Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Sentimental Girl Nursery

Our nursery is complete (except for the baby) and I'm so excited to share the photos with you.  This has been a labor of love and so much fun to get ideas and see them come to fruition.  

One of my favorite parts is the wooden monogram.  These came from Kygracedesigns on Etsy.  Originally I saw it on Pinterest through God Bless Our Nest.  The paint color is Romance by Sherwin Williams and I got that inspiration from her nursery too.  The funny thing about the monogram is that I haven't even fully committed to her name until I see her.  I'm indecisive.

The closet was painstakingly put in by future Daddy G.  It wasn't as easy as we thought it was going to be, but what is when it comes from Ikea!  We used their Antonius system for part of the closet and the other side we cut shelves at Home Depot.  This is a tiny closet and it was in desperate need of a storage system.  We chose something that will grow with her.  After those itty bitty clothes get bigger, the rods can accommodate shirts and pants.  

Everyone thinks that this is a ton of clothes but what you see are two years worth of sizes.  A friend of mine had a yard sale and sold me the majority of the clothes I have from 9 months to 24 months.  

How cute are all the little tiny shoes?  Some of them were on the diaper cake at my shower, some were given to us by friends and we scored some from a yard sale of a very stylish baby.

This dresser used to be dark and we painted it gray. We go into the nursery and just stare at it because it was quite a process and we are thrilled with how it turned out.  I've had it forever and we just bought new knobs from Anthropologie to make it more girly.  I got the Audrey Hepburn print on our honeymoon and the Eiffel Tower lamp is from Target.

I adore children's books!  I was thrilled to get a lot of books at my shower and I am so excited to read most of these books for the first time.  Somehow I missed out on reading (or having read to me) the early children's books, but I am looking forward to instilling a love of reading in our little girl as well as catching up myself on the classics.

This side of the room has our gallery wall of pictures.  We used the frames that used to be in our living room.  I printed out some free printables and kept some pictures that are special to me.  The star in the corner came from my friend Renee who knows I love pink and gave it to me when I moved to Texas.  It's going to be a great night light.  The cubes furniture came from Ikea and it makes a great changing table as well as storage.  

Here is a closer look at some of the prints.  A map of Puerto Rico is close to G's heart.  There are some Bible verse inspired art prints as well as a Corgi silhouette, photo strip of G and me and picture of my Mom and me.  The girl banner is from the gender reveal party.

I cross-stitched this when I was in high school.  It took me hours and hours.  I never finished it but my Mom had it framed anyway and I love having it there!  I always wanted a red headed little girl because I adored Anne of Green Gables and Pippi Longstocking!

These shelves came from Pottery Barn kids.  It's full of special little things; a Belkie bear my Nanny gave me, a Daughter poem that my Mom gave me, and a Paddington Bear that my brother gave me in 4th grade.  I also have a piggy bank that you can't see from probably before kindergarden.  I made the little dress that is hanging there.  A friend made me the quilt that is draped over the chair and it fits perfectly in the nursery.  I adore it!

I've been busy sewing lots of things lately.  I made loads of burp cloths, a couple of dresses, wash cloths and a blanket.  I don't think I've told you that G got me a sewing machine for our anniversary last September.  It was a wonderful gift and has come in really handy!

Here is one of the burp cloths that I monogrammed.

Oh sweet, sentimental value...This is a picture of G and me on our first date.  He bought me that tacky frame and it's just the perfect kitsch for here.

I made a baby book and this is the page where we predict what she is going to be like.  I downloaded the template from Young House Love.

This is a shot of most of the room.  A friend helped me make the gray chevron crib skirt and I made the pillow.  The pink chair is one of two that I've had for a long time.  It was so meant to be that I have a little girl!  The purple chair and ottoman was generously given to us by a couple that we are friends with from church. It's so comfy and we were so grateful.

This is a another shot of the closet and dresser.  You can see the storage cubes from Ikea in the top of the closet.  These are handy for clothing that isn't the right size yet.

I lined the dresser drawers with different patterns of paper so it would be cheerful when we open them.

The drawer organizers came from Ikea.

These are my bags packed and ready for the hospital!!


beingFab said...

That is a lovely, lovely nursery!! I so want to have a baby girl now :-). You've really put in a lot of love and care into building it and I'm sure your little girl will love it!!

Brasilian_Babe said...

Labour of love indeed. It looks absolutely gorgeous. All the best for your your bub and your husband. Exciting times ahead!

Ashley P. said...

Beautiful!!! I thought at first the Romance Pink looked a little "khaki", until I saw that it was khaki. Ha! I really need to work on organizing Lily's closet. I had SO many clothes -- from what I bought, gifts, and 'hand-me-downs' from friends. I already have a huge tub full that she's outgrown and it's only newborn to 3 months! Now she's getting into 6-9 month clothes and I have hardly anything!

It's almost time! I'm going to be checking back now to see that everything went smooth with the delivery. I'll definitely be praying for you and your family -- you are about to have the best day of your life! :) Pain or not, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat! (And I was one that was SCARED TO DEATH before delivery!) Good Luck and God Bless! :)

The Closet Therapist said...

Being Fab-Thanks for the sweet comment! I really thought I was having a boy but I admit that I am beyond excited to enjoy all these super girly things!

Brasilian Babe-Thanks for the well wishes!

Ashley-Yes! It's only the one wall painted in Romance. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I really love your nursery! Thanks for checking back on me...I'll be seeing if you do some closet organization posts, my favorite subject. :)

Erin said...

Jennifer, I am so excited for you and G! I love the nursery pics. You did a beautiful job. Can't wait to hear when Baby "C" arrives. Would love to come see you when the dust settles. Take care!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and sweet room! I know you must be so ready to see your little girl in there. Congratulations!

Shana said...

Love the funny face poster :) We have the same hospital bags ( different colour though ) Great minds think alike!

Sarah said...

Came over from Kellys Korner and I am so glad I did! Before I was born my mom cross stitched the same little girl you did but in full length and the two matching dolls that go with her. They hung over my bed until I had my own little girl and now they hang over her crib. I have never seen anyone else with that same cross stitch and was so excited when I read your post!! I forwarded your link on to my mom so she could see yours, I hope you love it as much as I have loved mine!!!

Toni said...

Hello Jennifer,

Wishing you a wonderful time with your new baby, and wanted to let you know that I have been praying for you and sending all the very best wishes for a safe delivery.

I have been following your posts since coming across your blog last year from one of the French chic blogs but this is first comment I've left.

God bless you and your family always!


Leagh@bunchesdirect said...

I am reading quite often your blog,and I just love what you are doing! And this nursery is just breathtaking! Good luck to you in everything you are doing!

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