Friday, May 29, 2009

Belle's Nursery

10/21/10
This is an old post, I'm linking up to Kelly's Korner, again... Annabelle's room hasn't really changed much since these photos were taken! :)

I decided this would be a good week to jump on board for "Show us where you live Fridays" that Kelly's Korner is hosting each week. I have loved "touring" everyone's homes over the past few weeks! But haven't gotten around to posting ours....
This week is nurseries/children's rooms, so I decided to let Annabelle show you around her room.....
Here's my room. The walls are light pink and everything is pink and white.
See the sign above my window? Here it is up close.... My momma loved this sign and bought it for my room on a trip to the mountains last Fall....

it says, "There is a prince charming, his name is Daddy"...


Here's my bed. My Momma took those cornice boards down in our formal living room when they first moved to our house... that was before I was even in her tummy! When she was doing my nursery, she decided to recover one in white and hang it over my bed. That's an "A" over my bed...that's for my name! And that's my video monitor on top of the cornice board. Mommy & Daddy LOVE that thing!





My Momma took these pictures during my nap time.... that's me asleep! I scare Mommy because I sleep with my silky right next to my face...



I just noticed how many bows are in these pictures. My Momma will put ribbon and a bow on ANYTHING! She says she should have bought stock in pink taffeta ribbon when they were doing my room....



This is my changing table and my "play corner." Over there I have my own little furniture thanks to my Pop and Grammy, and I have a dress-up bar that my Daddy built for me. There's ballet slippers and tutus and crowns and all kind of fun stuff over there just waiting for me to get bigger! There's also books there and I love it when my Momma reads to me!



Here's an up close picture of the painting on the wall. Inside the "canvas" there are some framed black and white pictures of ME! My Mom loves black and white pictures... but I'll tell you a secret... until TODAY, NONE of the frames in my room had pictures in them! Mom's bad about that....
This is the other side of my room. (Looking in from my dressing room). My Momma got my bedding from Pottery Barn. She wanted to get it there so that she could get the exact same bedding for the big bed in my room, too. When I moved into my room from Daddy & Momma's room, she would sometimes sleep in that bed, especially when I was waking up every two hours. Silly Momma, she wanted to get up every two hours and play and rock.... it was hard keeping up with those hours, so I've decided to sleep a little more at night. I think she's adjusting okay to it.



Here's the bedding up close. That little pillow says, "Belle"... My momma puts my name or initials on EVERYTHING... (kind of like the bow thing....)See that big pink chair?
That's my Momma's favorite thing in my room! She says it was the "splurge" of my room and totally worth it. We spend a lot of time rocking in that chair. My Mom painted a quote on an old window for me. It was one she read somewhere and changed a couple of the words to mean more to us.


This is my dressing room. My Momma said she's always despised (she's not real open with her feelings) wallpaper before, but something possessed her to want to put some in my dressing room. She said it's because it was such a small petite room and because you see it from my bedroom she wanted something that complemented the light pink but that was also really girly.
On my mirror my mom painted something that my Grammy always told her when she was little. "Pretty is as pretty does." Mommy says she always wants me to remember that.
Through that pocket door is my closet.


See those two storage bins? My Momma has already had to clean out my closet two times and those bins are the clothes I've outgrown. Mommy says it's because I'm growing so fast, but Daddy says it's because I have too many clothes... I can't believe my Daddy hasn't learned yet that a girl can never have too many clothes!


left side & right side of my closet....







Through that door is my bathroom.
Oh, wait, first Momma wants to say something.....






*(Note from Momma: "Since we've been married we've lived in 3 houses. All happen to be right next to each other. Makes moving pretty easy! We started out in a family "starter" house (belongs to the family) and lived there for a couple years. Then we bought DW's great-grandfather's house when it came up for sale and moved across the road. We thought that was our "forever" house and put a lot of time, money, blood, sweat and tears into that place...knocked out walls, replaced all the floors (oh how I miss my wood floor!) and did a complete kitchen remodel. Never did we ever think that we'd get the chance to buy our current house. If we had thought that, we'd have left the Kermit-the-Frog green shag carpet and 1970's laminate wood cabinets in the other house and saved our money for redoing this house! Ha....Almost 2 years after we bought and remodeled the first house, DW's grandfather's house was up for sale, so we bought it and moved next door. We love it here and are thrilled to be raising a family in the house where Devin's Daddy was a kid. I'm way sentimental, so I love living here. I even cook in the same harvest gold oven (it's SOMETHING, ya'll) that DW's grandmother cooked many meals in! Honestly, besides the horrendous color, its the best oven, I've ever had, if only it were stainless steel! Anyway, I thought I better give that background before you see Belle's bathroom. Knowing all of that, you'll understand the almost floor to ceiling blue tile. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to do as much to this house as we did the last, but we've got big plans for down the road! We love this house and all the room we have here and we think it's got lots of potential! We did replace the carpet in Belle's room, because it was, you guessed it... BLUE! And blue carpet and pink walls would have been quite interesting.... Back to the bathroom... I didn't know WHAT to do with the blue tile to make it look girly and "flow" with her PINK room....Well, actually I DID know what it needed, but tearing it all out and replacing it wasn't in the budget PLUS the first bathroom in this house that's getting a makeover is ours! Ha... Anyway, we chose a wallpaper that accented the wallpaper in her dressing room, that also had a little blue in it, to try to pull it all together"....)

Bathroom. Yes, it has double sinks (when DW's grandparents built this house, this room was for two of his aunts to share)... I know yall all want to know where you can find some of that blue tile. Sorry girls, I'm sure they quit making it back in the 70's.... dern... the other picture is of the wallpaper up close.



It's Belle again... that's the end of my room. It's really pink, huh? With a REALLY blue bathroom! My bathroom isn't the only place you'll find blue in my room, though. But, most of the time the blue in my room is always with orange! (My Daddy bought me this when they found out I was going to be a girl!)
Guess what Momma named her??????? GEORGIA!!!! Never has Georgia looked so good than dressed in orange and blue!

And that's really it for my room... if you stuck around for all of that, you've got a longer attention span than me and my Momma combined and we're both impressed!
If you want to see other nurseries and children's rooms you can click on the Kelly's Korner link at the top and check them out at Mrs. Kelly's blog! You can see Harper there, too. She's another really cute baby. And if we lived close together, we'd have to schedule some playdates for sure!



Have a great weekend....
Love,
Belle

36 comments:

Heather said...

Girl, her room is gorgeous!! I love what you have done and wish you could come do MOllie's room!! I am so glad you shared, you gave me a lot of ideas!

Todd and Courtney said...

I love this. So glad you shared. Even we have another girl, I would love to do pink and white!

Diamond 5 said...

I'm a friend of Kimberly Hines and I love to click on your blog and read it and see all your adorable pictures of your little Belle! Here room is precious - love all the pink! (Its a girls favorite color!) ...and you can never have too many bows! I have two girls - one who is my little fashion girl and LOVES her dresses and bows, the other is her Daddys girl. Needless to say, not many dresses and bows for her!
Keep up the good work ~ we will be reading more of your blog posts!

~ Jennifer Diaz,
The Diaz Family in Montana

Stephanie Heintz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog!!! It looks so great!

Charon Benton said...

You know I'm so jealous!!!! That Annabelle has a darling nursery! My only question is what does the old window say that you painted for her? I couldn't read any of it....

Shell said...

What a very pretty nursery! I love all of the pink. I really like the cornice board over the bed, what a great idea!

Charlee said...

cat
wet

charlee

She wanted to write and show you she knows how to spell cat.
KH

The Butcher Family said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting a tour of your Annabelle's room! What a little princess!!! She has stolen my heart...big bows & all!
Finding our "new normal" (which, as you know, will never be normal), has been difficult but we are pressing on in His name and thankful for the promise of Eternity with our baby girl...just as you are with your precious Cooper! Thank you for being an inspiration to me!
Blessings & love~ Rebecca

Blessed Beyond said...

what a beautiful nursery! I love the pink and white! It's so soft and sweet!

Blessed Beyond said...

And I also wanted to say, I love that you painted the saying on the mirror! I always heard that growing up, Pretty is as Pretty does. So it really made me smile! And it adds a great touch to her dressing area!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What an absolutely beautiful room! And what a great little tour guide.

Courtney said...

Beautiful room. I love what you did with the cornice board. Very creative!

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Kelly said...

That is SUCH a cute room! I love that cornice board above the bed - that's so original! And I of course love all the quotes and the monograms!

Courtney said...

So perfect and girly. The cornice board over the crib is my favorite part.

Ashley said...

What an adorable room with so much detail! I just love that cornice board.

Emily Dupuis Powell said...

love the drapes behind the crib!

Megan said...

I love Belle's room! You have beautiful taste! I am redoing an older house too :)

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

What a girly room! I love how big it is! I also love the little sitting area with the kid sized couch and chair! Adorable! Oh...and...GO GATORS!

texas girl said...

love her room especialy the bedding since its what I have in averys room its soo nice I dont regret it for a second its classic and beautiful and feminine!!

kimert said...

What a sweet room!!
And gotta say, I LOVE her name! My 7 yr's old name is also Annabelle. :)

Kim said...

I LOVE the cornice over the crib!! Definitely a little girls shabby chic room!!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Great Job! Her room is beautiful....and huge! Love the cornice above the crib, great touch!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Her room is huge and gorgeous!!! I love the cornice above her crib!

Nikki said...

Her room is so beautiful! Such a lovely room for a little girl.

Our Life :) said...

I love the vintage feel of this room! Gorgeous :)

Adge said...

Love it. I love the A above the crib

Amanda Kines-Phillips said...

Love her girly room!! I couldn't help but laugh at "Georgia" and I'm a UGA fan!! LOL

The Estes Family said...

I love everything about her room! So precious!!!!

The Gallup Family said...

This is a beautiful room. Perfect for a princess.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Very cute! I love what you have done above her crib.

Miranda said...

W.O.W. !!! This room is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! :-)
I love the monogram over the crib.. so elegant!!!

Miranda
http://hanginloosewiththetuccis.blogspot.com

Staci said...

Such a lovely room. Definitely one that will grow with her.

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Lauren & Matt said...

So pretty! Especially love the cornice board and initial above her bed. Love the soft, feminine colors and look!

ashia said...

wow, this is beautiful! i LOVE the cornice board over her crib! so elegant!

~S~ said...

I'm Belle's mommy, too! My Belle is 3. :) What an absolutely stunning room! She is a very lucky little girl.