Mabel Gray's room! That she doesn't sleep in at night! But we do sometimes change a diaper or two in there! And she napped in there for many hours today! EXCLAMATION POINT!
Her wall letters and mobile are DIY. Wall letters are just the old cardboard jobbies we've all seen 100 times at Hobby Lobby, that I spray painted silver to look zinc-y. (Do they? Look zinc-y?) The mobile was just me gathering up a bunch of rando craft stuff from around my house, yanking some fall leaves off a fall wreath, and going to town. And, you know, wine. Oh! Also. Side story about the letters. We'd originally planned to use J's Mamaw's exact name, Mable. So, I made the letters. The next week we decided to go with the Mabel spelling we both preferred by a smidge. And I went "oh no, new spelling, now I need to make new letters!" Good thing J stopped me before I went back to the craft store for new letters. Durrrrr.
The wall on the right's a bit bare yet, no? The mirror has to be bolted to the wall before she starts crawling, because it weighs about twenty pounds and, you know, SMUSH. And the lamp! I rescued it from the PB outlet years ago, in a very not-my-style shade of baby blue, but had to have it because it made pretty light. Three minutes, a can of silver spray paint, and voila! MG-worthy!
My two favorite little pieces in the room. On the left, one of Mabel's newborn photos from our session with the amazingly talented Heidi Chowen. (Like, for real. Her pictures. They stun.) I stuck her hospital bracelet underneath just like I did with one of Vivian's in her room. On the right, a frame I found in Walker, MN, home of GTG2012. Memmmmmories. Framing, of course, a picture of MG. Brand new, Day One MG. Eventually I'd like to put a picture of her namesake, Mamaw Mab-ELL-EEE in there.
Other details. Her bedding came from Restoration Hardware Baby. (Sidenote: may I just tell you, I do NOT recommend getting your baby bedding from RHB. The bedding itself is fab. Well made and soft and pretty. The THREE MONTHS it took them to actually get me the stuff and subpar customer service I received each time I called to inquire where my "in-stock" bedding was? Not fab. I made it through a trimester, a move across town, a birth, a recovery, and a cross country move in the time it took them to ship off some sheets, a bumper, and a skirt? I think no.) The crib and changing table are hand-me-downs from Vivi's nursery, Pottery Barn Kids stuff. Baskets from Target. The antique chair I nabbed from the ranch, which my parents bought full of furniture. The side table I bought at Pier One last month. The big frame, Pier One again.
Andplusalso, the gold doorknobs will go at some point, too. When we feel like buying and swapping out 892 gold doorknobs and hinge sets all around the house (nothing sounds less fun). Andplusalso part 2, we're at odds on the ceiling (not pictured) (because it looks like, you know, a ceiling) (with a boob light). I want a fancyschmancy chandelier. J wants a ceiling fan. Given that MG's room faces south and we have no AC and it probably gets up to about 140 degrees in there at 4pm in July .... J's probably going to win. Boohiss.
So. Tah-dah! There you have it.