Sunday, April 15, 2012

Haddy Liz's Shabby Nursery

It's dangerous to open your picture folders on your computer. You start out  looking for the picture you took of  Niagara Falls and get sucked into 4 hours of reminiscing. 

I came across the pictures of daughter #2's nursery that I did 4 years ago. Sorry about the poor photo quality, this was before I had a descent camera. I had a very tiny budget. I knew I wanted something soft and soothing, a tad shabby, and not over-the-top baby-ish. I already had the pale yellow crib, so I needed to work with that color. I found the slip covered chair and ottoman at Walmart in the same pale yellow. VERY cheap. Have you ever seen the prices on the rockers at babies r us? Redonkulous!






I found the little blue table and rug at Marshal's. I took the drawer to Lowe's and had them make a custom paint for the walls. I told them to cut it in half with white. It was a beautiful pale robin's egg blue. That's my grandmother's birth certificate framed on the wall.



My Mother in law bought me the antique cream colored chest of drawers at an auction and we used this as her changing table. Once again...why buy a "changing table" at Babies R us when she could use this chest of drawers forever?

I added a few accessories and simple white curtains. All white crib bedding finished the look.





Simple and restful...this little room was perfect Mommy and baby. Sigh...now she's going on 4 years old.

♥Linsey

13 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awl Linsey what a beautiful space- I love its well thought-out plan and gorgeous colours.

I know what you mean about "losing oneself in nostalgia" looking up one simple photo in our files.

If you don't use PicMonkey for photo editing you may want to - free and no registration and safe...just going to the "highlight" button will lighten these up without washing them out. Just a suggestion, because they are really lovely.

Hugs. And hug that 4 year old for me quickly before she is going to her first prom, ok??

Enjoy your Sunday!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

You created a beautiful nursery for your little one, Linsey.
I am shocked by one thing- Walmart has slip covered furniture???

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a pretty room! It has it's own personality, something you would never find a Baby's R Us! I love the mix of yellow and blue and the furniture you used. Beautiful!

XO,
Janie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very sweet room. Just wait till she starts tacking up rock star posters. Not to worry, you've got a few years of sweet rooms left. Enjoy!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a sweet little nursery. I love that you framed your Grandmothers birth certificate!

SayNotSweetAnne said...

I absolutely adore this color scheme! How bright and cheerful without being Disney or too kiddie. Great job! I would love it if you linked up to by debut Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday/

Designing Domesticity said...

What a sweet nursery. I totally agree, why go changing table when a chest is so much more versatile. Thanks for sharing, liz

Envoy-ette said...

What a sweet comfortable place for mom & child! Very cheerful.

Jen Lossing said...

This is so beautiful. I love the non traditional color scheme. Great job!

Katie said...

Love this! That soft yellow color is one of my favorite colors. Its so fresh and welcoming.

Atticmag said...

It's a lovely nursery Linsey. I adore the color combination and so happy to see such vibrant color. Adorable room for an adorable little one. Yay Mom! Jane

GennieG said...

I love the way your daughters room came out. Yellow is such a happy color, I love it. I also agree with you about getting the chest of drawers over a changing table. It is a very soothing room.

Jenn Gray said...

Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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