Wanna see the cutest baby room ever? No, I’m not prego.
(Do me a favor and pretend that pillow is scooted over to the left about 3 inches.) I really wanted to keep a double bed in the house. And considering we spent so freaking long stripping this one, it had to stay. So, we worked out a furniture arrangement that could accommodate all the elements we wanted in the room and we’ll see how it goes.
Across from the bed and behind the door was just enough space for a shallow bookshelf. I have gotten so many fun books from friends, however Taylor wants no part in the pre-reading since there will be MANY readings and re-readings and re-readings in the future.
Above the bookcase I hung a print from the fantastic artist Emily McDowell that says, “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” It’s attributed to Joan of Arc and I thought it was such a sweet and powerful inspiration for the little guy or gal as he or she starts off.
The last big project we took on was a new closet. The old one had just a rod and a single shelf, plus sliding doors. We went to The Container Store with our measurements and an hour later left with all the parts and pieces for an Elfa masterpiece. No clothes at the moment, since I’m not sure if I’m going to be buying dresses or jon-jons, but I am in awe of all the room and storage and now we cannot wait to do the same to our closet. We picked out a turquoise paint for the inside of the closet. It’s a little intense, but thankfully we also picked out new doors.
And while at The Container Store, it’s pretty much a law that you have to buy some cute containers.
Like the nightstand ledge, the dresser is another piece that we painted the same color as the walls. Because there’s a lot of furniture in the small space we just wanted it to fade back as much as possible. I do like the matte turquoise handles, though—I couldn’t have everything disappear. We kept the maple top of the dresser as-is and I bought the changing table topper in a similar shade. It’s also a Pottery Barn find via ebay. You can see the spiffy new, turquoise-paint-obscuring closet doors in the mirror.
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I had a custom boppy cover made from this etsy store. This was one sewing project I decided to outsource. The owner, Holly, was so nice and dealt with my fabric indecisiveness. And of course the little woodland creatures will vamoose once baby gets here.
My eagle eyed co-workers threw a sweet shower for me and decorated with these vases that match perfectly! (It was no accident, let me tell you.) AHEM. SHE’S TALKING ABOUT ME.