|BEFORE #1: Oy vey. No thanks. I just couldn't handle the clouds and moon/star wallpaper border anymore! Serenity now!|
After Paige was born, I thought I was going to do ballet-slipper pink with a medium grey. When the walls were painted, the orange-y room furniture (cherry/oak) clashed with the wall color somethin' fierce. Sad! It felt awkward like Elaine's dancing in Seinfeld. Every time I walked into the room with these colors, my eyeballs went wonky and my body felt like a package of Zots exploding in my mouth.
|BEFORE #2: the wall color concept was just too modern for the furniture and the tones didn't work together AT ALL|
So again, inspired by Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden line, this is how it turned out.
|I know - yellow and green? you had a GIRL and you pick YELLOW and GREEN for the wall colors? What the...? But I have a VISION people!|
|First, the ruffled crib skirt that I made - LOVE how it turned out!|
|To match the crib skirt, I made a crib sheet with the same fabric.|
|This is the crib mobile my parents had in my room when I was a baby - perfect match!|
|I bought some tissue poms off of Etsy and added some doorknob wind chimes I've had for a while to add texture to the upper corner|
|I also recovered old khaki curtains to match the ruffled skirt and sheet fabrics|
|Also from my own baby room - a cross stitch ABC that my mother made - again perfect match!|
|Curtains closed - lovely! They're dark for naps and will be great in the winter to keep the cold drafts out.|
You can see a peek of my refinished nursing chair in the corner that absolutely doesn't match, but when I recovered it I had no idea what the baby room was going to be. I figure I'll make a quilt and just drape it over the chair to make it kinda blend in.
I'm still working on wall art for the other side of the room... I'll post that when I get it together. I keep telling my husband, "I have a vision!" and he just rolls his eyes at me. Bless him for putting up with my crazy painting and re-painting of this room. But I'm so happy with the way it turned out. It has a sort-of vintage, prairie-style, earthy-artsy feel to it that I love ever so much.
Paige looks so pretty in her new room all jammied up! Footsie jammies are the bestest.
|Paige - 6 months|