Friday, March 23, 2012

Lottie Mastewal's Room

In a crazy, God-ordained answer to prayer, we are leaving for Ethiopia tomorrow!  AND....  we will be home BEFORE Lottie Mastewal turns 1!!!  I am still reeling from the way He blesses and answers prayer.

You would think I might have TONS to do before we leave (TOMORROW!), and that I wouldn't have time for blogging - and you would be right!  But I wanted to get the blog post about her room done before we brought her home.  For the sake of time, this will be mostly pictures and not so much explanation.

The rocker/recliner was originally my great-grandmother's.  So glad we could have it re-upholstered and use it in Lottie's room!

All of the photos above the crib were taken on our first trip to Ethiopia.  We purchased the yellow fabric for the blanket at the ALERT Hospital in Addis.

This was Rob's childhood table that he painted for Lottie.  Chairs are from IKEA.

The dresser, as well as the coral side table were purchased from RetroChic Restorations.  LOVE them!  If you live in the DFW area, I would HIGHLY recommend them!

The lamps were originally brass, from my Grandmother's house.  My brother-in-law had them electroplated in alternating brushed and polished nickel.

We first found this ACRYLIC chandelier at Home Depot, but were able to score it for a MUCH better price on eBay!


  1. Beautiful room with so much love put in to it. Can't wait to see photos of Lottie IN her new room! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy every minute of it!

  2. Oh. My. Goodness! She has a beautiful room!!! Love the ET touches (the fabric and pictures)! You did a great job, Mom and Dad! Now, go get that baby and bring her home!

  3. What a darling room - it has obviously been put together with lots and lots of love, too! Thanks for sharing!

    - Michalann from RetroChic

  4. Love it! We have my grandma's rocking chair in E's room and it's so special to have something of hers in his room. I especially love the photos above her crib. What a great idea!

    Safe travels!!

  5. Her room is fantastic and so touching to hear the story about the details. Have a wonderful trip! What a blessing she is! --Elaine

  6. This room is AMAZING and I love the idea of the pictures of Ethiopia over the crib . . . such a great idea! I've been checking your blog almost daily now, so excited to read about the news of Lottie actually being home in this room! Congratulations on becoming a family of three!!

    All the best,
    (S-DC family on FBI)

  7. Oh wow, this is amazing! I'm so glad that you were able to travel - what wonderful timing.

    I hope that you are now home safely and all together - I hope the transition from a family of two to a family of three is not leaving you too tired. Personally, I felt like I had been hit by a bus for the first few weeks! Hope that the three of you are enjoying getting to know each other.