Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A space for baby

My oh my, it's been quite some time since I've been on here.  I'll skip apologies and say, I was in my last trimester of pregnancy when I last blogged and now I am a mom!   Seven weeks ago Clint and I welcomed our baby girl, Laura-Jean (full first name).  She is such a sweetie and we are so blessed to have her as our little girl. 
As part of our preparation for her joining our family and home, we had to make space for her and naturally I was super excited about decorating her bedroom.  I decided to go with a vintage/shabby chic theme since a baby girl's room is the only room in the house I felt I could make really feminine and of course I love all things vintage. 
Here's how it turned out

The vintage poster from my baby shower is on her bedroom door as a "welcome" for our little girl and visitors

This vintage print and pretty pink frame were some of the first items that I found when I decided on the style for Laura-Jean's room. 

gray/white glider
The picture hangs above the glider that I refinished.  It was a hand-me-down from a family friend that I painted it white and bought the gray slip cover.  Before it was a light oak color and had hunter green cushions so I made it over to fit more with the colors in the room. (don't mind the less than stellar picture)

There is a twin bed beside Laura-Jean's crib which is a perfect place for visiting grandma's to get comfy. 

vintage baby photos

One of my favorite parts of her room is the personalized photo wall.  Flanking her framed initials are photos of Laura-Jean's grandmas and grandpas!  From the top going clockwise the photos are of: her great-great grandma Laura, her Pop Pop (grandpa Lyle, my dad),  her Nana Laurie (my mom, which is where her first name comes from, her grandpa Steve and his brothers (Clint's dad and uncles), and her grandma Jackie (Clint's mom and where her middle name Marie comes from).

The bedskirt for her crib is made out of vintage handkerchiefs!  I loved this idea, but buying one already made was expensive and didn't completely match the room so my mom made one!

My mom also made this beautiful quilt for Laura-Jean

Perhaps my favorite part of her room is the pink dresser that houses her clothes and adorable little accessories.  After hunting for a dresser for several weeks I found the perfect one at my favorite local vintage market.
I found a beautiful white hobnail lamp on Etsy to accessorize the dresser and provide additional lighting
This white wire tower was also bought at the local vintage market and displays a few of Laura-Jean's shoes and headbands.
So there you have it, a little tour of the space we get to enjoy our baby girl in!


  1. Adorable! You did a great job. It's such a pretty and peaceful space. :)

  2. super adorable! I love it!