When all is said and done though, this is all just gravy. The room across the hall became paradise the second it was occupied by Squeaks.
Don’t you just love panorama! Although it makes the room look even smaller than it is.
I wanted a bookcase that fit under her window so that it would double as a side table for the rocking chair. I found this one at Target. I didn’t like the super thin, plain white, backboard it came with though. Instead I had Josh cut down a piece of bead-board and painted it red. I think it makes the bookcase look more substantial and interesting. It sure is handy having a husband who can work power tools! Yay for manly men!
The rocking chair is super comfy and fluffy. I’ve fallen asleep rocking Squeaks in it multiple times. The yellow and zebra print blanket over the back was a gift from Squeaks’ birth mom and you can also see it in Squeaks’ one month pictures. A true keepsake.
I love the way the wall over her crib turned out. It cost very little, which I love too. I just got embroidery hoops at the craft store (about $1.00 each), and filled them with fabric I had left over from the window banner you see in the panoramic shot. The frame in the center was 40% off at Michael’s. The chalkboard inside is really just a flat canvas I had left over from another project spray painted with chalkboard paint. The phrase “Though she be but little she is fierce” is Shakespeare and I love it. Although, I keep thinking of other things I could write there so it might not stay.
I’m particularly proud of Squeaks’ dresser. It was my dad’s dresser, then my dresser when I was little, and now Squeaks gets to enjoy it. It has tons of storage and character. I refinished it using this tutorial I found on Pinterest, changed out the knobs for Talavera-esk ones, and added teal chevron drawer liner. I’m particularly fond of the chalkboard drawer labels. They’re made with chalkboard contact paper that I cut on my Cricut. Fun!!
Other touches around the room include photography taken by my dad (the daisies above her dresser and the crayon picture above the rocking chair), a giraffe storage thingy for books and whatever else I can put in it cause it’s so cute, and the best shadow box ever made by my mom of Squeaks’ baby shower.
There you have it. The best room ever! Or at least in my house.