Hi guys -- no baby yet, but my mama sense (and my doctor) say evacuation is imminent. I really wanted to bust out mega shoots of the rooms I've finished up, but I'm just too tired and uncoordinated. Like, I am physically unable to bend my body into the positions necessary to photograph small spaces.
So instead of trying to make some House Beautiful spreads happen (I wish), I told myself I could shoot just one sneak peek shot of each room. And I did. And now I feel all crampy and I'm racing just to type this before a baby shoots out of my bajingo...
In other words, this is going to be my last post until I show up with a bunch of sappy photos of a newborn baby. Let's jam.
The front room/playroom is finally finished... mostly. Is anything really ever finished? Anyway, here's my source list:
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor.
Couch is vintage Danish rosewood and wool boucle. You do remember Alexis, right?
Painting was thrifted long ago in California.
Rug came from Overstock, but the price has gone up since I bought it.
Chinoiserie etageres were purchased from Room Service and custom painted to match the walls by Matt. These were by far my biggest splurge -- about $550 for the pair.
Sconces were $2.99 each at a thrift store, but I had to buy harps and scored some ultra fancy shades at TJ Maxx for $15 each.
Bengal Bazaar pillows came from Etsy.
Everything else is vintage thrift.
I was kinda convinced I would have the baby before I could even move a crib into the nursery, but we actually got a lot further on this room than I thought we would. It's still missing some art and bedding, but it's 90% there. Source list:
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Frappe.
Chair is vintage Milo Baughman that I had recovered in Togo fabric. This was the big splurge for this room -- about $450 total.
Curtains are super cheap Ikea Ritva onto which my sweet MIL spent two nights sewing ribbon trim... LOVE THEM! Four panels cost $65 plus time. Can't beat that.
Mongolian fur pillow came from the West Elm outlet for $5.
Light fixture came from Ebay.
Vintage Raoul Dufy screenprint came from Room Service for $28. I cut a new mat for it.
Bookshelf is Ikea Expedit.
Sheepskin rug is old news.
Everything else is thrifted.
And last but not least is Ike's room. I think that I complain every time about how hard it is to shoot rooms in this house, but this room really is tough. I can't wait to shoot it with proper lights, but not now. Mama is tired. Source list:
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Deep Secret.
The big boy bed was the major splurge here. I got it off craigslist plus I paid Matt to paint it, so about $450 total.
Light fixture and rocker are both vintage and appeared in Ike's old room.
Rug is vintage and used to live in our old dining room.
Curtains are Ikea Aina.
Bedding is a super cute Ikea seersucker stripe that didn't photograph well.
Blue velvet pillows are Ikea.
Sheepskin is Ikea.
Leopard pillow is TJ Maxx.
And that's what I've been working on.
I'm not really sure when the baby will come out -- I'm not actually due for another week. But I think I need a few days to myself before the main event, so I'm signing off for now.
Please add DC to your google/RSS feed so you'll know when I'm back with baby pictures and more room reveals. Or you could just come and visit the archives. I used to write some pretty sweet posts before I got knocked up and my brain turned into jello.
It won't be too long before my triumphant return... pinky swear.
Until then, I'll miss you guys.