Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Nursery


Let me just say, I am so delighted with how this room turned out! Abby is 2 months old now and I still enjoy this room while I'm rocking her. To be honest I wondered if we'd ever use it for more than changing diapers at first. And the first couple weeks this was my bedroom, I'd wake up every morning and think "Wow, I decorated a room for my self". About 3 weeks ago we finally started putting Abby in her crib like a big girl and what a treat... she's been sleeping like a champ! She goes down at 10 and wakes at 8 am! What more could we hope for? We feel extremely lucky. Soooo.... here's her room. I've included some of the details but if you have a question just ask.
We were waiting for her rug to arrive when I took this pic, imagine a round, white shag rug. From overstock.com and it is wonderfully soft. The walls are Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Baskets from Target, lamp from TJMaxx last year, picture frame from Ladies in Waiting, changing table I bought from my friend Stephanie. It was her husbands funky college dresser, they had it refinished when they had their first child.
The picture tucked into the corner of the frame is Dan when he was a week old. Little precious boy.
The rocker Dan was rocked in as a baby, the teddy was Abby's first baby gift.
The lovely curtains my Aunt Linda designed and made for us! Polka dot fabric is discontinued, I bought all that was left from Fabulous Fabric in Shreveport. I'm not sure who the maker was. The coverlet is Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic for Target and the bed skirt is Ralph Lauren from TJMaxx several years ago.
Crib is Munire from here (they are so sweet, and the shop is fun to browse). And...Ta- dah! Abby's painting, I'm so happy with it- had this idea to sew flowers to a canvas for over a year and now I've actually done it. The dots and trim around the square are metallic silver paint, shimmery when walk around the room and look at it.
Close up of the silver paint and my favorite little flower. These are the same flowers I made for Stephanie's journal from the Martha Stuart tutorial
This was my dresser growing up, back then it was a funky greenish gold color, I'm not sure why I never thought to paint it back then. When Dan and I got married we repainted it with flat black which was so sharp! It looks sweet and happy now tucked into Abby's closet. The mirror is from an antique store, I hung it as a back splash behind our stove and to help our tiny kitchen look a little bigger. When we bought our home their was no place for it so I was super happy I was able to dust it off and hang it again.
Little bitty shoes from a friend, thank you Julie!
A dress to bring little bit home form the hospital
Organized drawers, I was so proud. I enjoy seeing what other people do to get their lives in order, thought you'd like to see too. The hot pink liners have been in there since the 60's, good thing we had a girl!


Homemade bibs and burp clothes from my talented friends!
Love, love, love Belle & Boo- I've mentioned her before. Mandy was kind enough to offer this free download from her website

And here she is! Abby and I home from church, wearing our matching headbands. Abby's is from here, Emily is a lovely lady with an adorable family. I'm always encouraged after her reading her thoughts and creativity, check her out!

7 comments:

belleandboo said...

What a beautiful daughter you have and a pretty, pretty nursery, so happy Belle & Boo are part of it Mandy x

Jen said...

Thank you Mandy, I smile every time I walk past your sweet illustration

Tabitha said...

She's absolutely precious! And you look wonderful, too :)

tara said...

so very pretty, jen. and the room is cute too. ;)

Jen said...

Thanks Tara!

marta said...

oh my goodness, oh my goodness. such a dainty charming nursery. i adore all the sweet touches. you two are a darling pair.

Jen said...

Thank you Marta, you made my day! She's a sweet, sweet girl, I'll be posting pictures of her soon.