Guest Post | My Cup Runneth Over*
hi everyone! i have the blessing of getting to guest post for laura beth today while she is enjoying vacation with her family. i love her blog–her craftiness, her oh-so-stylish sense and most of all, her heart for jesus. i feel so privileged to get to share one of my projects with you all today! i started my blog, my cup runneth over* when my first daughter was born two years ago. it was my way of still having an outlet for myself combining all things i love: my family, my faith, cooking, decorating, crafting and writing. best of all worlds, if you ask me :) i really strive to focus on enjoying the small things in life that bring so much joy… from being a wife to my handsome husband, loving on my two precious girls, continually working to make our house into a home and filling our life with sweet memories. come on over for a visit sometime… i’d love to meet you :)
today i’m sharing with you my daughter’s nursery reveal! my second daughter, emmy faith, was born two months ago and is such a light to our lives! i found myself working like crazy a week before she was born to finish her sweet little room and was able to get it done just in time for her arrival.
emmy’s room turned out just the way i envisioned and i’m so happy with it. anyone who knows me well knows that i love having girls because i’m pretty girly myself. i’m not one to shy away from pink… in fact, i fully embrace it as one of my favorite colors. i also love antiques, pretty vintage-y things and shabby chic-ness, so that inspired a lot when it came to emmy’s nursery. i have to tone this down around the rest of our house for the sake of my husband, but i got to let it all out when it came to decorating my baby girl’s room. and i thoroughly enjoyed myself :)
the paint color of emmy’s room is “sweet baby girl” by glidden. i was looking for a muted pink tone (it shows up waaaay brighter in some of these pictures than it is in reality) and i must admit i half chose this shade because of it’s name. we also replaced the old carpet that was in here (when i say we, i mean nick) as well as the rest of the bedrooms in our house. i love the look of this dark wood laminate flooring especially against the contrast of the white and the light pink! this is what you see when you first enter emmy’s room; our little “rocking corner” where i can’t wait to snuggle with her sleeping on my chest, and see nick reading her bedtime stories. this is my favorite corner of the whole room.
i used this scrapbook paper as inspiration for the nursery. i used it in the letters above her crib, wall hangings i made and in some of these picture frames. these frames i either had on hand or found while thrifting… the 3 oval frame and the bird hanging i scored at the christmastree shop for about 3 dollars for both pieces.
these wall hangings i made from cut plywood, scrapbook paper, rubber stamps, paper doilies and mod podge. they’re one of my favorite things about the room because they incorporate special touches from our family.
“i sing because i’m happy, i sing because i’m free his eye is on the sparrow and i know he watches me.” one of my favorite hymns and words i remind myself of often. but also the last words dad sang from his hospital bed before he met jesus. i really wanted to incorporate some of him in emmy’s room and i love that i’ll always be able to tell her how much her bampy loved her from the time he knew she was growing in my belly.
“may the lord bless you and keep you may he make his face shine on you and give you peace.” numbers 6:24. nick’s mom prayed this over him every day as he was growing up, and we have prayed this over bella every night before we put her to bed, and will emmy too! a special verse for our family.
this pom cluster was the hardest part of the whole room. holy cow. don’t even ask me how i hung it because i couldn’t begin to tell you. all i know is i used my glue gun and i just hope it all stays put! but it’s one of my favorite elements of the nursery and i’m very pleased with how it turned out! i made the tissue poms using martha stewart’s tutorial online, and these flower poms you can see how to make here. i also wrapped a small ball with pink ribbon using hot glue, and made a lace pom using a punching ball, glue and paper doilies from the dollar store. it was a huge pain in the behind, so i only made one but i’ll post a tutorial soon. the white paper lanterns i also scored from the dollar store. love that place.
emmy’s furniture we ordered in a set from walmart.com. since she’ll grow out of it soon, we didn’t want to spend too much. it works perfectly. here is her dresser with some shabby chic accessories. the lamp is one of my favorite things i own; i bought it at target when i got my first apartment in dallas almost eight years ago. the little pink accent vase belonged to my grandparents; the room that is emmy’s nursery used to be my sister and i’s bedroom whenever we stayed there, and i remember it being on my grandmother’s armoire and always thinking it was so pretty (probably because it was pink). the frame hung above the dresser was attached to an old mirror i found this summer while thrifting. the mirror glass was literally two inches thick! i was afraid it was too heavy to hang (especially in a child’s room) so i just detatched the frame and hung that instead. i love the vintage detail.
here’s her changing table. above it hangs this antique mirror from my grandparents; i love the etched glass. and i made these wall vases for bella’s nursery a couple years back and still love them.
in this little corner of her room sits an old antique table from the oceanside cottage that my family owned for many, many years. we were all blessed to take away a few heirlooms and treasured pieces when we sold it this winter, and this was one that i got. i knew it would be perfect for emmy’s room. ontop is a candelabra i found at target a few years ago, an old frame i found while yard sale-ing. the lace curtains hung in her room were there when my sister and i were growing up… which makes my nostalgic-loving heart so happy :)
emmy’s crib bedding is super simple. i used these circo brand crib sheets from target, and these carters brand ecru crib bumpers from burlington coat factory. i fell in love with this floral bathmat from anthropologie and bought it for an accent by her crib. so glad i did.
i recreated the old frames i had for bella’s name in her nursery to make emmy’s above her crib. i love the vintage floral paper and the touch of turquoise. you can read my tutorial here.
these porcelain birds i found at target and knew they’d be just the right touch for the wall above her crib. i love how elegant and simple they look. and there you have it. our little room for sweet emmy faith! can’t wait to meet her… she’s due to arrive in just a week! can’t wait to meet our little girl.
nursery run-down: crib, changing table and dresser: walmart.comrose shaped rug: anthropologiename frames: thrifted, handmadeporcelain birds: targetpink&cream floral crib sheet: targetecru crib bumpers: burlington coat factorylace curtains: family “heirloom”rocking chair: thrifted and refinished by husbandframes/bird hanging: thrifted, christmastree shoptissue, lace, flower and ribbon “poms”: handmadewhite paper lanterns: dollar treewall hangings: handmadewhite vintage mirror frame: thriftedcrystal chandelier lamp: targetpink accent vase: family “heirloom”vintage etched glass mirror: family “heirloom”wall vases: handmadewhite antique table: family “heirloom”shabby chic candelabra: targetpink vintage frame: yard sale
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Megan, thank you so much for wrapping up the week with your daugther’s BEAUTIFUL nursery. I know she will spend many happy, peaceful nights in her vintage PINK room! We can tell a lot of LOVE went into every little touch.
Here are a few of my other favorite posts from Megan:
Thanks Megan for being a part of the journey!!