Hi friends! I want to share my daughter’s nursery with you. I’m so excited to share this space for two reasons. One, it feels like such an accomplishment because it’s the only
semi finished room in the house. And well, it just got completed. And two, it’s the most sentimental room in the house.
Knowing that we would be moving just weeks after her birth we didn’t bother setting up a nursery in our old house. It would have been just more to pack up and honestly, you just never know with base housing if you’ll have space. So I spent the majority of my “nesting” phase working on little projects but it didn’t all come together until about a month after we moved here.
I picked the Jenny Lind crib because of it’s classic look. I played around with the idea of painting it but when it arrived I loved it too much to change it. All of the other furniture in the space was purchased used (oh how I miss Texas Good Will Stores) and brought back to life by my wonderful husband. I knew from fairly early on that I wanted a pink and gray nursery. I had played around a bit with other colors but I had my heart set on sewing the crib quilt and well I fell in love with some pink and gray fabrics and that was that.
Because of our
ugly standard glossy eggshell walls, I went with some painted picture frames to create P’s little gallery wall. We picked up these picture frames on several different trips to Good Will. Most of them were under $1.00 and ugly as can be. My husband painted them gray and sanded them to give them a weathered look.
I made a button monogram and picked out a few of my favorite photos. My husband and I on my last day being pregnant, P as a newborn, and my favorite is that photo of a blue bonnet, the Texas state flower. Since we knew she wouldn’t spend much time in her birth place we wanted to bring a little bit of Texas to her room. On the opposite wall we put up our first family photo and a memory shadow box.
I covered a couple boxes with fabric to hold her bows and headbands. And at three months old we did her foot prints on canvas.
Like I mentioned, it was really important to me to make her crib quilt. I wanted it to not only be custom but a keepsake.
There are so many reasons why I love this room. It was something my husband and I worked on together. A labor of love in it’s truest sense. I love the way it turned out. Simple yet feminine. Functional but not cluttered. Years from now when my baby is no longer a baby I imagine taking the crib out (I could cry thinking about it) and easily transitioning this into her big girl room. For now, I won’t think about that and I’ll just enjoy it.
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