College friend and super talented photographer Melissa Tuck came to our house a couple weeks ago and took some amazing pictures of Baisden...I am in love with every single one of them! While she was here, she was kind enough to photograph the nursery. I'm really happy with the way the nursery turned out...it is such a calming space.
We kept the nursery pretty simple...I was worried the room would be too small for everything, but it really worked out perfectly. And we didn't spend a fortune...we mixed inexpensive things (Jenny Lind crib and changing table) with some refurbished antiques for a look that isn't so "nursery-in-a-bag."
Bedding is Serena & Lily...more than I would have usually spent on bedding but I justified it since we didn't buy many other items! The white ruffle curtains are Pottery Barn Kids. I think Josh about died when he saw how prissy they were, BUT they are white and we had to have a little frill! A friend had used the drum light fixture in her little boy's nursery and I copied her...it really makes the room cozier. The rocker is a family piece that Josh painted for me.
And the painting...probably my favorite piece in the nursery, period. My mom and grandmother painted this together. It is so special to me, and I know Baisden will appreciate it when she can.
The mirrored dresser (below) is my second favorite thing! My sister and I grew up with it in our room...in my opinion, it just oozes girlishness. My mom got it from her grandmother when she was 13! It has been every color under the sun, now a distressed turquoise. I really love it because the past colors peek through the turquoise...you can especially see shades of cream and pink. It was pale pink when Rae and I used it. Mom and I had planned to paint this gray but once we started sanding it, we knew it had to keep that distressed look.
The children's bookcase is another family piece that just so happens to fit absolutely perfectly between the two closets. We used this in our old house as a china cabinet...it was dark wood. Personally, I think the lines of the piece show up so much more now that it is painted! The inside is painted turquoise to pull in the dresser.
Inside are collectibles that I had as a child...tea sets, silver cups, glass figurines from my great grandmother, my old music boxes, old pictures and some new things for Baisden like books (and the precious silver spoon she received as a gift!).
Originally I planned on not having a changing table. Really thankful that some experienced moms advised me otherwise...this was the best $75 (yes, it was seriously that cheap) I could have spent! Now that Baisden is sleeping in her nursery, we use this QUITE often :) Please ignore that the "XOXO" is rather crooked. I DESPISE hanging things on the wall for this reason, not one of my strong suits.
So, that's it...it was so much fun to create a sweet space for our growing baby girl!