Jul 6, 2012My Life :: Baby Eleanor's Little Nest
Preparing for a baby is quite a task. There are so many things I never knew we would need and things I never knew I would need to know. To call it overwhelming would be an obvious understatement ... and we don't even have the baby yet! But honestly I have loved every minute of the preparation ... especially designing, crafting, and putting together the nursery. And it's finally finished!!! I'm so excited to share the pictures I could just squeal! (But I don't want to startle the bebe in my belly.)
So, welcome to Baby Eleanor's Little Nest ...
This wacky, warpy, fish-eye lens I used for the above image makes the room look way bigger than it really is ... but I just wanted you to get an idea of the whole room.
Now, we'll work our way around each wall and I'll high-light some of my favorite details ...
The changing table was actually a piece of furniture that I've had forever ... I got it from t.j. maxx. Those botanical prints were a surprise from my mom. Nick and I both LOVED them and kind of themed the whole room around them.
The green and white striped blanket was crocheted by my Mamaw just for Eleanor. I picked out the yarn and mailed it to her and voila! It's so thick and soft. I love it so much!
The bird's nest mobile was inspired on a whim when I saw a bag of moss and a bird at Michael's one day. I spent a stupid amount of money on all these individual nesty items and then spent a stupid amount of time trying to put it all together and it just wasn't matching the idea I had in my head. When my mom came to visit last weekend I handed the whole mess over to her. She took it completely apart and turned it into this beautiful little nesty mobile that I love!
The crib is from Babies R Us. The jute rug is from Target. The sweet pup is straight from Heaven.
The center-piece of the room is the quilt that my mom made. On a whim again, I had an idea for a quilt with a mountain scene and a sunshine. I explained the idea to my mom and bought some fabric. And she made it ... with her two hands, a sewing machine, and some advice from ladies at a quilt shop. I LOVE it and I know Eleanor will treasure it forever.
The branch curtain rods ... were made by moi ! Our neighbor gave us some branches from a red bud tree. I painted them white and tied some twine into my pretty little curtains.
The window/shutter wall hanging is unfinished. I plan to put baby photos in the panes once I have a baby to take pictures of. The shelves on the left of the fire place were not originally there. Nick had those built and he stained them to pefectly match the fire place and trim in the room. Eventually we might add another set on the right side.
The details below include a bowl (made by me) that was used as a serving bowl at our wedding (perfect for Eleanor's hair bows. Here's hoping she has a head full of red curly hair!) The bowl is sitting on her baby-book (also made by me). The shoes were worn by baby Nicky (aka Daddy) many, many years ago. A bunny weather vane from my mom. And a stack of soft blankets. The one of the top was mine when I was a bebe and was made by my Granny.
Another favorite surprise item ... again made by mom. This little quilty tree wall hanging is ties in the fabric from the big quilt in the leaves and yellow birds. But the little pink birds are made from fabric that was used as table runners at our wedding. I LOVE little sentimental details like that.
I wanted to keep a guest bed in Eleanor's room ... mostly because we have room for it. But also because this antique bed of Nick's is just too pretty to put away. The door on the left is Eleanor's closet. The door on the right goes out of the room.
A peek into her closet ...
Her name hanging thing was also made by me ... and my mom helped a lot. The branch is the same as the curtain rods. The rest of the supplies came from Michaels. I glued mossy stuff onto wooden letters and then just attached all the other little stuff. It seems easier than it actually was ... after several hot glue injuries and trouble getting the letters to hang straight ... we finally finished it. And I love it so much!
One more picture ... Bailey boy, Eleanor's best protector. He knows something is up and he can't wait to meet baby girl!