I am sad to announce that while all of Nell’s furniture is in her nursery, there is nothing hung on the walls. Not. One. Thing. Until today.
I have things to put on the walls. I have a lot of things. We chose to do something simple with her nursery. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I know it’s a little cliché, but I love it. And I have a few other things that were gifted to us that aren’t really Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, but they’re perfect for Nell.
First up, Nell’s doorway. On the door is something her daddy picked out. It’s a little sign that says “Welcome to my crib”. He loved it and I couldn’t say no.
Above her door is a beautiful, handmade, floral Deathly Hallows stitch done by Bryan’s cousin, Mary.
Next are these amazing bookshelves that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law made Nell. Brad built them and Naomi painted them to match the theme. The two above the bookshelves are being used for lightweight books and the one under the window is being used for soft books and stuffies.
You can also see a sign that my brother and sister-in-law, Josh & Jill, gave us for Nell’s room. It says: Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a sweet prayer, and kiss me goodnight. It’s perfect for right above the rocking chair where Nell and I read her books.
We also have a few things above her crib. I went back and forth for a while on whether or not I would put anything above her bed because we live in California and well…earthquakes. But, after talking about it with Bryan, we decided that these would be fine because they’re not held up by just one nail. AND we did our best to get those nails into the studs so they’re a little bit more sturdy.
The moon says: Love you to the moon and back. The star says: Twinkle twinkle little star. And the one above her crib (and my personal favorite) says: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. May angels watch me through the night and keep me till the morning light.
Finally, this is her dresser. This dresser was originally purchased in 1990 when my mom bought it for my nursery. Since then, it has been painted, painted again, and painted some more. A few years ago I lent the dresser to my sister-in-law to use for her daughter. When we told her we were going to have Nell she said she would repaint the dresser to match the theme of her room. So, her dresser and her bookshelves match because they were made special for Nell.
Above her dresser is a sign that says: I love you more than all the stars in the sky.
Her nursery looks so different now that we’ve hung everything. It looks exactly the way I imagined it would.