Altho I have been accused by the Better Half of not needing any semblance of logical reasoning to spend money, Grand#1 gave me a few. Besides continuing to accumulate the cutest baby girl clothing on the east coast, I decided to redecorate one of our bedrooms into a guestroom/nursery. Both for Grand#1 AND future Grands. I feel it is my duty as an Omi to make sure I give my Grands the nicest of places to lay their little baby heads when to grandmother's house they come. I wish I took some "before" shots. But once I set my mind to something, I kinda go full steam ahead. However...I DO have "after" shots.
AGAIN...sure wish I had the patience to take some 'before' shots. The walls were navy and a much darker taupe. The first thing I did was lighten the whole dang thing up. Creams and oranges. Creamsicle. Even tho I despise Creamsicles (lets just chalk that aversion up to a youthful overindulgence that resulted in a not-so-pleasant aftermath).
On one wall I framed four vintage handkerchiefs that were my mother-in-law's. Nana would have loved to be in a nursery with her first great-grandchild. She is here in spirit.
"Hankies from Nana"
But my FAVORITE part of this room is where I channeled Joanna Gaines from HGTV's "Fixer Upper" and I shiplapped one of the walls. And by "I" I mean the Better Half. Because altho Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, I need a Chip Gaines to actually achieve it. No idea what I'm talking about? Get yourself over to HGTV and check out their show post haste! You're welcome.
"Quarters from Gramps"
A few more finishing touches, including my sterling silver teething ring from when I was a baby. Hmmmm, did I mention I wish I had taken 'before' pics?!?
All finished. Just add a Grand and let the spoiling commence. To grandmother's house they come. Dang I wish I took 'before' photos!
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