Friday, November 28, 2008

The Nursery
It is basically done!!! Only tiny details are left. Its been about a 2 yr process and boy, what a process it has been! First, about 2 yrs ago, when I thought we were about 1 yr from referral, we bought the furniture. I got it on sale and then had the store hold onto it. They did that for about 6 mos, then they called and said I had to come get it. I guess baby stores just don't comprehend a 37 month pregnancy (application to referral). Silly them.

Then about 1 yr ago, Bombay Kids was going out of business and I was able to get all the bedding, chandelier, shelf baskets, window coverings, etc all for about $300!!! Full price would have been well over $1000 so I couldn't pass it up. When we were about 2 mos before referral, we finally painted the background color. Not sure if you can tell from the pix or not but its a lovely soft shade of green (we had to paint it twice, first color was much too bright) and the ceiling is a very soft blue. Then came the crown moulding. We also changed the closet doors to bi-folds. The old ones were sliders and completely limited access. We also had the door cut into a dutch door in hopes of keeping the cats out. Plus, I thought it would be nice to be able to close the door without it being closed completely.

Then came the painting of the flowers and the fairy. I hand drew it and just painted it in. I think it came out pretty nice and really matches the crib comforter. I even managed to sneak in a couple ladybugs!
Anyway, here are some more pix.









I also decided that we needed a little artwork. I looked everywhere to find something that I thought would look good in the room. No luck. So I finally decided to paint a little picture myself. Add a repainted 50 cent picture frame that I picked up a few years ago and Voila!!! Artwork.

I am definitely not an artist but I'm pretty proud of myself for making something that's acceptable to hang on the wall.

What do you think???






Last thing, the chandelier. It was plain so I bought some beaded shades and dressed them up with a little trim and velvet roses, same thing on the curtain tie backs! I love them, soooooo girlie!!!

11 comments:

Kim Kenward said...

Oh my. Your nursery is just breath-taking. I can't wait to see pictures of your little one in it. The countdown continues!! I'm so excited for you.

I did a whole series in my blog a few weeks back about must-have shopping items in China. Nanchang has amazing porcelain. Buy, buy, buy!!

KHM said...

Wow - all your hard work shows.

It is lovely!

walternatives said...

You did a great job on the painting, both on the mural and the one hanging in the room.

Packed and ready?

Norma said...

very sweet.........she;s gonna love it!!!!!!!

Special K said...

I saw your post on RQ and since I love nurseries popped over to check your's out. I'm LID 6-06 so I haven't even bothered to start mine yet. LOL!

It's gorgeous!! I love the painting you did on the walls. For claiming that you're not an artist...you sure are talented. Your daughter will be very happy here.

meiconnor said...

Hi Susan, I can't believe you leave Sunday. And, baby G is going to love, love her new accomadations. The nursery is beautiful, gorgeous. I love the crib, love the colors and the purple chandlier with those cool custom ruffle shades - tres chic. I didn't know you were an artist to, so lawyer by day, creative art director at night. The mural is so whimiscal- she will absolutely find so much fun in her room. Thanks for sharing, and have a super safe trip, and can't wait to see pics of all of you finally together... hugs, mei ling

meiconnor said...

Hi Susan, I can't believe you leave Sunday. And, baby G is going to love, love her new accomadations. The nursery is beautiful, gorgeous. I love the crib, love the colors and the purple chandlier with those cool custom ruffle shades - tres chic. I didn't know you were an artist to, so lawyer by day, creative art director at night. The mural is so whimiscal- she will absolutely find so much fun in her room. Thanks for sharing, and have a super safe trip, and can't wait to see pics of all of you finally together... hugs, mei ling

Tressy said...

Love the purple! Have a wonderful trip! Lots of pics please. Tressy

Tressy said...

Love the purple! Have a wonderful trip. Lots of pics please.

amy said...

this is a wonderful room, thanks for sharing your work with us..she is sooo going to enjoy it

Donna said...

Soooo pretty! How's it holding up now that there's a kid around!? ;)

Donna
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