I know many of you are waiting to see this baby's room, so I'll keep it short. A few weeks ago my friends Allison and Chris adopted a baby, and I immediately sprung into action to help Al plan a nursery. Here is what we ended up with. I think it's a pretty cute room for a pretty cute girl. We didn't have a lot of time to plan, so most of the items in the room were sourced locally or ordered somewhere online that offered quick shipping. I arrived in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon and had to leave Tuesday morning, so we had a tight schedule to get the room and crib painted, hang shades/curtains, and assemble everything. I would just like you to know that, although we achieved our goal, tomorrow I have to have my gall bladder removed. THE SACRIFICES I MAKE. The crib is a Jenny Lind, which we painted a color called "Bumblebee" from Lowes's Valspar spray paint line. (Dear Valspar, Your spray paint color selection is fantastic.) There was a communications mix-up between me and our workers (Vince) at home base, resulting in the purchase of 12 cans of spray paint requiring trips to 3 different Lowes stores. The tale of Vince and the Spray Paint is best told by Allison, so I'll leave that to her. Maybe she'll tell it in the comments. The crib bedding and lamps are from Target. The glider is from a place called, I am not joking, "New Baby Products." The yellow Ikat pillow is from the awesome Fabricadabra, and thank you Raina for that tip! The dresser is from Babies R Us, and we love it because it doesn't look like baby furniture. The rugs, bookcase (Expedit, what what!), and white grommet curtains are all Ikea. The uglydolls are from Heliotrope Home. The pink chair is Vitra from Hive Modern. The most excellent cardboard moose head, which took me approximately 40 years to put together, is from Uncommon Goods. And finally, the walls are "Atlantic Fog" from the discontinued Martha Stewart line at Sherwin Williams. I wish I had gotten better pictures of the bed, and the room from other angles, but we woke up in the middle of a HURRICANE, so there was very little time and even less light. I did get a shot of one of my favorite things in the room, the Mason jar full of twinkle lights, which was Al's inspired idea. Welcome home, Marlo. I hope you love your new room.
Y'all must have been voting it up for me in the bedroom contest, because I won the Readers' Choice Award! That's right! Power to the people! Thank you so much for voting, both from the link here and on Twitter. Also, thanks to my ladies over at Design Crisis, for their aggressive Pro-AB campaign. I was also given an Honorable Mention by the judges (Dear Kelly Wearstler: CALL ME), which is doubly awesome. See the results, and the super fabulous winners, right here. Now everybody go paint something Down Pipe!
Oh my goodness, it's been a banner week here at Chao Central. First of all, the temperature has dropped below 75 at least 3 times. Secondly, one of my favorite blogs, Creature Comforts, did a super sweet post on our house. THIRD OF ALL, I will be doing a guest post on one of my OTHER favorite blogs (Karly and Erin, what what!) very very soon. FINALLY, and this is going to blow your mind, I am a finalist in this All The Best Bedroom Contest. I mean, how sick are you of hearing about my bedroom? I know, me too. However. Not only is it an honor to be chosen, but your favorite and mine, the crazy awesome Kelly Wearstler, is one of the judges. This makes me squee. A lot. Y'all, the other contestants are so good. They are obviously professionals. So I cannot even tell you how happy it made me to find out I was in the top 12. As a bonus, there is a Reader's Choice poll you should go vote in. (For me.) (I mean, you don't have to. Only if you want to.) (Dewit.) Talk about an embarrassment of riches. I am the luckiest girl in the blogosphere!!!!!!1! And now, here are 2 more pictures of my bedroom. YAY!
I don't have much to say about this except 1) I'm so happy with the result, 2) "Down Pipe" is my new favorite color, and 3) I am very tired. New things bought for the room: Paint, roller shades, and throw pillows. I bought the antlers on eBay. If you have any questions I'll try to answer them!