- A Project For: Emmerson Faye
- Age: 6 months
- Location: Kansas City
Emmerson's nursery is calm and soothing with vintage elements including a re-purposed buffet and items found and re-made into art.
My daughter and her husband asked me to design a feminine, yet "understated" nursery for their first baby girl. I gave them a few nursery examples for inspiration and they chose Audrey's nursery from the Jones Design Company blog. We came up with a plan that fit their personal aesthetic but "borrowed" the paint color, the fabric for the crib sheet and the scripture reference.
Calm and comfortable. I believe that interiors should reflect who you are and who you love.
- Crib: Sorelle Vista crib - french white
- Wall color: Behr "Rhino" 710E-3 from Home Depot
- American Empire Era buffet: purchased off Craigslist and refinished with lots of love! This piece had sat in a barn for decades. It was hosed out, scrubbed down, sun dried, "kilz-ed" inside and out. I painted it with a water based latex: Sherwin Williams' "Dover White", distressed with fine sandpaper and finished with a water-based acrylic "Satin" finish.
- Scripture Artwork: a collage made by a sweet friend of Zephaniah 3:17 (a 3'x2' canvas covered in selected hymns & artwork with letters cut out and pasted on top. Finished with a water-based satin acrylic finish.)
- The Crib sheet fabric is unfortunately out of production, but it is Patricia Bravo French Riviera in slate. It is sometime still available on Etsy or other sites in small pieces.
- The bumper pads were made from quilter's grade linen and are in 4 pieces with zippers for easy washing.
- The linen glider is from USA baby, the color is "burlap"
- The "Oh Poop" sign above the changing table (how appropriate is that?) is from Amazon.com the maker is Papaya
- I made the "Reading is fun" book wreath from an old workbook that I found in a local antique mall.
- The Bird mobile was made out of some old sweaters that I felted and sewed into little birds. They are hung from an embroidery hoop covered in the same fabric as the bedskirt. (I found the woven stripe at a local quilt shop - I don't know the name or manufacturer.)
- The Lord's prayer victorian framed print was also found at a local antique mall
- The small plaque under the little blue dress was a gift from a friend from Rendi.
Definitely my favorite item is the buffet. I love furniture from the American Empire era with its sturdy lines and chunky curves.
Posted on November 16, 2011 22,423 views
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