3.26.2014

elsie's nursery

I'm more than a little bit in love with elsie's nursery. I basically want to spend all my time in here. I wanted a calm and pretty space we could relax in. We're still nursing throughout the day, so we end up sitting up here quite a bit, and it's nice to do it in a pretty space. 

There are a lot of elements in this nursery that have sentimental value. I love old things that have meaning. There's my favorite A Little Princess quote hanging on the wall. There's the photo I took of the pink blooming tree outside our Provo apartment one spring. Tucked into that frame is a sprig of pink flowers dried and saved from the welcome elsie! bouquet my mom brought to the hospital. And hanging on the wall is my first Easter dress and bonnet, with the shoes tucked on the dresser. They're sitting on top of one of my (and my mom's) favorite childhood book series (the bobbsey twins!). They're out of print, and I managed to find three copies at a thrift store several years ago. There's the vase from her baby blessing and a selection of our favorite books. The lamb I chose the week I found out we were pregnant, and the Amish doll we purchased when we knew she was a girl. And the quilt her mimi made her, with fabric we carefully selected from Amish quilt shops.

It's a very special room for us.

But first! The before! Enjoy these two very high quality screenshots from the MLS listing.

herthreadedneedle / before
herthreadedneedle / before
 and now! the after!

baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedlebaby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
string of pearls in baby nursery
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
mama's vintage dress in baby nursery
baby girl nursery / gallery wall / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / gallery wall / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / gallery wall / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / gallery wall / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / her mama's vintage shoes
baby girl nursery / hair bow storage and book basket / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / hair bow storage / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / basket for dolls / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / basket for dolls / herthreadedneedle
baby girl nursery / herthreadedneedle
dresser storage / herthreadedneedle
dresser storage / herthreadedneedle
I knew this room was meant to be when the original drawer liners had gold stars on it too.

nursery / herthreadedneedle
whew. that was a lot of pictures. still with me?

source list :
gold stars- tutorial coming
photo above crib- frame is ikea, print is a scanned postcard of this photograph, printed at staples as a blueprint copy (for less than $2!)
rocker: babyletto madison in slate
quilt: sewn by her grandmother
curtains: ikea
plant: string of pearls in an ikea pot
dresser: vintage french provincial dresser found on craigslist
toy basket: target
working oil lamp: thrifted
dress, bonnet, shoes: vintage
art in gallery wall: handmade by me
frames in gallery wall: all thrifted, except the three smaller rectangles, which are ikea
wire basket: thrifted
purple vase: walmart
pink baby shoes: walmart
three frames w/b&w pictures: ikea

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE everything about Elsie's nursery. Seriously. Can you come decorate ours now? ;) Way to go, Rach!

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  2. Beautiful!! You are awesome at editing, I just have too much stuff. It's making my life difficult. Also, I really want to paint the kids rooms in the next couple of weeks. What brand of paint did you guys use? I used SW and I love it, but it's kinda pricy.

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