Long, long before Annie was even a twinkle in anyone’s eye — before I even had a boyfriend, if I’m being honest — I started a “Baby” board on Pinterest. My addiction to nursery photos, baby fashion inspiration, pregnancy tips, and “How to get your baby to sleep” blog posts served no immediate purpose whatsoever, but was very real nonetheless; once I went down that internet “rabbit hole,” Pinterest (and, oops, some of my followers on Pinterest too…awkward) became convinced I must be…ahem…expanding, so to speak. The more I pinned away, the more my feed transformed from the home DIY variety to the placenta encapsulation DIY variety, if you know what I mean. Um, yikes.
Anyway, when I found out last fall that a real life baby would be moving into our home come July, I had so many nursery ideas saved on my virtual pinboard that I practically couldn’t function. One of my favorite authors/podcasters, Gretchen Rubin, probably would have referred to my conundrum as “analysis paralysis” — too many choices, too much to think about…throw in a little nausea, insomnia, and, therefore, exhaustion into the heap, and I became one big pile of indecision. At a supremely low moment, I may or may not have lost it on my poor husband as he tried to help me pick out artwork for the nursery in the aisle of Hobby Lobby, which, by the way, was fretfully overwrought with TOO MUCH adorable framed nursery art.
Thankfully, as it turns out, I married a very patient man who is typically maddeningly calm in the face of my emotional turmoil, and he helped me sort through the chaos of all things nursery — color schemes, frames, furniture, and decor — to put together the sweet baby girl bedroom of my dreams (and, moreover, to enjoy it, gosh dang it, because this is supposed to be fun!). And it was. For the last few weeks before Annika joined our family, we bonded over life-altering decisions like determining the perfect shade of gold sticky vinyl for our DIY wall art. I do love that man (and the shade of gold we picked too, in case you’re curious!).
My favorite part of finishing my most favorite room in the house? Bringing Annie home from the hospital to see it, and then having Amber Glanville Photography capture it in action for us to treasure forever.
So, without further ado (or further crazy pregnancy stories), here is Annie’s blush, gold, grey, and cream bunny nursery:
Crib: Babies R Us / Crib Sheet: Babies R Us / Dresser & Changing Table: Babies R Us / Glider & Ottoman: Babies R Us / Curtains: Target / Floral Bear: Target / Mouse Plush: Babies R Us / Gold Frames and Foil Mats: Home Goods / Peach Bookcase: Home Goods / Name: DIY distressed paint on wood letters from Michael’s / Gold Dots: DIY using Cricut and adhesive foil / ABC art: DIY using Cricut and adhesive foil & gray Recollections vinyl (in-store at Michael’s) / Distressed Wood Bunnies & Bunny Pillow: Easter Clearance last year from JoAnn’s / Silk Flowers: Michael’s / Vases: Goodwill find! / Children’s Tea Set: vintage, handed down by Mike’s grandmother / Bunny Mobile: DIY…to be detailed in my next post!