Monday, June 4, 2012

Ashford's nursery

We are off to the hospital in a few hours to start my induction, I'm 5 days past due and very annoyed to say the least.  Since I have no idea when I will post again, I wanted to share Ashford's room that is all ready for his sweet, stubborn little booty.   
I'm still shuffling things around, hopefully I will know more about where I want things to be when he's here.  The rug is the Pottery Barn Henley rug in Sailor Blue, found on ebay.  Walls are Behr Pier.  
I can't wait to see what this clean changing area looks like at the end of the week!  
Yeah, we still don't have anything in the Ribba frame.  I'm waiting for inspiration.  I also thought some bright toys hanging above the changing pad will keep baby busy while I fumble around, but maybe they will just be thrown at my head!  
My mom recovered the green gingham cushions on this hand-me-down glider.  We found this citron swirl fabric at Joann and thought it would be so fun with all the other ones in the room, but not too "in your face."  I love it!  
The little nightstand has all my boob accoutrements in the top drawer, and blankets and burp cloths in the lower one.  Owl lamp is from JC Penney.  
We lose some real estate in the room with the closet and main doors swinging into the space.  So, we may make some adjustments in the future.  
The crib sheet is made in Citron Dumb Dot fabric, from Etsy seller LittleBurpsandGiggles.  I got two and have a couple other spare sheets in navy and grey as well.  The crib skirt is just four panels hemmed and attached to the mattress frame with ties.  Fabric is from Tonic Living, Night Owl in Sky.  
My mom made the drapes from this Tonic Living Mini Chevron in Sky, with blackout liner sewn in.  She did SO much work, and I love them so much!  She added back tabs to make them fall really nicely.  Perfect. 
You can see here how much the cats love laying in the changing pad, I hope they stop doing that once baby is here.  
The closet is all organized.  Our his and hers diaper bags are packed and ready.  We also have about a million diapers jammed into this closet!
I made this canvas using a Groupon for Canvas on Demand, I just took a photo of some Uncle Goose blocks on a table with a board behind them and added some effects until I liked it.  I love all the colors in the blocks.  I still want to add more to this wall, eventually that will happen!   
Hopefully we will be bringing him home soon!  Wish me luck.  
I will be checking comments in the hospital, saying 'hi' would really raise my spirits!  Smooches.  

82 comments:

Muzzy said...

Good luck! I've been reading your blog for awhile bit haven't commented before! I'm 22 weeks pregnant and just starting the nursery :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

best of luck, sarah! the room looks amazing- lil ashford is one lucky guy to come home to that pad! thinking of you! :)

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

First and foremost, GOOD LUCK to you and your sweet baby boy! You're going to rock it. :) Secondly, I totally love how the nursery turned out - Ashford has some stylin' digs!

Mrs. 5C said...

It looks AMAZING!!! And I can't wait for you to meet your handsome, stubborn little boy!!! Good luck! You're going to be a labor ROCKSTAR!! :):):)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

The room looks wonderful Sara! Lots of room to play and rock baby. Love the curtains - your mom is awesome.

Best of luck. Wishing you a speedy and safe delivery! xoxo.

Rachel said...

I'm so excited for you! I know you'll do just great!

Ivette said...

Good Luck, and a Happy Healthy and Fast Delivery! :)

modern jane said...

It's beautiful! Such a great large space! Best of luck.. looking forward to hearing the news:)

Casey said...

The nursery is lovely! I laughed out loud when I read about your boob drawer. :) Wishing you a speedy delivery!

Breanne said...

What an amazingly stylish nursery! It's gorgeous, and best of luck to you on the delivery!

For that empty frame, why not your very first family photo? Just a thought :)

Jill Stigs said...

Woo hoo.........it's happening!! The nursery is great, make sure to email pics in to Apt. Therapy!

fast, safe delivery vibes heading your way!

Jill Stigs said...

Woo hoo.........it's happening!! The nursery is great, make sure to email pics in to Apt. Therapy!

fast, safe delivery vibes heading your way!

Katy @ Turtle House said...

What a beautiful space, Sara! Best of luck with the delivery. Your blog buddies are all waiting for adorable baby pics! :-)

MonogramWedding said...

The room is adorable! Good luck!!

I'm Pam said...

The room is perfect.

Good luck! We are all thinking about you, Ashford & hubby. One big happy family.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You have outdone yourself! Your sweet baby boy is one lucky little guy to have a room so darn cool! His parents seem pretty cool too...so hang in there and you will have the best reward when its all over. xoxo

Londen

Keeley said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! The nursery looks great... and it's huge (at least compared to any room in my tiny house).

I guess your little guy is here! Hope you are enjoying lots of cuddle time and family time and all that good stuff. I like the name you chose.

Hilary said...

How exciting! If he's here already, 'Ciongratilations!' and if not, 'Best of luck!' The nursery looks fantastic, such a great big space.

brownbetty said...

Oh my. I remember that feeling of anticipation before your life changes forever. What a perfect room. Love reading your blog. Best of luck with everything!

emily said...

You can do it! Best wishes and all that stuff. Soon you will be back to kicking our butts in the reno race ;)

DailyChicagoan said...

Hello and good luck from Mike and Natalie!

Courtney said...

How fabulous is Ashford's nursery! I'm a grown up and jealous! Good luck with he induction and oh, fingers crossed that everything goes well!

m @ random musings said...

Good Luck! haha on the cats and changing pad. My sis' cat would sneak into the crib to cuddle with the new babes - I guess he thought the kiddos were just small bedwarmers :-)

out of curiosity, what's going on with the door across from the nursery?

Ellis said...

Wonderful nursery! I would use lots of those same elements in my personal, grown-up bedroom! I love that it's both fun and pulled together. Good luck- can't wait for news!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh ha, the door across from this room is scraped (they used latex over oil, and it was coming off like confetti!) and awaiting primer and white trim paint. Another thing to do....

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Good luck!

What a pretty room Ashford is coming home to.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

How sweet! Congrats on your precious baby boy!!

gochisholmsgo said...

I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and it seems like little Ashford is blessed to be joining your family. The room looks great and you seem to have thought of everything for the little guy.

I just gave birth to my second child in December and I get excited any time I hear about new mamas. I hope you feel blown over by the love you feel -- not only for the baby ('cause that one might take a while to get over the shock of actually becoming a mother) -- but the love that will flood your life from everywhere. Enjoy the flood!

Best of luck with the induction. I'm sure you will champ through it!

a Girl Called Kim said...

Ashford is a lucky boy moving into such a gorgeous room! Hope the delivery goes/went well! Can't wait to see him!

Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie said...

The room looks great! Good luck with labor and all of the craziness that goes along with it! Can't wait to see photos of your little man!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

It looks fabulous. Good luck with the induction! Can't wait to meet Ashford :-)

Alicia said...

I hope he is in your arms by now! Much love.

meryl rose said...

It looks so awesome! I hope labor is going okay and he's not being as stubborn now. I can't wait to see him :) :) :) But of course, take your time settling in. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Kerry said...

It looks so gorgeous Sara! My favourite has to be your canvas over his crib - it was the first thing I noticed when you shared a photo of that wall. So great!

Best of luck on Ashford's arrival! :) Thinking of you!

Catherine said...

It all came together in the end and looks great! Wishing you all the best for a safe delivery!

Linds said...

Good Luck Sara!! I don't have any words of wisdom to offer as I have never had a baby before, but I hope all goes well!! I absolutely love the yellow change table, so awesome! The room came together so perfectly, Ashford will love it!

Alexson said...

Happy birthing!
The room is so calming, I love it!

Deb said...

It's beautiful!!! Hope you snuggling that sweet baby right about now :)

EJ @ Not A House, But A Home said...

Hi Sara!

You did a great job on the room - I love the pops of yellow!

Here's wishing you a fast, easy delivery and a healthy, happy baby! :)

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

It looks fantastic! Good for you for getting it done before the bay arrives. I wish you all the best for your labour & delivery. I hope you and the baby are home soon.
On a side note I was induced because my water broke and all went well.

Barb said...

This will be the hardest work you have ever done...BUT so worth it!!! Take it all in and you will be able to bend and tie your shoes soon!!!
Sending positive thoughts.
Best of luck. He will be here soon.
B.

Tawny said...

Is he here yet? The room looks beautiful!!! You got this!


:)

Cara @ Live the Home Life said...

What a beautiful nursery...and so much room! Great job and congratulations!

Cara

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the nursery, because it's not over the top nursery-ish and can transition well. Very cute!

kim said...

Good luck Sara! And the room looks great. :)

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

I hope everything went well yesterday!! Can't wait to "meet" your sweet little guy. His nursery is perfect.

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Sara - it looks fantastic!!! Congrats!!!

The Brick Cottage said...

I hope you're snuggling with your baby boy right now! His nursery is gorgeous! Like always, you've done a fabulous job!

Mandy P said...

How fun it's been to watch you put this beautiful nursery together. Awesome job! It's definitely a room he can grow up with and in. You'll be great! Can't wait to see pics of the lil guy using his new space. :)

jacs23 said...

Wowza! the room looks spectacular! You did a fabulous job...and you'll do a great job having little man, just remember: you were meant to be able to -- you carried him until now, you will bring him into the world with grace. And he will be blessed to have you as his mom!! :) sending you prayers for a quick delivery and celebration cheers as you meet the new love of your life!!! :) ><>

Heather Riley said...

The nursery looks fantastic. Best wishes to your growing family.

Diana said...

As expected, the nursery is perfect! I hope you are enjoying your time with little Ash right now. Congratulations!!!

Eliza said...

Hi! Hope everything went great and you are snuggling with Ash!

You've inspired me to so much spray painting :)

Justine said...

Love it! (I'm so jealous of all the space) Good luck, I can't wait to hear the news!

Lynett said...

The nursery looks FABULOSO!!!! I can't wait to virtually meet little Asford!!! GOOD LUCK! All is going to be perfect!

Kelby said...

good luck!!! If you can handle DIY, birth will be easy (says someone whose never given birth before! LOL!!)

The nursery is gorgeous and I love how all the color pops against that wall color. BTW - never would of thought of doing a his/her nursery bag. GENIUS IDEA!! Definitely one of my favorite nursery's of all time. :)

Go meet your son!

Cheers,
-Kelby

http://peachypains.com

Amanda said...

The nursery looks fantastic and ready for your little babe to come home. I hope that everything goes well! Congrats!

denverdietrich said...

Best of luck - you can do this! Can't wait to virtually meet little Ashford.

Kudos on the room - it is AHMAZING!! Love, love, love everything - walls, changing table, curtains, art. I'm so amazed and impressed.

Keeping you in my thoughts as you get ready to bring home the little guy!

Anonymous said...

The room is beautiful, can't wait to see the baby in it! Best wishes, hope everything is going well for your family of three!

Amanda

Laurie said...

What a fabulous room for your little one to come home too! Love the rocking chair and that blue rug is perfect! looking forward to seeing pics and hearing all the latest!

Sara said...

I seriously can't even believe you made that sweet dream canvas!!! You are INCREDIBLY talented and I hope you can find time to tell us more in detail how you did it! Good luck, you are going to be a divine mom!!!

Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

I hope Ashford has joined you by now! What an awesome nursery he has waiting for him.

Priscilla said...

Hi Sara,

I love reading your blog and love your style!

Best wishes to you guys and the baby :) You did and awesome job on his bedroom - it's uber cute! Hope you can bring him home to it soon!

kit @ DIYdiva said...

Love everything about it! Here's to having the little guy out in the world to enjoy his room soon!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love the room! He will complete it and I hope the induction is going smoothly! You guys are in my thoughts and I can't wait to "meet" the little guy!

Vonda said...

It looks amazing. But I'm not surprised! Can't wait to meet the little guy.

carrie @ brick city love said...

The nursery looks amazing!! He is so lucky to have you guys as parents. Good luck and can't wait to "meet" him. CONGRATS!

Sarah said...

That nursery is fit for a design magazine! I love how you worked in some beautiful dark colors on the walls and floor without making the room, itself, look dark. I love it.
Hope all is going well at the hospital.

Mrs. Chic said...

Love his nursery, congrats on your lil guy! Have fun :) and enjoy every momment :)

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

The room looks so spectacular...and the only improvement will be when you're sitting in that rocker with a sweet baby!!!! I hope everything is/has gone smoothly and you're feeling well!! xcoxoxoxoxo

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Your nursery looks amazing! I love all the detals and the colors are fabulous. Love those curtains - your mom did an awesome job. I am kind of depressed to see it, because our nursery is definitely still unfinished. Sigh. It will get done.

Can't wait to see the little guy! Hope it went/is going well.

Oonafey said...

Hope everything is fantastic! Love the way the room came together. Everything looks amazing.

Katie said...

love this room - the colors are so great! i laughed about the cat, my cat would do the same thing.

hope everything is going great!!!

Sara said...

What a beautiful and cozy room for Ashford! Can't wait to hear the news of his arrival!! Maybe he's here already?! Good luck chica!

Heather said...

Can't wait to see your little man, monocle and all. :)

Also - I'd love to send you a baby gift (it is thanks to YOU that my hardwood floors in my house look as amazing as they do)). I crochet all kinds of things (from baby hats to pillows and toys), so take a look around my shop when you get a spare moment (hopefully before he's like 3, heehee) and let me know what you'd like! www.etsy.com/shop/yarnaholics

Congratulations!

Rebecca @ the lil house that could said...

Congrats Sara! I hope all went well and you're having a speedy recovery :)

Katy @ Eat Drink & Decorate said...

Praying for a good labor for you and the bebe!! Gorgeous Nursery!!!

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time commenter....love the nursery, and everything you do! In addition to learning a lot from your blog, I also laugh quite a bit, so thanks! Best of luck with the birth. You are going to be a fabulous Mommy!!

nurseries mk said...

Okay so first I would like to say Hiiiiii!

Are you still in the hospital or are you home? Hope everything is well and I must tell you the baby's room looks perfect.

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

Ahh, I'm so late! I love everything about the nursery, especially the big teddy in the buggy and the photo of the blocks. What a lucky dude. Now I'm off to comment on the post of the actual baby, because hello, I can't NOT comment on that!

Meaghan [for a song] said...

Wow, you guys put together a wonderful room. I especially love the changing table! So happy for you and baby Ashford!

Freckles Chick said...

::jaw hitting floor::

My words are not good enough to express how amazing this nursery is!!!! ABSOFREAKING AMAZEBALLS! How's that? Everything from the chevron drapes to the art above the crib to the crib itself....and that barely scratches the surface. So obvious that you've put tons of thought & love into this little haven.

OK, you should totally submit this to OhDeehDoh/Apt Therapy (when you get a sec to breathe of course). I'm blown away.

Love you sexy mama!

xoxo