A Project For
We didn't have nine months to create a nursery for Collin, as we only found out two days before Collin was born, that we had been picked by his birthmom to adopt. We took him home to an empty nursery. We had the necessities but no cute room to bring him home too. But it was fun to create Collin's nursery during those first few months of his life. We went through a lot of years of infertility, loss and heartache trying to start our little family. That all went away when we held our little boy for the first time. For me the room captures that feeling of holding him the first time. It makes me happy and I always feel peaceful while in his room.
We had a small budget for the room. I wanted something clean and fresh looking with natural tones, as well as something that would grow with Collin. I found the rug first and then created from there.
I think I am a little bit of everything. I find all styles beautiful. But I definitely like a little mid-century in each room.
crib: babies R us
rug: World Market
bookshelf: IKEA (in the damaged area. just had a few marks on the back of the bookshelf. best part....didn't have to put together)
pillows: Etsy (dedeetsyshop)
curtains: homemade (I took white Ikea curtains and sewed black fabric strips to create the stripes)
mirror: homemade (idea from Pinterest - mirror from Michaels and clothespins. super easy)
banner: homemade by my talented sister, Callen (burlap and some paint)
floor lamp: IKEA
table lamp: Kasala
stuffed animals: anthropologie
i love you print: Etsy (the big harumph)
blanket: homemade by my mom
airplane mobile: homemade (paper airplanes that my husband made)
Probably the picture of Collin's birthmom holding Collin, in the pretty frame on the bookshelf at placement day (the day she placed Collin with us. He was 6 days old). Her love is powerful, courageous and pure.