Saturday, October 13, 2007

It SERIOUSLY better be a girl

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Crib nook.

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This is the wall art that I made.

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I found these cute flower placemats, used spray glue to adhere them
to foamcore board, drilled two holes at the top, used a needle to guide
pink thread through it to hang, then covered it up with a pink ribbon frame.

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I heart this bedding so much.

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Baby's-eye view of the mobile. You know, just for fun.

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Dresser and changing table. Like I mentioned in a previous post,
they JUST FIT. There are INCHES between them and the door.

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Roses I got at my baby shower in Pennsylvania. The picture frame I made.
And the awesome clock/CD/MP3 player we splurged on for lullabye music.

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This shelf was the final piece. I bought it as unfinished wood at a craft store
for $6 with a coupon and simply painted it white. What a bargain!

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I absolutely adore this original artwork of Noah's Arc that Timberly
got me from an arts festival in Nebraska. Perfect for right above the
changing area. I'm hoping it will hold much interest in the coming months.

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There was absolutely no resisting this sign when I saw it.

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Rocker and bookshelf.

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Unfortunately, this photo does the throw rug NO justice.
It has cute little raised polkadots all the way through it.

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In the two pictures above, you can see the final product, but this
is what the stool looked like when I started. I painted the base white
and found a gorgeous high-end upholstry fabric remnant for 85 cents!

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Magnetic dry erase board. I may paint the frame pink, but I'm still
undecided about it. And this proves we really honestly don't have a
name picked out yet. We still call her Little Miss and Baby Girl.

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Bottom three shelves on the book shelf. I plan to put
a newborn picture in the empty spot in the picture frame.

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Top shelf of the bookshelf with the hat box that I painted.

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Top of the bookshelf. I got the green pot on clearance at a home
store for $5 and the silk flowers were less than that. A little green
anchor foam and ... LOVELY! We had the pink pot in the attic.

Now we just need the baby.

36 comments:

Diane said...

The nursery is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job. If you ever give up this journalism thing, you could be a decorator!

I haven't been commenting much since I went back to work (teaching), but I have been reading and I am so excited for you and Jerry. The day is so close. I cannot wait to stop by and see there hasn't been a post in a couple of days...I will assume you're at the hospital and baby photos will soon be on the way.

Beth said...

You will know her name when you look into her face for the first time.

Her room is beautiful, but then, anything done with so much love would be. I remember feeling just as pleased with our final results when we made Betsy's room.

What a lucky little girl this will be, with you two for her parents. I am so happy for all of you, and continue to pray for a smooth, safe delivery and a wonderful experience for you when Little Miss decides it's time to arrive.

Have a happy weekend...before you know it, your weekends will never be the same!

Liz said...

i cant wait to see her and i cant wait till u pick a name!

Anonymous said...

The nursery looks just how I thought it would look. You and Jerry have done a GREAT job. What a lucky little girl she is. If you name her by the looks of the room, I think Emma or Emily would fit her. Both names just shout PINK> Good luck to ALL of you!

Amy said...

What an incredible nursery. It is absolutely fantastic. And if it does happen to be a boy, he'll either have an aversion to or simply adore the color pink later in life, and let's not even get into the dresses...

And I second the comment previous to mine. Emma is a name I'd associate with pink. I'm so excited to find out what you've named her! Good luck with your last month of pregnancy. You're almost there!

chelsea said...

The nursery is so cute! That little girl is so lucky =)

Kimber said...

This room just melts my heart...I can't help but look at everything and go "aawwwww!"

The stage is set! Everything is ready for the grand entrance!

LeslieAnn said...

Aww, what a lovely space for a baby!

gorakagaz said...

So. Cute.
some of the pics aren't showing up though.

the plainsman said...

Second that motion of the extra decorating career, the room looks like what one sees in the "after" photos on tv. What a lucky kid to have nice digs like that to begin with!

Like the Noah's Ark artwork, but it might be within arms (or legs) reach of the "Little Miss" and you may want to check on how securely it is anchored to the wall from that perspective.

grace said...

wow kelly u r truly talented!!

beautiful nursery for a beautiful child!!!!

the plainsman said...

While I'm on the safety kick, sometime in the future, and before that crawling, walking stage that most likely will come more quickly than you realize, you and Jerry are going to go through the room and anchor the book cases, chests of drawers, etc.(TV furniture in the rest of the house as well) to the walls with anchors that furniture and hardware places have. That is, if you have not already done so! Also, some type of window guards (to protect from the closed glass as well as an open window) as those neat sill's are very low.

Kristin said...

Oh my god, it's gorgeous!
Oh yeah. And by the way, I had a dream about you last night, which actually sounds kind of stalkerish, lol.
But yeah, I had a dream about you.
Well, not you in particular, but I had a dream that I was reading you blog and that you had your baby, and it was a boy, and you named it like, Jeremy or Jimmy or something like that, and I was really mad at you for some reason.
I don't even know, lol.
It was wierd =]

-KrIsTiN-

Sarah said...

Awe Kelly! This room is so great. I can't wait to have a baby so I can decorate. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww the nursery looks so cute! It looks better than my room even, lol.

Emilee said...

Oh my gosh it looks GREAT! You are so artistic and creative, I envy you for that. I can't wait until she gets here!

Randall said...

Oh, I just love it all! The furniture is beautiful and classic. Minus the crib of course it could be used for so many years to come. Can't wait to see your little darling snuggled in the adorable bedding!

Tiffany said...

Oh Kelly, it's absolutely PERFECT! I love it :-)

amy said...

Wow, the room looks beautiful. You are so talented Kelly.

Ray said...

BEAUTIFUL baby room! You can tell with all the time you've put into it, that it was made with a great deal of love. And that's the best of all. I can't wait to see your little bundle of joy! I also can't wait to see what name you come up with as well. =]

Take, care.

P.S. I love that you have a photo of Jerry and yourself, next to where your princess's photo will be. And that piggy bank is too cute. What are those savings going to? College? First trip to Disney World? Hehe.

Janice said...

That is seriously amazing. It looks like a room right out of Better Homes & Gardens magazine-- my favorite part is the furniture! Gorgeous!

mercurial scribe said...

Dang right it better be a girl! LOL.

That nursery is so freakin' adorable, I seriously feel like squeezing something until breathless! And that little picture of you and Jerry that will share a frame with the newborn pic... my heart bursts from the sheer cuteness!

mercurial scribe said...

ryc: No kidding! I'm so taking that class then! I'm going to breastfeed as long as the kid will let me or until just before a year, whichever comes first.

Thanks for the info! <3

Anonymous said...

Great job, it's really a lovely, comfy, homey room. You're very talented. How did we ever have babies without changing tables?

Shalini said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love the colors and it's not alllll pink, but just the right amount. YOU should have been an interior designer. I love it and i know your baby GIRL will too :)

Lisa said...

I love love LOVE the nursery. It is adorable. I cannot wait to meet her. So very excited! Good luck with everything in these last few weeks! Talk to you soon!

Marina said...

Many thoughts:
1. You have the best taste ever. EVER. Seriously. I'm hiring you to come decorate my place when I have kids.
2. That's a lot of pink already. I'd leave the border as it is.
3. Noah's Ark picture? I didn't realize you and Jerry were religious. Or do you just like the colors?
4. You rock. I can't wait to see this baby. I love hearing all the details about it. I think I actually had a dream about you and the baby last night. Haha. In the most non-creepy way possible.

Marina said...

Woah. Someone else dreamed about you and your baby too. Talk about sympathy excitement! :D

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! You did an amazing job.

julie said...

Absolutely adorable. I love it all!!! Your little lady is going to be so happy in her room.

Emmy said...

You did a great job with the baby's room. Really, you did. It's girlie enough without seeming overdone. It's decorated simply and perfectly pretty in every way that counts.

Anonymous said...

That baby will just be another cute little pink addition to the room. I can't wait!
=]

Jennifer said...

The nursery looks fantastic!!! Its so perfect it should be featured in a magazine!

I wonder how long it will stay that way after a few weeks of very little sleep and little hands/feet all over? Ha-Ha!

It looks so great though, seriously. I love it!

kristin said...

Everything looks fantstic! You really out did yourself.

Kriston_Faye said...

I love it so much I'ma bout to cry....

petra said...

The baby will come soon enough. =)

Your nursery looks cozy and beautiful. I'm sure many happy memories are made in that room.

I couldn't help but notice that you've got the shelf stocked with Hoops and Yoyo! Excellent!