June 19, 2014

Art For Nursery

You might say I'm becoming a little obsessed with "all things baby" since our daughter recently found out she's having another baby in January. Her twins are 10 so while this was a complete surprise, we are sooo excited to add another member to our family. That being said, both Shannon and I have started Pinterest boards and I've been pinning like a crazy woman. If you'd like to see some of my ideas, you can check it out here. If you'd like to see Shannon's board, you can follow along here.

This week I was in Hobby Lobby, land of all things cute and 40-50% off, and lo and behold when I came around a corner, I saw the ca-utest pictures for a baby's room. I'm not tech savvy enough to know how to take a picture and text it to her so I called her and told her I was going to go ahead and buy some things for her "approval" and if she didn't like them, I could always return them. But I'm her mama and I know what she likes!

 "All of God's Grace In One Tiny Face".....love!



When she saw these, she said they were just what she had in mind. We think they are gender neutral and will work for a boy or girl.    THEN, I was in a flea market yesterday checking out my favorite booth...this guy (yes a man's booth) has some of the best stuff!   I saw an old fashioned changing table already painted a pretty shade of gray and seeing as how this will be the only piece of furniture we have to purchase for the room, I went ahead and bought it too!   Oh, I did text her a picture of it by having my 10 year old granddaughter giving me step-by-step instructions while I was on the phone!
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This is not the table I bought but looks almost identical to it including the baskets.   All the other furniture is dark cherry wood (previous baby bed) and bachelor chest.   I thought a painted piece would add interest to the room.

The baby's room is the smallest room in their house....now used as the twin's play room....but we think we've come up with the best way to arrange everything.    Of course, we can't wait to find out what she's having...hopefully no later than August....then the decorating can commence (my grandmother used that word a lot and sounds soooo Southern to me)!

I played around a little on Polyvore and came up with a very loose version of how the nursery MIGHT look....this site is addicting!


This was my first attempt to create a "mood board" and I'm not sure the room will look anything like this but what I do know is she wants to use the colors of gray, white and turquoise mix, and of course, throw in a monogram somewhere!   I kinda think this looks more like a little boy's room but if she has a girl, we will be sure it will reflect her girliness!    We are trying to work with most of what she already has and not spend a ton of $$.    Taylor was promised a room makeover for her 10th birthday back in May but in light of the new baby news, that got pushed to the back burner a little bit.   Luckily we had already purchased new things for her room before we knew about the baby and she's been promised her she will still get her "new room!"

This Sunday my mom will turn 94 years old!   Three of her four children and a good many grandkids and great-grands will be celebrating with her at her favorite Mexican restaurant and then having cake and ice creme back at her assisted living residence.  

Hope you all have a great weekend!




10 comments:

Kelly TalkoftheHouse said...

I am in LOVE with that gorgeous print from Hobby Lobby! How sweeeet! And you are mighty sweet to go ahead and buy those things for her. I know you are having a ball shopping for a new baby. I would have a very hard time resisting the clothes. Goodness, every time we go past a Janie and Jack shop I want to buy something...and our 20 something year olds are not even married with kids!

Angie said...

Hi Judy, so glad I found your blog on Southern Hospitality's blog. So I'm a new fan... Sounds like we have a lot in common. I live in Alabama also and I will be getting a new grand daughter next Wednesday... Yea! Can't wait to meet her. Congrats on your new little one! I love what you found at Hobby Lobby and the changing table is great! Can you tell me where you go to get great bargains at flea markets? Anyway wanted to say hello.

Cheri said...

I LOVE the choice of colors for the nursery and those pictures are darling. I can read how excited you are. We are expecting grand baby #5 in Oct., another girl. This will make 4 princesses and 1 prince. I love hearing all things baby related so no worries about talking too much on that subject. These are exciting times. So happy for all of you.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such fun, Judy! I have had such a good time buying things for my granddaughter from before she was born to date. : ) Love the grey for the nursery. My daughter was just mentioning painting a spare bedroom grey so that if/when they have another, they can just go with the grey as their starting off point.

Kelly said...

Love the new changing table you found. It looks so nice! The whole nursery is going to look amazing. Happy Birthday to your mom tomorrow! I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such awesome finds!!! The tones of gray are quite popular right now and they are perfect for boy or girl...like you said. Such fun you must be having. Congrats to all!

laura Madalene said...

Thanks for sharing today! These photos are gorgeous and inspirational. Putting them in my mind's memory bank.
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Katie Clooney said...

How exciting to be shopping for the new baby. LOVE your mood board. I would have no idea how to create one of those. The colors of the nursery are so calming and serene. Have a wonderful week, dear Judy.

Joni said...

Judy, I LOVE all your finds!! The nursery will be adorable....can't wait to see the final product! And Happy Birthday to your Mom! Hope your family has a great time together. :)

The Daily Nest said...

Hi Judy! I found you!! Lol love your blog and so nice to meet people in my age group! Wink! Wink! Congrats on the new baby and Happy BDay to your Mom! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy 4th!
XO Kathy @The Daily Nest

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