Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baby A's Nursery Reveal

The day that I blogged about Lyla's finished nursery was the day that my water broke and labor started.  Since I'm getting a little impatient here's hoping that posting about baby girl A's nursery will do the same.  So without further ado here is her nursery:

I am absolutely in love with this room.  My vision of floral and lace came together in this room even better than I had imagined it.  You can read about how I made the floral and lace chandelier here and you can read about the floral letter and the lace frame art here.  So much of the rest of this room was made possible by Target.  Target is hands down my favorite place to shop (and no Target is in no way paying me to say this but if they would like to I won't turn it down *wink wink).  The crib sheet and ruffled crib skirt are both from their new Cloud Island nursery collection.  Surprisingly that crib skirt had some not so great reviews online.  Most of the negative reviews were centered around the fact that it was really wrinkled coming out of the packaging.  There is a simple solution to that though.  I just threw it in the dryer with a wet towel and it came out perfect!  And $25 compared to $80 for comparable crib skirts was such a steal!

I cannot tell you how much I love this crib.  I love the vintage look which is why I picked a classic Jenny Lind style crib for Lyla's room.  For this room I wanted a metal crib but most of them are ridiculously expensive.  This crib from Little Seeds is affordable and I love the color.  I bought mine at Wayfair but I just got an email from Target today that they are carrying Little Seeds products now. You can find the crib here.

You can read about the vintage doily art that I made for above the dresser here.  This dresser is tied with the crib for my favorite piece of furniture in the room.  I found it on Craigslist after months of looking and here is what it looked like when we got it.
I liked the gray but it was too close to the color of the wall so it needed to be painted white.  It is such a gorgeous vintage piece!  I used the same baskets mounted to the wall that was used in Lyla's room at the old house and you can read more about it here.  I found the tray to hold diapers and other things that we need while using the changing pad at HomeGoods.  I made another changing pad cover using extra fabric from the roller shade project and gray dot minky.  You can read more about how to make the changing pad covers here. That toy basket in the corner is from Target from the Pillowfort collection.

Those gorgeous lace curtains are from Target from the Shabby Chic collection.  I found two of the panels on clearance in store.  The other 2 were bought online and I had kind of a funny experience with them.  Instead of receiving the curtains I receive a package full of bras but the packing slip said it was the curtains.  I had to jump through some hoops to get the curtains but it ended up to be a blessing because they actually went on sale which I wouldn't of known about had I received the right order the first time.  You can read more about how I covered the roller shades in fabric here.  I found the curtain rods at Wayfair.  That rocker was thrift store find that I recovered for Lyla's nursery and you can read more about that project here.

The lamb was a gift from the previous homeowners.  I found the pillow and that beautiful lamp at HomeGoods.  The bookshelf was a clearance item from Target.

I found these gorgeous prints on Etsy.  The child of God and Alice in Wonderland printables came from the shop Adoren Studio.  The middle print came from the shop MINTable Printables and it is a quote from a Mumford and Sons song.  I found the simple white frames at Target for $3 a piece.

I found this picture ledge and the hooks at Target.  The pictures in the frames are of baby A's namesake.  There will be more on that once she is here and we officially announce her name.  The Alice and Wonderland print was actually on our porch at our old house but I thought is fit in well here.

Well that's it!  I love this room and I hope you love it too and are inspired by it.  I can't wait until baby A is finally here!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Vintage Doily Art

Happy Labor Day weekend!  I am enjoying this weekend by relaxing and getting some cleaning and laundry done in preparation for baby's arrival.  I can't believe that it is already September and officially my due date month!

I plan to give a full tour of the nursery in my next post but first I wanted to share a couple of diy projects with you.  The first one is this beautiful and simple art that I made out of doilies and embroidery hoops.  I didn't take any photos of the process because it is so incredibly simple.
I found these doilies at a couple of antique stores.  They are easy to find and it was fun looking through them to find a variety of patterns and sizes.  I was especially excited to find that pale pink one because it fits so well with the colors of the room.  I bought the wood embroidery hoops at Joann Fabrics and decided to buy three different sizes.  I put the doilies in the hoops and then carefully stretched them so that they were taut in the hoops.  I trimmed off the excess doily in each hoop and then applied a line of hot glue around the back of each embroidery hoop to secure the doily in the hoop.
I hung them above the dresser/changing station with simple gold nails.  I can't wait to share a full picture of the dresser once I do a nursery reveal.  It is such a beautiful piece of vintage furniture!

I have one more project to share with you today.  My execution on this one wasn't the best so I will share the original tutorial with you.
I fell in love with these beautiful lace curtains that I found on clearance at Target but I knew that I still needed to block the light in the room somehow.  I decided to buy blackout roller shades because I had seen many tutorials on Pinterest of how to cover them in fabric.  The tutorial that I followed (however I did not follow it very well) was this one from the blog The DIY Mommy. It is a great tutorial but I made a big mistake when I installed the shades.  I should of installed them backwards so that the fabric would cover the roll itself.  I tried fixing it but the shades wouldn't  roll up that way. Because of this I was unable to wrap the fabric around the sides of the shade because it would look bad in the rolled part.
It still looks beautiful and the shades roll up just fine but some of the fabric is starting to bubble because I didn't do a good job of applying the spray adhesive to both the shade and the fabric.  It will be easy to fix but I am just frustrated that it isn't perfect.  It's the curse of being a perfectionist.  I know it is still lovely and much better than plain white roller shades though.  I found that beautiful fabric at Hobby Lobby by the way and with the sale on the fabric I was able to cover 3 roller shades for $25!

Check back next week for the full reveal of the nursery!
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