I am so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge this fall! We bought our house almost 2 1/2 years ago, and did a lot of renovations the first couple of months. We scraped the ceilings, removed wallpaper, painted, completely renovated the kitchen, and took down a wall.
Once we completed all of this, we had burned through our budget and energy for all things house related. Slowly, but surely, we’ve been furnishing the house since and trying to work through our list of projects. It drives my OCD crazy that there is not one room in our house that is completely finished. Needless to say, I am ready to take the plunge and put the stamp of completion on at least one room in our house (it’s about time!)!These pictures, taken by my fab friend Kiley Lauren, are what Piper’s nursery looked like when we brought her home from the hospital. We’ve made a few changes since, and I have a lot of plans to complete the room. Piper’s nursery is my all time favorite room in our house. There are so many special memories, and we have spent a lot of time in here. Between nursing sessions, rocking her to sleep, or playing with her toys, this room gets a tremendous amount of use. So I am excited to to finally complete it!!Above is the inspiration board I put together while planning Piper’s nursery while I was pregnant. The rug is my absolute favorite piece to the room, and what the rest of the room will be designed around.
This is how the room is currently looking … a borrowed glider from a friend, sound machine on the floor, laundry basket hiding in the corner. When Piper was born I still hadn’t picked out a rocking chair. I couldn’t decide what look/style I was going for, and since rocking chairs are not cheap, I didn’t want to pull the plug on a purchase I wasn’t 100% sure about. Some of our good friends had an extra glider and offered to let us borrow it. It was waiting for us when we came home from the hospital, which we so appreciated!! Then we got busy changing diapers, sleeping in between feedings, and, you know, keeping a baby alive, that a new rocking chair quickly slid to the back of the list. Now, 10 months later, I’m finally ready to pull the plug on a permanent one.This little flamingo picture right here is one I drew when I was in elementary school. There is a flamingo theme that runs through Piper’s nursery, so I thought this little picture would be perfect! You know … I drew it when I was a kid, now I have a kid of my own and her room has flamingos in it …. Right!? It’s definitely not doing the job I was hoping it would do. I have some plans for new art prints that will bring a little more life to the space and fill the white walls. I still adore the thought behind this picture, so maybe it’ll find another spot and be able to stay.This globe was used as decor in our wedding, so once again I got all sentimental and thought it would be perfect in Piper’s nursery (hormones, i tell you!). The color scheme in the room is definitely pink and blue, but most of the blues are more of a mint or teal hue. This globe has always felt too dark, and really bothered me. Dressing up the changing station is definitely top of the list!And finally there’s this little corner. The room started off with a little plant in this corner, which we upgraded to a fiddle leaf fig tree. Unfortunately, both died a slow, sad, death. Scofield told me our house is like hospice … it’s where plants go to die (Thanks, hon). But it’s true. I have the brownest of brown thumbs. It’s something I’m still hopeful in, and I might even fill this corner with another plant. Third time’s a charm, right!?
For now, this giant bear lives in the corner. Scofield actually gave me this bear as a valentine’s gift when we were in high school and weren’t even dating yet, haha! Piper seems to like him, so he’ll do for now.
Anyway, there you have it … all of my hopes and dreams for this space. I can’t wait to get started, and share this ORC journey with you!! Be sure to check out all of the other ORC challenge spaces here!