want to sleep in the living room while we redecorate our bedroom to fit our little one! Haha. In all honesty though, this room is a piece of art. I love the colors, you’ve both outdone yourselfs.

  2. This is so beautiful Kearnus, you did an amazing job dude. I love it and I’m sure Sprout is gonna love it too

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