Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nursery Additions

First off, I can't believe how terrible I have been at blogging lately!  Finding the time is just a little harder with two little ones.  I do need to try to make time for it more, though, so my blog isn't so sad. :p

Anyway, back to today's post...when I first posted Ava Kate's nursery, there wasn't much on the walls.  There was a reason for that, I wanted to use photos of her to decorate.  I was planning on a large newborn photo of her to go above the crib and I wasn't sure what else I would do.  Well, five months later it is coming together :) 

We put this 16x20 print up above her bed a few months ago.

(don't worry, it's safely secured with a french cleat that will hold 100lbs ;) I wanted to make sure it was not gonna come down since it was right above the first when decorating your nursery!!)
I love this image of baby girl captured by the popular and talented newborn photographer, Laura Brett
 It's one of my favorite things in her room.  I found the frame at Hobby Lobby for half off at only $25!  I painted and distressed it a bit to coordinate with the crib and dresser (it was originally gold.

This past weekend I found these white frames at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off as well!  I decided I liked them without pictures in them and I love the look of them on the wall :)
Right now the frames are white and I haven't decided if I will paint them off-white to match the dresser and mirror on that wall.  I think there is enough 'regualr' white in the room to make it fine to leave them the way they are but I may break down and paint them to match anyway :p
They show up on the wall much better than in the photos, I promise ;)

Another picture we hung above her shelves (made by my hubby) is actually her birth announcement. 
 I love her birth announcement and am so glad that we have a copy of it hanging on the wall in her nursery.  For anyone wondering, I ordered it from Shutterfly (where I ordered the paper announcements.) 

I took this image of my precious girl at just six days old.  I didn't take enough photos of her at this tiny age and it makes me sad.  They are newborns for such a short time!

Her very full bow holder in the corner there!  I think we will be needing a bigger one soon! :p
I finished this post just in time...I hear my little one waking up from her nap now!  Here's to hoping that I can be better at posting from now on....  ;)

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