Emory's Haven

So I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the right time to take final pictures of Emory's nursery and post them for my friends to see. I secretly have wanted to post them on Rate My Space because I'm nerdy like that! haha! Anyway - I have never been able to get pictures because I've been waiting to put up pictures, etc., and waiting on my busy hubby to finish a few projects. Well, I was finally ready to take pictures and the pipe burst in her closet.

So, I'm just biting the bullet (is that the right term?) and posting pictures. There is usually a nice white, comfy rug on the floor but, alas, it was flooded out. Good news - insurance is going to buy me a new one (BONUS! I was wanting a new one anyway since the dogs had rolled in the dirt and had a party on her rug!). So, I am waiting for that. But, here are a few pictures of Emory's safe haven. FYI - the room is SUPER small, so I really had to crunch it all in without making it look crammed!

Here is a picture of her crib and the built-ins that Andy built. The crib is a Stanley Young America. I KNOW! Super nice and, yes, super expensive. Too bad I found it on Craig's List for way cheap!! I was so excited! Emory's Shabby Chic bedding is from Target, which is most likely my favorite store! (And yes - that is her playing in the crib!).

I really wanted a big comfy chair/glider but space (and funds) would not allow that. Instead, I found this glider for FREE on Freecycle. If you've never heard of Freecycle, it's a great program that you join and people post things they want or want to get rid of - all for FREE. The point is to keep the stuff out of landfills. This glider was originally oak and had a minor defect. The cushions were also disgusting, but Andy painted the glider and Grandma Alice made us new cushions!

This is one built in. I tried to fill the shelves with things that were special to me. You will see pictures of our family and a picture of my Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day. My Grandpa was an American soldier who found my Grandma in England and swept her away to the states. There are also a few knickknacks that were passed down to me from my mom! And don't forget the wicker baskets. This room is so small that I had to have some storage somewhere other than the closet since we can only fit a small dresser/changing table.

This is the shelving on the right side of the crib.

This is one of my favorite things in the room. This mobile was made by Andy's friend Chelsea, who also made us a beautiful blanket made of the same fabric the birds are made of. This is such a beautiful touch and I love it!

Andy rags me so much about this chandelier. He did NOT want to take the fan out! But when I found out I was having a girl, I wanted a girly room! I found this chandelier at Hobby Lobby on sale for $25! We put a brighter light bulb in and it works great!

My dear friend painted this picture for Emory's room. He asked me what my favorite childhood book was and I told him The Velveteen Rabbit. This is just so special to me and I hope it will always hang somewhere in our house!

So, I never use this camera anymore since Andy got his nice Canon and when I turned it on to upload these pictures I found this picture of Emory! She was so tiny here - only like 7 weeks old! I can't believe how little she is here - although some people may not think she was so little compared to other babies since she was almost 9 lbs at birth!

That's all the pictures I have for now. Hopefully I'll find a new rug soon and I'm working on a couple of projects to hang on the wall!

Psalm 28:7

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,And with my song I will praise Him."


Gina said...

Her room is beautiful! It was pretty the day I saw it at your shower, but there are more special touches now! It is just a perfect space! I, too, love the bird mobile!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh My Gracious! It is absolutely beautiful! I am lovin' the chandelier! Everything is just gorgeous - just like Emory!

Love the story about your grandparents. Don't you just love knowing their background? So precious!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

What a BEAUTIFUL room! I love the lighting - I really want to get a chandelier for McKayla's room when we build a house!

Melinda said...

Hey I just found your blog through a few other blogs anyway I have the same chandelier in my daughter's room. I didn't put a brighter light bulb in but I will have to give that a try. I'm like your blog and will continue to check back. :) Have a great day!

Danya said...

Thanks everyone!