Saturday, February 23, 2008

Nursery

Sorry there are so many pictures. We worked pretty hard on it, so I have to show it off.





We were lucky enough to get all of the furniture second-hand. The crib is the crib that my parents used for me and my brothers. So that's kind of neat. The dresser is from Ross' parents house. I'm looking for new handles for it. The changing table was given to us, and the rocking chair was given to us by a great family in the ward. I made new cushion covers for it. That was my first sewing project (with the help of my mom).




Ross made all of the frames, and I painted them. The two orange ones are prints that I bought while on study abroad in London. Babar and Winnie the Pooh. The blue one is just some cool paper my mom found at a bookstore. I wanted to frame it since I was kind of going with a vintagey alphabet theme in the room. The mobile was bought by my mom for Sam during one of her travels. But Sam's letting me borrow it while he's gone. (I haven't asked him yet though...:))



And I made this name plaque. Ross cut the wood to size and I painted and glued and trimmed and decided how I wanted to do it. My sister-in-law Becky helped me do some painting and sewing for it.

It's probably not exactly the dream nursery I had in my head, but we were able to save lots of money this way! And we had fun doing it! I'd say I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I'm so excited to have a little person to use this nursery! And did I mention I'm tired of being pregnant??

14 comments:

maren said...

Your nursery is so cute! All the better that it was not expensive!

Leslie Barlow said...

I absolutely love it! The colors look so classy and good together. And where did you get the cute alphabet quilt? Lauren you are truly an artist. I am recruiting you next time I'm stuck in a decorating rut (which seems to be frequently now).

merideth said...

so cute lauren! love all the decor. everything looks fabulous!
good luck with getting that baby out....it is fair to say yet that i am also sick of being pregnant?

Emily and Nikolas said...

Eee!! Lauren, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Oh my goodness, you and Ross did an amazing job! Also I really like the name Ethan too (we'd use it if we didn't have a nephew named Ethan)! I'm so excited for you to have your little guy to use his awesome room! Good luck this next week!

Lonna said...

Wow that looks great. I am glad to see that some people are actually ready for their kids when they come. I really think that it looks so great. I love all the colors, and I am so impressed that you did practically everything yourself. When did you find the time, and energy? Great job. I really like the theme.

rik said...

that nursery looks awesome, lauren! you guys really did some incredible work in there. =] that little guy's going to have some awesome crib to come home to!

Tadd and Cat said...

I have to say this is seriously one of my favorite nurseries I have every seen. It has so much charm and character, I adore it! You did a fabulous job!

Russell and Jillian said...

I am AMAZED at your work on the nursery. I could never do anything like that, especially with doing it all from scratch basically. It looks awesome! Way to go Lauren and Ross! And we can't wait to see some pictures...

Shauna said...

Wow, very creative and cute! Your little guy will love it. I hope you've had your baby by now. I know how hard it is to wait it out...I'm only 7 months along and ready to be done too! Good luck with the delivery and all.

Amanda said...

Very, very cute! Now all you need is the baby!

Shanicherie said...

Well, if you haven't had him already, tomorrow's the day! I'm so excited for you Lauren, and I hope all goes smoothly! You are going to be a fanTASTIC mommy! Congrats ahead of time!

Farlanderz said...

hey lauren - good to hear from you! love the nursery and your photography! I know you are not in the state but amy is coming home the end of this month and I know she would love to get in touch with you - if possible, could you please email your contact info to amywest.homecoming@hotmail.com so she can get in touch with you? Thanks!

Shanicherie said...

Yayayay, congrats! I saw pictures of Ethan on facebook...the ones your sis in law put up! He's so cute! Did I read on her facebook that you had a hard time? I hope you're doing well and loving being a mommy!

Lonna said...

welcome to the world of parenthood. I am so happy for you. Syl told me the stats and how it went. I hope that you are doing well. He was a lot bigger that I would have guessed, where were you hiding him? I can't wait to see what he looks like I am sure that he is darling. I am so happy for you.