I’m almost embarrassed to be posting this. I mean, first we’ve got #1: the likes of the Wills posting nurseries that blow all other nurseries out of the water and all it takes is a quick gander at Pinterest to reveal that Darcy’s room has no business being on the internet whatsoever. And #2: she’s almost 11 months old, and her room still isn’t ‘finished.’ But really, neither is any other room in this house and I’m thinking that this is par for the course when it comes to homeownership: nothing is ever finished (or—and this is a very likely explanation—we are just incredibly slow-moving and uninspired decorators). I think a colorful rug would be a nice addition to the room, as well as a lampshade that isn’t perpetually tilted and hey, let’s really shoot for the stars and maybe plan to rehang the closet door that fell off its tracks 2 weeks ago and is currently just leaning awkwardly into the closet, shall we?
Anyway. Darcy’s bedroom. You can see my ideas for the nursery way back when in THIS post. I wanted it to feel clean and light and bright, with pops of fun color. Not tooooo tremendously girly, but still feminine and playful and fun.
It’s an itty bitty little bedroom, so this tour will be very quick. You’ll be done scrolling through in like 2.4 seconds and can chuckle to yourself for another 3.7 seconds about my very unimpressive photography and go about your day. A home décor blogger I am not.
(The bunting is not missing pennants, btw—the ones that appear to be missing are actually white lace, so they didn’t really show up in the picture.)
- My angel mother did all the heavy lifting in getting Darcy’s room put together—she refinished the crib (it was once honey oak, a hand-me-down from a friend that has belonged to at least 4 children so far that I know of, probably more!), reupholstered the glider cushions, and painted the dresser. She also gave me the purple shelf and sewed the changing pad cover, as well as the little pillow on the glider. All I did was sew the curtains and crib skirt and provide the infant. I considered painting the glider white to match the crib, but let’s be honest, it would have just been me asking my mom to paint the crib for me, and the poor woman has done enough.
- Now that I’m thinking about it, we hardly paid for a single thing in this room. The crib was a hand-me-down. We picked up the glider off the side of the road on trash day a few years ago (ha!). The dresser was a flea market find, purchased and painted by my mom. I found the shelf in my mom’s barn and I sort of stole it. 2 of the prints above the dresser are leftovers from my mom’s shop, and the center print is from my sister’s etsy store. I guess all I really paid for was the fabric.
- The darling quilt on the crib was made by Jeff’s parents. They’ve made a quilt for each grandchild so far, and they are always adorable. Darcy’s quilt matches her room perfectly!
- The bunting is a leftover decoration from Bekah’s wedding, and the tissue pompoms (from Beau Coup) were first used at Bekah’s bridal shower, then at her wedding, and now have ended up in Darcy’s room. They’re starting to show some wear after being smooshed into bags and hauled back and forth from one event to another, but they’ve got life left in them still. I would not have expected to get so much use out of them, and I think they look so cute up in the corner there!