Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Made ya look! Ha!
So technically it IS a nursery reveal, but it's the one I help design/decorate for my sister-in-law... Not one for me or anything crazy wacky like that.
Jennifer is very much a left-brain analytical thinker. She absolutely can be creative, but it's not her forte! You want someone to formulate rations and get all PhD on you, she's your girl! Back at the baby shower, I had extended an offer to come down and help trick out the nursery for the baby.
I was really excited when she took me up on it! So Haddie and I hightailed it down to Tennessee for a long weekend and we got to "work". In my world, decorating and being creative is nothing like work!
Obviously, Jen had some ideas for the nursery that they put in place over the last several months. They decided on coral paint for the walls, white wainscoting, with accents of grey and teal. Sounds lovely, eh?!
Armed with photos of the room and our Pinterest apps, we headed to town to shop. We found adorable wall hangings, frames and shelf decor that would give us a nice start to our 'vision'.
That afternoon we got crafty and made a mobile for the crib. We used this tutorial as a guide. Jen picked up a mobile frame at a local resale shop and we were both tickled with the end result!
Sunday morning, Kyle joined Jen and I on another shopping excursion and I'm so glad he did! To my surprise, Kyle and I agreed that the ruffled lampshade was an absolute must... Initially, Jen wasn't convinced. She's come around though!
I had my work cut out bringing them both to the dark side when I said that I thought the end table would look really cool if we spray painted it and then 'dipped' the legs in gold spray paint. Bless their hearts, I could see the doubt in their eyes! But I think (and I got a text saying they agreed!) that it was a sound decision.
The rest of the nursery came together pretty quickly and quite well, in my humble opinion!! You'll notice that we incorporated several of the shower decorations into the nursery as well.
I'm also proud to report that our niece, Adelyn Margaret, joined the world on Sunday, July 12!! She weighed 6 lb, 13 oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. She's such a cutie!!