This was my inspiration photograph. I loved the neutral color, chandelier, angel wings, and bedding: (Photo found on www.ohdeedoh.com)
And here's how it turned out:
On top of the dresser is a framed letter that my dad wrote to Evy, and we hung angel wings, like the inspiration photo. If you're interested, there's a special story behind the wings.
This is the wall monogram that I ordered. It was peel-and-stick, but the process was a bit tedious at times! However, it was well worth it. I plan to use more elements like this in our next home---we'll be there longer! Ha!
This is the dresser/rocking chair corner. Me and all 3 of my siblings used this dresser (it's an antique), and Kurt's mom added a fabric panel in the door. My in-laws also refinished the glider. The sign above the dresser is a saying from Shakespeare: "The blessedness of being little." Isn't it the truth?
Speaking of Kurt's mom, she is literally an amazing seamstress. She can do anything. She FOUND the fabric that was used in the inspiration photo (I had found similar fabrics, but she found THE ONE) and made the curtains, bedding, and fabric panel for the dresser. Isn't she talented? When/if I want to re-use this bedding for another child, we'll just insert a new panel in the bumper pad with the new little one's name.
This is a closer look at the chandelier. As some of you have read before, I found this at Hobby Lobby for $25! My brother-in-law Kelly and my father-in-law Randy helped us figure out how to re-wire it so it would be a pendant light and wouldn't have to be plugged into an outlet. I saw similar chandeliers in the $200's. We did it for so much less!
This is a closer look at what's on the dresser: a picture of me with my Nana and Poppy when I was about 2-3, a beautiful gold cross, and a little Frog Prince figurine. I hope Evy doesn't have to kiss many frogs to find her prince (I don't want her kissing AT ALL), but I thought it was so cute and fairy-tale-like. Around him are her little bracelets and her hospital bracelet :o)
And since this is the Lancaster household, and I am Evy's mother, her room wouldn't be complete without a fairy tale castle painting! I actually didn't paint this (I do paint for other people, though). I am never getting rid of it--EVER! My mom bought this for me after I found it in a baby boutique and fell in love.
Well, now you've seen the prettiest room in the house :o) This really was my favorite room I've decorated. I just love nurseries. But as much as I love the room, I love infinitely more the little girl who sleeps there:
Her onesie says "Children are a gift from the Lord; a reward from Him!" Thank you Lord, for this blessing!
And thank YOU for stopping by!
NEW: I answered some questions I've gotten about the nursery HERE. Read if interested!