Archive for September, 2014

Nursery Reveal

Thanks for your patience as I try to figure out the juggle of being a mommy to two.  My heart is so full and I’m crazy in love with my girls.  I’ve relished in the moments when Josie giggles with a full belly laugh or Grace looks up at me with her newborn eyes taking in her momma.  I’ve handled the moments when both children are crying and I can’t immediately meet all their needs, let alone my own.  I have to say, so far, it’s better than I expected. But, to date, I have had a lot of help.  I’m easing my way into doing this whole mommy to two under two…as much as I can ease into it.  I’m also taking my Aunt’s great advice, “in case of emergency, break chocolate”  I’ve been breaking open plenty of chocolate bars.  Post pregnancy diet be damned.

Speaking of chocolate, I do have a long awaited tasty treat for you.  Thanks for your patience with the nursery reveal.  I’m so pleased that I got pictures done by the very talented Liz Perryman.

Here is the real estate shot of the nursery when we moved in…

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And here it is from the same angle today…

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Two big changes to the room were ripping out the old stained carpet and putting in wall to wall jute and then also adding an overhead light with the Palm Beach chic faux bamboo pendant I found off of ETSY.

The bed frame was given to me from the previous owner but the bedding, lighting and artwork is all new…

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Love this pic Liz snuck in of me trying to fluff the finishing touches with ten day old Grace in tow.

The previous owner also gave me the matching side table to the bed set.  I originally wanted to paint it but then decided the natural color gave a softness that the room needed with all the red and navy blue in the room.

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Next to the side table is the glider where I spend a lot of time; I pretty much live here at night.

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Next to the glider, is the bassinet with the little sheep watching over Grace in those moments when I’m sleeping.

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I took advantage of a built in desk area to make into the changing table; here it was before –

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I put up grasscloth wallpaper, added some art, Graham painted the desk white and my lovely MIL made a skirt for the desk with fabric from Ikea.  Here it is today…

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And there you have it, the single completed room in the house.  I do have to say it takes a village to get the nursery completely finished and photo ready by the time Grace was ten days old.  Thanks to Graham for painting the desk and spray painting the chandelier, to my MIL for making the skirt at the changing table, to my SIL for monogramming Grace’s pillow (I brought the pillow to the hospital to have it monogrammed as soon as she was born), to my mother for running errands and helping with raising the bed up five inches, and to my cousin for the wonderful styling and finishing touches.  And I was able to show off the room in the best light because of the talented photographer, Liz Perryman.  Now, that’s how you finish a nursery with a ten day old…a village.

 Once the commotion slows down, I’ll be back to working on my home and have some more reveals coming your way.  In the meantime, I hope you’ll put up with occasional posts on my girls and inspiration decor shots as I turn to my blog as my little respite spot far away from dirty diapers and unnecessary tears.  If you don’t hear from me, that’s because I’m busy getting snuggles and kisses before my girls grow up way too fast.

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September 5, 2014 at 5:28 AM 11 comments


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