the nursery

i had been picturing her nursery for quite some time. her room sat with an empty crib in it for far too long. i dreamt every detail for nearly two years. and yet, after each new pregnancy and then a loss, the room i had thought of would change and i would be back to wishing and hoping with everything i had to be able to bring another little love home to our family. but this time, her pregnancy, i knew in my heart it was going to be different. and so, at 23 weeks pregnant, i gave myself permission to think about the nursery again, and what her nursery would look like. i thought about the colors her room would be for months. what her sheets would look like and the curtains that would hang from her windows. i knew i wanted her room to be bright, whimsical and meaningful. kendi's nursery was a special project. a project i sat on and waited ever so patiently to design and implement, as i wanted it to be perfect. i wanted it to be meaningful. and i wanted it to signify the miracle that she is . . .

because her room gets such amazing light, we knew we wanted to keep the color of the walls bright and airy to complement the light coming in. white felt like the best option since neither of us were too keen on a specific color. i wanted to keep her room looking simple by adding pops of color and a touch of whimsy by bringing in some vintage flare mixed with some meaningful modern day pieces. i also wanted to keep her room budget friendly by making use out of things we already had or making them myself. while i changed my mind a few times, one too many my husband would say, i think her room suits her perfectly.

the little details in the room :
- the sheets are the land of nod { here }
- her curtains are handmade by me with Amy Butler fabric
- the book shelves are custom built by my step-dad 
- her rug was purchased last year { you can possibly still find it here }
- coat rack : the knobs were purchased at World Market and spray painted + then screwed onto a simple wood board.
- the embroidery hoops were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics + made with vintage print fabrics
- her armor, that we current use as a changing table + dresser, was a gift from a few years ago. the baskets used to hold her clothes are from ikea. 
- elephant art was painted by my sister 
- fabric bunting : made by me with simple cotton fabrics purchased at JoAnn Fabrics
- the floor lamp was a thrift purchase for a $1.00. i added lace fabric over the shade and some pompoms  to make it fancy ;) 
- the table and chairs were a christmas gift for kaia last year and are from ikea. 
- the doll house is kaia's and that is where she plays when i am changing kendi's diaper or getting her down for naps. it was purchased at a local store, Peapods 

{ p.s. the photos of kendi are from when she was just a week old... look at how itty bitty she is ;) } 

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