Welcome to My Baby Girl's Nursery!

Welcome to Miss Annalise Kathryn's nursery! I'm so excited to share with you my tips and tricks to achieving this princess look! 

To get started I combed the internet for ideas of what I loved. I chose the color pallet first. I saw the Love sing at Hobby Lobby and knew that the pink, gold and blush were it! I didn't want a lot of decorations and a I was on a tight budget. 

Next I looked for bedding in the color blush. I found the perfect bedding at Pottery Barn Kids. I bought the crib quilt, crib skirt, bumper and small pillow sham with Annalise monogramed on it. I really wanted a blush tulle crib skirt - but after searching high and low, I couldn't find the right one anywhere! So I took matters into my own hands and sewed a sheer silk fabric on top of the Pottery Barn Kids crib skirt. I loved how it turned out! I also sewed the white bows myself. I wanted a fabric to drape from a crown but didn't want tulle. So I used a similar sheer fabric as the crib skirt, and sewed a pink edge using biased tape.

And I have to tell you the gorgeous 100% raw silk blessing dress hanging on the wall was custom made by my extremely talented Mother-in-law Kathryn Parson. She made my dream blessing dress! 

The dresser was purchased from Ikea. We bought the corresponding glass top for an extra $30.00 to add an more feminine touch. My hubby sawed off the original square Ikea feet and we added round feet. He also added two pieces of crown molding - one to the top and one to the bottom of the dresser. The new molding helped make the dresser look more elegant.
We also changed out the knobs with glass/mirror ones found on Amazon. 
And the pretty pink chiffon dress hanging on satin white hanger was mine from when I was a baby!

After the bedding was done I picked out the paint. I picked out a color called Soft Pink Shell and painted a sample on the wall. It looked great - or at least the swatch did! So we bought a gallon and my hubby painted the entire room. It turned out horrible!!! So back to Lowes we went to find another color. Bless my husbands heart, he painted the entire room again. This time it turned out perfect!
Then he added white trim work on the walls using quarter round trim. I love how it turned out! The trim gave the room wall decoration without having to put looks of knick-knacks up! To me, the trim helped the room look more regal and glamorous! 

I also receive the gorgeous custom made banner from Sweet Georgia Sweet. It was the perfect wall decor!
 The table and chairs I've had for fourteen years - it was in my oldest daughter's room when she was little. As my oldest daughter grew up, I kept the table and chairs in the play room un till now.

I bought the striped drapes four years ago from Linen-N-Things for my older daughters room. She thought they were to girly and did not want pink in her room! So I kept them in the package, hoping one day I'd have another girl again. When I became pregnant with our fifth child and found out she was a girl at her twenty-two week ultrasound appointment, the first thing I did when I got home was I pull out the drapes!  I was so excited!

I wanted gold curtain rods and could find any that worked - so we spray painted them! 

In continuing with the princess look, I wanted to drape fabric over the side on the crib. I also I wanted a crown for a topper for the drape to hang from. So I designed this box shape with crown moldings  with the crown in the middle. My super talented husband built the wood box with molding scraps from our garage, then he painted it white, and attached the crown to the box with several metal screws. 

Speaking of the crown, I bought it from Hobby Lobby and it was originally was hot pink! We spray painted the same gold color that we used for the curtain rods. 

More sources:

Silver table -Home Goods 
Leopard pillow -Home Goods 
Rug is from -At Home 
Chair - Costco
Frames - Home Goods
Lamp - At Home
Chandelier - Amazon
Floral - Pier1
Mirror - At Home
Tea Set- Amazon


Spring Fun with MacKenzie-Childs!

With Easter only a few days away, I'm excited to share with you an Easter table display with spring pieces from MacKenzie-Childs! I wanted to get this post out about a week ago but my computer died! Seriously, the screen went black and my computer is dead as a door nail! So I had to write this post and edit photos on my kid's computer after downloading software, transferring photos etc. 

But back to happier thoughts - I'm am thrilled to be teaming up with this amazing company MacKenzie-Childs! Their products are so whimsical, creative, and fun! They sent me a few pieces that I will cherish for years to come! 

The Morning Glory Pitcher is my favorite! The colors are so bright and cheerful! It’s a fun contrast next to the black and white egg plate, which has the signature MacKenzie-Child's Courtly Check design.  To carry on the black and white look, I added  a black and white dot ribbon to my cake stands. (And the cake plate stands are at Home Goods right now - I just saw them in their stores!) Going back to the ribbon, it also goes great with the adorable Easter Chicks!! They too have have the Courtly Check design and are too cute for words! (I'm constantly taking them out of the hands of my two year old because she wants to play with them!) I love the love the turquoise color the bottom half of the chicks so I added the turquoise napkins to match their chevron pattern, and add a pop of color. The white bunnies and gold colored eggs are from Target. The carrots are from Hobby Lobby, but I got them forever ago.

And being a gardening lover, I was very grateful to receive this darling gardening tool set from MacKezie-Childs. The tools are sturdy and comfortable to use. Plus, they're pink and black - my favorite colors! Thank you!

Hope you have a wonderful time decorating for Spring like I did! And have an enjoyable 
Easter with family and friends. 

Shopping Tips for Finding the Perfect Home Decor!

While out shopping, I saw this lantern and I knew it was exactly what I needed for the table by my stairs. It's always so exciting to find something your looking for!

Shopping for accessories can be overwhelming! Especially when you're pacing through the isles of  stores like Homes Goods or Hobby Lobby. Below are a few tips to help you sort through the hundreds of décor pieces to find your the right home accents for your home!

1. First, comb through Instagram, magazines, Pinterest, and online photos of rooms you like. 

2. Ask yourself: Do you like modern, traditional, or more rustic home décor styles? 

3. Decide what colors and styles you're drawn to. How do those colors and styles make you feel? Is there a certain store you just love and want to your home to look like?

4. Save pictures you love and look closely at how they decorated the details in the room. What did they put on that coffee table? What type of rug did they use on the floor? What kinds of colors did they use in their pillows? 

5. Then before you go to the stores, decide what specific items your going to look for, using your saved pictures as inspiration. It will cut down on time.

6. Know your budget. Decide if you rather spend money on several less expensive items or put all your money towards a piece that you absolutely love!

Happy Shopping!