Friday, July 11, 2014

Arden's Nursery

Guess what - we had a baby!   I didn't realize how long its been since posting anything - my last entry was the day before my daughter was born.   She will be six months old on Monday.   Everyone said 'the days are long, but the years are short' and I wholeheartedly agree.

When I was planning Arden's nursery, of course I wanted something 'girly' but I didn't want a pink explosion.   I'm a big blue fan and I decided on Benjamin Moore's Crystal Blue.   I love it, it's light and feels like a beautiful calm sky.  Its so pretty with her white furniture.    The accent color I started with was a coral but I was surprised at how difficult it was to find anything in that color.   (this swatch seems a little darker than it is)

My sister Kim was kind enough to make Arden's bed skirt and window valance.   I'm so happy she did, I was obsessed with the 3-tier skirt and they were definitely out of our budget.    We used 3 coordinating fabrics.

Her bookshelf is from IKEA, its perfect for the space and was a great little bargain.    I made the storage bench from an IKEA bench turned on it's side.   My dad cut a piece of wood the size of the top.  I bought high density foam and wrapped that with batting, and then one of the fabrics from the bed skirt.    It is really cute and a great storage space for her little toys.  

I love the firefighter poem I found on Etsy for her daddy.

Notice the stuffed animal collection... is it any surprise that its mostly DOGS?  And rabbits from her first Easter :).    The toy chest underneath was made by my dad.  I'm still working on a few final touches but overall we are pretty happy with how this room worked out.

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