Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A long time in the making.....

So for those that do read my rambles, I am now 35 weeks pregnant and have been busy baking the bub, working mostly full time hours, which leaves me little to no time to be creative. However I have managed to squeeze in a helping hand for my friend Di from Paper and Style Co. with a wedding expo and a market or three! So check out her web site for my photos of her amazing styling!
BUT I have been busy decorating, and perfecting the nursery, and am finally able to share it with you.

The colours for inspiration - we ended up using Dovetail Grey from Taubmans

The tape required to paint the striped wall - my dear husband was reluctant to say the least when I said I wanted a striped wall, but for my birthday, along with a beautiful card, I was given this tape! Some might not think very romantic, but for me it was the sweetest thing ever! And the wall looks amazing!

Finished product! Exactly as I imagined.
As for the furniture, I was very lucky to be given a change table and cot. I sourced some drawers of eBay for a bargain price of $20! but of course I imagined them white, so again hubby had to bring out the paint, and even he is proud of his painting and now likes the pieces white.

Didn't get a photo of the cot as it was in pieces, but it was a similar colour to the other pieces.

Along with a shelf like this, bought from Target.

And then I had seen online (in the states of course) a chevron grey and yellow valance/cot skirt. So the hunt began for the fabric at a reasonable price, right shade, and easy to sew fabric. I finally after lots of research, found it at $22.00 a metre at www.alittledifferent.com.au - a great quilting store in Geelong.

The finished valance, inspired by Pottery Barn Kids and Carousel Designs

The finished cot

Yellow rug bought from Target well before bubs, but I just knew I'd use it one day!

Lamp also from Target, and crochet owl from a local market.

The beautiful frame of Peter Rabbit, was a gift.

Moses basket from Mothercare, knitted patchwork blanket from old jumpers I had cut up to make this blanket.

Bird mobile, still a work in progress, will be hung above the change table.

Well I hope I have inspired at least one of you! Now that I will be home a little more, stay tuned for regular posts!
Thank you for reading!
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