Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our Little Lady's Room....

We still need to do a few things in her room but it's pretty much finished so I took a few photos yesterday and a few people requested that I put them up on my blog. 

I absolutely love how it turned out.  It's the perfect combination of feminine, peaceful, and not too babyish.  It has vintage, modern, whimsical, and shabby elements that somehow flowed together beautifully.  I know our baby girl won't appreciate it until later, but I will!  I've been reminded that I'll be spending a lot of time sitting in the glider!  :)

bumper pad cover, quilt, mobile arm cover, and fabric garland made by my mother in-law!

comfy glider where I will be spending a lot of time.  the pink blanket was one of my baby blankets, and the pillow and glider were covered by my MIL.

I love how this turned out.  My sister in-law, Melissa found the awesome light up globe at an estate sale.  It has three settings of brightness and will be perfect for those nighttime diaper changes. :)  Inside the small white frames are old postcards that Ryan and I found at an Antique Mall.  They are from places that we both love or have lived. The old frames, shelf, and shutters were either found at goodwill, a consignment shop or an antique mall for cheap! What you can't see is the frame above the shutters which is our girl's name cut out using my friend Kristi's cricut and put on top of a map background.

My mom found this adorable elephant at Pier One!

close up of the quilt

the wall hanging was made with my friend Kristi's cricut.  She did most of the work. I just mod podged the letters on to the canvas. :)  It's a sentimental piece because it's some of the lyrics to a song my husband wrote for me and it was the song we walked down the aisle to after we were pronounced husband and wife.  The little set of nursery rhyme books were Ryan's when he was a baby. 

The dresser/changing table was an Estate Sale find.  My hubby did a great job making it look beautiful!

I'm not sure exactly how old this cabinet is....but it came from the house my MIL grew up in.  It was in her craft room for a long time, then it became my craft cupboard and now it is holding baby blankets, books, hats, and various other baby things!

Hello, Paddington! :)  I have a whole bin full of Paddington Bears but we decided he will be more appropriate in a boy's room if the Lord blesses us with one.  I couldn't resist putting one in her room though.

Fabric garland close up.  It was the perfect thing to fill the space above the crib since I didn't want to hang anything heavy on the wall above her crib.

Vintage diaper pail.  It was used as a decoration at the baby shower a few weekends ago and was filled with beautiful pink peonies.  I was secretly hoping when i saw it that it was for me to keep! :) 

My mom found this really cool tray at pier one.  Currently it's holding my thank you note, birth plan, birth class binder, bible stack. It will soon probably be holding snacks that everyone keeps telling me to keep nearby while nursing, burp cloths, and whatever else I need to have within reach.  The table and boxes were found at Gordman's, I believe.  So sweet.

So there you go. :)  Also...the paint color is Pale Seafoam which we got at Menards.  I think it's Pittsburgh brand.  It was kind of by accident that her room was painted my favorite color, but I'm not complaining. :)   Ryan was a little concerned at first that the room wouldn't be girly enough and there wouldn't be enough pink.  While I don't hate pink like I used to, I knew I didn't want to go overboard with it, but I think there ended up being a sufficient amount to satisfy Ryan. ;)

I'm 36 weeks and one day.  Wow.   Still waiting for time to slow down like everyone says it does in the last month.  We're going to be so busy these next few weeks and I'm still cleaning for all of my clients pretty much until I go into labor if I can.  So thankful that I've felt well enough to keep going. We're getting more and more excited to meet this little one!

On Friday night Melissa took some maternity photos for us. Here's just a few favorites....

my friend Kristi pointed out that this reminded her of a picture from our early dating days....before we even held hands!!!!  So for fun I found that picture and decided to post it here too......       
awwwwww.  memories.  This photo was taken at the Barsness farm when were were freshly dating. Little did we know that we would have our wedding ceremony there!    

That's all!  I'll try to post something in the next few weeks before baby comes.  No promises! :)


  1. Yeahhhhh! I love it I love it I love it!


  2. Too sweet! Wish I could put a room together so well...