I always get the comment, 'Oh, I bet your house is so lovely' when working with my clients. HA! If only they knew. I love our little house, and over the past two and a half years we've added a backsplash and hardwoods, painted, finished some DIY projects and saved up for some new furniture to replace the thrift store and hand-me-down finds. Of course, there is plenty I want to do! I'd love to redo our shower, knock down a wall, redo the kitchen, add a patio, and turn the sunporch into an office, but I have to be realistic and do my best not to give Derek a heart attack.
Starting with a clean slate when it comes to the nursery has been so fun already. When thinking about our little girl and what I want for her room, I knew two things for sure: First, no pink. Second, I wanted a room that could grow with her.
So where to start? Growing up, my mother had this picture hanging in my room and I just loved it! Ironic, since I hated anything mildly girly. I was tomboy to a tee. No lace, bows, pink, barbies, etc. I think I liked this picture because of the story behind it. It was my grandmother's, then mom's, and she had then let me have it. This picture is my whole inspiration for Lottie Lynne's room.
I was able to find this paisley crib bumper, lace crib skirt and sheet set from Pottery Barn kids... all on sale! (There is pink, but only a little!!)
A little DIY took place this week with this ribbon mobile that will hang above the crib. $14.67 including tax is fine by me!
Derek had the final say with the glider and ottoman. Although not particularly my style, the comfiness is on point which is key for those middle-of-the-night feedings! Guess the style name? Charlotte! It was meant to be :)
To add to the Southern Vintage theme, Michael's had these amazing birdcages on sale that will hang from fishing line over the glider. Love them!
There will be a reading nook on one wall of the nursery. We were able to reuse some existing furniture that includes an antique white media console from our old townhouse and antique white picture ledges we got for a wedding gift. When it's put together it will look similar to this!
To finish off the nook, we are printing nursery rhyme and lullaby sheet music, matting and framing to put above the shelves.
I have to say I'm in love with how the closet is turning out! I can't wait to fill these baskets with toys, blankets, swaddles, shoes etc. For $5/ea at Marshall's, you can't beat it!
I have a dresser that we will be refurbishing and chalk painting. A color hasn't been selected yet but I'll be sure to keep you posted. I'm so tickled to be able to reuse the glass knobs! Still trying to figure out what we are going to do for window treatments. Plain blackout, a roman shade, or just ready made linen? I did find the most amazing fabric that I've been holding on to. Maybe I'll do a pillow for the glider out of the dark purple satin. You can count on a monogram too!
We've narrowed down the crib options and I'll let Derek make that decision. I have to keep him in the loop somehow. He's already outnumbered, poor guy. At least he still has Rivers.
Hope you enjoyed and maybe found a little inspiration for your nursery or kid's room! Check back soon for pictures of the final installation!