The Nursery!!

4 Oct

I have been looking forward to posting this for aaaages…

We have just about finished the nursery at home now – YAY! There are a couple of other bits that still need sorting out – but essentially it is all done and I am so pleased πŸ˜€

I designed the tree mural and cut it out of black and green flocked sticky-backed plastic. It took blummin’ ages to sort out – but I am really please with how it looks now. We don’t know if we are going to be having a little girl or a boy yet – so we have ended up with a woodland theme in grey, green and black. Here’s the original drawing I did of the wall for the planning and some of the details:

I found the light in Urban Outfitters – such a lucky find, it matches perfectly!

These fabric logs were made by genius woman Deena Neimat from Nashville, Tennessee. They can be purchased from her Etsy shop here. Thanks so much Deena – I LOVE them! The woodgrain fabric she has used is from the Joel Dewberry Aviary collection. I bought some more of the same fabric in lime green to make a new matching bumper for the cot.

The little woodland elf was very kindly knitted for us my my friend Becky. He doesn’t have a name just yet, but he has agreed to take up the position of nursery coordinator – thank goodness someone is here to keep things in order!

Our families all live quite far from us here in Bristol. Him indoors did an excellent job of taking everyone’s portraits so the little one can be surrounded by people who love them whilst they are snoozing away πŸ™‚

Our moses basket has been handed down to us by my sister-in-law. My mum made a new cover for it in polka-dot with a green bobbly edging – so cute!

I reupholstered this egg chair we had and re-modelled a standard lamp to match – they are both completely ridiculous, but hey, what you gonna do? It made me want to cry reupholstering this chair. I have decided that I will never re-cover an armchair again. The end.

I made some little leaves from felt and embroidered them with the veins to cheer up the curtains.

The picture in the frame here still needs to be changed – there is artwork for this still in progress… I promise not to start pushing the baby to start working until it is at least 6 months old – by which time it will have been sponging off us for long enough and it can start earning it’s keep!

This room used to be our spare room and office. Before pics can be seen here.

Now all we need is a baby to put in it – eek! πŸ˜€


6 Responses to “The Nursery!!”

  1. caroline October 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    That is the most beautiful nursery ever! What a lucky baby πŸ™‚

  2. bridget October 5, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    this is so beautiful. i love the chair… but you are saying it is a pig of a job (??!) maybe not one for me, then! i am a wee bit impatient.

  3. birdface October 6, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    thanks you guys!

    bridget – i suggest that if you are of in impatient persuasion, it may be best to steer clear of re-upholstering chairs using a patchwork of materials that are all different textures and thicknesses.
    it was SO annoying trying to do this one – it made me want to gouge my eyes out!!

  4. Jemma October 6, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    I love what you’ve done with the nursery! It’s so cute…
    When I eventually have a baby, I hope to be able to dedicate so much time to making a beautiful, peaceful environment for it to sleep in πŸ™‚ I especially like the little owls in the tree on the wall, and the egg chair and lamp!

  5. pankimanki October 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    This baby room is very amazing!!!


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