This weekend means…we made it to 39 weeks waiting for baby #6! It’s been almost 8 years since we have had a newborn in our home–so I think my almost 40 year old brain has forgotten most everything about these last days of pregnancy. Our “paper pregnancies” to bring home our last 2 loves through adoption were laborious in different ways. I told Richard that they were easier and harder in different ways–I knew travel dates when we were this close to seeing our last 2 loves–but oh my gracious knowing we had a toddler and a preschooler just waiting across the world was crazy hard on this momma’s heart! With this pregnancy I have been 3 cm dilated now for 3 weeks and a week of prodromal labor like nothing I’ve experienced before with contractions and no sleep the last 4 nights. I keep reassuring myself that it’s baby girl getting ready–but momma is tired!
The nursery has been ready for weeks now as my last delivery was 37 weeks, and I knew that if it wasn’t put together when she arrived she’d be a toddler before I finished it;). This being our 6th, we knew she’d probably need her own nursery so the others could get sleep at night. Their rooms are all upstairs–and our master is on the main and I wanted baby girl close by. Instead of rearranging everyone upstairs–we had our amazing handyman turn our unused extra living room beside the master into separate room by closing in walls and adding double doors right beside our bedroom. This old farmhouse had 2 living rooms and a family room–so turning the living room beside our room made sense–and one day it can be Richard’s office;)
Here is baby girl’s nursery…now we just wait on a baby!
The space where the 1950s sideboard (turned into a dresser) is was a wide opening to foyer before we closed it in a couple of months ago. I found the sideboard at an antique store, and it was already painted light blue. The white antique mirror above the sideboard I found 12 years ago at an antique shop. It was brown and I painted it white for my 12 year old’s room when he was a baby. It’s seen all 5 nurseries and now makes it’s way to the 6th. The rocker was bought for only other princess’s nursery and it 10 years old–but it’ll do and has held up well:)
I found the Allen & Roth light fixture at Lowe’s. The room is smaller so using a chandelier would have made the room feel smaller.
I wanted lots of vintage pink, gold and white–and when I spotted gold angel wings in a Restoration Baby & Child catalog I had to have! Only not for hundreds of $$;). I found some on Etsy for $200 but that was still more than I wanted to pay. So I settled for white ones on Amazon for $35 and just spray painted them gold myself;).
The vintage pink draperies–ya’ll were the easiest! It’s just fabric clipped to white curtain rod ring clips. No sewing AT ALL! These pictures don’t do the vintage fabric color justice…you can buy it online here–OR you can wait for Hobby Lobby to carry it again in February. They carry it in vintage pink, light blue, greens and a few other shades for their early Spring fabrics but once it’s gone it’s gone until the next year. (About 3 yards made 1 panel–and the Hobby Lobby 40% coupon on a single cut helped!)
I found the sheep rocker on Craigslist…a $10 score:). I also bought the Jenny Lind crib for a steal on Craiglist–and I spray painted the ends gold with Rusto-leum metallic gold spray paint.
The sweet monogram I bought from MonogramsyLetters on Etsy. I used the same gold spray paint for the monogram.
My daughter and I made the flower banner out of felt! I found some on Etsy for $90 but they weren’t even as full as this. So we put our heads together and made a craft day out of it and made this one for closer to $15 including all felt and the floral ribbon we hot-glued them to.
Big sister wanted to be a part of most everything…I guess with 4 brothers she’s dreamed of a sister forever:). We made baby girl a little bookshelf out of wooden crates we bought at Walmart. We spray painted each one white with a flat white spray paint and then used screws to attach them together. We used acrylic paint we already had to paint the inside of each one in different shades.
We made little pendants with scrapbook paper we had laying around just using yarn, scrapbook paper and hot glue. The mason jar tree has leaves of blessings on them from a baby shower my sweet friends gave baby girl. I have the sweetest friends who insist EVERY baby needs to be celebrated…and they sprinkled her with such love a couple of weeks ago.
From where I rock:)…our master door is immediately to the led with a living room in the middle of the house. The vintage pink rug I spotted at HomeGoods and because we didn’t add a closet to this room–I found an old antique wardrobe at an antique shop. I painted it white with Farmhouse paint (my favorite chalk paint brand), sanded the edges and then spray painted the bottom for a gold-dipped look.
We already had the laundry basket…and I was on a gold frenzy–so I spray painted that gold also;). I found a 72″ bamboo ladder on Amazon and spray painted it a flat white–then I went back using painters tape and gave it a little gold dip too:)
The signs are my favorite…my prayer for her is that she is a Proverbs 31 woman…clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. I saw one of these on Etsy for $$$$ and while it was tempting–I squealed when I found it for $ on Smallwoods Home.
And my most precious babysitter and her soul-sister momma friend of mine gave our sweet baby this Hobby Lobby find…SO LOVED…yes she is already:) I found the gold antlers for hanging pretties at HomeGoods…
So there ya have it! Our baby #6’s nursery. We can’t wait to meet her. And I better go grab another cat nap if she’s going to give me another few nights of prodromal labor before she finally makes her grand appearance!
Oh…I almost forgot the bedding! I made the bumpers for our daughter who is 10…and so thankful I held on to it! The bedskirt we all made together with left over panel fabric and white muslin cloth. I love a crib skirt with lots of layers! We didn’t even surge or hem the edges of the white fabric and literally ripped the muslin fabric in thick strips and attached to bumpers to make bows!
Now we just wait for YOU baby girl!
In His perfect timing!!!