Part of me was a little hesitant to share these photos because…they’re taken with my iPhone.
As most of you know, we had to sell my Canon 5D Mark III and Mark II to get some bills paid so now all we have is Mark’s Canon 50D. It’s a totally fine camera while I’m on maternity leave so it’s no huge deal at all, but it was quite a challenge to get this girl’s room photographed! The 50D is a crop-frame, which means it crops in way more in frame than my MkIII did, and the widest lens we have is my 35mm. To top it off, Cora’s room is sooo tiny! It’s just big enough for all her essentials. It was pretty much impossible to get all her details photographed, so I relied on my sad little iPhone 4 that’s in dire need of upgrade. ;)
I’m sure a large majority don’t even care in the slightest, so I’ll shut up and get to the photos. haha.
Cora’s crib was a $70 Ikea steal that Mark sanded and stained (the stain was safe for cribs, no baby-patrol please). Her dresser is one that I’ve had for several years that I found for $15…we painted it white and added copper hardware. Her rocker was purchased anonymously off our registry and to this day we still have NO CLUE who bought it! I am completely in love with it. :) And Cora’s closet was a joint effort. We took off the cumbersome doors, I hand-painted the arrow print inside, and Mark built her closet system from scratch.
The canvas hung above her crib is one of my favorite photos I’ve taken, several years ago outside of Denver. It’s not typical decor for a nursery but I think it’s lovely. The flowers on the garland are from her first baby shower.
Her little collage above her dresser is my favorite part of her room! It features our maternity photos, some photos and sand/shells from our babymoon in June, the Easter egg we used to do her gender and name reveal, blocks that everyone made for her at her second shower, a wood bee piece from Cash (Heather’s husband…and yes the bee is woodburned.. It’s so cute!), the first pair of shoes I bought her and my first pair of shoes, and the cutest little crochet versions of all our dogs. I still totally flip over these every time I see them…Rachel is incredible.
My mom had baby girl’s name embroidered on her laundry hamper (eep!), and we were blessed with some of the sweetest handmade blankets! Heather’s grandma crocheted us a black and white one, Mark’s grandma crocheted a pink one, Chelsea (my Ethiopia family) made a blanket from some fabric she got in Africa, and Cora was passed down a yellow crochet blanket that my great-grandma made. So precious. And we still have a handmade quilt on the way! Our girl will not go cold this winter. ;)
I’m sorry if I rambled a lot. haha! There was so much work and love put into this kid’s room! I find myself in there frequently, just sitting in the rocker and reading books. I just love it. :)