By the way, we're having a girl. Her name is Julep Ruth Peach. Julep for our Kentucky Derby affinity (I was born on Derby day, and a lot of my family is in Kentucky, so it's a pretty big deal to us). We just love how southern and feminine it sounds. Ruth is a middle name from my mom's side. My grandmother's middle name is Ruth, and so is mine, so I thought it would be nice to continue the tradition. We are over the moon about having a little girl. I can't wait to see Ryan with her... it's going to be the sweetest thing ever.
Anyway, back to her room! We've dubbed the theme "We're Not Painting". Last summer, we finished the room as a bar. Ryan painted it a lovely navy-ish shade of charcoal, and we loved it for all of 5 minutes, until my dad moved in with us for a few months. Since he moved out, it has been a catch-all room for a plethora of randomness: Ryan's ever-growing rifle collection, art that we have never taken the time to hang, etc.
My dad painted these when he was 9.
We've decided to keep the paint job, mostly because we're lazy, but also because it's such a great backdrop for bright pops of color. When we found out we were expecting, I immediately thought mustard yellow and the tiniest bit of bright pink would be perfect for a girl. And I got my wish! So here's where we're headed...
1. Jenny Lind Crib | Target.com 2. Owl school chart print | Gritty City Goods on Etsy
3. Plum & Bow Amelia Rug | Urban Outfitters.com 4. Vintage Baby Antlers | Ryan's from childhood
5. Vintage yellow dresser | Allie's Family Heirloom 6. Bella Glider by Rockabye Glider Co. | Target.com
We found this adorable lampshade at a little boutique in St Louis called Roots, and decided to turn it into a pendant
So, that's it, so far! We have yet to get her crib and the glider, but those should be here soon! I'll be sure to post an update with the finished product (with pictures NOT from instagram) as soon as it's done.
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