This Saturday, the walls in JoJo’s nursery got a big makeover. Want to see?
Here’s the nursery before anything went up:
Now, we’ll look all around.
I had picked out three fabrics I liked together, and ordered them online. My sweet mom paid to have them sewn into curtains and hung up in her nursery. I was really happy with the results!
The sheer curtains are from IKEA, and they’re super girly. Lacy sheers with scalloped edges…I picked them out a long time ago for her room.
And the curtains are lined with blackout fabric. Tom and I became jealous of Josey when we saw how well they worked. In this next picture, you can see how the room looks with the lights off on a cloudy day.
And here is the same room, same camera settings, thirty seconds later, but the blinds and curtains shut:
DANG, right?! I mean, what I wouldn’t give to have our room get that darkened when we sleep!
When you first come in the room, there is a wall to the left. It needed something.
A few months ago, I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival with my mom and mother-in-law. I saw this little plaque and had to get it.I didn’t even know if I was having a boy or girl yet, but I couldn’t pass this up.
Now it’s up on the wall!
Originally I really wanted to get a fancy round mirror over the changing table. One like this or even more detailed on the edges:
I looked and looked for the right fit, but I couldn’t find anything like that that was also the right size and in our price range.
After looking for months online and in stores, I finally ended up grabbing a fairly simple, white rectangular mirror to go above the changing station. And I ended up liking it!
Over by the closet, I have the Chanel quote I was given as a gift at the Decatur baby shower. Seemed an appropriate place to have it!
Reading and Toy Corner
In the corner by the changing station, I set up some baskets to hold Josey’s toys and books. Originally I was going to do some baskets on the floor, and some planters on the wall, like I had seen on Pinterest:
I had had my eye on some certain soft baskets from IKEA for a long time, but they no longer carried them when Tom and I went to buy some the other day. I about had a hormonal breakdown and started tearing up right there in IKEA on a Saturday (which I only mention to let you know we were surrounded with shoppers as I almost cried over baskets).
Tom promised we would keep looking until we found something else I liked, and then he found these baskets. Yay! Dad saves the day. =) But the baskets needed a little help, and I had already decided planters were too expensive to do in addition to baskets.
Back to Pinterest, and I found a quote that I liked. Since it was a reading corner, I thought that this was perfect:
I printed the quote onto some photo paper and framed it. In case you can’t make it out, it says, “You’re our happily ever after.” The quote I saw on Pinterest said “my” instead of “our,” but I changed it to fit our family.
So that’s what we’ve added to the walls in Josey’s room so far! More about future plans in a post to come…