|oh look - she's eating|
|walking with a volunteer|
|pretty in pink!|
I just can't wait to squeeze those legs and cheeks!
This week I finally got the room completed. Well, completed as much as it can be! I have a book case and a rocker to get yet...and a sweet baby girl to put in it, too! When I started this adoption process the designer in me planned the babies room first. I have never been a "pink" person and really didn't think about the color when I planned the decor of the room. I picked a soft light blue and brown with a metal bed and dark woods - this to the chagrin of my mother (she now loves the room and is ok with it not being pink). I had this design scheme in mind for the past 4 years. I didn't want to get started on the room without having an end in sight because I didn't want everything to just sit there and get dusty. Lasy year I got ancy and found a great sale. I lucked out because the crib I wanted ended up being marked WAY DOWN and got a great place for my baby to sleep. On a return trip I found a dresser and I started picking up pieces for the room along the way.
My dilema was in how to incorporate the colors, the furniture, and my ideas into a romantic, European inspired princess room. I first had to figure out where to put the stripe around the top. The room is unique because the door and window heights are all different...plus I had a cold air return vent to deal with - got that done by working with the negatives and just placing the wood right underneath the cold air return vent. Then I had to find the right stencil to create a feature wall to put the crib on - found one after hours of searching on the web. Then I had to get the molding chosen and put up - got that done by a family friend. Then the fun stuff. The folks helped and we got artwork and shelving put up to feature some of the dolls and toys I had purchased for Audrey over the last few years.
Here is how it looks so far:
|my dream gun metal grey crib and princess canopy!|
|dolls and things I have collected or have recieved as gifts.|
|I can't get this to rotate but it is the dresser/changing table combo and round mirror.|
|can't get this to rotate either. The painting says "Audrey" in Chinese. The photo frame is awating pictures!|
|the bear says "Audrey" and the chinese girl is a bank|
|an organizing bag with Audrey's initials and a doll made by my friend Lynn North|