The Nursery: Progress Part V

10.24.2010

Well, our little Maura Catherine is 6 weeks old (wow, time is flying!!) but I never finished sharing with you guys the pics of her nursery before she made her appearance:)

If you've been following along, you'll remember that I still had to frame and hang my 19th century hand-colored vintage botanical prints that I bought at the Brimfield Antique Show this year. I knew I wanted to put them above Maura's dresser/changing table. Here was that wall before the prints:



And after:


The prints are only 5 x 7, but I wanted to fill the wall and make them a definite focal point, so I chose large scale frames with a wide double mat.



At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the actual frames black. I thought about painting them (white or maybe some sort of subtle green), but then once they were up I a) got lazy and b) liked how the black picked up on the dark knobs of the dresser and oil-rubbed bronze drapery rods. WDYT? Are they ok black?



I also changed the styling of the dresser and added my letterpress type that spells "play" (also from Brimfield) and updated the "Sneak Peak" frame with one of Maura's real ultrasounds.



I still have 2 more things I want to do in here before I am technically 100% done. Not sure how soon those will happen though. I still at some point want to do a big nursery post with all the pics and a source list. Stay tuned. Hope everyone had a great weekend:)

To see the rest of the nursery progress, check out the before pics here, and during here, here, here, and here.

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the full spread...AND more pictures of Maura!

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  2. Very sweet and serene. I like the pop of pink on those curtains too.

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  3. It looks better and better every time I see it! :)

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  4. Looks awesome! Good call on the black frames.

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  5. What a cute touch with the framed prints. The sneak peak frame is so adorable also! What a good idea.

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  6. The nursery looks darling. Such a sweet space for a new baby girl.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  8. I really like the black frames w/the black knobs and I think the black make the prints pop more than if you'd used ligher frames.

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  9. I love the color of the curtains against the wall color! Can you share what color of paint the walls are?

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  10. Thanks, everyone!!! Phew, glad you think the black frames are ok:)

    Thanks, Nicole! The walls are Benjamin Moore "Heaven on Earth"...I thought that was fitting;)

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  11. i think the black frames look great, for the same reasons you noted. love the prints!

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  12. I like the black frames...they provide some really great balance. Looking good!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  13. It's been so fun to watch this room progress, especially since we were pregnant at pretty much the same time! Everything looks wonderful. Enjoy little Maura!

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  14. Thanks for showcasing the Hemnes as dresser/changing table. I think I'm sold. I haven't loved IKEA in the past for permanent furniture, but it's just so perfect looking and at the right price....

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