Focusing on the positive I just had to share how much I love the window treatments. You know how I'm all about the DIY but I took your advice and got some help in this area and I'm so glad I did. Jen of Rambling Renovators introduced me to Janine of Tonic Living and the rest is history. Helpful doesn't even cover it - she quickly sent me a bunch of swatches and went round and round on different options until it was settled. Its such a joy to work with people like her!
For the curious, I went with pinch pleat drapes in this suzanni fabric with tuscany white linen bands on either side in a white linen along with a softly draped roman shade in the same white linen (which is all hung on a cheapo Ikea rod) The finish on these is just gorgeous and the photos don't do them justice but I'll say it anyway - they fall beautifully and were made in the perfect size for my odd shaped window. I especially love how the print is feminine without screaming baby. (Thats right - I have a thing against princess and baby duck prints - so sue me.) It softens the whole room nicely.
On the practical side of things, both the shade and the drapes have blackout lining which makes this room dark as night when they are closed. Hopefully that will mean a few minutes of extra sleep in my future.
Sometimes I come in here just to fondle the fabric. That is how much I love them. Have I gushed enough?
In other nursery news, we now have a painted dresser, books on the shelves, a semi outfitted crib, a furry rug and some frames on the walls. So I have lots more to show you before the big reveal coming up just as soon as that final piece arrives. Tick tock.
In the meantime, catch up with all the nursery progress in these prior posts: