This nursery was a labor of love...and a test of my thriftiness.
I love it.
Everything has a story, nothing is new and many things were gifts.
We started by scraping the ceiling and painting it and the walls "Simply White" by Benjamin Moore.
The mirror above the changing table was purchased at an occasional sale years ago, it used to be in Soleil's bedroom...back when I was able to control how Soleil's bedroom was decorated...
I found the Ultrasuede rocker on craigslist...it's previous owner had rocked five babies in it...and her house was spotless.
The dresser/changing table was also found on craigslist...it had been a almond color and the woman selling it agreed to repaint it white for me. She had lost a premature baby, and, knowing my history, prayed for my then unborn baby continually while she painted.
I found this sweet shelf with hooks at the Goodwill. It was in rough shape, but my dad cleaned it up and painted it "Elephant Pink" (also Benjamin Moore) for me. The piggy bank and antique planter were both gifts from my dearest friend, Hollie.
The sweaters were both knit by my mom.
My dad also built the most wonderful bookshelf and painted it that same pink as the shelf.
At my shower, Hollie asked everyone to bring a book for the baby, so it is already completely stocked with thoughtful selections.
The crib is the same one that we used with the big kids. It was the first large purchase that Corey and I made while I was pregnant with Soleil...I love everything about it, especially all of it's memories.
I purchased the dust ruffle and sheet on Ebay and the darling mobile was a shower gift from my friend, Katie Liz. Shore helped me assemble it.
The curtains also used to be in Soleil's room, they are the Simply Shabby Chic Target line, but I found them at the Salvation Army.
So there it is...Siri's little haven of soft pink thrifty loveliness.
The big kids went back to school today. They were so excited. Soleil was up early contemplating shoe choices and Shore discovered that it's really best to eat breakfast and brush his teeth BEFORE putting on his school clothes.
Siri went along for the ride, enjoying some minutes more than others...
And the verdict afterwards? It was a great day! Shore thought that recess was too short and Soleil is already planning to read 2000 hours this school year.