I know it's for a good cause (Brody Barnes, when you are old enough to read this, just remember who loves you more! Note: I also gave up my own en suite bathroom for your sweet cheeks!). Nonetheless, it is so, SO hard to say goodbye! In order to make this happen, we had to have 2 standard, builder grade (hanging rod with a shelf over) closets in the master bedrooms professionally redone. We had a few companies come out and draw plans for us and ultimately went with Closets by Design. It was by no means the more economical option (actually quite the opposite), but we figured this is something we are going to use everyday, and as I told Mike, this was investing in my sanity and thus our marriage (not that he needed convincing- I am totally the bargain hunter in this relationship)! Annnnnd.... I hate it already. Don't get me wrong, it's a great product. But how was I ever going to love it going from an entire bedroom turned into a dressing room to a regular ol' closet? This feels like poverty (I kid.. sort of). I had to purge of LOTS of clothes, which was actually quite liberating for me, but I am still bursting at the seams with the new closet. I'm sure it will be well worth it when we make more progress on the nursery.
Here are some pics of my beloved, to which I bid farewell:
|The monogrammed parasol was from our wedding|
|Think I'm going to stick with one curtain panel for B's nursery, and tie it back with something more masculine like a nautical rope; I used a sequin scarf on a sheer panel from Pier 1 here|
|Loved all the natural light from the window- I did my makeup right next to it in front of my wall o' mirrors ('cause I'm obvi the fairest of them all!) ;)|
|used a towel rack to hang all my scarves from|
|Both clothes racks were from the Portis collection from Ikea.. score!|
|More pics and memorabilia from my Mardi Gras bachelorette party in Nola (and more fun cards from my sweets)|
|wicker chair (pad here) for a little spot to sit (or throw clothes on while trying on!)|
|One of my favorite things was another sign made by Athena (she gave us all kinds of this goodness for our wedding and housewarming), hung next to my wedding shoes|
|mirror mirror on the wall, and a decorative hook from Pier 1 (similar here)|
Annnnd a lil peak inside the nursery (aka the silver lining)....
I didn't want a catalogue theme or anything too babyish. I wanted decor on the masculine side that could grow with him. I came up with just a "vintage boy" theme- not one thing in particular, but a mix of vintage sports stuff, aviation stuff, nautical stuff, toys, etc. Here's some of what we have in the works to give you an idea!
|Pinnochio puppet we picked up at a wood maker's shop in Greece this summer; vintage alarm clock; vintage model airplanes, red one here (these will be hung from the ceiling above the glider)|
|The inspiration for our dresser and changing table. Det's on our ongoing DIY to come!|
|This vintagey crib is known as a Jenny Lind crib... Brody will have one in cherry just like this|
|distressed barn wood and Brody's name in rope will go behind his crib...|
|RH Baby "vintage airplane blueprint" sheets|
|RH Baby "vitage locomotive" sheets|
|vintage sailboat mobile|
|DIY pegboard organizer/art above the changing table|
....And much more to come! Think moody walls, faux taxidermy and hide, rugby stripes, mismatched monogrammed plaid throw pillows and blankets, maps, vintage pennants, industrial lighting, a chalkboard accent wall, etc.! We're on a roll and can't wait to share our progress and see the final product!
Boy oh BOY, do I love ya, baby BB!!
A little bitter, but a lot more sweet-