Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Place for my Little One

We're all ready for you, my Love! Come stay with us!

My wonderful husband took all of these beautiful photos. He's the best!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nora's Room

Boy, have I been nesting! I've had so much fun re-imagining the nursery for Nora (due in less than three weeks!). As you know, I updated the canopy over the crib, and then I had a moment of brilliance! I remembered that we had a big canvas in the office covered with a fabric the same color as the new canopy. I moved it into the nursery just to see if it worked, and it was PERFECT. I love it when things work out that way.

BUT, with that new, bold fabric in the mix, I had to change out the crib skirt. I decided to make my own from a cute white and blue polka dot fabric.
And just to make it extra adorable, I added a little blue pom pom trim.
Then I had to figure out what to do with the curtains. They were originally floor-length, but with the new dresser under the window, I needed some shorter ones.

So, I cut and hemmed the existing curtains, but they were just too plain. Because of this, I decided to liven them up a bit! I hardly had any fabric leftover from the big canvas and the crib skirt, so I had to brainstorm to figure out what would work.

Then I had the idea to make a patchwork strip to sew across the bottom of the curtain, using the few scraps I had, plus a few other coordinating fabric pieces.
I'm sorry the lighting is so funky.
When I get everything hung up on the walls, I'll try to talk my photographer husband into taking some really pretty photos of the room. In the meantime, I hope you'll get at least an idea how it's coming along.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Worth The Wait

I bought this cute little table at a yard sale for $5 almost a year ago.
I've been meaning to do something about the top since I bought it, but I FINALLY made it pretty!
I found some wrapping paper at Target that I knew would be perfect. I had Dave pour on the epoxy (sorry I forgot to write down what we used! I got it at hobby lobby next to the craft paints and it came in a box with two little bottles of chemicals to mix together). I figured it wasn't a good idea for this pregnant lady to do it since it had all sorts of warnings on the box about toxins.
And here it is!
Much improved.