Delaney's room was item number one on the agenda when we got back from Massachusetts. I love this room with the high ceiling and the big pretty window. Before we came along, this room belonged to a set of two-and-a-half-year-old boy/girl twins. The soft blue color worked for them, but we knew we wouldn't be keeping it around for long.
This was several days in the making, and truly a labor of love for Tim. We decided to stick with the ladybug theme, since we still have all the pieces for it, and we still think it's so fitting. Tim thought stripes would add a new twist, and I agreed. The plan was to do three of the walls with stripes on the bottom and a pale green on top, with a painted pink border in lieu of the ladybug wallpaper border that we'd used for her nursery in Massachusetts. The fourth wall, with the bed, would just be solid green from top to bottom.
|Yikes, sorry about the dirty window. We cleaned the inside, but I guess the outside needs it too.|
The stripes were very time-consuming. Tim got so sick of taping. The colors worked out well, but we found that the pink border looked awkward somehow. Tim got the idea to use a thin pine molding painted white on the edges of the border to break it up a little. He had never done anything like that before, so he had to learn as he went. From time to time he laments that he was 32 years old before he ever picked up any kind of tool. I think he's catching up quick, though. It was a lot of work, and there were a few mistakes along the way (like bang! bang! crack! uh-oh!), but when he was done it looked really good. We thought about stenciling something in the pink area, but after we'd put the rest of the room together, we concluded that would be overkill.
|These are my baby shoes.|
The vinyl tree decal is something completely new. I just decided I wanted a tree for Delaney's room, so I looked online and I found this one on Etsy. It was a little departure from the theme, with its owls and orange butterflies, but I love it. I spent Annie's morning nap putting on all those leaves individually. Delaney's not as impressed as I thought she'd be, but she likes it.
All in all, I think this is the perfect bright and sunny little girl's room that fits Delaney to a T. It's still kind of a nursery too, I realize, with the baby shoes and other baby-ish details. She'll be 6 by the time we leave here, and I don't know if she still needs to have an ultrasound photo hanging up in her room when she's that old. But those are small changes.
We're waiting on a couple finishing details for Annie's room, but otherwise it's finished, and I can't wait to show you what we did there too.