well, baby kate is here! we welcomed her into the world on saturday and we are thrilled! she is so cute and parenthood is just as amazing and exhausting as everyone says. i’m so glad it finally happened for us and we pray for our friends who want the same thing to be blessed with their very own babies.
we had a really fun time working on her nursery over the months before she came. i really didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money on the nursery and wanted to make it as personal as possible. we also didn’t want to make it too girly since we were sure she’d get plenty of girly clothes!!
so we started with my old furniture from growing up! this antique dresser, the bureau that matches my old crib and a toy box my dad made me!
ditched the old knobs
used gray and white chalk paint since we didn’t know the gender before we started and figured these were great colors to go with either!
yep, painted indoors…
then my friend dez and i worked on putting everything together! she is so good at design, check out their personal blog to see their fun projects!!
we used a bunch of scrap fabric i had lying around
and here’s the final product!!
items for decoration from here and there. found the bunny bookends at a flea market but they were too expensive for my taste, but jared surprised me for mother’s day with them 🙂 good husband!
lamp from ikea
new knobs from world market
found the rocker/glider for $40 and then had someone recover it for me. much better than buying a brand new one with an ugly cover! and i sewed the pillows…something i can do with sewing!
mobile made by my talented dad
dad also made the valence and then we covered it
the blanket was from ikea which gave us the idea for the woodland animal theme.
dez and i spent some time on this wall and she finished the kate sign for me!
found this cute greeting card at trader joe’s and put it to good use since it worked with the theme!
my dad drew this tree and people put their prints and signed it at my showers. we have it hanging over the changing table and i get to be reminded of all the people who love little kate every time i change her.
rug made by my talented friend timmery.
these cute knobs also from world market
the whole thing!
and now all my old things are hers for a new generation 🙂