Saturday, October 9, 2010

Nursery Pics!

Let's see if I can remember how to do this. Ya (Sorry readers...)

We are pretty much done with the baby's nursery. It has been a process and one which would have never happened if it weren't for the help (blood sweat and tears) of some very important people. Grandma and Grandpa (my mom and dad), and my sweet friend Kelsey, painter and idea gal extraordinaire! And of course, Dan and Isaac. The little man gave up his comfy down-stairs room for a smaller, more "grown up" room upstairs. (I will dedicate a new post to this room later, promise!) I would also like to thank Home Depot, Lowes,, and EBay, and I cannot forget my very durable and reliable $50 sewing matching, purchased on Craigslist still in the box.

Do you remember my Color Inspiration? Well, I stuck with it despite my frustration at not finding the PERFECT fabric or bedding or, well, anything that really matched 100%. But that's okay. Matchy matchy is out, right? Hodge Podge is in?

There are still a few things to do, and probably will be an ongoing project of sorts...accentuating and accessorizing. So, without further ado, here is the future room of one Miss Aubrey Lynn McGuire:

The crib was Isaac's.

  • The bedding was made by my mom (sheet saved from Isaac's stash which is a pale blue/grey, we will be adding more homemade sheets to the stash later.

  • I added a "ribbon bumper" to get more color and I'm sure it won't stay on long....for safety reasons as well as changing the sheets will probably move them all around.

  • Crib dust ruffle copied from HERE, which I'm in love with and SEW easy, right mom?)

  • The cornices above the bed and window (see below) was made by my dad.

  • The rocker cushions were originally blue, but again, by my mom's magic were recovered in that lovely pumpkin orange damask fabric. What a process! But so worth it!

  • The bird cage was my mom's at one time and has undergone many spray paint treatments. I added chandelier crystals and rigged it up as a lamp

  • The chandelier was purchased in 2002 on eBay when I lived in a tiny apartment and thought I could use it in the future! (Don't candles!)

  • The grey fabric behind the crib was a $6.00 king sheet I found at Ross marked "irregular"!

  • I'm going to add ribbon to the holey (not holy) mirror on the wall, which was also made by my dad a few years back. Same goes for the white tray on the table next to the rocker
  • Do you recognize THIS POST ABOUT THE UGLY ARMOIRE? I salvaged it after it didnt' sell in our garage sale and instantly knew it had to be grey. I think I'll put some razzle dazzle on it at some point...vinyl decorations or something that matches the scrapbook paper inspiration. I'm happy no one (no suckers) bought it! The yellow cieling tin was a junk market find I've had in my stash for several years. I am going to hang it on the wall so more accessories can fit on the armoire.

    This soft yellow damask fabric is very much like the pumpkin used on the rocker. I didn't have good lighting so you can't see it very well. It's a simple panel swagged to one side. We plan on getting REAL blinds soon to replace the year old paper ones from our move-in day...over a year ago!

    And my ALL TIME FAVORITE space saver of the century: A changing table in the closet!! My dad simply cut a 1x12 in half (right?) and the two parts fit perfectly above the clothes rod as a shelf. They are screwed into place ontop of the wood that holds the clothes rod. It's a little high, but later on it can just be removed! I am going to get a few baskets to hold diapers and supplies next to the changing cushion. And we can STILL hang clothes below because there's a space above the rod! LOVE THIS!

    The baby's initials were put in 12x12 scrapbook frames using the inspiration paper and an orange paper I had in my stash. The white letters were a steal at Hobby Lobby.

    So, whatdoyathink? Besides a baby (only 3 weeks left!) there are a few things missing that we can't put our finger on. Nothing big, just more customizing or more "baby-ish" type items. I am thinking vinyl words or a fun flourish somewhere....but we're happy as clams it's complete and ready for a new life!


    FrouFrouBritches said...

    Jen, it's soo pretty. I love it! I've never seen anything like it. So glad you were able to work around the fabric you picked. It turned out great! Can't wait to see the big boy room too!

    Tiffany H. said...

    I love it! So creative and I love the damask fabric on the chair :)

    Faith Like Potatoes said...

    I love it!!! Such a beautiful nursery!!

    Noelle said...

    Hi, Just found you on Inner Hooker's Blogroll. I am in love with your rocking chair. I love the fabric. Beautiful Nursery.