I have always adored the polka dotted lampshade in my friend, Holly's first nursery. I am planning to copy it for my own :). A few years back I got a tall, thrift store lamp for 4.00 that had a big shade on it. I am going to redo to give a similar look to the lamp in her nursery pictured here. I am in the process of painting the lamp base in an ultra flat brown spray paint. I think this brand/kind was used in Cottage Living a few years back to redo a chandelier and it gives a nice smooth looking finish without the little sparkles that spray paint can have. First, I'll use some lightweight cotton duck for a slipcover over the shade. Next, add some brown polka dots with a round, foam stamper and craft paint. Last I'll trim around the bottom with some knife pleat trim found at Hobby Lobby to complete the look!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I had a chance to go to ikea this past weekend to do a little shopping for the nursery. I picked up this flokati rug. I want something soft and neutral for the rug in the nursery. Now that I have it home, I am not sure. What are your thoughts on these rugs? I already have frieze carpet in the room, so I couldn't do just a thick shag. It would be like putting shag on top of shag. I would love to do that if I had wood floors. The pictures posted here are a mix of shag and flokati and are from oh dee oh, cottage living, holly mathis interiors (who I got to shop with on Saturday as well!!) and ikea.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Yes, I am writing about this nursery again. I got these knobs in the mail yesterday from Anthropologie to go on a dresser that is going to be used as the changing table. The dresser is very similar to the one pictured here. Mine is a family heirloom that belonged to my grandmother and members of her family before that. I have had it in my living room the past several years. It will be nice to use it in the nursery and think about how many generations before have used that same dresser. I am going to get this changing pad cover to go on the top.