Monday, September 10, 2012

My girl's nursery

Not too long ago, I shared my son's nursery and his big boy room.  I hadn't gotten around to sharing my girl's nursery yet, but it won't be too long before we're turning this room into a big girl room.  :)

My kids' rooms are definitely some of my favorite rooms in our home.  The feelings I got while planning their rooms before they arrived, bringing them home to these rooms and spending countless hours in there feeding, rocking, singing and reading...  It's hard not to love and cherish those memories.

Quinn's room was a project and we nearly did everything in the room ourselves.  It was a lot of work!  But, like most projects in our home, the end result was so worth it. 

We purchased the crib and already had the upholstered chair and ottoman, but almost everything else was a project. 

Painting, of course, adding the beadboard ceiling, making the curtains and the lampshade and the mobiles  and the shelves and the artwork above the crib -- all DIY projects.  We also refinished the chandelier (rescued from our dining room and saved for nearly 5 years for this room) and the dressers and vanity desk. 

I never thought I would have a lavender nursery, but I loved the combination of lavender and brown.  Lavender is a tough color!  We went through several shades before settling on Lilac Whisper by Valspar.  I wanted a grayish lavender, not a purple or blue or even pink shade. 

The far left is a birth stats print from gracehesterdesigns on Etsy.  The middle print says "Let her sleep for when she wakes, she will move mountains".    The dandelion print is from papermoth, also on Etsy.

I will share how we did the ceiling.  I was expecting a big challenge, but I think it ended up being easier than we originally thought!  It's my favorite part of the room.  :)

I just hope we can hold on to the baby stage for a bit longer.  My girl is a wild one and a climber, though, so I'm afraid it won't be too long until we'll have to convert her crib into a toddler bed.  These babies just don't keep!


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Colleen said...

love it Laura! so pretty and all your little touches are just beautiful.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Oh Wow Laura! Everything is soooooo beautiful and tastefully done. Just my style :). Love the drapes, the ceiling...EVERYTHING! Great job!

Laura, Hoosier Life Hoosier Wife said...

Thanks Colleen and Doreen!

The Quiet Mom said...

You did an awesome job!

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Debbiedoo's said...

So adorable Laura. Nurseries sure have come a long way since my boys were small...they were lame in comparison to today's. Thanks for sharing.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful Nursery! Love all your special little touches!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Very pretty! I like that color combo, too!

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