Sunday, July 3, 2011

it's all in the details

Hello Bloggers! Hope your 4th of July weekends are going well.
Eric, Parker, and I have spent the day recovering from a trip up to Ohio for my cousins wedding. It was great seeing lots of family and having them meet baby P for the first time.
The trip must have really worn Parker out because he came home and slept through the night for the first time!! 
I know there are a million different definitions of sleeping through the night ... so when I say that I mean he slept from his last feeding (9:00 last night because we were at the wedding) until 6:00 am. We got home from the wedding around midnight and I had 6 hrs of uninterrupted sleep. It was glorious. It is the best feeling in the world to wake up to his baby noises and also hear birds chirping :) 
I never thought that I'd be so happy about getting up at 6:00 am!

I'm hoping that last night is a preview of things to come.
If I can brag on P a little bit more ... 

He turned 2 months old today!!!

and took 2 naps today (both over an hr) ... this is a big deal over here at our house.

I'm so so proud of my little boy.
I'd say that being a parent is the closest thing that I've come experiencing unconditional love ... but if I'm honest ... I love him even more when he sleeps well :)

On a slightly different note ... 
I took all of these pictures before Parker was born.
They've been saved as a draft post for months now. 
I figured I'd go ahead and finally share a little more of the details from his nursery.
From here on ... this post might be all over the place ... but stick with me!

This buffet is the first thing we purchased for the nursery.
We purchased it from our neighbor Jack.
I love the curvy details. I also loved that I didn't have to sand it.

While we were doing the board and batten in Parker's room, our living room looked like this.

Eric stained the buffet a rich, dark brown.

Finished board and batten. 
This seemed like it took forever to complete, but I am so thankful that we did it. It definitely adds a lot of character to an otherwise plain room. It really brightens things up a lot too!

I purchased the lamp and tray (I don't think it's called a tray, but my mind is blank on what else to call it) at our Peddler's Mall. I purchased the changing pad from our church's consignment sale.

We left the same chandelier (that I bought at our local Habitat for Humanity store) and spray painted it red. We also spray painted the lamp red and added a new white shade (from Target).

The navy swivel glider is also from the Peddler's Mall and I landed it for only $15!!
The pillows are made by Anna at For the Love of Joy

Repurposed old window.

Vintage Old Maid cards given to us from a friend.

Vintage wooden US puzzle pieces I bought on etsy ... and turned them into magnets.

Parker's closet ... full of his itty bitty clothes.
Some of these he's already outgrown ... sad.
This closet used to be mine. 
Now Eric and I share the closet in our bedroom ... that is also this size. 
Impressive I know. Less is more, right?

Plant from my office.

Calendar from my wonderful friend Jen
I try to write a memory on each day's card, but I'm not very consistent :(

Diaper and wipes caddy.

Airplane mobile that was a gift from the Ryders.

The mobile and industrial metal P are both from Restoration Hardware

Socks the Fox!
I can't wait for Parker to cuddle Socks someday. Eric bought Socks as Valentines Day gift for me ... for Parker :) I bought him a Coldplay lullaby cd.

Can you tell that I love BlaBla dolls?
We purchased Mr. Watson during our babymoon in Charleston SC.

I wanted some vintage airplane prints, but the only ones I could fine were from Pottery Barn and I wasn't willing to shell out the money for them. 
So ... I made my own!
Jen found a vintage WW2 aircraft book during one of our trips to the peddler's mall. The book was FULL of pictures of vintage planes.

Poms in the shape of the sun and clouds. 
The little airplanes covered in maps were decorations from my baby shower.

Storage for blankets, burp cloths, and toys.

Quote from The Chronicles of Narnia.

Red hooks were on clearance at Anthro

I think that's about it! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
I hope you all enjoy your holiday off tomorrow.


Kari said...

Parker's nursery is so cute! I love everything you did!

Loving Lola said...

such a cute room - love all the details! the airplanes and vintage touches are perfect. good job :)

Mrs. Edwards said...

Seriously adorable! When I am ready for little ones I might be hiring you to decorate the nursery!!

Cory said...

I need you to decorate my house...I'm not kidding.

ClassiclyAmber said...

It looks so good! Love the meaningful details you've added... + the storage. Such a cute space!