Monday, April 2, 2012

A Room for Zoe

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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30 crafty peeps said:

  1. it is all so adorable! i love the colors- love it all! the plaque you made is my favorite!

  2. Such a beautiful room for such a beautiful little bean. Zoe is so precious! I can't wait to read more of your posts- I love, love, love your blog. :)


  3. I love your nursery! Great job! The red and aqua combo is beautiful! :) I just saw you on TCB and am your newest follower! :) Have a great week! xo, Reannah @Shaped by Grace

  4. That's exactly the color scheme I want for my nursery! I love it! So beautiful. Great job!

  5. Beautiful! That quilt is just fabulous and I love the chair too! I'm sure you and your daughter will enjoy the space! :)

  6. i love the color combo! and the wood dolls are adorable : )

  7. What a fantastic nursery! Everything is just beautifully thought out and looks amazing!! Megan

  8. I kinda have a major crush on all things aqua so I am loving Zoe's room!! All the little details are super cute. She is one lucky girl! Congrats!

  9. I am loving the colors in the quilt :o) and the red and aqua you pulled out look awesome!

  10. Your Mom is so proud I'm sure!!!
    I hope you make beautiful memories in that beautiful space.

  11. I love the aqua and red color combination. The room looks really cute!

  12. Her nursery is so cute! I love the color you painted the walls! The whole space looks great with the aqua, red and white!

  13. I just love that color combination and all the details are so perfect ...

    ... and that clothespin people art plaque that you made yourself? Adorable!



  14. The blue and red are so pretty and unexpected for a nursery! I love it!
    We'd like to invite you to link it up at our Beautify It Monday party going on now at Bringingbeauty.blogspot.com!

  15. What an adorable space for Zoe! I love aqua/red combo. It's simple, yet beautiful!

  16. This is such a gorgeous nursery, you did a wonderful job, love it!

  17. Two of my favorite colors are turquoise and red. I've got them both in my living room, along with my black leather sofa, and I'm having the hardest time finding pillows with the three colors on them. Anyway, my favorite part of Zoe's room is the little plaque with the clothespin people. So cute!

  18. This is so adorable! Love the red polka dots!

  19. this is so adorable! i love that color combo, and that thrifted house shelf is perfect in here.

  20. so sweet and colorful
    and just about perfect
    for your peanut

    i do adore
    those pops of cherry red

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  21. Oh, be still my heart!!! My daughter's wedding was aqua and red.
    Just for fun, you can take a peek, here:


    You did a WONDERFUL job on this precious Nursery. Kudos!

  22. Fun times to be had in that happy space!

  23. This room is adorable!!! We're just in the process of finishing up our first nursery and it's always fun to see other cute ones to get some ideas. :)

    I love the colour scheme. So bright and cheery!

  24. This is a beautiful room and both myself and my two year old daughter were excited to see it. I love that you kept the picture of your mom with you during your labor and now in your new Z's room. So touching and meaningful.

  25. I LOVE IT! Sorry, I accidentally hit the caps-lock, but I really do love it, so I decided that it was ok to *yell* on the internet:) I have a daughter (with the same name!) who has a nrsery almost the same color! (ours is Benjamin Moore Barely Teal). I love hte color combo, and the hits of red make me feel like the room can keep transforming with that same paint color as the years go on.

    So happy I found you on TT&J!

  26. Seriously...your baby girl's nursery is filled with so much love! I cannot decide what project of yours I like the most because it's all so darling. TFS!!

  27. Your room is beautiful!! The red and aqua is great for either gender, but especially perfect for a little girl!

    Glad to have found you on the TT&J Link-up!

  28. This is one of the most sophisticated nurseries I've ever seen. Seriously, I love it. LOVE IT! Great job!

  29. What a beautiful room! Love the fresh colors and all the sweet touches!

    1. As far as where you can get the bedding, if Wal-Mart no longer carries it I think you are probably out of luck. Target also has some adorable sets now under their Dwell line that are also very affordable.
      Nursery Bedding,Crib Bedding, Baby Bedding