Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Olivia's room!

The crib was used, found it on craigslist and just put some of my favorite mustard yellow on the sides. The blanket was crocheted by Franc's step-grandmother, the black and white artwork was made by various people over the years including my mom, my sister caroline, me (duh), my students, and my friend Willow. The branch/paper mobile was made by me:)
Some of the ever popular IKEA expedit shelves with Target boxes inside! Oh and you might not be able to see it well but the burnt sienna thing on top of it is a hand made ceramic piggy bank from Costa Rica. I love how you can tell human hands made it; its not perfect like store bought ones. And I love that it is straight up red clay with just a clear coat on it. so cool.
Curtains from target with some fabric sewn to the bottom, rocking chair from goodwill, then repainted and cushions sewn for it. The lamp also from goodwill. Table: IKEA. Photos behind the chair are of Franc and I as babies. I had them in my room last year, but then got the idea to put them in her room from my friend Sarah.
Alphabet featured on this blog long ago, but its the set I made last year while teaching. The art piece below my mom brought after Olivia was born, b/c she knew about my b&w theme. I made it in 8th grade.
Closer shot of the mobile. I have another one I made a while back, that was going to be above the changing pad on the EXPEDIT shelves, but I haven't put it up yet, and we have found that changing her in the bathroom is way easier....
This is my favorite room in the house. partially because it is the only room I totally finished before she came, but also because it is so bright and cheerful. I have never put so much thought and time into a room before. I've never really had the time, plus we move always move, so it hardly seemed worth it!

15 comments:

mer said...

Katie--I love this!! I especially love how you added your own personal touch to everything. Will you come do my room??

sarah marie. said...

darling katie.

homemade grits said...

please submit this to ohdeedoh! it's amazing!!

{irene} said...

So so pretty girl!....I'm so impressed!

Anonymous said...

Katie, I miss sleeping on the floor in that rockin' room. And I love the comment by "homemade grits". You should be famous!
Love and hugs and kisses to you and Olivia and Franc, the awesome med. student. MOM

Alice said...

This is adorable. I really need to get to work on Finns room/art space/Alice's closet

ed and brooke said...

so cute katie! i love what you did to the sides of the crib.

Willow Withy said...

The only thing more beautiful to go in that room is sweet little Olivia- but I guess you made her too, so it's appropriate that she is so gorgeous. :)

I am teary eyed- seriously. Thank you for posting this.

Please please send me your address.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

It looks great Katie! Love the pink cloud shapes on the walls.

In The Cottage said...

This room is simply beautiful! The black and white is the most stimulating thing for little minds... and the pink and mustard yellow... PERFECTION!

Great Job! (and CONGRATULATIONS!)

3girlsmom said...

okay so totally jealous of that room! it rocks!!!!! wow. and all the pics of olivia!!! what a doll. she is de-lish! and well, when you have a newborn and a little one as well you REALLY don't do much!! seriously don't even know how i did it. i have blocked it from my memory. (well, mom's that stay for like 3 weeks also help!! i begged my mom to stay longer than 2 weeks and of course, she did.) and LOVE those skirts you made and the dolls and everything! can you please come here and make some of those skirts for my kids??? and the dolls???? i need to put my order in for christmas now. i would rather give those to gracie than all those dumb, cheap, made in china toys!

keep rockin' it girlie girl!!!!

The Powells said...

so cute...love it!!!

Cristy said...

I am in love! This room makes me happy.

Cristy said...

(Oh, I did pink and black in my babies room too... maybe I should post photos?)

sarah marie. said...

katie he took a pacifier the first day so maybe i was lucky. sorry i don't have a solution.