Skip to main content

More Nursery Progress...

So this weekend I made a bit more progress on the nursery. I still haven't started sewing anything (am planning to get started this weekend while Paul is on vacation in Vegas and I'm home alone) but I DID put some things up on the walls...

Here's the corner where the crib is. On the wall is one of my dad's vintage baby outfits and 2 vintage baby dishes- one was my dad's, the other was found at Brimfield Antique Show. The mobile is from the clearance section of Pottery Barn Kids and plays Brahms' Lullaby. I'm thinking of stenciling a quote on the wall above the mobile but haven't decided yet- any suggestions?

Here's a close-up of the outfit and the baby dishes.

Here's the wall to the right of the crib. The prints are reproductions of vintage prints, mostly from A Child's Garden of Verses. In the changing nook I hung a Lettie Lane Paper Doll print. My mom and I found this print at Brimfield too and I bought it as I have a similar one in my childhood bedroom. It's a bit on the girly side (I didn't know we were having a boy when I purchased it) but I still wanted to put it in the room somewhere. There's no glass in the frame as it was an odd size so I figured that if the baby knocks it off the wall and onto his head when he's a little older he'd be ok.

I swapped out the hanging organizer for some cubbies. This leaves room in front of them for a diaper pail.

And the final wall has more of my dad's vintage baby clothes hanging on a little clothesline. Paul doesn't really like the way it looks but when I asked him if he'd like them better in shadowboxes or displayed some other way he said "leave it for now, maybe it will grow on me." So we'll see what happens!

I think it looks cute myself!

And here's cute little lamp I bought on Ebay that has a little dachshund on it..


This is what the lamp looked like when I bought it.. Some fresh paint was all it took to bring it back to life!

This weekend I'll start sewing. I'm planning curtains on either side of the changing area, curtains for the window (we have bamboo-type blinds up so I'll just do valances probably), a crib skirt, a bumper, some pillows for the chair, things like that..


Popular posts from this blog

Checking in....

Thought it was time for a little update on the projects we're working on at Casa LeBaron.   In living room news, our fireplace is almost finished!  The new tile has been grouted (no pictures yet) and all we have left to do is seal the grout and install the new fireplace doors.  Then I have to figure out how I want to style the mantel- I usually just throw a bunch of frames and things up there but am not sure if that's the way I want to go right now...  Here's how it's looking (or, here's how it was looking before we grouted the tile): Below is a close up of how we fixed our cabinet doors.  Originally they were oak with horrible brass hardware.  The panels on each door front was cracked and they were U-G-L-Y.  So we popped out the panels, painted the frames, and used my handy dandy glue gun to inset new panels.  The new panels were made from one sheet of radiator screening that we cut to size and sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  We added new handles and…

Things to Remember: Eliza Rose, Age 3

Today our sweet little Eliza Rose turns three.  Like all moms, I'm sure, it's hard for me to believe that she's already out of toddler-hood and becoming a preschooler.  It seems as though we were just preparing for her to join our family yesterday and now, of course, it's impossible to imagine what life would be like without Eliza around.

Eliza might be the smallest person in our house but she has the largest personality by far.  Shy in public, she's boisterous and energetic at home- running all over, squealing with excitement, bossing everyone around and trying to take charge at all times. 

She's stubborn and sensitive, sweet and sassy, and over the top spicy.  

At three Eliza's favorite things are her brother, her doggies, mermaids, stories, and princesses.   She loves to play tea party, help in the kitchen and go swimming.    Sometimes she says she's "Eliza BaBaron"- other times she's a "puppy doggy" or a "mermaid with a pi…

Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Five

Oh what a difference a year makes.  Paul turned FIVE on Sunday.  Last year, when he turned four, I lamented the fact that he had gone from a toddler to a little kid in the blink of an eye.  Another blink later and he’s not a little kid anymore- he’s a big kid, a five year old, heading off to pre-K with his backpack and his lunchbox and not even a wave good-bye over his shoulder. 

LP has grown several inches since he turned four- just look at the difference in the photos below, taken just about a year apart.  He looks like a baby to me in the first photo, and so grown up in the second.

At five, Paul is intelligent, engaging, witty, and I have to admit, rather adept at sarcasm (it runs in the family on both sides and was bound to happen).  He loves to talk to anyone and everyone but is particularly happy talking to grown-ups, especially the elderly people who frequent the YMCA we attend.   I’ve been told several times by them that he’ll grow up to be a politician or a salesman.  When I…