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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

welcome to eliza's nursery

With Eliza's arrival coming up, it's high time that I share her sweet little space with you.
I had so much fun turning Jake's nursery into something soft and girly. Because so much of the furniture was neutral white, you'll recognize a lot of the big pieces!

And what is it about a new nursery that's so inviting? 
 I could sit in this room all day and just dream about my gal (the super comfy chair helps too!).
So welcome to my new favorite room!

We kept the original changing table and added a soft white linen cover.
I had J.B. make me some wooden boxes to fit into the table shelves to stock diapers, wipes, and all those other changing table must-haves.

Restyled (and happily reused) crib and bookshelves.
I elected to skip the bumpers and quilt this time for a simpler space.

I love using the little IKEA bench as a window seat, and it's served us well as extra storage space for out of season clothes. Next was a pillow and some ruffled jersey fabric hung up in the window to serve as the perfect low cost curtain. Boom, little nook is done.

I have never ever regretted not having a glider/rocker in the nursery. 
This comfy IKEA chair has been perfect for years (maybe too perfect, as you can easily fall asleep in it with a snuggly little baby in your arms). The chair and ottoman got a nice fresh cover (another perk of these pieces), and our DIY bookshelves were reloaded with books from Jake's library.

The dresser area got a little facelift with some fancy new knobs (Hobby Lobby) and some new artwork just for my little lady.

The gold foil pieces on the wall are somewhat tricky to photograph, but their little sheen is just right on the wall. 
(spoiler alert: the floral print one is a $3 gift bag!)

But this sweet print is my very favorite:

There was a ten day time period between when we found out that Eliza was a girl and when we found out that she also had spina bifida. I was on cloud nine dreaming up a girly little space and ordered this print for her nursery. I didn't receive it for several weeks, and by then was so distracted with her diagnosis that I'd forgotten I had ordered it. That moment when I opened the package and saw those sweet words was the sweetest touch on my heart. 

She believed she could and so she did.

I absolutely cannot wait to meet this perfect girl. And I will raise her to know that she can do whatever she sets her mind to, despite the obstacles that might be in her path. 

It seems that J.B. and I aren't the only ones anxiously waiting for Eliza's arrival. This adorable kiddo spends many a morning  "practicing" with her baby toys or looking out her bedroom window at the robin's nest outside. He's declared this to be "the nicest baby room in the world" and can't wait to play with is new sister. Jake is the sweetest!

Thanks for stopping by our little gal's space!
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