It’s finished, with a lot of help from many of little girl’s loved ones.
My mom made the gorgeous curtains. The fabric is Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain Deco Rose Navy. Michael & his dad hung the curtains.
Michael painted the walls & the trim, as well as refinished the window sill. The sill was pretty disgusting; the plaster wall around it was crumbling off in pieces & the sill itself was covered in several layers of cracked paint. He removed all of the old paint, rebuilt the wall around it, and repainted. It looks gorgeous.
There will be something above the crib, but that is a surprise for now
Michael also put the crib together.
I made the crib skirt using the same fabric as the curtains. It was ridiculously easy & didn’t require any sewing. Perfect for someone who isn’t crafty. The tutorial on Young House Love was my inspiration.
… and he and his dad put together the dresser.
The books were from many friends and family, but my friend Lauren generously gave us the majority of them! Part of her gift to us was a huge bin full of wonderful children’s books that we’ll treasure with little girl (and hopefully her siblings) for years to come.
Chris’ girlfriend, Carley, painted this amazing canvas of a cute hippo. She is so talented! The bunny I bought in Paris in November is hanging out next to him. Mom gave us the adorable little …dude?… in the pointed hat below them. If I sleep with it, it will retain my scent & calm down little girl when I can’t be with her.
This owl (“Owlie”) is one of my favorite gifts little girl has received, from my friend Erika. He’s hanging out in the reading corner.
And again, another project I dreamed up for Michael to do: he finished the IKEA kitchen cart we had in our old kitchen (mostly using this tutorial) to use as a changing table. It turned out fantastic. I was going to use the dresser as a changing table initially, but it was just a bit too tall for this shorty. The kitchen cart is just a bit lower, and only cost us a few cans of primer & spray paint.
Michael and his dad also replaced the door handle with this new one. The old one was a bit clunky & made a lot of noise when it was turned. Definitely not what we want when little girl is getting her sleep.
We look forward to the memories we’ll create with our daughter in this room … wiggles on the changing table, story time while snuggled in the chair, playtime on the floor, and sleepy smiles from the crib.
crib – Baby Mod ParkLane from Walmart
crib mattress – Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress from Amazon
dresser – IKEA Hemnes
dresser knobs - mercury glass melon knob from anthropologie
changing table – IKEA FÖRHÖJA, refinished using this blog
glider – Peyton by Best, from Buy Buy Baby
ottoman (“floor poof”) – Target (seasonal, spring 2012)
curtain & crib skirt fabric – Amy Butler Daisy Chain Deco Rose Navy from fabric.com
crib skirt tutorial – Young House Love
bunny prints – Etsy seller krisblues
lion print – by artist Marisa Haedike, bought on Zulily.com
hippo canvas – gift from Carley
prints in square frames – cut from a 2010 Paper Source calendar
dresser lamp -Target (seasonal, spring 2012)
floor lamp – Target
rug – 5×7 zig zag rug from Urban Outfitters
wall frames – Ribba collection from IKEA
wall shelves – Ribba ledges from IKEA
mirror – Target, from 2010
birds on the wall – Target (seasonal, spring 2012)
changing table containers, lighter color – Target
changing table containers, darker color – Lowes
aqua petal throw pillow – Grandin Road, 13″ round
crib sheet – Carter’s Easy-Fit Velour Fitted Sheet, ecru from Babies R Us
changing pad cover – Boppy, sand from Babies R Us
books – so many generous gifts from friends & family!
plush owl – Pier 1
wooden sheep – lacing sheep by Plan Toys, a gift from Laurel