I AM NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER.
I AM NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER!
I absolutely admit that I have a semi-fancy camera and have not a clue what to do with it (hello, automatic setting!). Scott and I both tried our very best to document Baby T.’s completed nursery, just like I am going to try my very best at this moment to let these photos speak for themselves and stop yapping. always a struggle.
Okay, you know I wouldn’t be able to just leave it at that! I’m a natural born narrator – I can’t help myself!!!
Note to Self (YOURself included): Planning a nursery without knowing the baby’s gender DOES present some challenges. We chose to start with the primary colors from the bedding and the rug that we love and roll with the rest. Yellow, gray, and red quickly became our accent colors. We love the blue wall color and think it screams “baby!” without necessarily screaming “baby BOY!” It’s just a sweet color. We didn’t really theme-it-out, but went with a few different ideas that tickled our fancies. It’s the only room in the house that we’ve planned from paint to curtain pullback and it’s the most serene-feeling room in the house. We’re really happy with how it came together!!!
C’mon with the NY and SC prints – love ’em, right?! They’re so meaningful to us.
We found all of the wall art on Etsy, except for the gorgeous and thoughtful quote art. My great friend in NY made that for me – thanks, Jenn!!!
I LOVE the nursing/reading nook by the window. It’s so cozy. Didn’t my Mom do an awesome job recovering the glider??? NAILED IT. It’s perfect – thanks, Mom! ♥
DIY Projects: I added the yellow ribbon to the chalkboard and lampshades. I also made the curtain pullbacks with the yellow ribbon (and other small and cheap hardware pieces). I made the mobile and I added the hearts to our home cities (Albany and Charleston) onto the state maps.
I threw that clock in the cube organizer last minute (I had a book opened and standing in place of it originally). We still CANNOT figure out the perfect spot for that thing, but it’ll live there for now. or for at least the next 5 minutes. What a pain that clock has been – location suggestions welcome!
We love that there is still a lot of room to grow (re: space within the furniture, closet, bins, and baskets) and wall space to adorn, if and when we so chose. I picture some large canvas prints on either wall in the nursing/reading nook of some pregnancy photos and then Baby T.’s newborn photos. I also imagine a growth chart on the wall in the corner by the cube organizer and closet door. Maybe a little kid-sized coat rack somewhere. Some more decorations on the top of the bookcase. Baby’s name somewhere, even? A baby will soon be in that crib…THAT I am sure of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My favorite parts of the room are the personalized ones…the glider, the DIY projects, the blocks, the books, and the state prints. What’s your favorite part? What am I missing/what did I forget? Anything look completely impractical? What’s your favorite part of YOUR baby’s nursery?
Phew – another BIG project checked off of the list!!! I hope you enjoyed the big reveal!
p.s. 17 days or less was YESTERDAY’S count. Now 16 is the number – EEK and YAY!
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