new artwork in the nursery

I almost hugged my mail-person today. Look what came!

It’s a personalized print from The Penny Paper Co. and I couldn’t  love it more. It’s so cheeky, and entirely true, that I couldn’t resist it. The Penny Paper Co. is an art and stationary company based in Toronto and owned and founded by designer Lindsay Stephenson. She also has an awesome blog that I follow where she chronicles the renovations of her gorgeous house and life with her super cute baby. Her designs are so fresh and adorable. I also got a fantastic personalized address stamp. Did I mention they’re affordable? Even with shipping to the states I feel like I got a fantastic deal on great art and got to support a fellow blogger. Yay!

I ran out to Target and got a frame that matches the others over the changing table. Looking at it in the pic makes me want to hang it just a tad higher. Can you tell I was eager to share? 🙂

While I was there I grabbed a new frame for the print from the Sycamore Street Press that’s across the room. It was in a thick black frame before.

Sorry for the goofy angles on these pics; I was trying to avoid the afternoon glare.

Way better, don’t you think?

Any projects going on at your houses? Lucy’s grandma is coming for a week long visit today so my burgeoning plan to do a little refresh in the upstairs bath is on hold, for now. More on that to come…

kisses – H

Lucy’s Room

I thought I’d show off Lucy’s room. It’s probably one of the only rooms in the house that I’d consider “finished” – although no room ever really is, and especially not a a child’s room that will grow and adapt with the child. I love this room, the colors, the vibe, and the functionality. I spend a good chunk of my day in here so I’m glad it works for me (hopefully Lucy likes it too!) Now if I could just convincer her to sleep in her crib…

Her crib is nestled under roofline. We wanted the full height space for the changing area so both of us could stand comfortably. The chair is on loan from a friend; I’ve softened it up with a sheepskin from Ikea, a pillow, and the quilt from her crib bedding set.

In the summer that table holds a oscillating fan. I’m thinking about spraying that frame for the numbers print white, the black looks a bit heavy.

I loath bifold closet doors, but they do keep the pets out of the closet. I have a clever idea to dress it up, I just have to find time to do it.

I love those Ugly Dolls – so fun.

Next to the dresser is our diaper bin (just a simple human kitchen can with a liner) Since we cloth diaper the top two drawers are entirely filled with diapers (I’m a little obsessed with cloth diapers, what can I say?). The bottom four are all her clothes sorted by category. Her wool diaper covers hang from the wall hooks so they can air dry. I think I’ll have to devote  a whole post to diapering at some point…

Somehow, orange became the main accent color in this room. It was very difficult to find modern, feminine, nursery accents that weren’t pink heavy.  I think the grey-blue walls are the perfect complement to the bold orange (no really, orange and blue are complementary colors), and the hits of yellow in the textiles balance everything out. It’s fun and youthful, but not too cheesy. Hope you like it!

xo,

H

Source list –

Crib bedding – Land of Nod and Argington

Bookcase – Crate and Barrel

Bins in Bookcase – Land of Nod

Rug –  Crate and Barrel

Crib – Ikea Gulliver (not being sold in stores temporarily)

Dresser – garage sale score, painted white – original hardware

Artwork – Papersource papers in Target frames – easy peasy!

Numbers print – Sycamore Street Press

Table – Awesome Salvation Army find – ($10!!!)

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