I realize the fact that I am just now posting Gemma’s nursery when she is almost a year old is a bit sad. Ok, it’s embarrassingly tardy. I took pictures of the room sometime this summer and meant to post them then…This should make even the worst procrastinator feel better about themselves. You’re welcome.
Today I finally get to take you through one of my favorite rooms in the house. When I found out I was having a girl, I envisioned a whimsical, bright room with lots of white and pops of color. The mint and chartreuse color combo came from my favorite wallet that I finally allowed myself to retire now that these colors have made it into a room. Instead of pink, I opted for peach and purple accents to complement the cooler tones.
This shelf is my favorite piece of furniture in the house at the moment. I had been eyeing it at one of our favorite local vintage shops for TWO YEARS. The fact it didn’t sell in that time is a miracle. It’s just beautiful, sporting the original hardware from the 60’s and wood in near perfect condition. We took a shelf out and added a dowel rod to serve as Gemma’s “closet”.
I found out very quickly with this tiny little project that Stu and I are no Jon and Sherry Petersik. It took us four trips to Lowe’s just to get the correct materials to stain, cut, and hang this rod. By the last trip, it was just comical. Our home improvement talents stop short of a jig saw.
You might remember my pink wire baskets when they housed accessories in the guest room. They got a fresh coat of paint and traded in fashion for a more academic life.
The biggest splurge in this room was the blue Raskog diaper cart. When I was 8 months pregnant and as big as a boat, we planned a trip to IKEA while we were visiting family in Houston. I had a list, I had a mission, and I was going to get that diaper cart. As often happens, the online item finder incorrectly stated that the item was in the store. When I found out that the only one on site was the display, I had a full on pregnancy melt down in the middle of IKEA. At one point I think I even cried real tears and hugged the display as Stu pried my fingers from it while shoppers pointed and stared. So how did I acquire one? When we got home, I found one for over double the price on eBay. Stu- too afraid to face the wrath of a crazed hormonal person- handed me the credit card and pretended not to hear how much it cost.
Rug: Shades of Light
Mobile: DIY tutorial here
Book shelf “closet”: vintage
White rocker: Overstock
Chest of drawers and white shelving: IKEA
Pink wire baskets: vintage
Diaper cart: IKEA
Ottoman: Aleta Fae via Etsy
ABC Chart & Hedgehog art: Holli via Etsy
“Beautiful Girl” Print: Lindsay Letters
“Ice Skating in Central Park” Print: Matte Stephens via Etsy
Purple pillow: Pier 1
Peach and grey pillow and crib skirt: custom from fabric by Spoonflower
Crib bedding: Aden and Anais sheets (quilts: gifts)
Light fixture: Lowe’s