May 28, 2009

Kelly's Home Tour---Nursery Edition

Welcome to another edition of Show Us Where You Live, hosted by Kelly, and welcome to Evy Kate's nursery!

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 wort
h 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!

52 comments:

Heidi said...

What a beautiful nursery! I really love the color scheme.

Brittany and Charlie said...

Oh my goodness I so want that chandelier! I am amazed you got it at hobby lobby! I will be keeping my eye out for one from there!!!! The nursery is very cute:)

Katelyn said...

I love the nursery! I especially love how it has an "antique" feel that isn't all weird with barnyard animals.

Also, I really like the new blog lay out! I may have to implore Leslie to see if she can make me a new one!

The Dimino's said...

Such a Beautiful nursery!! Love the monogram initials above the crib!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Your room is actually better than your inspiration picture!

Frugal Jen said...

Completely beautiful! You have an incrediable eye for design. I need your help!

Bethany and crew said...

What a lovely nursery- you should be very proud!! And your baby girl is just precious :)

Kate Starr said...

Ever so lovely... just sweet as can be!

~the mccrarys~ said...

gorgeous room! what a lucky little princess who lives in it! hehe thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! i love your blog & will have to def stop by again!

Kristin F. said...

Stunning. I like tis better than the inspiration picture, too! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Robbins said...

This is just gorgeous. And so serene! I want it for my room, actually. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh Ashley - her room is JUST perfect!!! Just as precious as she is. I love it!

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, what a gorgeous room, love the chandelier! It should be a in a magazine...your room is now one of my inspirations!

Cara said...

So beautiful! Where did you order the wall monogram?

Heather said...

Her room is just precious!! I need to take you shopping with me!! Love everything and she is a doll baby and I love her name!!

Ashley said...

Hi Cara--
I ordered it from threehipchicks.com but another good resource is etsy.com (type in wall monograms) or wonderfulgraffiti.com :o)

Karyn said...

Perfect!

Pamela said...

Your nursery is GORGEOUS! You all did such a wonderful job!

annalee said...

love, love, love her name.
and the nursery.
and the beautiful elegance of it all!

Myra said...

I LOVE the chandelier and the wall monogram! Cute!

Miss. Pretty said...

I just came across your blog through Kelly's! Her nursery is so precious :)

Blessed Beyond said...

Your room is beautiful and turned out better than the inspiration room! It really is lovely!

mother of twins said...

I'm lovin the chandelier. Great pictures :)

Becca said...

What a fantastic, gorgeous, perfect nursery! :-) (and the little one is adorable too!) that monogram is stunning - I adore it!

The Browns said...

The nursery is gorgeous! So girly & shabby chic. I LOVE IT!

TriciaNae said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Shelby said...

Your nursery is stunning! I love it. So soothing! Precious baby girl.. and I love her name! Girls are so fun! :)

Stacy said...

Such a classy, elegant nursery. I love it!! Great job!!

ClintandGina said...

Your nursery is so lovely.....very girly, which I love. I love how you painted and monogrammed.......I have to wait on that as we are in an apartment for 6 more months, as my husband is in his last year of PA school, so I know about those sleepless nights and long hours. And you baby girl is beautiful. She looks like a doll. Can't wait to meet our own :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

The nursery is gorgeous!! I love the fabric that you used!

To The Moon and Back said...

I absolutely LOVE your nursery. Thanks for sharing!

Tara G. said...

Beautiful and so classy!

The Baby Cove said...

Such a soft and beutiful nursery. The chandelier and monogram are the perfect touches!

Becky said...

This nursery is so elegant and pretty! I LOVE it!

Elizabeth said...

I love it! I want a nursery just like it one day, very peaceful and relaxing :)

Alex and Jill said...

Okay, your nursery is my favorite so far!! We are planning for our first baby, this Nov, so I'm really enjoying this tour. :) I have a question...is the chandelier the only light in the room or is there still a fan? I was looking at the pics and couldn't figure that out. If we have a girl, I've always wanted a chandelier in her room...just curious. :)

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Alex and Jill said...

P.S. Does your M-I-L take orders?? LOL The bedding is gorgeous!

Roeshel said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog! Nice to "meet" you!

I have to say your nursery is stunning. It's my favorite. It's so beautiful and your little princess is adorable! :)

TGIF!

FiDesigns said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I can not believe the deal on the chandlier. Love it!!

Leslie said...

That painting is fabulous! Love the room...

Aishlea & Brandon said...

This room is so precious. It is absolutely my favorite nursery I have looked at! You are an amazing designer!! :)

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

What an elegant nursery ... it is simply breathtaking and whimsical! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

Rebekah and her girls!

Amanda said...

stunning! i would love to know the source of the inspiration room.

His Doorkeeper said...

A precious nursery for a precious baby girl!
I LOVE THAT FABRIC!!!!

Blessings!

Kelly's Mom

Kenda said...

I love the room! My fav yet. I love the angle wings.

amy said...

one of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen!!

Martha said...

Hi Ashley

Beautiful nursery! I love everything in the room! Good Job!

Your baby girl is adorable!
Martha

Young Wife said...

Wow, that is definitely one of the most gorgeous nurseries ever! The chandelier is incredible. I can't believe you got it for $25!

Erin said...

This is such a sweet nursery - love all the little details! Your little girl is precious!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your nursery....one of my favorites....Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.

CarolinaGirl said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing.

Kirsten: said...

Gorgeous!!!

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