Miss Emma is going to be one lucky girl. She has a big brother who cannot wait to share his life with her, a daddy who would hang the moon and stars for her, and a mama who cannot wait to welcome her into our family. As I’m sure every mother would attest, words can simply not describe the way I already love our 2nd (and last) child.
After 3 months of planning, work, and stringing you along, I’m finally ready to reveal her serene nursery to you. It was truly a labor of love – and we honestly saw blood (Tom’s), sweat (Tom’s), and tears (mine) throughout the process. The room has turned out so perfectly, though, that we wouldn’t have had it any other way. Be warned that this post is very picture heavy, but I knew that’s what you’d want.
You may remember the inspiration photo that triggered my entire vision. I still don’t know who is responsible for this photo, but I’d like to kiss their ring!
I absolutely fell in love with the beige and whites in this photo. Since I was having my one and only girl, though, I wanted to add a touch of pink into the room. I found this sweet, powder pink Angel Toile fabric, and the vision of my room was set into motion. I sketched out my plan for the room months ago, and I’m overjoyed to say that the final room turned out so much like my original vision!
I’ve never claimed to be an artist, but at least it got me headed in the right direction!
Introducing, Emma’s nursery:
Another view of the crib. Tom, who lovingly over-engineers everything, did a fantastic job securing the crown to the wall. He said she could do gymnastics on it and it wouldn’t come down. I’m going to put together a tutorial on how to turn a vintage wood piece into a bed crown. It’s a lot easier than it looks!
Have no fear, the curtains are tied back to the walls, so Emma won’t be able to pull them into the crib.
The changing table, with my chalkboard fabric labels, sits on the wall to the left of the crib.
Continuing to the left, you’ll find my slipcovered rocking chair. Won’t this be a lovely place to rock a new baby?
You can also see part of the angled wall/ceiling we were dealing with when putting up the crown molding. It was a difficult task, but Tom mastered it and it came out beautifully. He did such a great job!
The shelves are filled with a mix of old and new – some of my stuffed animals, some of Zack’s stuffed animals, my favorite baby picture of Zack, my first Pointe shoes.
On the wall between the bedroom door and closet, I hung this shelf I picked up at Goodwill. On the top, you’ll see an antique oval frame (which will soon be filled with something very special), my sister’s toddler shoes, and a photo of Tom’s grandmother (who we recently lost) and his father as a baby. On the hooks, the white dresses were my mother’s baby dresses. The pink dress will be what Emma will wear home from the hospital, and will then she’ll be able to pass it on to her own daughter.
I couldn’t forget to picture this little doggie. We let Zack pick out the first thing we ever bought for Emma, and he picked this dog the day he found out he was having a sister. The little dog’s tag says, “Best Friends.” I hope that they are.
Thank you so much for joining me in this little nursery tour. It’s been so hard keeping this all a secret from my readers for so many months, but I wanted to reveal it all at one time, instead of in little, unfinished pieces. I hope you think it was worth the wait. I do!
Okay, let’s look at it one more time.
Yay! Just 10 more weeks and the room will have it’s finishing touch – it’s very own princess.