Baby Ellie’s nursery is finally done! Yes, she is nine months old. Yes, it has been 80% done for the past nine months. And yes, she only has one curtain panel, but for all intents and purposes, this baby is done-zo! It’s the only room in my house that I consider completely finished, and I am thrilled with the results.
Ahhhhhh. Let’s take a look around this tiny little room where one-fifth of my heart resides.
This room is directly off the master bedroom–baby Macie lived here for two years. It was supposed to welcome home baby Patrick, but instead became a short-lived office/junk repository. I kept the door closed. I never went in there. A bit of the blue paint we’d put on the window-wall the day we found out we’d lost our boy is still on the baseboard, and I would just stare at that could-have-been spot and not get anything done.
Then, joy after all the tears. Baby #5 was on the way, and I allowed myself to dream again. The sonogram said GIRL and I jumped in with both feet. Baby Eleanor will never replace my missing boy–he has his own treasured spot in our family. Ellie is just as precious and deserved her own welcoming, special place.
I love planning and creating rooms for my children. I can be playful and have fun, DIY to my heart’s content, and with four daughters in three rooms, I have the chance to create three different rooms I would have LOVED to have as a little girl! What’s not to enjoy about that?
So, the nursery. It’s itty bitty and so cozy and sweet. The navy dresser combined with the classic baby girl pink inspired the color scheme for the space. The gold pulls add that hit of bling that every girly space needs–blue+gold is one of my serious color crushes right now.
This is the space that I sat with E for hours and hours last summer and nursed and rocked and sang and cuddled her to sleep. Everything is washable and wipe-able, but a little fun, as well.
There are hints of meaning all around the room–baby blankets made for Eleanor and my older girls by loved ones. Meaningful prints and artwork. Our unofficial family motto. A little owl figurine for her brother. A rocking chair passed down from E’s great-grandma. A mobile that shows her how high she can reach.
This nursery is full of DIY and love. DIY mobile, DIY monogram, DIY blanket ladder (see the tutorial here), DIY glider and pouf, DIY curtains (are you sensing the theme?). All those months as I was anticipating and dreaming about sweet baby E, I worked away in this space, creating a room for the two of us to share and enjoy through these precious early months.
I think she’s pretty happy with the results.
Bedding: PB Kids
Art: Love is Spoken Here, E hot air balloon, You Will Do Great Things, glitter feather, and baby elephant
Fabric for pouf and glider: Hobby Lobby
Book shelves: Ikea
Dot decals: House of Smiths
Have you officially finished any spaces in your house? Share!
I’m entering this is East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars!
Also linking up with Home Stories A to Z and Not JUST a Housewife.