March 6, 2012

Hadley's Cloudy with a Chance of Pretty Nursery

Happy Tuesday!  As I mentioned here, Hadley's nursery has been an ongoing project for me. When I started it I had hoped not to make it too similar to Layla's nursery but the color of the walls are basically the same bright blue and kept bringing me back to the sky.

Her room is about half the size of Layla's room so I wanted to make sure it was bright and colorful to make up for that.  The mix of patterns helped a lot too.

View from the door.
All the furniture in her room was Layla's with the exception of the bookshelf, which used to be dark brown and was being stored in our basement. I had an epiphany one day and measured it and happily discovered it was the perfect fit for this weird little nook in her room.

Color Full!

The LOVE print was one of the first pink purchases I made when I was pregnant with Layla - a few days after I found out we were having a girl.  The custom elephant artwork was a gift for Hadley from my sister, Lori.  She actually had it in a really nice black frame but I decided to take it out and border it with washi tape and put it directly onto the wall making it little less formal but still really cute! 

The cover of the Land of Nod Spring catalog had a hot air balloon print that matched the room's colors, so I just stuck that in a pink frame and covered the words "Land of Nod" at the top with a few cut out paper clouds.

It took about a million five coats of white paint to fully cover the dark wood.  Since the back was open I covered it with fabric that coordinated with the curtains to brighten up this corner.

The bookshelf holds her growing book collection, a few toys, a family of owls I found at a yard sale last summer, her yarn letter and custom made pillows that I bought on Etsy.  So glad I found a spot for them, someday they'll move to her big girl bed.

I love how simple and happy this "art" looks over her crib.

 Above, is a canvas I covered with Sarah Jane fabric.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out but it's pretty much the way I hoped! There was a lot of white space above the parade in the print so threaded some poms onto white thread and attached cut out letters that I covered in sparkly blue glitter.

I love a parade!


I also mentioned here that I had wanted to fill the "sky" with balloons and I think I accomplished that.  But when the embroidery hoops were up it just looked like something was missing.  So I decided to add a few balloon riders.  I was inspired not only by the print but this quirky project I saw a few weeks ago.

Layla has decided that this is me:)

Be on the lookout for flying bunnies!

This little chair (a gift from Uncle Billy and Aunt Emily) is where I take Hadley's monthly photo, just like I did with Layla.

I was lucky enough to score the above abstract painting by two young up-and-coming artists before they start charging a fortune for their work.

Layla and my nephew, Cole, taking a break from the beach to create a masterpiece.

And lastly the little cutie I did all this for, Hadley.  She loves looking around and taking in all the new things that have popped up in her room lately.  

My sweet dumpling!

Hope she loves it as much as I loved making it for her:) Pin It


BabyBearNecessities said...

I love her room! How sweet! And I think your balloons are genius!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

i love it..thank you for sharing it with me! :)

Kerry said...

You did an amazing job! I LOVE the artwork above the crib and the toddler abstract artwork is adorable!

ku-mama said...

I love your room!
So cute!!
If I would have the sofa...
Is it possible to know where did you get the sofa?
Please let me know
Yasuko from Japan

Michelle Miller Photography said...

Do you know where you found that fabric for the curtains? I would love to know! Thanks!

Kendra + Patricia said...

Hi Michelle! The fabric is Waverly Wonderama Flamingo - I bought it at but looks like it is no longer available there - you might have to search around a bit! Good luck and thx for asking: )

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