Yesterday was my first official day off work! I didn't get out of bed until 9:30, went to Einstein's to get a bagel, ran some errands and then finally got around to taking pictures of Avery's nursery. It was delightful!
I'm sure I'll be thankful for this while she's a baby, but her room stays pretty dark all day. There is only one small window and it never really gets very much natural light. This made taking pictures a nightmare. So while the colors might not be exact, you'll get the idea ;-)
Brandon found a glider on Craigslist that was only a couple of months old. It was in great condition but it was an ugly brown color. We found fabric online and had one of his mom's best friends reupholster it for us. She did a beautiful job, I couldn't have been happier! I found the pillow on Etsy.
We had been looking for a nightstand all over the place but couldn't find one we liked, or that we wanted to spend a couple of hundred dollars on. The nightstand that was offered with her furniture set was $250 and looks similar to the one we now have. Brandon bought a $40 wooden nightstand at Ikea, stained it gray, wet-sanded it, and then put together the 470 parts ;-) My job was to find the knob, which I got at Anthropologie for $10.
I used one of the mason jars we made for her baby shower to hold this bouquet of paper roses (made out of pages from a children's book). My mom found the paper roses on Etsy.
This was the only shot I got of her crib while I was taking pictures, and it was in the mirror so it's backwards. I don't know what I was thinking but now I'm too lazy to go back and take another one. Her furniture is made by Bassett and it's called Ava. Her bedding and curtains are made by Cocalo Couture and they are part of the Alma collection. I know there is a lot of controversy about the use of bumpers in a crib. Once she's actually in her crib (which I don't anticipate for at least the first 3 months) I'll take them out. The dust ruffle is my favorite.
I started collecting frames a couple of months before her room was finished. I knew that I wanted one letter in each frame. I found these wooden letters on Craftcuts which is this amazing website where you can order letters in whatever size and font you can imagine. We chose to purchase the plain wooden ones and paint them ourselves - but I think you can ordered colored letters as well. I don't remember exactly, but I think we spent around $25? Brandon did all of the measuring and mounting.
Her little closet makes me smile every time I look inside of it. All of her tiny shoes and dresses. I have done about 12 loads of laundry washing all of her tiny things - but I still haven't washed ANY of the things that are still hanging in her closet with tags on them. I washed all of her pjs, blankets, bibs, washcloths, towels, socks, leg warmers, etc. that are packed inside of her dresser.
Can we talk about how cute all of the shoes are?! My friend Kelly bought her the sparkly turquoise Toms and my friend Katrina made the pink Buggs (Baby Uggs). She has her own Etsy shop you have to check out!
Her book shelves were another project of daddy's. He bought a rain gutter at Home Depot and cut it in half. They work brilliantly, and I think the grand total came to $15? I was the most excited about putting all of her books on display. I remember loving books so, so much as a kid and I just couldn't wait to have a child to share that joy with. In fact, even before we got pregnant, Brandon bought me my favorite children's book, The Giving Tree, because we knew we would one day read it to our little ones.
And here's a panoramic picture of the room
Why I'm lucky to have such a handy husband:
I wish I had more pictures of her room before, but I only have a couple. It was a powder blue color with Hawaiian curtains when we moved in.
Daddy painting the room
Putting the furniture together...
Measuring the frames for her room
So often in our lives, I have an idea and Brandon is the one that makes it happen. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not so thankful for his handy and willing ways :-) Avery and I are two lucky ladies.