My very favorite room in our home.
My vision for this room was that it would be feminine, pretty, and visually appealing to our baby's little eyes.
Everything really came together when my Aunt Karen came down for a long weekend to visit me and gifted me with the most amazing pieces in the room -- she sewed the cribskirt, the changing table skirt, and the drapes for our little girl. I just can't even explain how thankful I am for this gift ... a true labor of love, and exactly what it took to bring my vision all together. I'm so in love with it all.
I'm just giddy to share this space. Let's jump right in, shall we?
Wall Color: Behr from Home Depot, Satin Sheets
Crib: Bassett, found on Craigslist
Cribskirt Fabric: Fabric.com
Light Fixture: Home Depot
Polka Dot Pillow: TJ Maxx
Mermaid: Bla Bla Doll, gift
Shadowbox: Hobby Lobby (holding her coming home gown made by Mom)
Paris Map Art: TJ Maxx
Dress Form: gift from Mom years ago
Gold Vase on Dresser: Marshalls
Gold Tray on Dresser: Marshalls
Apothecary Jar on Dresser: Michaels
Drapery Fabric: Mary Jo's
Drapery Hardware: Target, circa 2004 (clips are recent, from Hobby Lobby)
I went a little non-traditional here by not going with a glider, but this special family heirloom just had to have a place in the nursery. The rocking chair was passed down to me from my paternal grandparents and has been in the family for years. The tassel table holds some frames but also a notepad, pens disguised as flowers (made by a coworker for my baby shower), and a coaster just ready for an evening glass of wine, whoops, I mean bottle of water.
Rocking Chair: family heirloom
Rocking Chair Pad: Pier 1 Imports
Rocking Chair Pillow: I made it - stuffed a placemat with fiberfill
Ottoman: already owned
Sheepskin Throw on Ottoman: Ikea
Tassel Table Frames: Homegoods
Lamp: Target (circa 2004)
Wall Medallion: Old Time Pottery, sprayed glossy black
Chicken Painting: Ernest Lee
When this room was our home office, we had a very simple closet in it -- sliding louvered doors, one top shelf, one bar for hanging clothes. We had a handyman to build it out and replace the teeny doors with French doors for more space. Cubbies and a dual hanging rack make for lots more room for her little clothing items and accessories.
Wicker baskets: Michaels
Closet Knobs: Hobby Lobby (use app for 40-50% off)
The Changing Table
Originally, I'd planned to use a low dresser for a changing table, but since we already had a tall one in our guestroom we could repurpose, I decided to go with a regular old changing table. But of course I had to gussy it up a bit. My aunt made this amazing skirt for it which hides all of Miss Priss' unmentionables, like her diapers and wipes. It affixes to the table with stick-on velcro that I already had on hand from Hobby Lobby. The shelf above has some special photos on it and a beautiful new piece of art. The frame on the right which has a picture of us in Rome will be swapped out with a photo of the baby once she's here.
Changing table: Ikea
4-Sided Contoured Changing Pad: Zulily
Changing Pad Cover: Etsy
Changing Table Fabric: Fabric.com
Wood and Pressed Tin Shelf (painted white): Hobby Lobby
Painting: "The Lily Pad", a gift from sweet Katie of Miss Dixie
Black Frames: Michaels
Decorative Fleur De Lis (holding bonnet): Rue La La
We already owned two of these Ikea bookshelves. They flanked the office desk. When we switched out the office to the nursery, we kept one shelf in this room and moved the other to our joint office/guestroom. These were pretty easy to put together and it's a great way to store some of her play items, books, and necessities.
Gold Basket: Marshalls
Monitor: Levana from Amazon
Gumption, Style and Charm Wooden Print: Rue La La
Equestrian Bucket: Target (few years ago)
Bronze Elephants: Old Time Pottery
Fleurs Wooden Container: Marshalls
So, that is our little space for the babe! I am so excited with how it all came together. All it's missing is one thing ... HER! Come on sweet one, we can't wait to meet you and hold you and kiss you.