Thursday, September 15, 2011
Nursery Prep: Shelf
I'm 37 weeks and 4 days into my pregnancy, and I'm beginning to feel every single day of that! Time is ticking by both slowly and quickly, and I still have a few nursery prep projects left to check off the punch list. Today I tackled the shelf for baby's room.
The shelf is one of a pair my Dad made for me over ten years ago for Christmas. I showed him a picture from the Pottery Barn catalog and he whipped them up. The partner is in Arden's room.
The frame is from our wedding - it displayed the table assignments for guests. I left that in there for the time being, but will replace it with a picture of the baby when she arrives. I'm pondering painting the mat either turquoise or green to bring a bit more color up there. Hmmm....
The antique blue mason jars are also from our wedding. I swear I'm not jumping on the blue jar bandwagon here - these were centerpieces at our wedding. I used flowers from the Farmer's Market that was the morning of the wedding just steps away from our reception tent.
The birdhouse was made by my Great-Grandfather. It was home to many a bird over the years, but then a bluejay pecked the opening larger and the finches it was intended for wouldn't nest there any more. It fits nicely with the bird/tree theme I'm going for and I like that it's getting displayed again after hanging out in our basement for several years.
The little bird figurine and fleur de lis embellished planter are from A Revived Life - a local couple who refurbish vintage furniture and have a new booth at the antiques center just up the road. I love the furniture they redo, but nothing in the booth worked for this room, so I'm probably going to work with them to do a custom piece. They're new to the bloggy world - stop by and say "hello".