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Monday, March 14, 2011

Lucy's nursery ... I mean room

I think it's time.
Time to make the switch to a toddler bed.
Much to this mama's dismay. (Why, oh why, does she have to keep growing up!?)
So I guess that means I can no longer call her room a nursery, huh?
Well ... before it's not a "nursery" anymore, I need to post these pictures! I don't know what's taken me so long -- I intended to write this post months (& months!) ago.

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It seems like most baby girl nurseries are either soft, baby pink - or bubblegum pink ... and I wasn't looking for either of those when I envisioned her room. I wanted "hot pink" --- and that, it is!
When we first started painting, Scott just looked at me like, "Are you crazy!?" And at first, I'll admit ... it was a little shocking. :)~ But once the (white) wainscoting was added ... it was just perfect.
Add in the hot pink/soft pink/spring green polka dots and accents, and her room was just what I had pictured in my head.
(Sorry, the pictures aren't the greatest ... )
Love the 'chenille dot' curtains and lampshade in spring green and pale pink.


...and the matching area rug (all from Pottery Barn Kids).
I mixed a little spring green gingham in with the polka dots on the big comfy rocking chair...
...and the basket liners.
Sweet and adorable chandelier, complete with pink crystals.
And THIS wall is my attempt at being crafty in this space ...
These are called swatch portraits.
I took a bunch of fat quarters in vintage-esque materials (thank you, Joy!) and hot glued them into various sizes of old wooden embroidery hoops.
I love how the wall turned out ... keeps the polka-dot theme going, but also adds color and character.
The flowers "growing" out of the crib are called Wallies ... super easy and super cute! Just peel and stick (and they come off very easily, too).


I also love the old sawed-off wooden ladder used as a quilt rack in the corner -- like the embroidery hoops, just adds a little bit of vintage to the room.
I love Lucy's room ... and she seems to, too. :-)
I wonder how long until the walls are covered with posters of the latest pop stars and pictures of her friends?
A very l-----o------n-------g time from now, I hope.


38 comments:

  1. What an adorable room! I'm at the next stage, about to move from nursery to big girl room for my youngest! Great ideas!
    Visiting from Tip Me Tuesday.

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  2. Bec---so adorable! How creative are you??
    Visiting from Tip Me Tuesday too!
    Nanci at The Willow House Blog {dot} net

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  3. wow what a gorgeous room! love the embroidery hoop idea-- genius! thanks so much for the visit. following you now.
    xo malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  4. Oh my goodness! I adore this room! I especially love the vintage fabric dots!

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  5. So Cute! Grace has been in a big girl bed for a couple months now and it is still hard to believe it, she seems to get lost in that BIG bed:-) I can't wait to see pictures of Lucy's big girl bed!

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  6. What a gorgeous room--I'd move in in a heartbeat! ;)

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  7. this is an absolutely beautiful room! I'd love to have it now, haha. would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  8. Love all the cute touches in this room. The pink and green accents are fun... and I love that fabric hoop art.

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  9. Very sweet room. I like That it has a simple and not fussy feel. The wall color is a perfect pink!

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  10. Oh I love everything about this room!! Very sweet!

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  11. Wow, that room is fabulous!! You are miss creative! ;) I need you to come do my house! ;)

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  12. Oh and I have that Sweet Dreams sign hanging above my daughter's bed! ;)

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  13. SUCH A cute room. You did a great job. We just took the side rail off my daughter's crib. It is so sad when they grow up. ;(

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  14. Wow!! Super cute room - that hoop art is just darling and really brightens up the wall!!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to Think Pink Sundays! :)

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  15. This nursery is GORGEOUS! I especially love the swatch portraits. My husband (another Scott!) and I have a 6-month-old baby girl, and although her nursery is finished, you have inspired me with a few more creative touches!

    I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! Also, I'm hosting two giveaways this week, the first of which is going on now--come check them out! ;)

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so cute! I love everything about it!

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  17. her nursery is adorable, and I'm very sure her "little girl room" will be just as cute!
    I think that's the same crib my daughter just bought for her baby boy nursery. We B&B-ed it last weekend. I think it's coming out quite cute too!

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  18. love love her room! and loved the wallies behind the crib! awesome idea!! think i may have to steal it to use it somewhere!

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  19. I LOVE the embroidery hoop project! I have been wanting to try that for some time; thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Love the embroidery hoops used as art and the curtains look beautiful! It's a lovely room!

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  21. I love Lucy's room. Like you I didn't want pink at all...so I picked purple. I have developed a love affair with purple since I discovered back in the summer I was having a girl, and to be honest I knew waaaaaay ahead of the ultrasound because all I could picture in my head was my beautiful purple nursery. I do have pictures of it posted on my blog if you ever get a free moment and want to check it out.

    I am always happy to meet a fellow teacher out here in blogland and I have a feeling I'll be a very frequent visitor to your blog!

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  22. What an ADORABLE room for Lucy! :) I am jealous of how creative you are (and how big her room is!) I LOVE the hot pink. We've discussed that color for my Lucy's big girl room. You are right. That time comes too soon! We are talking about the project already! :( Love your design!

    Cori at ILoveLucyJean

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  23. her room is adorable. love the "polka dot" fabric circles on the walls.

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  24. How adorable! What a lucky little girl.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  25. Looove Luci's big room...Divine..! I would love to know where did you get the picture by the rocking chair...lovely!

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  26. Thank you!
    The picture by the rocking chair came from a local children's boutique ... it's even cooler up close - each colored square has a letter of the alphabet and something that starts with that letter. Super cute - and educational, too! :)~

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  27. اليك خدمات منزلية متقدمة تساعدنا علي الارتقاء بشركة ركن البيت في مدينة الدمام من خلال اعمالها المتميزة التي تقدمها في مجال النظافة والقضاء علي الحشرات فخدماتنا متنوعة مثل شركة تنظيف بالدمام التي تكون متخصصة في اعمال النظافة العامة التي تتمثل في المنشأت الكبيرة والصغيرة بجميع انواع واليك خدمة متميزة ايضا وهي شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام التي تكون لديها كل الامكانيات المثالية التي تساعدنا في تنفيذ خدمات نظافة الفلل المستعملة والمفروشة بواسطة فريق فني لديه كل الامكانيات التي تساعده في تقديم ذلك ولديك خدمة ايضا نظافة الشقق بواسطة شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام وعمل التنظيف اللازم لها بواسطة فريق لديه اعمال التميز والتنفيذ في تقديم الخدمات المخصصة في اعمال النظافة واليك خدمة مثالية نقدمها في القضاء علي الحشرات الصغيرة بواسطة مبيدات طبيعة تساعدنا في ذلك فتعاملك مع شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام لديها امكانيات متميزة تساعدك علي ان تخلصك من الحشرات لان تجد كل ذلك الا من خلال ركن البيت التي لديها كل الامكانيات في البحث عن شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام التي تقوم بالرش بواسطة فني مختص معه الادوات اللازمة للقيام بذلك وعطائك الضمانات اللازمة علي ذلك واليك خدمة نقل اثاث منزلية تساعدك في الوصول الي مكانك الجديد بواسطة شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التي لديها كل الامكانيات والسيارات التي تساعدك علي تحقيق ذلك

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