Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hannah's Nursery

If you remember, I had a pretty rough time trying to decide how to decorate the nursery. I'd have a good idea, and then I'd decide I didn't like it or it was too girly or too masculine, or I'd start looking at bedding ideas and get disgusted. The nursery didn't get done until the 11th hour, but overall I am really pleased with how it turned out! It's still not technically "done" but since Hannah won't be sleeping up there for a while, we have a small window in which to complete it.

First, some "before" photos.

I can't believe how gross that room was. The dusty 1970s blue needed to go, but between the "before" and "after" photos, I really can't believe how ugly that color was.

Now, some "during" photos!

After painting the walls and ceiling, Graham worked hard at getting the crib put together.

Jane decided to help us put the furniture together.

Ta da!

"Hey, guys! This is an awesome place to hide."

Decals on the ceiling, finnials, and valance are set up courtesy of my fabulous friend Ali.

Ali was a lifesaver, man.

And now, some close up details.

This is one of Jane's favorite hiding spots.

I had high hopes for this corner. I'm really excited about the way it turned out. Would you like to see it?

Voila! I found the butterflies from Target, and the chair is a Christmas gift from her Nona (my mom).

I really love how these add some texture to the wall. They were super easy to install, too. They pop onto little pegs and the pegs were tacked into the wall. They'll be easy to reattach when Hannah starts crawling around and inspecting her bedroom.

This picture hung on my bedroom wall when I was a kid. My mom found it and gave it to Hannah for her room. My Nina (nona) gave this to me when I was around 5 years old. 

And that's that! We still need a rug and some curtains or a shade for her bedroom, but like I said--she's not sleeping in there or playing up there for a while, so it's nice that we can go up to her room, read some books and rock in the glider, then go downstairs and sleep.


  1. I've been waiting for this! You and Ali did a wonderful job! I love the purple and the 3-d butterflies!

  2. I absolutely love the corner with the chair and butterflies! It looks fantastic!

    Does she like her mobile yet? We didn't get one for Lovie till she was like 2 months old - and she would lay under it for like an HOUR some days just smiling at it and watching it go round and round... ah memories. ;D


Tell me what you think. For serious.