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Monday, August 2, 2010

Nursery

We have been putting the final touches on the nursery for a few days and are finally to the point where we feel it is done! I'm sure we'll find some other things to organize and a few things may get moved around as more comes in, but we are very happy with the room's current state. Thanks for all of the interest you've shown in seeing pictures! I'm excited to share them with you today.

First I just want to take a minute to remember and to reflect on what having this room ready means to me. We were expecting our first baby when we bought this house over 8 years ago. The room was already set up as a nursery, but not even close to what I would choose as far as color and wallpaper borders go. We took down the border and painted that room and the guest room next door a nice shade of green that I loved, but we never had the chance to set it up as a nursery because I miscarried before we even finished moving in.

The room remained mostly empty for a while until we finally purchased a queen-sized bed and made it into a second guest room. And oh, how our guests have used that room! I'm thankful that we gave it another purpose over these past 8 years and that I didn't have the constant reminder of that empty room down the hall. The closet held some unused baby items for all those years, but the room ultimately brought us joy. It has been my mom's room and my in-laws' room for overnight stays, but mainly it was my nephews' room! They called it their room and we've watched them practically grow up in it. I think it was a slight shock to them when we started clearing it out to get ready for Lily. They rebounded quickly, though, on the promise that Uncle and I will always, always make room for them to come and visit, no matter what. :)

Needless to say, it does my heart good to see this room decorated and ready for our baby, with that same shade of green that I loved back then. I always knew it would go well with blue or pink, but all I could do was hope that one day we would actually see it come together. It has, and I'm so thankful. I can't tell you how often I go in there just to stand and take it all in. I love this room, and I can't wait for Lily Rae to come home to it.

Now, onto the pictures!


Crib and changing table dresser. I don't know if I ever mentioned the theme here on the blog, but we went with simple, sweet little birds. I absolutely love the bedding (although the crib doesn't display it very well) and especially the mobile! I believe you can click on the pictures to view them slightly larger.

Crib and dresser


The newborn outfit I plan to bring Lily home in. I've had this sweet outfit for many years.

Dresser and chair. By the way, if you are as in love with that precious name pillow as I am, check out my friend Mellanie's etsy shop! I have a link to it in the sidebar, or you can click here: Cat's Meow Boutique. She makes the most adorable things! You might see some more items she made for my Lily on the site (last time I checked it I saw the adorable wipe case she sent to me).

Decorations on and above dresser. The flash got in the way here, but that little pink framed decoration has an "L" on it. The 3 framed photos on the shelves are of Lily's 3 sweet cousins when they were babies.

Sweet little clothes in the dresser drawer

Changing area and window

Canvas hanging on the wall above the window

Small bookcase. Her closet has an entire shelf full of books as well. I love children's books and have been collecting them for quite some time. She will have lots of books to read for sure!

Decorations on bookcase. This little framed picture is of my mom and me when I was a baby. Oh, and besides scrapbooking I'm really not much of a crafter, but take note of the rick rack that we added to this old lamp shade last week. I think it turned out so cute, not to mention it cost us nothing (I already had the ribbon) and took about 15 minutes to complete! That made me pretty happy.

One of my favorite things about the room is that I can look on any wall in any direction and see things that were lovingly made for and given to this baby. There are so many sweet little treasures tucked into this space and each one holds a special meaning for us. We have been blessed tremendously by family and friends who share in our excitement in bringing Lily home! What a wonderful day it will be. Oh, I can't wait!


"I prayed for this child and the Lord granted what I asked of him." 1 Samuel 1:27
Some version of this verse appears 3 times in Lily's room. As far as I'm concerned, it could be there 100 times! I could never remember or repeat it enough.

35 comments:

gg said...

love, love, love the room. it's absolutely beautiful. love every little detail. can't wait to see pics. of lily in it. :)

K said...

It is lovely. I am so thrilled for you.

Jenn said...

omg, this is just precious! I want to know what the two little outfits hanging on the dresser are for? Did you run out of room in her closet? :)

Stacey said...

Ha ha! No, Jenn; they were just too cute for me to put in a closet just yet. I'll have to move them eventually. :)

Kathryn said...

Oh, Stacey, this is just so beautiful. :) I'm so happy that you are far enough that it is "safe" to do all of this in preparation for the coming of your much loved daughter.

Blessings on you & your family.

Katie said...

It's beautiful!!! Where did you buy the big pink verse over the crib?

Stacey said...

Thanks, everyone!

@Katie, it was painted by my very sweet and talented friend, gg (who left the first comment on this post). I gave her credit for this precious gift in a previous post! It's definitely one of our favorite items in the room.

Connie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE sweet baby Lily's room! I cannot wait to rock her to sleep. Kiss her from the top of her perfect little head to sweet baby toe. XOXO

PS I think the green looks particularly amazing with the pink accents! :)

Birdie said...

I LOVE Lily's nursery!!!!!! I've already been thinking that I would like to do our nursery in birds someday. I love birds, and that is why my blog theme is birds & my blog name is Birdie. :) So I LOVE it, Stacey! It is SO precious!!! You have done an amazing job! I know you are so excited, and I am SO happy for you!!!

Rebekah said...

So cute. It's evident that you've lovingly prepared every corner, every detail. For months to come, you will sit in awe every time you see her in it. I still do in Ty's room...

Andrea said...

So precious! You deserve this storm of happiness :)

This room is fit for a little princess! My favorite part is the verse over her bed...prayers answered :)

Also, thank you for always encouraging me along. You will never know what your words have meant.

xxxx

Amazing Life said...

Stacey,
Lily's room is beautiful!!! So welcoming and bright and cheerful!! Love it! All it needs now is LILY!!

andreajennine said...

Isn't it such a joy to have a nursery you love after years of waiting? We're still finishing Brandt's, since his early arrival interrupted our progress there, but I love what we have and can't wait for the final touches!

Hope in Virginia said...

I love, love, love, love, love the room. It is amazing. what a sweet place to bring home your baby girl. It is so precious. Like you, I love having the baby's name all around the room. And I just have to have the pink art above the crib...where is it from? Great job on the crib. Now I'm off to check out that Etsy site.

Oh just saw who did the artwork...very talented. Does she sell somewhere?

Ask or Imagine said...

I love it, especially the bedding! And all of the personal touches, too.

Andi said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for posting pics!

Stacey said...

It's so sweet to get such good feedback about the room. Thank you!

@Hope, I've been trying to encourage my friend Grace to start her own blog and/or Etsy shop! Hopefully the comments here will help push her along. :)
Here's the link to the post I wrote that includes the pic of the day she gave the painting to me:
http://staceysthoughtsoninfertility.blogspot.com/2010/06/full.html

Also, thanks for visiting Mellanie's Etsy shop that I mentioned, too! These are two very talented real-life friends of mine.

Rebecca said...

I love Lily's room! Funny, that's about the same shade of the "office" I'm currently sitting in that we always wanted to be our nursery. I love that shade of green, and it's gorgeous the way you have accented it all with the precious pink baby girl items! The bedding is beautiful, where did you get it? I've never seen that pattern before. I've always wanted to do Classic Pooh in a nursery, but those little birdies are so sweet! I think every little loving detail of Lily's room is absolutely perfect. Hugs to you, and congratulations on being able to FINALLY set up your much longed for and long awaited nursery!!!

Stacey said...

Thanks so much, Rebecca! I hope you will be able to make that lovely green office a nursery very soon.

I fell in love with that bedding when I first saw it after searching for bedding with a bird theme. We ultimately bought it through Amazon but I think JC Penney and Babies R Us also carry it. It's made by Bananafish and is called Love Bird. Here's a link:
http://amzn.to/cAkDFC

Sharon said...

Her nursery is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love it!!! It is absolutely beautiful! I adore the paint color on the walls. What color is that? Also love the bedding...it is adorable! It's the perfect room to bring your sweet baby home too. I can't wait!

Sharon said...

Its gorgeous Stacey!!!!

Kate said...

It looks fabulous, Stacey! What a special place you've created for your daughter. I can't wait to see pictures of her in it!

~ Katie ~ said...

I love Lily's room...too cute. Thank you for the pics. I've been chomping at the bit to see what her room looked like :)

Sunny said...

Okay, my friend, it is so spooky sometimes how things are with us! Besides being the same age, getting married the exact same day, our children being born the same year after we've waited so long for them, we ALSO are doing the babies' room with birdies (can't wait to show you!)!!! AND, we've been in our house 8yrs.

Sunny said...

Oh, and I got so excited in my last comment that I totally forgot to say that I LOVE her room! I'm a spaz.

Stacey said...

@Jennifer, the color is New Peas by Martha Stewart. We bought it more than 8 years ago. I assume they still make it?

@Sunny, I love that! How neat!! The little birdies are so cute. Can't wait to see YOUR nursery!

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Melody said...

Looooove it! Beautiful. How fun to play and decorate and sort through baby clothes a dozen times a day. So very very happy for you both!

Ro-bear said...

I love Lily's room! That green looks really good. Exciting!

MG said...

Looks amazing!!! Can only look better when sweet Lily is there. I love everything. :)

Stacy said...

I have to tell you that I laughed to myself when I saw this DARLING room you have prepared for Lily. It is so so perfect! Oh dear, you are so clean, so organized, so type-A :) I will pray fervently that your little girl is just like you...so as not to mess up one bit of her organized room and your beautiful home! If you ever come to MN I will put your decorating skills to good use....!

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

Beautiful! :) <3

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

Beautiful! :) <3

Rebekah said...

I love her room!!! Can't wait to see pictures of her in it!!!

Indy said...

What a beautiful nursery...=)