Monday, September 20, 2010

The Nursery


Here is a picture of the nursery.  I wanted something really simple and classy.  The picture above the crib and changing table are pictures that my Aunt painted.  She passed away a two years ago and her art was distributed among the family.  When I received these pictures, I knew that I would design a nursery around them if I had a girl.  I can’t wait to tell Avery all about her.  These pictures make me smile every time I walk in her room.

Because it’s a pretty small room, I had to take the doors off the closet so the crib would fit.  I really wanted the crib to be on the far wall.  James helped me make the cornice above the closet.  I picked out fabric and my grandmother sewed the curtains.  I wanted simple white bedding too!  I couldn’t find anything in my price range, so I emailed a vendor on etsy and she made exactly what I wanted for a fraction of the price! :)

I will say that the glider is probably the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in.  It was so hard to find a chair that wasn’t too deep, too narrow, arms too high or back too low.  When I sat in this chair, I immediately relaxed.  I knew it was perfect!  Some people thought I was crazy to get a white chair, but it’s so easy to spot treat with bleach!  The crib and the glider were the two things we “splurged” on for the room. 

I got the chandelier, rocking chair, sconces and oak dresser at Round Top Antique festival for a STEAL!  I knew I wanted a chandelier and an antique dresser as a changing table.  If that’s your style and you haven’t been to Round Top…you MUST go!!!  I drool over all the French Antiques and love bargaining with vendors!  :) 

The hardest part for me was probably choosing the paint color.  I MAY or MAY NOT have had the painter re-do the color!  It’s sooo hard to find an off-white that wasn’t too yellow or brown etc.  This shade was called “Tea Light”..and it was the first one I picked out..of course.  
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I made this bow hanger while I was in my “nesting” phase.  I painted a little piece of wood from hobby lobby and modge podged some pretty scrapbook paper on top…and then staple gunned some ribbon to hang the bows!  It was a fun project!

I also made the picture board above the night stand with left over fabric from my curtains.  I got a frame that matched the “feel” of the room on sale at Hobby Lobby too!  I’ve put some fun pictures up since this picture was taken.  They are fun to look during those middle of the night feedings! 


  1. Love it! So pretty and very classy! She will be proud to look back at her first room and know her Mom had style :)

  2. Love you and your sweet room, Aves!! :)

  3. wow! it looks professionally decorated - i am so impressed! love it.

  4. I love what you did with the closet! What a great idea! The room looks amazing! I am new to your blog, and I love it!