A Nursery Lamp Update

January 2, 2014

I wrote a little bit about my ideas for the nursery here, but it can really be summed up in the mood board I created below. See the red lamp with the linen-y drum shade on the board above? I have those now! Well, my version, at least. I had yellow lamps that I spray painted back in the day to use in the guest room, but yellow lamps would drive me crazy in a room that was mostly whites, creams, blues, browns and reds!

#Before & After #Painting #Nursery

A Quick DIY Nursery Mobile (For Under $7!)

March 11, 2014

When I set out to make a mobile for the nursery, I didn’t exactly set out with any real idea of what I wanted. Sure, I checked out a few DIY options online before heading out to the store, but in the end, I found my inspiration perusing my local Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. I came home with a flat flower hoop, some all-purpose acrylic, non-toxic craft paint, and nine random wood shapes.

#Nursery #Crafts #DIY #Decorating

I'm No Seamstress: Finishing the Nursery Curtains

February 14, 2014

Believe it. The nursery curtains are done and you’ll never believe what they cost me. They’ve been on my to-do list for a while and I’m happy to cross ‘em off! If you’re new, read this post to catch up on how I started the curtains. If you’ve read it already or just want a refresher, here are the highlights: The initial post included the verb “attempt” so I made no promises that these would turn out well!

#Decorating #Nursery #Before & After

My Kind of Pillow Talk

February 4, 2014

If you came for that kind of pillow talk, sorry ‘bout it. I want to talk about actual pillows - of the decorative sort. Specifically, I want to talk about one that I fell in love with at Target last month. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous, red herringbone floor pillow. It was basically free. You’ll see. (Source) Isn’t it dreamy? The back is dark gray and I think that it’s pretty masculine, for a pillow.

#Decorating #Nursery

Time to Rock! (Phase 2)

February 6, 2014

I’m checking in on this beautiful Thursday with a rocking chair update! I’m so happy to see some blue skies today after all the snow yesterday. We ended up with right around a foot of the white stuff! I stayed inside all day organizing, relaxing, and drinking gallons of tea. It was pretty nice. If you recall, Matt and I decided to forego our original decision to buy an upholstered nursery glider in favor of a family heirloom that his Great Aunt passed onto us before she passed away.

#Nursery #Furniture #Furniture Refinishing #Before & After