November 9, 2012

A Nursery for Livvy.

My little gal's room is ready! I had so very much fun putting it together, and it makes me so happy--lots of purple and yellow and pink and blue with a soft, shaggy rug and a cable knit light fixture and the same Dwell Studio crib bedding that I used and loved for Tess. There are lots of handmade touches and plenty of store-bought ones, too. 

There are, of course, a few things I still want to do in the few weeks I have left. I started making this bird mobile to hang over her crib, and I hope to make a baby blanket something like this. Can you believe this room--once our office and then Tessa's room--used to look like this

And now, for an explosion of pictures:

After much internal debate, I painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Going neutral is such a departure for me, but I really wanted to accent in color in this room instead of go wild with it.

The blackout curtains are from Pottery Barn Kids, and the flokati rug is from The curtain rods were black; I painted them white.

These are favorite hats and dresses that (mostly) belonged to Tessa, hung over the changing table.

I made these curtain tie-backs with vintage sheet fabric and cotton candy colored pom-poms.

I painted this rocking chair (a gift from my mom) with Annie Sloan's "Antoinette" pink chalk paint, and made it more comfy with a rocking chair pad from Carousel Designs. The wooden letters I bought at Joann and painted the same color, and the Good Night print is from artist Tabitha Brown (found on Etsy). I made the pillow in the rocking chair a couple of years ago.

I made the "Your dad and I really love you..." art with chalk paint, stickers and tweezers, using a lyric from a Jill Andrews song that Tessa and I both love.

These two afro girl prints are also by Tabitha Brown (Etsy), and the flannel polka dot pillowcases are from Pottery Barn Kids.

Over a year ago I scored this polka dot quilt on sale for $30 at House 8810. That's also where I got the rose sheets that you can barely see--also ridiculously on sale. You can't see it very well, but I got this bed skirt for $20 and sewed purple pom-poms along the bottom.

Ah, this light fixture. I am crazy about it. It's from Land of Nod, and it added so much warmth to the room. The foot print is a gift from my dearest lady friend because we always text pictures of our happy post-pedicure feet to one another.

The clock is from Amazon.

The bassinet was a cheapo score that I painted and made bedding for. Blogged about here.

I did a simple crossstich with Livvy's name and framed the photo of me and Nekos from the day we found out we were having a girl. To me, Nekos looks shocked, and I look thrilled. Now we are both just thrilled. He is meant to be a daddy to little girls.

Lastly, I made this sash from fabric scraps using this photo as inspiration.