Staying Put

Season One
Episodes 1 & 2
Jenn and LeVaughn

Jenn and LeVaughn met on a social media dating web site and discovered their many common interests. With a life that centered around family, church, and a strong work ethic, the two realized they were a perfect match. Jenn, a native of Philadelphia, recently completed her Ph.D. in neuro-psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill and is now a graduate fellow at Duke. LeVaughn, a native of Detroit, has worked in technology and digital marketing since completing his bachelor”s degree in Michigan. Now expecting a baby girl, our upwardly mobile couple wants to extend the sense of family into their home. Jenn and LeVaughn represent a couple who plan to stay long term in their current home and who want to ensure family stability and continuity.


Episode 101—“Everything Changes”

In the home of Jenn and LeVaughn we meet our couple and learn that parenthood was a bit of surprise. Jenn wants to create a royal atmosphere for their daughter, and the Baby Makes 3 design team steps in to develop the perfect space. Projects include techniques for painting horizontal wall strips, creating custom curtains even if you can’t sew, and a shadowbox of family photos that doubles as a nightlight.

Episode 102—“Fit for a Queen”

We return to the home of Jenn and LeVaughn to complete their baby’s nursery. Today, we show parents the importance of childproofing a child’s toy-box, we build a cornice for dramatic effect in the nursery, and we add lighting, butterflies, and more for our new baby’s homecoming.

Projects in these Episodes

Chalk lines are a useful tool when painting

On this episode you will learn to:

  • Create a Family Photo Shadowbox
  • Paint a Striped Wall
  • Build a Cornice over the Crib
  • Decorate an Armoire
  • Decorate a Mirror
  • Babyproof a Toy Chest
  • Make Curtains Without Sewing
  • Chandelier Light Fixture Replacement
  • Create a 3-D Butterfly Mural
  • Install a Baby Gate - And more!
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Family Photo Project

Jen and Lavaughn turn family photos into a shadowbox collage that doubles as a nightlight for baby.

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Painting Tips & Tricks

Our painter, Sven Johnson of SA Johnson Interiors, shows how to use tape to protect the molding in your home during painting projects.


  • Wall Color Sherwin Williams 6631 Naive Peach
  • Accent Stripes Sherwin Williams 6632 Neighborly Peach
  • Painted by Sven Johnson of SA Johnson Decorative Art and Interiors
  • Crib  Dream On Me Niko Crib with Changer
  • Slipcovered Glider Franklin & Ben Crescent Glider from Overstock
  • Armoire South Shore Moonlight Armoire from Toys R Us
  • Gold Pouf, Dot Decals, Gold Butterflies Amazon
  • Window Hardware Claire Deco
  • Window Treatment, Cornice, & Crib Skirt Fabric Duralee, available through Design Lines Ltd
  • Ivory Canopy Fabric - Available through House of Fabrics & Designs
  • Rug Jaipur, available through Design Lines Ltd
  • Dresser Vintage
  • Round Mirror Uttermost, available through Design Lines Ltd
  • Chandelier, Crib Sheet, Toys Pottery Barn Kids
  • V Pillow, Bow Hooks Land of Nod
  • Toy Chest Vintage
  • Wall Frames Michaels
  • Picture Frames Home Goods
  • Accessories Target