Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nursery Decorating

Hoot and I are going to Dallas for the weekend and this is Lambert's little project he's going to work on while were away... I can't wait. he is totally capable of making this for Libbie. We'll get to that in the last photo of this post... keep reading. If he is successful with the project above, he will start this little project below.... the plans can be found here. http://www.knock-offwood.com/
I will most definitely incorporate a little leopard somewhere in Libbie's room. I just haven't figured it out yet. Keep reading.
This was the glider and ottoman in Hoot's nursery. We still use it all the time to read in. It's very comfortable. It will be recovered in a creamy dreamy velvet or linen slip.
I copied this idea below from here http://jonesdesigncompany.com/baby/the-nursery/ (amazing)
These are vintage Easter cards Granna picked up and gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago. I'm going to frame them and add a couple more to them for a little pop of artwork.
I found these little stitched fabric remnants at a junk store last summer and about did back flips. I'm going to make pillow cases !!! It's difficult to see, but they are little Asian children playing ball.
I picked this mirror up at a junk store in Giddings Texas during my church's ladies retreat. It was so funny, one of the gals I was with said, "what are you going to do with that?" like GROSS.... Just look at her all cleaned up. she is precious and was only $3.00
I love this little vintage lamp. I love the color.
This was my great grandmother Edna's rocking chair. It still smells like her house so I can bring myself to have it re-covered. I may have a slip made to preserve the fabric, but I can't part with her wonderful scent. So many memories...
This dresser came from.... are you ready.... the side of the road...I know.... the drawers don't slide well at all but I could not pass her up...she needs some work,but has great potential.
LAST but not LEAST!!! Pottery Barn... meet Lambert... Yes my friends this is the Riley headboard... yes it is...and it's going in our bedroom... It will be leaving for the upholstery shop next week. YIPPIEEEE. He is sooo good! I never knew he was keeping this talent hidden from me. Tonight he opened Pandora's Box.
So I'm at it again. I go through spurts in my decorating madness. I'll go a while without designing anything and then I go nuts looking at fabric, rugs, lighting... etc. etc. etc... Let me make this clear... we don't have a referral yet, but we think we're going to accept an older child (around 2 1/2-3ish). We feel like Hootster is going to be 6 in August and it would just be great to have a little sister that's closer to his age.... with that being said. we're reading up on attachment and the older child. I am soooo glad I didn't buy crib bedding and all that goes along with it. Over the years I have collected a lot of vintage girly stuff (a lot) sheets, pillow cases, prints. pottery etc. I did Hoot's room in a vintage toy theme and it turned out great. He still has the same theme (tweaked a little) almost 6 years later. Vintage is timeless... we just edited some of the cutesie (that's not a word, but it fits) baby items and added big boy toys (base balls, trains etc.) I think I'm going to do the same with Libbie's room instead of going for any one theme. I truly think I would tire of a them quickly. I love an all white room with all shades of white and cream. I've added little punches of color here and there, but mostly we're sticking with white. If Libbie wants to go all pink or (God forbid) purple... we'll go for it.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished project and meet Libbie. I know God has the perfect child in mind for your family.