Sunday, April 15, 2012

bring on the baby

the baby's room is pretty much as good as it's going to get. with no budget and no energy, i did my best.

 before

my unhelpful helper:


and after:
the kids painted the artwork above the bed. they wanted to contribute and every other suggestion they had was messy or going to destroy something i had worked hard on. the giant blanket on the crib i found on clearance at target is actually for me to use in the middle of the night when i fall asleep in my recliner. i still need to find a baby blanket but i can't find anything i like. i have my eyes peeled for something in coral. peel your eyes too.

the pillow has been on my couch for the last 3 years and the recliner was a gift from thomas for my birthday when i was pregnant with scarlett and i couldn't sleep lying down. i love it. 
lamp was on the clearance aisle at hobby lobby for $7 and i painted it watermelon pink. which was really big for me. i only chose pink because they didn't have coral. just orange. which is not coral. i also painted the mirror watermelon pink. that mirror has been wooden, white, black and now pink. part of me wants to redo it in gold. but i'm way tired of projects so that might be for next year. the small framed picture is miracle of the gulls by minerva teichert(my FAVE artist!)

and the big framed picture is of the bountiful temple where thomas and i were married. 

the sheets are actually lime green diamond pattern. from target. natch. 

i still need to find a large wicker basket for toys.

and this is where the dresser is hidden:

that's it. simple. inexpensive. perhaps i'll also find a nice simple shag rug. who knows, i'm just glad this project didn't kill me. because i do not enjoy projects.

10 comments:

The "O" Clan said...

Super cute, Heidi! I love the kid's artwork about the crib. Great idea! Hope all goes well with the delivery! You look fabulous!

Emily Curfew said...

my favorites in the room are the kid's artwork, and those huge gorgeous windows with simple curtains. Oh and i love the contrast of dark walls with the white crib. excellent work with NO BUDGET and pregnancy energy. i will keep my eyes peeled for coral blanket goodness... are there any other accent colors you would want in blanket or just coral(s)?

Emily Curfew said...

oh, p.s. i just ordred a white shag rug for pearce's room this last (easter) weekend b/c it was 75% off at rugsusa.com -- i figured it's simple enough that i (hopefully) won't get sick of it.

Jessica said...

i love it! especially the pics of your unhelpful helper. hahahahaha. i have a few of those. my favorite parts of the room are the kids artwork. and the grey walls. that recliner looks SO comfy! how many more weeks are you down to???

Thomas said...

Emily, it's not so much the curtains as it is the professional manner in which they were hung.

Marci said...

Love!

Emily Curfew said...

hi thomas! excellent curtain hanging....

Jess said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85108133/custom-crib-bedding-set-you-design-coral

BAM!!

Laura Weight said...

The baby'srooms looks awesome! Nice work! I love the kids artwork too--- a very nice touch :) Can't wait to see pics of the little miss! I am sure she will be so cute, like her momma and big sister!

DollHouse said...

I went to Doll House to get my dress and they promised they would get it in. I was so upset when they didn’t come through for me so I went Sassy Boutique. They were able to get my dress within three 3 days. They had wonderful customer service and nothing was a problem for them. I really appreciated the effort they made to make my night memorable. i will never go to dollhouse again.