Nursery Art & Progress

I’ve come to terms with the fact that the nursery just isn’t going to be finished by the time baby girl arrives. I want to stencil one of the walls in there, but I can’t do that until the Little Man is moved into his new room. And we can’t move him until all our visitors have left (since his new room is also the guest room), because it would be too disruptive for the poor guy, especially if it coincides with the arrival of a new baby (we have family coming to stay, on and off, for six weeks or so, starting next month), so it’s not going to happen until at least the end of March.

Still, in the mean time, I have been slowly girlifying the room (thankfully S doesn’t seem to mind). I realised that I have basically designed the room around this print by Alison Keefe:

Isn’t it divine? It’s probably my favorite piece of art in the house – I bought it a while ago and would love to replace our basic print with a giclee print. When I realised that this was the obvious inspiration for the room, I extended the color palette from turquoise and coral to turquoise, coral and lilac (with some neutrals too).

I’ve put this decal above the crib (it’s considerably smaller than it appears in this photo, FYI)…

{Birds in Tree Decal – Amazon}

And bought this rug, from PB Teen:

And this complementary lamp shade:

{Lattice shade – PB Teen}
I’ve also re-matted some frames with the same paper I used in the office area, as well as other paper in coordinating prints. They’re awaiting photos – I’ll share pictures when they’re finished. 
So that’s where I’m at so far. As for finishing the room, I want to make a crib skirt out of this gorgeous Caitlin Wilson fabric:
{Mint Fleur Chinoise Fabric – Caitlin Wilson Textiles}

Line the back of the bookcase with something like this (since it sits against the to-be-stenciled wall, it can’t be too fussy)…

{Michael Miller Dumb Dot Petal at}
And I’d like to recover the glider in something more neutral – possibly even the same print I have left over from the Big Boy Bed (Waverly Cross Section in Charcoal). I’m more than daunted by the task, but there’s no room in the budget for anything else.
I also want to create a mini gallery wall with another button initial like the one I did for S (in different colors, obviously)…
…and create an ode to our corgi – this pin has me inspired:
{French Bulldog Appliqued Wall Panel by oliverbludesigns on etsy}
…and something else. I’m not sure what, exactly. Maybe a print from etsy. We’ll see.

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  1. January 11, 2012 / 1:03 am

    I love that print and I love how it extends your color palette … it's all going to be so pretty!

    …. and why don't you tackle that daunting task of recovering the glider for the "Imagine the Impossibilities" challenge and link party! You have until Jan 30 to get it done and blog about it in time for the Jan. 31 link party!

    Hey just a thought (and a bit of shameless self-promotion!).


  2. January 11, 2012 / 1:52 am

    Thanks Carol!
    And Linda too – I actually already thought your linky party would be a good motivation for me to actually get it done!! (That was going to be the subject of my next post.)

  3. January 11, 2012 / 1:54 am

    I absolutely adore everything about the design for this room. I cannot wait to see the final project.

    That print is gorgeous! What an inspiration.

  4. January 11, 2012 / 5:22 am

    Ah, I had those bird decals at my previous house! I liked them, though I found the bird cage piece to be a bit ill-fitting and ended up omitting it altogether.

  5. January 24, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    I didn't have a problem with it on the one I bought, thankfully. I do feel a little sorry for the one bird stuck in the cage while all the others are free though!

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