Along with planning a nursery we are turning our front room into a music/playroom. It currently is a music room lacking in much personality. Here is where we are today:
I ordered the below rug today and Maddie's Christmas gift from Granny and Papa is the Everlasting Table from Land of Nod, which will grow with her. For now we are going to use a few navy poofs for seating. I'm going to add a bookcase for books and toys to hopefully keep it organized. I might paint the sides with chalkboard or magnetic paint. I'll hang M's artwork above the bookcase.
I'm hoping to pull it all together in the next few months!
In honor of switching up M's room I thought it would be fun to remember where we started when we bought our house almost 3 years ago. There were some funky stains on the walls hence the primer and please notice my OCD taping out of furniture. It's my favorite way to confirm things will fit since I'm such a visual person. :)
Here is M's room a month before she was born. Everything is still the same just picture the shelves being more filled with books and books all over the floor. We definitely have a little reader on our hands.
A source list since I never did a formal one on the original nursery reveal: Paint: SW Blue Horizon Bookcase: Cameron PBK Crib: Jenny Lind purchased on Amazon Dresser: Hemnes from Ikea Chair and Ottoman: Little CastleValentino ordered in custom fabric from a local store Bedding: Custom made through babybedding.com Curtains: Handmade from fabric from babybedding.com Blue Lamp: Pottery Barn Floor Lamp: Macy's online Butterfly Mobile: PBK Prints Above Crib: http://www.etsy.com/shop/trafalgarssquare?ref=pr_shop French Alphabet Print: https://www.etsy.com/listing/60093392/limited-edition-bibitty-11x14-french?ref=listing-shop-header-3 Her room was definitely a labor of love and it is a room that I feel turned out better than I could have imagined! It's sad to think about changing it up but I know it is only the first of many times :)
We finally have a weekend at home and we are looking forward to picking and carving pumpkins and having some family time! I thought I should share what I have been up to design-wise. We are planning to move M into a big girl bed and switch her room around a bit. We are going to use the full size bed we have in the guest room and get a new dresser, bedding, chair, and curtains! I don't want to repaint so we are keeping the very light blue walls.
The bedding arrived today and M is very excited about the horses so that makes me happy. The rocking chair is one that has been passed down for generations and her Nana is stripping, repainting and having it re-caned. It will fit better in the room with the larger bed as will the dresser, a gift from her Granny and Papa. It is definitely a combined effort and we are so lucky to have so much help!
I plan to do the transition in the next month or so. Wish us luck!! :)
Long time no see! Life has gotten in the way of blogging as usual but I did want to pop back in and share my fall decor. I have been eyeing those boxes on Pinterest for our dining room table for awhile now and knew it was the perfect use for the barn wood from my late grandpa's barn. The wood dates back to when the barn was built in the 20's so you can imagine it means a lot to me. Jacob and I put the box together and now I'm excited to change it up with the seasons.
I did my usual of adding in cream hydrangeas with the white for a fall/winter feel. I like that it feels different than spring/summer!
I did something totally different on the mantel and I'm loving it.
Better feel for the actual colors
This is my favorite of all my decor because I made it with M! I let her paint (which she loves!) and then I simply cut them into leaf shapes.....easy and meaningful---perfection in my book!
Outside I did something different. I got the box when I ordered something online this summer and have been hanging on to it ever since. I love the height it adds along with another pop of color.
That's the majority of my decor this year. I'm really loving everything I did, which doesn't always happen!
I don't know about you but I am ready. For fall, that is. I say that as it is heading near 90 today and everyday next week. Yuck. We have had just enough cool weather to be a tease and I don't like to be teased. ;) I'm ready for open windows, long walks, pumpkin candles and coffee, playing in the leaves, and carving pumpkins!
If you follow me on Pinterest this is not a news flash because I have been a pinning fool lately and these are a few pictures that are inspiring me and holding me over until it cools off!