I had told you I would share Paisley's Nursery with you and that I will.
I just wish that I had taken more pictures!
Here's one of the few I actually have of the completed room.
It all started way back when April found out they were expecting...sometime in mid-May.
She knew she wanted a neutral palette.
Something that would work for a boy or girl.
She then found her crib.
It's the kenwood from Restoration Hardware.
She chose it mainly because she loved the color, sandwashed grey.
This sounded great to me until I tried to find bedding that was gender neutral in that color palette. Something timeless and no themes.
I found several gorgeous bedding collections from Restoration Hardware....
For a girl.
And of course, there's Bella Notte!
But April wanted something for a boy or a girl.
This meant I would be sewing.
I found some great cotton prints and a lovely grey linen and got to work.
In the meantime,
We found out, we were getting a girl, Paisley Reyné.
I really wanted to do a more girly crib and bedding but April stuck to her guns.
Gender Neutral it is.
The only feminine things in Paisley's nursery will move with her to her big girl room.
They consist mainly of a vintage chifferobe, little iron table and chair from April's nursery...
An antique crystal chandelier and iron crown for her crib draping...
And a French style booksellers table.
All of her cabinetry was custom built ~by Pappy/hubby the carpenter!
On the night Paisley was born...
Pappy and I were talking about the closet project. We needed to make the opening wider.
So he opened it up and made it 12 inches wider at the front and narrower at the back, only 24 inches deep.
This way we could start out with a stock base cabinet in oak and build off of that. Such a timesaver!
And that's just what he did!
In the meantime and almost every evening when I got home from the hospital...
I mudded the walls to remove the texture so common to Texas homes known as mexican drag.
What I mean by that is I smoothed them out by hand using a trowel and nearly 3
5 gallon buckets of drywall compound.
Did I mention that they have 9 foot ceilings? Or that I'm afraid of heights?
It took me awhile!
Yep, quite awhile!
Emmitt supervised from behind the baby gate.
Speaking of Emmitt...
He just celebrated his first birthday!
Instead of cake, he ate snow!
I then went on to paint the ceiling with mottled shades of aqua and blue, added some clouds and stars.
Painted the walls with a shade of grey we color matched to one of her fabrics.
I used a chalk paint so that as Paisley grows, she too can doodle on the walls.
Like I did here for her growth chart,
And over her crib!
Her window treatments are drapery panels in French Linen from Pottery Barn and cotton voile tie on panels from World Market.
Her diaper stacker,
And bedding were all made from the little cotton prints I found.
Her closet built-in/ changing table was finished in a custom color stain similar to what is on her crib. When they are done using the changing table, this will make a great closet for a young person with closet rods above and below the base.
Mommy and Daddy both love Paisley's Nursery. I love that we were able to incorporate some of her Mommy's Nursery things into the room.
I just hope Paisley loves it too!
I promise to do better getting pictures of projects.
Speaking of which, I need to get back to our latest one here at the reno ranch!
I will share more on that soon!
Blessings to you!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!