Before I start to document Hadley’s birth, I wanted to share her room with you. We knew that we would need to convert our guest room into her room and I knew that I wanted to keep it the same color (SW Rainwashed) no matter whether Percy was a boy or a girl. I was envisioning using the blue/green walls and the gray velvet curtains as a starting point. I also knew that we would move the brown rocker that we bought before Charlotte was born into the room. Other than that I wasn’t sure what we’d pull to complete the room.
When we found that Percy was a Hadley I decided that I’d accent the blue/green and gray with pink and yellow. I think that the colors really pop against the wall color. I didn’t end up with as much yellow as I was thinking that I would but I like the pink accents. It’s very girly without being overpowering.
View from the doorway
We used James’ crib in Hadley’s room since we are using the back piece of Charlotte’s crib as James’ headboard. I love the turned spindle rails at the corners of the crib. It’s fancy without being too girly or masculine.
Like I said, the rocker/glider/recliner is from when Charlotte was born. It’s served us well through the years! You’ll see Hadley’s Baby Be Blessed doll sitting in the chair. The table next to the chair was previously in our room but I hadn’t found a place for it in the new house and it’s antiqued metal and glass top are the perfect feminine touch next to the strongly colored brown rocker.
My Mom won these dress paintings at a silent auction a few years ago. They were painted by our former neighbor and I’m so glad that I got to use them in Hadley’s room! They are gorgeous with beautiful texture. I purchased a wooden letter from Hobby Lobby to go above them and mod podged it with tissue paper. I’ve got the steps and tutorial coming up soon. I’m so happy with the way that it turned out!
We again had Kim Wheeler with Small Words Art paint a name painting for Hadley. It’s got a gray chevron background and is beautiful. I need to get a closer picture of it to show you. I also ordered a new crib skirt from Designs By Christy and a Carters minky bumper in soft pink. Hadley has yet to sleep in her crib (or even go in her room!) but it’s a cozy little nest just waiting for her!
We again repurposed and moved the bookshelf from Charlotte’s room into Hadley’s nursery. It’s going to serve as a changing table and so I purchased some pink bins to store our diapers, etc since it doesn’t have drawers. We also rehung the shadow boxes that our Mom’s made for us when Charlotte was born. It’s special that we’ve been able to use those in each nursery that we’ve had.
The bookcase is pretty bare right now but it does have Hadley’s personalized book as well as a copy of Owl Babies which is where Charlotte came up with the “Percy” name before we knew that Hadley was a girl. I love that they recently came out with a board book version of it!
Jason’s shadow box
My shadow box
In going through the room via pictures I found that we “borrowed” a lot of things from Charlotte’s room for Hadley’s! Thankfully Charlotte was ok with all of my redecorating, especially since she got to pick out a new dresser for her room. We took her desk and one of her fancy lamps to add a little more light color to Hadley’s room. And I made some bulletin board frames because Charlotte kept making pictures for Hadley and wanting to put them somewhere in her room!
I have special items displayed in the desk shelves like all of the crocheted booties that KayKay has made for the kids and the blanket that Kay made for Hadley. As well as the blankets that Gramme made for Charlotte and a fun personalized hanger that I got from Zulily for Hadley.
I still have to get pictures printed to put in the frames throughout the room, but since we’re not using the room yet (she’s living out of our room) it hasn’t bothered me. I’m going to work on that this week.
I love the sweet and peaceful feel of Hadley’s room. It’s feminine and girly without being over the top. I look forward to time spent with her in this sweet room that we created with her in mind!