Life has been hectic lately with my due date inching...creeping...closer and the start of the school year. (I'm more than a little excited to meet baby girl.) I teach fifth grade and going back to school at the end of the summer can be quite the kick in the pants normally but especially when 36, 37, 38 weeks preggo. All that to say, the blog has been a little neglected lately. However, we have been busy bees with last minute nursery details and even some fun house projects I'll share soon. Here she is in all her glory, just IMpatiently waiting for her little sugar lump to arrive.
Little additions above include the sweet stuffed bunny peeking out of the crib from Finklestein's (seriously the sweetest little animal creatures ever and so soft), the white faux sheepskin on the ottoman, and the sweet quilt made by hub's grandma using the fabric from the drapes and crib skirt. She even monogrammed it with baby girl's name. After a baby class offered by the hospital, I decided against the white ruffled crib pad I've had my eye on for safety reasons. Aaaannnndddd the overprotective mama is coming out already.
At first, I was set on keeping everything in the nursery light other than the fabrics used on the pillows, drapes, and crib skirt. (The fabric is by Braemore and the bird fabric is called Emporer's Garden and lattice is Secret Gate in Blossom.) I ended up loving the addition of some black in the striped throw and lamp shades to add some dimension. The white against the neutral walls was falling a little flat and the room needed to be anchored with a darker color. Baby girl is one lucky duck that her room could fit her crib and future bed simultaneously. We had the bed, we just upgraded an old headboard with this one. The lamps were a Homegoods find, I just upgraded the shades. #BESTSTOREEVER. The monogram over the bed, a staple in any southern baby's room, was a gift from my parents. Hubs painted it hot pink and we're set. The card on the nightstand is one of a set of scripture cards from my sweet friend Patty.
We hooked the dresser up with a sweet white mirror found at Homegoods on CLEARANCE and a changing pad so that it can double as a dresser and changing station. The canvases are some I had that I painted over with some complimentary colors for the room. The little basket adds a natural element and will be her hamper. And yeah, yeah, I know the bamboo stem is going to have to move as soon as she arrives, but it's so appropriate with the bamboo detailed dresser and Asian inspired mirror that I had to put it there for the time being.
I debated on sharing her library but the teacher in me felt the need to push books and educational toys. This will be her little corner where she can play and read. It was lovingly filled with books from her grandma and other loved ones. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Exposing little ones to books early on is so important and makes a WORLD of difference when preschool comes around. Get books in their little hands early and teach them to hold them, turn the pages, and make up stories even before they can read the words. Read to little babies every chance you get. Let them see you read daily.