3/28/11

Eli's Nursery

Today was a pretty productive morning in the Tree house.

I've found that I either have very productive mornings or very productive afternoons. Today it was morning, I cleaned out the fridge, took out all the shelves, hand washed them all and threw out all expired food. Now we have a nice clean, empty fridge. Well don't worry we still have Reeses Peanut Butter Egg's in there. Gotta get that pre-preggo body back remember? Peanut Butter Egg's are the first step.

This afternoon was not productive around the house, but it was still productive for me because I had an old friend stop by to see Eli and bring us dinner. We spent the afternoon talking about mommy-hood and all the crazy things that happen that nobody tells you about before you have a baby. It was so fun and I am so thankful for friends that I can share life with.

This morning, during my productive phase I tidied up Eli's nursery so that I could snap some pictures for the ole blog.

Several people asked if I was going to show his nursery, and I planned on it but never got around to it, until now.

I didn't really have a "vision" of what I wanted for a nursery. I spent a lot of time in the beginning of my pregnancy looking at various fabric websites and putting together bedding designs.

I thought about ordering from those websites, but decided to have my mom make the bedding. Why pay someone when my mom could easily do it?

So one Saturday in the fall my mom and I went to some fabric stores to find the perfect fabric for baby boy's room. We didn't shop long because we quickly found two pieces of fabric that I loved (one for the bumper one for the skirt). They weren't fabrics that were typically for a nursery but I loved them and wanted them.

After we found the fabric everything else was built around that color scheme. I'm not the best "decorator" so I just kinda went with the flow. I still have some items I would like to add to the room (like his newborn shots and a picture of me and Luke). But I figured I can show updated pics when that time comes.

The Nursery:






(Newborn pics will go above the glider)



Poor little bubba doesn't have any clothes or shoes


So that's the nursery! I plan to add a few things here and there so I will update pictures as I do.

29 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh my word, with a mom that can sew like that, who needs to buy anything???? Love the fabric! Love the room! Love an afternoon with a mommy friend!! :)

Gabriella said...

It's beautiful!
Just stumbled across your blog via Story of My Life and I'm in love! Read through your birth story and will probably spend the next few days catching up on archives!
So, nice to meet you :)
xo, Gabriella

Rachel said...

I love the way your nursery turned out! So nice that your mom can help with the sewing. I'm hoping to have my MIL help with that when the day comes. She doesn't know it, but that's the plan :)

According to Ashley said...

Mr. Eli is one stylish dude already! His closet is as full as mine!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I love love the color scheme in the nursery! It's so classic and beautiful!

And I'm totally jealous of his collection of kicks - he has more shoes than I do!

Lauren said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! :)

Carrie said...

I saw you write that you were not the best decorator and was so excited that maybe I'm not the only person on Blogger with no vision and lacking Martha Stewart's talents. NOT! Eli's nursery is SO cute and well decorated! He's a lucky boy. And when do we get more pictures of him? I was hoping for a pity shot. :)

Jen said...

Beautiful nursery! Loving all his clothes and shoes haha :)

Ashley said...

His room is so cute! I love the fabric that you chose! How lucky are you that your mom was able to make all of that, that's so awesome, not to mention her knitting skillz.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Picture perfect nursery! I love that your mom made the bedding - what a special touch!

The only thing this post is missing is a picture of Eli!! :-)

LC said...

Adorable nursery!!

Kiersten said...

I love the non-traditional color scheme! It's sophisticated and something that will be able to grow with him over the years.

Dianna said...

Love the nursery!! Bedding is adorable!! I ordered the same furniture for our little boy but in the cinnamon color. How do you like the quality? Ours is still in the box until we get ready to do the nursery.

Bethany said...

Eli's nursery is so cute! Great job! And, you look great too. I have a 16 week old daughter. It's a very fun job!

I'm Jess said...

It's super cute! Great Job!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love the nursery! I really like when a nursery scheme can "grow" with them. I think you've made a room that Eli can enjoy for years!

Lauren said...

Love those fabrics! I just love it when baby's have non-traditional color schemes! It looks fabulous!

the rigdons said...

i love reese's eggs.
it is my personal opinion that the eggs are the best of all the holiday reese's... something to do with the pb to chocolate ratio...

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Love the fabric choices! And your mom is a talented lady :)

Claire said...

Beautiful!

Cxx

Kristen said...

Love that fabric! I tend to love the stuff that isn't really baby-ish, too! And it looks like you are a fantastic decorator!

Heather said...

LOVE it!!!!! Super cute!!! And now I must go get myself a peanut butter egg!!! Those things are the bomb! :)

katie@tulsadetails said...

So, so cute!!! Love the colors!

Happiness Is... said...

Cute!

I feel behind - Thatcher only has one pair of shoes! :)

Alex and Jill said...

His nursery is so cute and the boy's closet is packed!!! :) Great job, Mama.

Michelle said...

Love the lamp shade too! And the tiny Converse sneakers are SO cute!

Sara said...

I love the nursery - you did a grea job!! And the shoes are too precious!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww it is so cute! and so sweet that your Mom helped with it, that is so special! hope y'all are doing GREAT!! and remember you just cuddling and taking care of your sweet little guy is being productive for the day! but cleaning out the fridge, rock on mama! (I need to do that too ;)) hugs!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous nursery! The bumpers look so comfy but please read online about the possible dangers of bumpers.