Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nursery Pictures!

The nursery is FINALLY done. Aside from a few more odds and ends that I have coming from Etsy this is the finished nursery!! I think it turned out so cute and sweet. I hope Anniston loves it as much as I do!

Here is the crib! I ordered my bedding from Land of Nod. The vintage Barbie prints are from Ebay. I took them to Michaels to get them custom framed for an antique/vintage look. The border around the prints I had to custom order. I got the idea from a picture in Pottery Barn and decided to try to find someone who could make something similar. I love the finished look- I think it's so different from anything I've seen!

The bookshelf below I already had- it just had to be painted (thanks, Mom). I ordered the ABC print off of Etsy and bought a ready-made frame from Hobby Lobby.

The chair and ottoman I bought from Target! I was so impressed with the quality of it- and it matches perfectly! The little doll in the chair is from Pottery Barn.

This bench is one of my favorite pieces. I bought it from the Pottery Barn outlet and the cushions from West Elm. The pillow I had made at Cotton Tails. All of it turned out so cute!

The dresser and chest of drawers I bought used off of Craig's List. I changed out the knobs for a different look and it turned out perfect! I have a custom diaper caddy coming from Etsy that will sit on top of the dresser. The little Madame Alexander dolls Mom and I found at Tuesday Morning for a great price. I think they are such a great accent on the shelves! The mirror I searched high and low for. I finally found what I wanted at Home Depot! Who would've thought? It was exactly what I was looking for!

Here is my grandmother's dress that she made for me when I was a little girl. I love this collection of hangings on the wall.

And that is it! Now all I need is for Anniston to arrive!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

DIY: Nursery Edition

I thought I would share a couple of projects I've been working on for the nursery. Allie and I have found so many cute ideas on the internet and if we can't find exactly what we want from a store then we just make it ourselves!

I had been searching to find a cute letter "A" to hang on the wall. I really wanted something that would soften up the look of just a plain painted wooden letter. I found a standard wooden letter and bought some cute yarn to wrap around it to soften it up a bit. Look how awesome this turned out! Perfect for a baby's room. The entire thing cost about $8.00 and took about 10 minutes to make!

My next project was inspired by some pictures Allie had found of a nursery with these "pom-poms" hanging from the ceiling. I had no idea where to find them and even if I did it would be hard to find in the exact colors I was using for the nursery. Allie convinced me that we could make some ourselves. So off to Hobby Lobby we went with absolutely no clue as to what we were doing! These pom-poms were actually not that hard to make. All it took was some styrofoam balls, artificial flowers, and a hot glue gun. It was a little tedious gluing the flowers to the balls but with two of us working it wasn't too bad. They turned out SO much better than I originally thought they would. I think these are so unique and girly!

Belly Pics!

I've had several people ask about belly pictures so here are a couple...

This picture was taken at 19 weeks- right after we found out we were having a little girl! My "bump" looks small in retrospect, but at the time it felt so big!

Whoa! Look how much I've grown! This is my belly at 30 weeks:

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