Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Dream About a Nursery

Once upon a time, when mommy was pregnant, she dreamed of a beautiful nursery for her little girl (part of the "nesting" instinct I suppose).  Well, the nursery she had envisioned got pushed to one wall in the guest bedroom and consisted of big sister's old changing table.  A crib was squeezed in the room just before baby was born.  Mommy was soon holding her precious little girl and her dream about the beautiful nursery faded in comparison to her beautiful new baby.  

When baby turned 6 months old, mommy began to feel the need to create a room just for her baby again where she could play, sleep, grow, and dream.  Mommy and daddy worked together a little bit at a time to make it happen.  They donated the big guest bed in the room and nana and papa donated a rocking chair to them.  With a few accessories, the beautiful nursery began to emerge and the dream of long, long ago was realized.  The End. 

Well,  almost the end.  The room has come a long way in the last couple of months, but I would like to add a few more things and paint it someday.  The original color is still on the walls and something softer would definitely finish the room better.  I guess I have more dreaming to do...

This is the view as you enter the room

I love this bedding with the vintage rose print.  I thought it was perfect for our Elizabeth Rose and Clint told me that it couldn't be all pink...notice the small fabric strip of robin egg blue :). 

Ella's favorite place to play and have floor time

This used to be the "junk" closet.  
It was packed with random stuff and very messy.  
Now it is just for Ella.  I love getting organized!!  

This was Sophie's old changing table/dresser.  I added the decorative wood designs and switched the knobs to these glass ones for the more "shabby chic" look I was going for :).

And this is "sweet peace", the swing we can not live without.  This is where Ella still sleeps today.  She can not lay flat on her back in the crib because of her reflux.  She could choke and that wouldn't be good.  We don't run the swing all night, but we do let the soothing sounds play while she sleeps.  This swing has really lived up to its name!   


Stephens Family News said...

Really beautiful, Kristen! You did a great job! :o)

aunt pat said...

Beautiful room for a beautiful
little girl.

Janet said...

Love the room! Girls are so much fun. My favorite is the closet with all the pretty girl clothes hanging up. I still go into Lindsey's closet and just finger all the pretty dresses. Something about the girls..... Love it!

Shanna from BabySchrades said...

It is so pretty! I love the wall color and am impressed by the changes you made to the dresser. It looks peaceful... lucky girl that Ella is!