washi tape frames

Washi Tape 2

As the house starts to come together, I’m finally getting a few things on the walls. I am so.tired. of buying frames so in M’s room, I went for taping prints to the wall. I kind of love the way it turned out and thought I would share in case anyone else is looking for some frame-spiration (see what I did there?).

It’s so easy.

1. Tape one style of washi around the outside of the print to hold it in place. Overlap corners and leave a few strips longer then others.

2. Use a different style tape to angle and highlight at the corners.

I chose a really simple frame type but there are so many ways you could hang prints with washi. I pinned a few ideas if you are in the market for something a little crazier.

Spot Print: DIY

Lip Print: printable by The Motivated Type

nursery memories

Nursery2Before this room had an occupant, it had intention. A plan.

When we put M’s nursery together the goal was to keep it fairly neutral with pops of coral and teal. After all the painting, prepping and designing we did in this room, I still think it’s one of my favorite places in the house. This morning M kept me in here for almost an hour when she asked to read, “Ollllia” (aka Olivia) and patted the little spot she cleared for me in her crib. So, there we sat, making the best memories that will turn into to stories to share when she’s older (remember when you used to make me sit in your crib with you?) and taking in the space we created for her. Worth every second.

Enjoy! Melissa

Nursery3 Nursery 1

Nursery Shelving

M's Shelf

Of all the work we put into Little M’s nursery, my favorite part is the shelving. I know, weird thing to love. But, the glider is right across from these shelves and I can’t help but admire them a bit when I’m reading to M. They just hold so many things that I know will be special to her one day.

Little M’s great grandparents passed away when she was in the cooker so we included a few reminders of them on her shelves. She has a piece of her great grandmothers china {which somehow matched the colors of her nursery perfectly} as well as a little porcelain bird from a collection they had. We also included a few pictures we took during our maternity photos, some blocks she received as a gift at her shower, a jewelry box to hold her itty-bitty jewelry and some special stuffed animals {how they all turned out to be rabbits, I will never know}.Don’t worry, her shelves are fairly high up so little paws won’t be able to reach them for many years to come. This made it so we were able to include all of these special and somewhat fragile items.

I don’t know what it is, I just see her loving the items we placed up her for a lifetime.

Some tips on decorating shelving in a nursery:

  • Place the fragile and important items high up. Obviously.
  • Books should be in reach. Little M already loves books. I know she will be pulling these off the shelf herself in no time.
  • Taller items should be furthest from the door. This makes it so your eye doesn’t stop when glancing in. The room will look longer.
  • Group items. It just looks nice!

Enjoy! Melissa