I've finally gotten around to taking photos of her room. Of course, these days it has that "lived in" look so I had to do some staging to get the good photos. You know, the ones I should have taken before she was born.
I'd planned on a gender-neutral room right up until I found out I was having a girl. Once I knew a girl was in our future, those nursery plans went out the window. We already had an over-sized red chair that I knew I'd be using in the nursery so I basically had to design the room around that.
The paint color we used is a Valspar (Lowe's) color called Sea Air. I made the curtains from some inexpensive fabric from Hobby Lobby. I posted about the mobile here (I'm actually in the process of making a smaller one to hang over the changing table). I kept the bedding simple and only made a rag quilt for it. The print came from the Etsy shop, a little sweetness.
Aside from the crib, this changing table was the only other piece of furniture we had to purchase. The crib and the changing table are both from Target. The mirror you see here also came from Target. Lucky for me, my sweet Zoe was born in Feb so I was able to find these red and white fabric baskets, in the Wal-Mart Valentine's Day section, to use for storage. The piggy lamp used to belong to Han. Its shade was lost long ago so I bought a plain white one and glued some ric-rac on it.
The dresser belonged to Han and the hutch came with another dresser I thrifted just the week before I found out I was expecting. Perfect timing! You can't really see it, but there is a photo of my mom on this dresser (look for it at the end of this post). She passed away 4 weeks before Zoe was born. This was also the photo I had in the delivery room with me. My mom was there for me when Han was born, and she was there with me when little Z came into this world.
Here's the chair the room was designed around. The pillow came from Target and was another lucky Valentine's Day find. The side table was made by Charles back when we did Han's first room makeover . By the way, Zoe's room is the same room that was made over in that post. Han got moved to another room so we could use this room for the nursery.
This little shelf, that hangs over the red chair was something I thrifted a few years ago. It was in the master bedroom until we moved that room up next to the nursery room. The little peg people came from the Etsy shop, mooshoopork. She doesn't have any available now, but you can ask for a custom order. That's what I did. I'd pinned them and by the time I was ready to buy them, they'd sold.
The shelf over the cubes was one I'd thrifted a couple of years ago. Seems it was just waiting for Zoe. A coat of white paint, and it was perfect. The lamp was a plain one I bought at Target. I added the red ric-rac and used this tutorial for the fabric rosettes. The abacus and the vintage Fisher Price cash register were thrifted back before my niece was born in 2010. I'd planned to give them to her, but didn't for some reason. I LOVE that cash register. My sister and I had one when we were kids.
The Etsy shop, mooshoopork, also sells these adorable plaques. She didn't have any listed when I bought the peg people from her, and so I just ended up making my own since it seemed simple enough.Isn't it adorable?.
We found this cute little rocking chair in an antique shop last Fall. The smaller Raggedy Ann was thrifted sometime before I knew I was expecting. I just love Raggedy Ann, and had to have her. Once I bought the rocker, I bought the larger, newer Raggedy Ann to keep her company.
Well, I guess that's it. I didn't do a whole lot of crafty, decorative things while I was pregnant, but I did a few room makeovers that I'll be sharing in the next few weeks. I'm hoping to get back into blogging on a regular basis. Pregnancy just zapped any energy and creative ambition I may have had. Thanks to those of you who still have me in your readers! I was pleasantly surprised at the comments I received on my Zoe post earlier today.
I love you , Mama!!
taken at my wedding reception lunch on 6/22/08
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