Monday, December 10, 2012

Nursery Progress

Let's move on to happier things, shall we? :) I'm adding to Elliana's room little by little, and I'm really getting excited about the progress. Even though I have known for a while what I was going for with the theme and  colors, I was having a hard time finding a central piece of the room to pull it all together. I came across a photo on etsy that I felt did the job. But instead of just purchasing a print, I thought maybe we could do something extra special and personal. Tracy Watson is not only a dear, tried and true friend, but (luckily for me!) a wonderful artist as well. :) We commissioned her to turn the photo into a large canvas painting and could not be happier with the how it turned out! The picture doesn't do it justice. (I love it Trac, thank you so much! <3)

You may have already seen the little elephant on Facebook, but I'll put a picture of that as well. :)

I have had my eye out for an elephant that was more like a modern, cartoon style than an actual gray elephant. I happened to stumble across this little guy at Target, and it was just perfect! :) I also found an adorable canopy for her crib at Ikea. I love that it gives the room a nice feminine, circusy feel. :) 

The simple latch hook rug I started turned into the DIY project that wouldn't end. lol. But I only have about three more inches to go, so I want to finally finish that this week. Then I will move on to making the crib bumpers. You may have noticed that they are kind of bunchy in the picture above. ;) I just propped the fabric up so you can see what it will look like. *teehee* I ordered fabric for the crib skirt and closet valance, which I should receive tomorrow. So, yes, there will be more things to work on in the coming weeks. :) This room has been so much for to work on! I can't wait to see how it all turns out! :)


  1. So precious! I love that your nursery is gender neutral rather than the garish pink you so often see. What a beautiful setting for your little girl to healthily grow in