Five weeks ago, my life changed forever. On April 26, the Modern Vintage family expanded when I became the mother of the sweetest baby girl. Ruby Amelia was born at 2:36 pm at 8 pounds, 21 inches. Everyone tells you a new baby will rock your world, but I honestly didn’t know the half of it until I saw that precious face for the first time.
Being a planner, I of course started planning out Ruby’s nursery pretty much the minute I found out she was on the way. I had a blast picking out colors and designs and adding some sweet DIY touches. My hubs and I made the chevron bench seats ourselves from foam pads and plywood covered in fabric and they came out amazingly well. We found the old mirror in a junk store and spray painted it gold. The pillow shams I made using this tutorial, which was surprisingly easy (coming from someone who has owned a sewing machine for 10 years but is only just now learning to use it). We had the 1920′s dresser painted a soft peach and I love how it turned out. For the walls, I had to go with mint because it is currently one of my favorite colors and I think is so calm and soothing. Then I paired some bold geometric patterns with some fun woodland touches. I love the result that we got, soft and feminine but not over the top girly and something that Ruby can grow into.
We are thrilled that Ruby Baby’s nursery was featured on the On To Baby blog yesterday along with some of my maternity shots! You’ll recognize the awesome triangle mobile from a previous post that was hand crafted by Becca for my shower. Becca also DIYed the lovely Hello Ruby sign on the wall. Enjoy the sweet photos captured by the lovely Rebecca Rotenburg of I Love You Too Wedding and Event Photography.