Sunday, August 14, 2011


Her sweet little room is coming along!
I wanted the room to be pretty and whimsical.
A magical space perfect for a woodland nymph.

We painted the walls
Martha Stewart's Nasturtium.

The crib is a Jenny Lind from the 80's that I slept in. It just needed a new paint job.

My mom fashioned the bumper out of a charcoal grey queen size sheet from Ikea and added white cotton lace at the top.

I used manzanita branches and 4 colors of silk ribbon from May Arts to craft her mobile. When the ceiling fan is going, it has such nice movement. I think she will really enjoy her little crib.

Mom made this beautiful peach and pink patchwork quilt out of darling vintage reproduction fabric. The reverse side has her monogram embroidered. The rose hook is an Italian metal piece that I picked up at an estate sale 5 years ago.

The dressing table was a dark oak piece of my grandmothers. It got painted with the same high gloss white. I love the way the mirror looks.

The bunny print and the deer print on the right bottom corner are Etsy finds from Vermont based artist, Amber Alexander.

The plates are a collection of my grandmothers china with flowers, 2 Limoges plates with butterflies, a bird plate from Anthropolgie and an gargage sale find.

There are two more from artist, Katie Vernon from Bloomington, Indiana. Check out her Etsy store, Chipmunk Cheeks. Her prints are ADORABLE. We went for the hedgehog and the squirrel.

Just need to purchase her changing pad. The drawers are perfect storage for all her tiny little cloth diapers and covers.

The dresser matches the dressing table, so again, more white paint. The lamps are from Target and my grandmother painted the flower and bee scene.

We raised the curtain rods and used the white canvas curtains we originally had in this room when it was the guest bedroom. Mom and I sewed the extra sheeting from the bumper on the bottom of the curtain for extra length and to hide dirt.

Look at the tiny little onesies!
Lindsay Zodrow from Collected Thread made and gifted us the Okie and my friend Erica gave us the "I dance for cupcakes".

Since I took this photo, the butterfly rock, photo of T and me, and the deer statue have moved to the next vignette and her record player now sits atop the dresser.

The Bentwood rocker was my moms and is pretty comfy. I just need to find the right fabric to make a cushion and a little olive oil to make a few squeaky spots hush.

We found the little side table at The Rink. It's the perfect size to house records and books. The grey felt storage bins (pretty much not visible in this photo) were budget friendly finds from T.J. Maxx. The orb lamp is from Ikea and gives off the softest glow.

With the exception of the lamps, few storage bins, fabric and a foot rest, we were able to re-purpose items we already had and didn't have to buy a bit of furniture!

It's all ready for you sister!
We'll see you so soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh this room is amazing-- she's a lucky little lady:) It was really great chatting with you today, You look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Did you paint the crib yourself? I am considering purchasing one used and then painting it my color of choice. Any tips you can offer would be most appreciated. :)