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DIY Flower Mobile

2 Mar

I had a burst of energy and inspiration the other night and spent 4 hours making a Floral Mobile for the baby’s room.

I saw some really cute pictures of these things on Pinterest but once I had clicked over to the Etsy links and saw how much people were charging for one- anywhere between $60 to upwards of $100+, I knew I could whip one together myself. And the best part? It only cost me 11 bucks.

That’s right. I went to the dollar store and spent $9 on artificial flower bunches, and $1 each on the ribbon and foam ring.

I painted the base of the green foam ring, but I’ve seen people wrap them in ribbons also. I attached 3 ribbons of equal length around the ring and secured with hot glue to hang from the ceiling and then proceeded to hot glue the flower heads (which pop right off the stem) around the bottom and outside of the ring. What’s also nice is the smaller flowers that I hung down from the mobile were easily attached by using pink thread and a needle and securing each one with a double knot at the length and interval I wanted. I then tied the tops of the thread around a push pin and stuck them on the inside of the foam ring. & Voila! Can’t beat that for $11.

 

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The Nursery

27 Feb

Most people who know me know decorating’s my thing. & it’s not to say that boys are boring or there’s not as much variety when it comes to putting together a nursery for a baby boy- but let’s be honest here; you don’t get much more girly than me. When I found out baby number 3 was a girl, let’s just say I was super excited to finally be able to design a nursery that was 100% girly girl.

 

I picked out the crib bedding first, and once I had found the perfect one I designed the decor around that. I had picked out this particular set even before I knew if she was a girl or a boy because hey, you have to be prepared. (Or maybe it was wishful thinking, who knows!)

 

I also designed the nursery in a way that she can grow into it. It’s definitely not babyish, but it has a soft color palette. Financially (& aesthetically) I don’t see the point in creating nursery’s that have themes that can’t grow with a child. If you have to change the decor in a short year or 2 it just seems like a waste of money and work and I love that theoretically she will be able to be happy with the way this room looks into her teens.

 

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This crib set is a peachy/pink color. I never would have thought I’d have gone with a peach but it totally works with what I had in mind for the look of the nursery.

Waverly Rosewater Glam Crib Bedding

Mini Chandelier

Crystal Pink Paint from Valspar

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I love how subtle the stenciling is. This is the first time I’ve ever attempted to stencil and I absolutely love the way it turned out!

Damask Stencil

Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents in White Pearl Gloss

 

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Did you know these floral letters sell for upwards of $100+ on Etsy? Crazy! I made this one for under $30.

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I bought this mirror from an antique store. I just added a touch of pink and shimmer paint to it.

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This dresser used to be in my sons room. It was that icky orangy-wood color (although it worked in his room, I wanted something more neutral for the baby’s.) I had it spray painted a glossy white and I changed out the handles as well.

Silver Faceted Glass Handles

 

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I bought these super cute prints from Etsy. I printed them out and went with a black and gold frame to really make them pop on the wall.

SavvySilverArt

 

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I had initially only bought 3 prints, and once I realized that wasn’t going to work I found that that the only other peach print left in the Etsy shop was a design I wasn’t interested in. Luckily I emailed the owner and she created the peach heart print for me, so shout out to SavvySilverArt!

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This table was also the orangy-wood color. I chose different handles for this because I wasn’t sure if the dresser handles would be too big and bulky for such a small piece. (& yes- I did bling out the fan. They just don’t sell girly fans, what could I do?!)

Silver Drawer Pull

Vornado Air Circulator (Everyone knows how important it is to have circulating air in a nursery and since I went with a chandelier instead of a ceiling fan I bought this compact but very powerful fan for her room.)

 

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I loved this shadow box from Hobby Lobby

White Wood Shadow Box Shelf

 

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Pretty, girly decor that will last

Perfume Bottle

Glass Jewelry Holder

 

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1st night in the nursery

16 Jul

The pack and play has become too small for Callahan to sleep in.

A few months ago he was doing so good sleeping through the night. 8 hour of uninterrupted sleep? Yes, please! But then he learned to roll over, and that was waking him up. Then he started teething and that was waking him up. Now, he’s just too long, and every time he gets himself turned sideways in the PnP he gets stuck and can’t move. Soooo, crib it is.

He’s still nursing though, which is a big reason why I liked him right next to me at night, sleeping in the PnP. But if he can start sleeping through the night again (as opposed to waking up 4-5 times) then I can’t complain.

We shall see. I suppose since he is 11 days away from being 8 months old that it’s time to give the nursery a whirl.

The baby monitor is up and ready to go. But am I?! (We’ll consider tonight a trial run… see how it goes. Yup, that’s the mother in me.)

 

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Nursery

20 Jan

Callahan’s nursery is pretty much complete. I might add some things here and there if I find anything that I think would look good, but other than that, this is it. He’s not sleeping in it yet. I want to wait until he can sleep 4-5 hours at a time during the night and consistently, so it will probably be a while. He is sleeping around 2-3 right now. I think he has the dreadful 5 letter C word. Colic.

Ugh, I hate even putting that out there but he has all the signs of it. He’s rarely chill when he’s awake- mostly screaming and crying, and it breaks my heart. I know it’s his tummy- he’s been spitting everything up the last few weeks; and so far the gripe water we’ve got for him doesn’t seem to be making much of a difference. But what can you do?

I just keep reminding myself that it won’t last forever. Sometimes it’s just something you have to deal with when you have a newborn and that’s that.

 

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Wordless Wednesday

20 Nov

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