Thursday, September 6, 2012

Emma's room

I had bold ambitions for Emma's room...I had settled on a super cute yellow nursery rhyme toile fabric theme back when I was pregnant. But as I started trying to pull things together, (and seeing how pricey everything was that goes with a baby!) I decided to do a less expensive and not as cute version.  Emma was only a week early, but we were soooo not prepared when it came to her space.  I was going to use the last weekend and week off from work before her arrival to get everything in order....I even bought a whole set of unpainted alphabet letters the night before I went into labor...silly me.  Her changing table (handmade by Brent) was done enough for her to use...although we had to put away the "workshop" that was set up in her room before we left for the hospital:)

12 weeks in....we have finally finished her alphabet wall.....and added some other room decorations.  Her changing table needs to be painted (we picked out a soft shade of pale green to try this weekend) and needs drawer pulls...but her room is finally starting to look like the cute nursery I envisioned!

Her alpahbet wall!  The Z is  missing...because I need the "&" symbol to go before it.  I got the letters at Carolina Pottery (love that place) and Michael's.  I had a hard time finding any lower case letters, and I would have liked to have those in there to make it more eclectic.  I heard etsy has some for those who want to do this project in the future.  Another hint...use spray paint!  I hand painted these with a brush (dummy) and it took FOREVER.  I highly recommend using a sprayer.  These colors were all from Michael's Martha Stewart collection, and it required several coats of paint...sigh.  I would love to do chalkboard paint and some bookshelves under it.....later.

The changing table....this will be painted pale green and will have some vintage knobs and drawer pulls soon.

I ended up painting the black side table a pale yellow...which you can see in a picture below.  I love the wool hooked round bunny pillow that I bought on sale from Garnet Hill. This was also taken before we hung the frames on the wall above.

You can't see her rug too well...but I love it!  We bought it at Capel Rugs and it has so many colors in it.  It was a bit of a splurge, but nice rugs don't come cheap anymore!  It is also chenille, so it's super soft and she loves laying on it for tummy time. Many thanks to grandma and grandpa for helping us buy it:)

I have a red gingham bumper for her crib but got chicken and took it off when we started using the crib.  Emma has now learned how to kick herself all over the crib, so I broke down and bought the hideous mesh bumper so she wouldn't get her leg caught in the rails.  The mobile is also a hodge podge of 2 sale was really hard to find something that was not all pink or all red and blue...So I put a girl's mobile together with a neutral lamb mobile.  It's been neat to watch Emma notice it and follow it with her eyes.  

The monogram is from Anthropologie
(e and s) and Ballard Designs (T). 

I ordered this off was only $8 and they send your customized print electronically for you to print as a jpeg file.  I bought the frame at Homegoods for $9...and I was very lucky they had something that matched so well.

I spray painted the black table pale yellow (which is not as easy as the folks on HGTV make it look!)  We also framed these cute nursery photos that were taken by Regan Huneycutt.


  1. So adorable!! I love the alphabet wall and Brent did a fine job on the changing table! Emma is sleeping in style!

  2. Love, love, love it! And, I think I hear Emma saying that she wants to see Auntie Jane soon!