Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






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Nursery Re-Do

Sometimes things don't always work out as planned.  I'm pretty sure that was my anthem for 2014 -- but what can you do except to just go with it.

You might remember Mercer's nursery that I posted a few months ago. Well, we ended up swapping rooms. You see, Glory Maeve's room was right beside ours and Mercer's room was down the hall (and by down the hall...I mean like not THAT much further) but when Mercer was born with a heart defect we kept her in a bassinet in our room for a bit longer than expected. So when we finally did decide to move her to a crib, we still wanted her as close as possible. Make sense? We moved Glory Maeve into Mercer's nursery and Mercer got Glory Maeve's room. Long story short (or maybe that was just the long story), I'm in the processing of sprucing up Mercer's "second-hand" nursery re-do. 

I wanted to tie in the colors of the baby quilt her Grandma made for her...

...but  also stick with my favorite light and bright style. Here are few things I'm pondering over and a few things I've already clicked "purchase" on ;)

1. Foil-Stamped Art Print
2. Cinema Floor Lamp
3. Triangle Printed Pouf
4. Leka Rattles
5. Gold Dot Crib Sheet
6. Half Tone Cube Basket
7. Toy Storage Box
8. Whale Bookends 

Oh! and if you're into the foil-stamped goodness like I am, get 20% off over at Minted on foil cards, gifts, and art!


Mercer's Nursery

Like with Glory Maeve's nursery, I opted to reuse a lot of existing furniture and decoration that I already had for Mercer's room. Her nursery took over our spare bedroom and we decided to keep the extra bed in there as well. This room only has one set of windows and is probably the darkest room in our whole house, so keeping the walls white and decor light and bright was essential.



Nursery #2

My second daugther is due in just a few short weeks so we've been in the process of converting our guest bedroom/office into a second nursery. Although I love daydreaming about a beautifully decorated room for the bundle, I've found myself repurposing so many things that I already owned to create a simple, sweet little space. There are still a few things that need to be finished but I thought I shared a few photos of the progress..


Mini Bedroom Makeover

So we're still not going dark with the walls yet, but I have had the chance to update our bedroom from when we first moved in. We finally put in real curtain rods, picked up a new comforter, and put down this rug that I originally bought for my showroom.

Slowly but surely...


Dark Bedroom Walls

My house is white, from top to bottom. When we moved in, we were in such a transition that I didn't care much for decorating at the time. I mean, when you go from Brooklyn to anywhere, you have to quadrupable furtniture ..so the wall color was the last thing I was thinking about. But now that we've been here for nearly two years I've got the decorating itch. More specificially, adding a little something to the walls -- and thinking that that something should be dark paint (!). 

After the trusted guidance from these two design blogger extrodinares, it doesn't feel so scary and actually looks pretty awesome..

Nicole of Making it Lovely -- goregous charcoal with pops of pink..wowza. 

Victoria of SFGIRLBYBAY -- just one wall could be the way to go!

We're actually hoping to buy a house eventually, so painting now isn't really the most pracitcal idea --  so I'll just pin these images away for when the time comes..


Our Dining Room

Thanks so much to Cyd for featuring our dining room on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion! It is definitely one of my favorite places in our house...so head on over to see more. 



We've begun the task of baby-proofing. Glory isn't quite crawling but we decided to be proactive and fix a few hazaardous areas. One of which was the wire-rack shelving unit that held our china. Sad face. Lets take a moment to remember this lovely piece in our dining room

We've replaced it with Dustin's great grandmother's dresser that we repainted. I wish I had taken a before photo, this piece has had many coats of paint and decorative treatments, not all good. But we're fairly happy with how it turned out..now it's on to all those exposed outlets..


Fall Table

My mom recently received a shipment of toweling fabric into your fabric shop and I picked up several yards to turn into a fall tablerunner. I love this stuff -- just a simple hem on the ends, and you're good to go. I also picked up these tree branch candle holders from Worley's Lighting, a Charlotte based etsy shop.