Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When the Loft Becomes the Nursery

A one bedroom apartment- with a loft.
And a baby on the way.
Time to rethink the space 
for the arrival of this little guy.
Some vintage goods-- 
already had the chalkboard shelf.
Jerusalem cross purchased in Bethlehem.
Metal framed salvage piece-
the painted mill
Goal- reuse, repurpose, gender neutral.
Recliner rocker- Buy Buy Baby-
(don't think they carry it anymore- got the last one)
Galvanized magazine holder for
animal friends storage 
(Target had one awhile ago)
This one was found at Goodwill
Foldup shelving units  
(very old Target purchase- 
like maybe 10 years at least)
Tufted Storage ottoman -great extra seating
Vintage mini-globe

So the loft is all ceiling and 
very open and with lots of LIGHT.
Not too cozy, not too private, 
and no way to regulate lighting.
So 98" Gray IKEA drapes-----
Gray drapes 
with the stringer thingy (also IKEA)
Wire curtain rod
 attached to the walls.
Used clips to attach the drapes.
Clips for curtains
Can open them. 
But in a rental- a great option 
for "making a room when there isn't one".

Storage baskets.
Some from Target and Home Goods.
And using what you got.
Changing Table- 
older model Crate and Barrel Buffet
(great storage inside)
Vintage DC map framed-  
the painted mill
Oh the places you'll go! 

Grandpa's oak dresser for storage
IKEA modern white lamp

A photo of daddy

Needed a very small spot to set
 a Bubba of water and a phone
Used a swivel piano stool with a tapestry cover
topped with a hammered aluminum tray
to give some stability for things placed here.
On the landing to the loft- 
added a vintage map garland

And the visual prayer for this child.

"For this child I prayed; 
and the Lord hath given me
 my petition which I asked of him."
1 Samuel 1:27
Youngest daughter Sara with grandson- Levi
a few hours old
Levi with daddy
Home and just chillin'
Welcome to the Loft Nursery- Levi
 We love you already!


  1. Absolutely amazing... resourceful, inspiring. Welcome home, Levi. Congratulations to the new parents. Do you have a "blank" version of the visual prayer?

    1. let me check on the blank version----

  2. Beautiful. Blessings to all of you.

  3. Thanks for capturing Levi's space mom! You were an awesome helper to make it all come together. Levi loves his Gigi. Same with his mama! Xoxo


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