Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hello. And a nursery tour.

I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but there is good reason. And look ... our apartment has a nursery now! It will be occupied by Baby P very soon--as in days--but before it is, here's a tour.

Here's a view from the door. I made the curtains using two pairs we had hanging in the dining room of our old apartment. I cut a few feet of fabric off the bottom, and added panels of blue and white fabric.

On the wall opposite the windows is the crib (Jenny Lind) and a twin bed that we filled with pillows to make it a comfortable lounging spot. The pillow cases are a mix of handmade ones (I'm still learning. Mostly winging it) and matelasse shams from Homegoods and Amazon). The slipcovers on the bed and the crib skirt match the fabric on the curtains. I love stripes. You should see the stacks of baby clothing that have accumulated. Stripey delight. It's a sickness.

The elephant sham is part of the Coyuchi "George" line, which is also on the crib bumper.

Here's the fourth wall: home of the door to the most narrow and unusable closet in the universe. We hung some bamboo hooks to showcase some cute little outfits. Actually, the yellow sweater in the middle was mine when I was little. My grandma made it. The sweater is just one small handmade element in the photo, though.

Here's the real show-stopper! My mom found this antique rocking chair at a flea market in Denver. She reupholstered it, and then made a slipcover for it. I love the scalloped edge along the bottom. It's hard to see this detail in the picture, but the underside of the skirt is lined in the same blue and white striped fabric. In the background, you can see another detail on the curtains that I didn't mention above: a green pom pom trim.

Here's another view of the crib. In this picture, you can see the blanket my grandma made for my sister when she was born. Does 1979-80 qualify as vintage? The paper mache giraffe bust is from Anthropologie.

In this picture, you can see the green pom poms on the curtains up close. The wooden storage cube is from Ikea. The shelf in the back just rests on the radiator for now. I didn't want to hang the shelf on the wall unless I could do it right, and I was hesitant to put huge holes in the walls of our rental apartment (especially not knowing how much longer we will be here).

 Here's a good view of the animals on the crib bumper. I love the delicate colored embroidery on the crisp white cotton.

And, the Ikea Hemnes dresser, serving time as a changing table. Diapers and other supplies are in the top drawer, while the other two drawers are devoted to clothes. Instead of using the knobs that came with the dresser, we went with chunky wooden knobs.

Who needs wall art when there are cute baby clothes to put on display?