Today I’m linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals for Show & Tell Tuesday. When I saw today’s topic for this I KNEW I had to participate…today is all about showing your favorite room in your house.
I had to think about this for, oh, one half of one second…my favorite room in our house is G’s room.
I loved putting this room together when I was pregnant. It’s a mix of old, new, inherited & DIY items and I love inch of it! It’s a small room, but I poured a lot of love into it.
Here’s a little tour:
I knew I didn’t want a traditional changing table so when I was pregnant I was on the hunt for a long dresser – and came across this antique buffet. We painted it with chalk paint and I love how it turned out. Behind the doors on the sides are diapers, extra wipes, blankets, and spare changing pad covers. The drawers hold socks, shoes, daycare clothes & pajamas. It’s the perfect piece!
The painting above the buffet hung in my room when I was a little girl. I love the way the purple looks against the blue/green walls and all the bright colors in it. G also loves this picture now. She points to it all the time and we talk about Noah’s ark and name the animals.
I know everyone wants a glider for their nursery, but I have to say that I have logged MILES rocking G in this thing and it is SO comfortable. And takes up far less space than a glider. Also, this is such a special heirloom. I’m the 4th generation to rock a baby to sleep in this chair and I just love that.
I love this wall. My mom found the hanging shelf at a local consignment/antique store and the bookcase (and many of the books!) were a gift from my aunt who is a kindergarten teacher. We love books in this house! And bows. Clearly. But that’s an entire post of it’s own. I love having a bookcase that lets the book fronts face out – G beelines for this every morning when I’m getting her dressed for school and J let’s her pick out a book from here to read every night.
This bookcase. See that toile backing? That is proof that nesting is real. I hacked apart G’s crib box and covered the cardboard pieces with that fabric. It took a sweet forever- which is ironic because I did it this way thinking, “Oh this will be great because when she outgrows the nursery rhyme toile I can just swap it out.”
NOPE. Sorry kid, toile forever or change it yourself.
It should also be noted that this bookcase was in my room growing up in a sponge-painted purple version. Sponge paint. God bless the 90s.
The crib wall. I’m really happy with the way her monogram turned out – it’s a vinyl sticker that I bought Here. I also love her Haba Sunshine Mobile. It’s supposed to be suspended from the ceiling but I just decided to affix it to the top of the bookcase – she can still see it from the crib & her monogram isn’t blocked this way.
The last little corner. A friend’s mom made that shelf and I actually had it in my room in college. – total luck that the back of it goes perfectly with the walls & pink accents in her room. And yes, that’s her Easter basket sitting on top…because that’s normal decor, right?
A few last details. My mom needle pointed the “baby sleeping” pillow for G when I was pregnant with her and cross-stitched the two rabbit pictures when she was pregnant with me.
This was far wordier and more picture-heavy than I originally intended, but I just love this room!