Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eliza's Nursery

I have spent a lot of time googling, pinteresting (can pinterest be a verb yet?), dreaming, and creating for Eliza's nursery. The walls had already been painted pink with a dark pink trim when we moved in, and we made the decision not to paint them if we have a girl. The ceilings are 10' tall, so painting would be a bit more of a chore than usual! And so, after much time and energy (and less $ than I thought it would be!) here is a mini-reveal of what I have been doing to her room. More photos to come later :)

These letters are purchased unfinished from Hobby Lobby, painted white, and hung from ribbons. 
I made these cute little flowers out of the left-over material from her bed skirt and added them to each letter. I think it added a bit more of a personal touch to her name. 
This is Eliza's crib. It is the same crib we used for Colton, except this time we decided we were not going to spend the same ridiculous amount we did on Colton's bedding set, when he barely used it. And so, we are using this sage green crib sheet, as we already had 2 of them from Colton's nursery. We also had two sky blue ones, so he still has two sheets. I think it will work out just fine. :) I picked out this fabric online and hoped the colors were the same as I could see on my screen. LUCKILY they were! My mom helped me make ruffled crib skirt. We decided to only do 3 sides, since nobody will ever see the side against the wall. I think it turned out great! I love it!
I chose to use the base of the mobile from Colton's crib skirt, and just change out the danglies (what are they actually called? Stuffies?) Colton's set had two ships and two whales. I decided to attempt to make four birdies out of this cute fat quarter bundle. I think they turned out really cute! And they were the first stuffies I have ever attempted. :)
This is the large window in her room. We purchased these black-out curtains (My one actual splurge! But I used a gift card... so not actually a splurge..) and my mom helped make the inner curtains out of a fabric I chose online. I really really love the way it turned out. The next picture shows a closeup of the curtains so you can see the fabric better. The danglies in the window I also made - but I have close up photos of those down the post a bit :)
A close up of the curtain fabric. I was afraid it would be too much pink, but it actually helps balance it out since it's more of a patterned pink. It definitely takes away from the pepto bismol feel of the room :)
Here are the window danglies! A good friend helped me with all of the birdies, we came up with a pattern and traced it onto all the different colors of card stock and cut them out, adding the wings, beaks, and eyes. Whew was it time-consuming! Then I made these cute flowers to add in and add more color. 
These are the flowers on the window danglies. The crystals hanging from the fishing wire cast prisms around the room in the morning when the sun shines in. It's actually really pretty!
Next photo of these! It was so hard to capture what these look like with the window being behind. Back-lit photos just don't work for this!
Brad and I used some pinspiration and made this adorable bow holder/headband holder  for her. I think it turned out so adorable! We have plenty more space for her hair collection to grow! :)
And this is the lamp I had when I was tiny. My grandma gave it to me one year. The lampshade was in pretty bad shape, but the base is the real beauty of it! I love the clear glass, with an etched design. It's so feminine and perfect! Since it needed a new shade, my mom and I found one at good ol' hobby lobby, and then found this white ruffle fabric. My mom took this project on for me while visiting (THANKS MOM!) with only a little bit of help from me. I love the way it turned out, and clipping this adorable bright flower onto it just puts the finishing touches on!
Well? What do you all think? I will add a few more "finished room" pics to my blog in a day or two..and if I get REAL adventurous I might put a tutorial or two of the different things we made. (If there's something in particular you'd like to see a tutorial of, please let me know!)

1 comment:

  1. jessica, it's all gorgeous! love it. love what you did with the letters and love how feminine and vintagey everything is. so fun! those danglies look amazing. what a great idea! when are you due?