Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adventures in Nurseryland Part IV

The final edition!
I have gotten so much accomplished with the nursery, that I'm going to do a little something different with this entry.  I'm going to try and compress all the new information into simple picture with description format.  As I get closer to my due date, I'm spending more time on getting prepared than I am writing about getting prepared.  Easiest way to solve this issue?  Pictures!  I know my last entry was titled "Pictures Say A Thousand Words My Ass,"  but I'm not writing an instruction manual for building a nursery, just simply sharing the magnificence of the one I've created!

To begin with, I'm going to offer up a recap on the dresser and chest that were refinished and hand painted by Tracey over at TraceysFancy on Etsy.  I know I've been over these items before, but I think proper before and after pics are necessary.  So here goes!

First, let's start with the chest:
Before...


After...
Notice the checkered legs and damask pattern on doors, adorable!
The painted drawers really make the inside POP!
Love the monogram!
Next, the dresser!
Before...


After...


The checkered feet and harlequin top...phenomenal!
Amazing detail and custom quote
The striped sides just add to the overall awesomeness!
Thank you for bearing with me for the repeat pics of the dresser and chest.  I'm just so absolutely thrilled with them that I had to share once more.  Now on to new things.

I've previously covered the window treatment for the room, but now I officially have the curtains and cornice board completed.  Both were in the black and white harlequin pattern, and both turned out beautifully.

View of cornice board in early morning light.
Close-up of the jewel and bead work.
Yes I did all that by hand!


A bunch of fairies came out to play! 
A view of the full window area (taken at night).
I love how the curtains and cornice board came together.  Notice that is the same fabric used for the crib panels?  Now I'm thinking about bejewling the crib panels in the same fashion as the cornice board.  It's a lot of work, but totally worth it.

The next series of pics will be random shots of the nursery from various angles.  Enjoy!

Chair/breast feeding area to right of window.
Large flower from Tipton Hurst
Dresser area with newly added wall decor.
(Ignore woman in bathrobe!)
Close-up of area above dresser.
Bookcase area to right of dresser.
Teacup bookcase, still being filled!
Chest area to right of nursery door, love the name and butterflies!
Larger view of chest area.
Close-up of letters.
Thanks to Lindsay @ LewisCourt on Etsy!

Crib area with newly added butterflies.
Alice picture on wall right of crib and left of window.
Began decorating the ceiling fan, it is still in progress!
Okay, that about finishes up the 360 degree tour of the nursery.  Here are a few panoramic shots to give an even better idea of the layout.

Before all the wall decor was added.
A little dark, but you get the idea!
A little confusing with both front and closet doors.

While everything looks pretty much complete, and it pretty much is, I do have a few other projects in the works as far as decor goes.  I am still waiting on a handmade, quilled mobile that will go above the seating/breast feeding area, I am repainting a wooden bird mobile that will go above the crib area or to the right of the chest (still contemplating the placement), my mom is working on a shelf which will hold the Alice characters seen in the box on the second shelf of teacup bookcase (probably go where the Dr. Seuss book bag is hanging), and I have some work to still do on the ceiling fan.  Oh, I also have this awesome pinwheel that I bought for Piper's garden, which will be on the outside of her window, but I have decided to hang it in the corner to the right of the chest. I am redecorating it's wooden post with the harlequin ribbon used in the bunny lamp's bow-tie and around the base of the ceiling fan.

All of these additions I will share as soon as I get them complete.  For now though, here is a look at the work of the woman who is handcrafting the mobile to go above the seating area.  She does quilled mobiles that are absolutely exquisite.  The pics are just a sample of her work, my specialized mobile will have flowers, butterflies, hearts, and rabbits, I do believe.  My mom purchased it for me, and I'm thinking those are the quilled pieces that will be a part of it once complete.  It will arrive from Greece around mid-April, so it will be the last piece added to the nursery.


You can find these @
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tsipouritsa

I hope you all have enjoyed this trip through the nursery.  It feels amazing to be practically finished with all of it and completely ready for Piper's arrival.  I love that it is one-of-a-kind, just like my little girl will be, and I hope she appreciates it as she grows up.  One thing is guaranteed, her eyes will never get bored!  It has been a long process with more expenses than initially anticipated, but I feel it was all totally worth every second and penny put into it.  Now the next step is to get her here so I can fully enjoy the space!  Less than four more weeks to go, woohoo!!!!

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