When we lived in Houston, once I began teaching, I started my own small residential design business called Rooms to Remember. I was working full time and being a mommy to sweet Stayton, so it stayed a small business. Then when we moved to the DFW area, I closed it down. No vendors, no clients, means no business. Now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, I plan to start a new small business for design. I hope to broaden my audience by offering various services such as real-estate staging, wall murals, commissioned art, and custom drapery design. I can't wait to see where I land with this in the next few years. Pass my name along!! :)
Ok, ok...I know you probably just skipped all that. But you shouldn't have. Many of you have asked to see pictures of Jake's nursery. I have been putting you off, mainly because I stink at photography. My pictures kept looking awful, no matter what time of day. So I called on my buddy Jennifer from church to come take the photos for me. Here is her link: Hi Jen! http://www.fermaintphotography.com/#
My husband and I had a little disagreement regarding the nursery theme. I wanted art. He wanted sports. We compromised! I also threw in a little vintage/retro feel, and music too. So it's a hodgepodge. I'm ok with that.
Hey look! It's baby Jake!
Crib: JC Penney Jenny Lind style white, spray painted yellow
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams 7068 Grizzle Gray
Mobile: Hand-crafted by a friend
Bicycle fabric: Duralee, purchased at Rutherford's in Dallas
Stripe Fabric: purchased at Rutherford's in Dallas
Quilt and Bumper pads: Handsewn by Malia Ritchison
Bedskirt: Handsewn by Mitzie Watson (My mom)
Art on Wall: 3 part series, quotes and all, created by ME, Kara Gordon
Dresser: One-of-a-kind purchased from Craigslist seller
Messy paintbrushes: purchased at IKEA new, messed up by yours truly, ME
Orange Upholstered Rocker: 1960's vintage, purchased at Art is Art in Dallas
Ottoman: Target (stores his blankets)
Side Table: World Market outdoor table
Draperies: IKEA, tiebacks sewn by my mother, Mitzie Watson
Elephant: Hand-carved in Africa, ruined by painting red...I did that
Tiny red rocker: Canton, TX flea market
Wagon and Vintage truck: Gifts from family and friends, Ann Gordon
Hanging Shelves: IKEA white, spray-painted yellow
Scripture Decal: A City Stickers in Allen, TX
Hanging Lanterns: World Market 4-pack
Messy Art Supply pictures: Printed at home from Google Images and framed in $1 IKEA frames
Vintage Books: Were my husband's as a child, given by Ann Gordon
Paint Swatch Pillow: purchased at Target, hand-painted by ME, Kara Gordon
Growth Chart: Gift from my mom, Mitzie Watson, bought at an antique mall
Locker Rack: Pottery Barn Teen
Button "J" Monogram: Hand-sewn by my sister, Amy Bird
Retro Clock and Needlepoint: flea market in Canton, TX and antique mall
I hope you like it! Jake sure does...it's my new favorite room in this casa.
Lastly: My literature poll closed out with Fiction in the lead by a whopping 56%, Non-fiction way behind with 18%. Be sure to vote on your favorite season below! The seasons are about to change...so ready for weather cooler than 156*, and mosquitoes that don't kill people. Love you guys!!!