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A Cottage Nursery

Right before Thanksgiving, Jeff and I found out that we are having a baby…..GIRL!!!! I kept telling Jeff that I had a feeling that it was a girl, and the technician informed us that my feeling was true! We surprised both of our families with gender reveal desserts, and everyone is excited for our girl, Emma Rose, to arrive in April.

If we are being completely honest, I had dreamed of what my baby’s nursery would look like BEFORE Emma Rose was even a thought in our heads, and I had always hoped I would be able to do a girl nursery, as I am always drawn to the shabby chic/floral/cottage look. We are still looking for a new house, and hoping to be in it before she comes. If not, her nursery will be in our house right now until we find what we want. So, nothing has been painted or hung, but everything has been ordered, and the nursery has been created in my head for now! I wanted to share all the little pieces I have found. I cannot wait until it all comes together!

Let’s start with her crib and bedding. This is an example of the crib. The one that I ordered is creme and slightly distressed:

My parents were generous enough to want to buy Emma Rose her crib. They belong to a wholesale funiture company called Direct Buy, and they got this crib for a great deal. We ordered the creme color with the antique stripe. I love the high back and spindles on the crib.

My parents were generous enough to want to buy Emma Rose her crib. They belong to a wholesale funiture company called Direct Buy, and they got this crib for a great deal. We ordered the creme color with the antique stripe. I love the high back and spindles on the crib.

This is a sample of what color her crib is.

Emma Rose Crib color

 

This is her bedding. I found it on Etsy at a store called Cottage and Cabin. I cannot wait to see it in person! I am thinking that I might monogram her bumper on the inside.

The bedding is all washed linen. I love the long drop skirt!

The bedding is all washed linen. I love the long drop skirt!

Now for the fabrics. The blue, floral pattern is for her panels. I am just doing a simple rod pocket to keep with the casual, cottage theme. This is a Waverly fabric that I found online for 16.00 a yard! Great deal! Whenever I see a fabric I love in the store, I always search it online and find it for anywhere from 30-50% cheaper! The blue and linen patterned fabric is for the glider, which will have piping in the linen fabric shown. I am having a linen pillow made for the glider. It will have a ruffle around it in the floral fabric used for the panels. The glider is a club style chair with an ottoman. My in-laws were very generous to get the glider for Emma Rose. It should be here in a couple of weeks!  The coco colored square will be the color of her walls.

Emma Rose Fabric

I have had this dresser in my house for several years. Right now it sadly lives in the laundry room, and serves as a folding station. It is one of my favorite pieces, but I just do not have a spot for it. It will be the perfect little piece for her changing table!

Emma Rose dresser

This giant framed chalkboard from an Etsy shop called Shabby Chalks will hang above her changing table so I can write her little messages.

Emma Rose chalkboard

A sconce from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child will hang on each side. They only come in white, but I plan on painting them a tealish/blue color with a dark wax stain over them so they really stand out!

Emma Rose sconce

 

I found these great, old rose prints at Queen of Hearts for 18.00 each. I am going to put the teal frame just around the middle one to add a little bit bigger of a scale. I also plan on hanging some old shutters with a mirror on the back wall at the head of her crib, but they aren’t ready yet!

Emma Rose art

 

No nursery is complete without a chandelier! This one used to hang in our dining room before I changed it. I  always thought it would be perfect for a baby girl’s nursery, and now it will finally get some use again!

Emma Rose Chandelier

I love a good old vintage a ladder, and this one will be perfect for blankets and burp cloths. I plan on resting it against the will next to her changing table so we have easy access to blankets and burp cloths when needed! I found this adorable quilt and very nice burp cloths on Etsy at a store called Sunflower Rag Works. I also got a couple of linen blankets from Dainty Cotton. I cannot wait to hang everything on the ladder!

Emma Rose ladder

burp cloth 1 burp cloth 2 Emma Rose Blanket 3

Emma Rose blanket 2

Emma Rose blanket

I plan on putting a small night stand next to her glider with a linen table skirt on it. I bought this lamp years ago in Gainesville before I moved to Atlanta, and I really love. Right now the bottom is apple green, and I plant to change it to a soft blue or rose color. Maybe a linen shade…but I love, love, love this lamp base and cannot wait to see it in her room!

emma rose lamp

And if room allows…this sweet armoire that currently goes in my guest room will go make a home for itself in here as well…

Emma Rose armoire

I still have a few things to get. I need to purchase curtain rods, a linen table skirt for the nighstand, a lamp shade, and a rug. I am thinking about doing a very subtle stripe for her rug, but I am still on the hunt. Not sure yet if we will be in this house when she comes or not, so I am giving myself 6 more weeks before I really start to set things up! Thanks for checking in…more updates to come soon!