Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Look what I just got!!

Emsley's rocker!! When I told the guy that I was in no hurry to get it, he took me literal! I think I gave it to him 5 months ago? I knew he was busy - but man, that's busy!

I soooo wish I had taken a before picture. This was my great-grandmother's rocker and ottoman. When I got it, it had a old powder blue and mauve pattern {yikes!} - I had it reupholstered with a spring green and white small plaid. It had baby blue piping and the blue was also on the inside box pleat of the ottoman. Dude - it rocked. It was a great color choice . . . . for BOYS. So, after it's short life span of green and blue, my maple rocker has transformed into this!
I wish I would have staged this room. The two blankets should have been hidden before this picture was taken. I didn't even realize where they were until I downloaded these pictures to the computer. My sweet baby is napping so I don't dare try to take any pictures now - you will have to live with the suspense of what the room could have looked like if I had only taken the time to move those silly blankets!

Honestly, I was a little scared to use that fabric - the rest of the room is more, well, . . .pink! BUT I'm soooo glad I did, man it really looks great. You guys ought to see it in person!! Do you see the tiny lamps on the chest - yeah, those little crystal ones - I really need to paint their shades that salmon color from the chair. I think it will really bring it together!

Hmmmmm, now I'm thinking I'm missing only one thing . . . . what could it be - Ohhhh I know, I think I need a tassel from that nester lady!

18 comments:

Kim said...

What a beautiful room! I love the little dress framed.

The Nester said...

Nester lady is making your tassel--well it's half made--finishing your baby's tassel tonight and that photo helped me so much!!

I want to be a baby and have that as my room!!!! You did a great job with all the color and so didn't need to move any blankets--with a room that beautiful it all works--even any so called imperfections!!

Oh, and your hair is so adorable. I think you have 8 times as much hair as me.

Kelly said...

That nursery is precious!

I love all of your kids' names! SOOOOO cute!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Your new rocker is so precious! I so wish I had your creative eye and talent!!!

Tricia Anne said...

Your room is beautiful!! And what a treasured keepsake to have your grandma's rocking chair. The fabric is perfect! I love all of your creations! I oowed and awwed as I read your blog! :o)
Sincerely,
Tricia Anne

Dana D said...

The room is absolutely beautiful! I would not have even seen the blankets if you hadn't pointed them out! I think I have tunnel vision- ha!

Natalie said...

LOVE IT!!! I think it looks perfect in there!!!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful nursery! The rocker makeover looks great. If you're going to "stage" it and redo the picture, get that chandelier in it next time, will ya? =) j/k

Holli said...

I was wondering if we would ever get to see Emsley's room finished. We got sneak peeks along the way....it is just adorable! Great job!

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Beautiful!!

les_mason_curt said...

what a great idea... your grandmothers rocker... so smart! that rocker has seen some years, that makes it even better...

Lacy said...

Love the room Kim!!! I think the shades in Salmon would be perfect. The rocker....well rocks!! Love it all and I didnt see her name on a canvas anywhere???? But Im sure it is there huh?

Simply This That and the Other... said...

Love the chair! You're right that color totally rocks. Way cute room too.

Rach said...

YAY!!! It looks so awesome finished! It really is a WAY Cuuuute room! {Miss I don't even think we're gonna get a bed yet and we'll worry about later down the road....YEAH RIGHT!} haha

MaryannWilson said...

SO Beautiful!! Emsley is such a lucky little girl!!!

Bethany said...

Emsley has the sweetest room! Tracy has shown it to me before. You are so creative!

Kris said...

I think the room is just beautiful!!

At Home Redesigns said...

What a pretty, pretty room. Nice job.