Ya’ll, it’s finally done. I mean, not done-done-ready to plop a baby in there-done, but done enough for people to see it. Which is fortunate, since there will be quite a few people in my house come Saturday. And I really love how it turned out. There were times I was a bit worried about how hodge-podgy-mismatchy it was feeling — people kept asking me what my “theme” was, & I’m like, ummm, vintage-ish? Which is not really a theme, but whatever.
Prepare to be bombarded by pictures. Wheeeeeeeee!! You might notice that most of the picture frames are still empty… that’s on my “to do” list.
- wall color: cement gray by Martha Stewart… we didn’t repaint after the guest bedroom redo.
- lighting: white ella chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids (I bought on ebay… way cheaper!)
- crib: Jenny Lind by DaVinci (here)
- ottoman: oh, you mean that giant yellow marshmallow tuffet? I love it! It was a random find at
The Store of FabulousnessHome Goods.
- rocker: $60 at local antique shop. It was one of the first things I bought for the room, which decided the shade of pinkish-rose that I was going with.
- side table: was Mama’s when she was a little girl. I painted it Heirloom White (you’ll sense a theme here… it’s my go-to color) & changed the knob.
- stork canvas: one of my very favorite things! It’s from Joni at laybabylay. Found the frame at Michael’s for $5 & spray-painted Heirloom White.
- rug: here at Overstock
- “dream” canvas: diy project using a quote from “Someday” by Alison McGhee, a book that Mama bought for me & that I plan to read to Rose often.
- changing table: $20 at Goodwill… woohoo!
- dresser: Craig’s List long before Rose existed. Click here for “before” pic
- lanterns: Lily hanging paper lanterns from Pottery Barn Kids (here)
- quilt: I made it! Fabric is Moda Aviary by 3 Sisters (same as toybox cushion).
- dress: hand-smocked by my mother. I can’t quite bear to put it in the closet just yet. Click here for the story of how this dress came & found me 32 years after Mama made it.
- toybox: $55 at a local antique shop. Click here to see “before” pic when it was a garish, yield-sign yellow.
- cushion & pillows: I made those suckers! Fabrics from HobLob & Moda Aviary by 3 Sisters (same as quilt hanging on crib)
- step stools: the white one I painted (close-up pic is below). The brown one was mine when I was little. It’s old & worn & says “Sarah’s Sorry Seat”
- clock: Jennifer jacked it from my parents’ house. It was Mama’s… Daddy never even noticed it was gone.
- vase with roses: TJ Maxx. Got it for $10 because I whined to the manager about one of the flowers falling off & how I was gonna have to hot-glue it. Just appease the whiny pregnant woman.
- diaper bag: yes, that would be the Coach bag I got off ebay… was my first baby-related purchase. Bought the scarf at the Coach outlet to make it “girly” :)
- bookcase: we bought it from a local unfinished wood store last fall when we redid the guest bedroom. I just cleared the bottom shelves for Rose’s library-to-be.
- “peek a boo” board: found it at a little shop called “Take Heart” in Blowing Rock, NC. If you’re ever there, you should stop by…
- birds: Target during the guest bedroom redo, plus a coat of Heirloom White spray paint
- hairbow holder: this little frame was all beat up & faded & was clearanced for $7 at HobLob. I pulled the back off, spray-painted the frame, replaced the back with fabric, & broke the glass out. Used thumbtacks to add 3 ribbons to the front to clip hairbows to, & added a hanging ribbon. TA-DA!… it’s a super-cheap version of this one from Rosenberry Rooms.
- wire picture hanger: another lovely from “Take Heart” in Blowing Rock. I figured I’ll use it to clip fun things until Rose starts pulling it off the wall, & then we’ll probably find a new home for it.
- baskets: these from Target. I bought my own ribbon instead of using the gingham that came with.
- “welcome little one” art: handmade greeting card. I just took the glass out of the frame & taped it in there.
- vintage shoe: 50 cents at a local thrift shop. Bought hydrangea at HobLob when they had their floral 50% off.
- blocks: this etsy seller
- lampshade: I really loved this lampshade from PBK, but couldn’t bring myself to pay $100. So I bought one at Target for $11, bought roses at HobLob for 50% off, & hot-glued away. I originally meant to cover the entire shade like the PBK one, but my roses were bigger than Pottery Barn’s… so I went with the simpler version.
- lamp: $5 at a local thrift shop & a coat of Heirloom White spray paint
- storage boxes/baskets: Home Goods
- size dividers: bought some blank ones off ebay & mod-podged with pretty scrapbook paper. Added the sizes with a paint-pen.
- “Ginger Rogers” sign: HobLob. Figured some early indoctrination couldn’t hurt. I plan to add a shoe bag below the sign, which is why it’s hung so high.
And a few of my favorite things…
- gold-framed pics: On the left, a drawing of me… my grandmother (my dad’s mom) started cleaning out her house after my grandfather died, & she randomly gave me this during a visit. I painted the frame gold, but the mat was already the perfect color. On the right, this printable from laybabylay. Such a lovely little poem…
- pillow & blanket: The pillow is one that I gave Mama for Mother’s Day probably 10 years ago… is says “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be a friend.” The blanket was mine when I was a baby.
- stool: I painted this sucker. I loved this one from Posh Tots, but dude, $220?! Seriously?! So I bought a unfinished one at HobLob, spray-painted it Heirloom White, & tried my hand at painting.
- bedding: Love, love, love. It’s handkerchief linen in ballet pink & warm white, handmade by this etsy seller. She was WONDERFUL to work with… can’t recommend her highly enough.
- window treatments: Brittany Rose by Pottery Barn. Bought on ebay… I think PB has actually discontinued these.
- lamp: a bright & shiny brass floor lamp that I’ve had since college. I primed it, spray-painted it Heirloom White, & added a coat of poly sealant to (hopefully) keep the paint from chipping off the brass. Lampshade is one I already had.
And because weird things make me happy, here’s the inside of Rose’s dresser drawer. Yes, those are drawer dividers. HOW did I not know about these? They’re fabulous… spring-loaded to fit your drawer, & it keeps all those little onesies from creeping over into the footed outfits. Because onesie creepage just won’t do.