I am beyond excited about how pretty our second daughter, Amory Noelle's, nursery is! I found the bedding (Sweet Sunshine designed by Migi for Bananafish) at a local children's shop. I immediately loved the soft and modern color palette, but I really fell in love with the concept of the entire room when I saw this design board on Project Nursery.
Now I was certainly not able to afford the spectacular nightstand from Z Gallerie. Yes, my eyes do lust. But I was super excited to snag a vintage side table on CraigsList for $10!! I sanded for about 6 hours and then primed and painted two coats of white, and voila!
I sure wish I had a picture of me 9 months pregnant wearing a washcloth rigged as a mask with an elastic hairband and swim goggles for eye protection. Ghetto fab, I tell ya!
We went with Sherwin William's Silverplate for the walls. The guys at Sherwin Williams never steer us wrong! They are so friendly, and my two-year-old daughter (okay, now she is four), Ellie, always say they "flirt her." Yep. She is going to give us big problems! :)
|An original art project inspired by the goddess of all things stylish, Sarah Richardson, ala HGTV's Sarah's House and Sarah 101.|
This idea, featured on an episode where Sarah and Tommy (isn't he just as cute as a teacup pig!) were redesigning a Toronto bachelor pad condo, was the perfect crazy creative idea for original artwork in my sweet baby girl's nursery. Who would have thunk?
I received special help with this project, first from the dazzling, amazingly talented duo at TopBlockType. I really wanted a set of letterpress blocks that included all the letters in the alphabet in varying sizes and fonts. The sets I found on ebay were around $150-300; they were mostly vintage. But I found that TopBlockType has vintage inspired wood letterpress reproductions. Jill is a typographer and her husband is a woodworker. So they make their own letterpress blocks! And they are gorgeous! I got a custom set of the entire alphabet for just $70. I am so in love with people who do such creative things in their spare time, instead of sitting around, watching T.V., and wasting their lives! Visit their Etsy site, purty please!
And, finally, the artwork behind the crib is another great Etsy find, from the shop Fancy Prints. She has really unique work. And I JUST saw the customizable prints for a girl's room in the green and pink scheme. That would be so sweet in my first born, Ellie's, room. We are about to switch her over to a "big girl" bed, and I am getting lots of ideas for transitioning the nursery while keeping the main color the same. I was not as savvy with Etsy and other design resources when she was born. Four years ago was ancient times. No Pinterest! How did we survive?
The last "story" in the room is the rocker/glider. It is a long story, but basically the chair we are using was old and molting, and my husband and I lolligagged (spell check doesn't know what to do with that word) in deciding what to do with it. We considered choking up the money and buying a new chair, but this one was soooo comfortable (an old Lay-z-boy), and it had sentimental value to my husband, as he spent an average of 14 hours a day in that chair studying for his medical school board exam. So we had it reupholstered by a rock star dude who will remain nameless. He actually works for Lay-Z-Boy in the repairs department and gets their fabrics at a steep discount, so it really saves money on reupholstery. We basically got a brand new recliner for almost half the price! Yipee!
Anyway, Amory's room is definitely my favorite room in our house right now. My satisfaction with its outcome has given me a scary new fuel for decorating. I hope I don't go too overboard! :)
Thanks for letting me share!