Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hannah's Room

I'm glad to say that Hannah's room is finally finished, aside from a few minor things that need to be completed.  I have really enjoyed decorating her nursery and hope that she will love it once she is adjusted to her new home.  

I had ideas in mind for my daughter's room when we designed and built our house.  I always wanted a window seat in my room growing up so I made sure our sweet Hannah had one!  Her room is the largest with an attached bath (the boys share a Jack-and-Jill style bathroom).  We designed it this way knowing that two girls could potentially share the room if needed, although we have no idea if/when we will adopt again.  

I started working on Hannah's room months before we even knew who "Hannah" would be!  I enjoyed picking out fabrics I liked and finding good deals on things as I went along.  We painted it ourselves and my mom & I sewed her crib bedding together.  I love how it looks, but not nearly as much as I love my sweet daughter!  Can't wait to see her grow up in this house, in our family, and sleep soundly in this bed!

Come in to  Hannah's Room!
Sweet little sign on her nursery door

View when you walk in the room
The green glider was in Caleb's nursery so it was nice to re-use it!
I still need to hang two pictures near her window seat.

Hannah's crib with her initials above it
The tiny rocking chair was mine when I was little and is signed on the bottom by my Paw Paw. 
She will also be able to play with the baby cradle and high chair that were mine as a child.

Hannah's fun crib bedding -- so thankful for my Mom's help!
It turned out exactly like I envisioned.
Her crib will someday convert to a toddler bed.

Close up of the inside of her crib, including a pillow made by my friend Barbara whose son is from the same orphanage as Hannah.

Hannah's dresser/changing table
This was the only item I splurged on because she will use it her whole childhood.  Everything else was done on a budget.  I believe the quote from Bryan as we stood in Pottery Barn Kids picking out her dresser was "Just get her whatever you think she needs".  Oh boy, he's in trouble!! :) 

View from the window seat
A family with triplets in our neighborhood gave me the dollhouse bookshelf for free!
I repainted it and think it looks so precious in her room.

Display shelf built for me by my Paw Paw when I was little

I bought a wooden monogram off Etsy and painted it myself to match Hannah's bathroom. Way cheaper than the ones sold by Pottery Barn Kids! I framed fabric from her bedding on either side.
The curtains were my one other splurge item because I loved them so much! So girly and they will match anything we put in her room in the future (this is the justification I gave Bryan...)

Hannah's bathroom
View from the hallway
Her bath will serve as a 'guest bath' when the kids get older and have friends over since it is accessible from the hallway.  This will keep people from having to use the bathroom that two teenage boys will share ;) 

Framed print of 1 Peter 3:3-4 & a custom hand towel made by my friend Laura to match her room!
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Another view of her bathroom

I have loved decorating a girly bedroom and bathroom for our Hannah just as much as I loved getting rooms ready for our boys.  We realize that most of the things in her room are 'extras' and luxuries-- what she needs most (and will receive the most of!) is unconditional love and support from us as her family.  I feel blessed to be able to give her a beautiful room to grow up in and blessed to be her Mama in just 18 days!


  1. Love, love, love it! Can't wait until she's sleeping in that little crib!

  2. Absolutely AMAZING! She is one lucky little girl!!! You are so very talented and have an eye for what all goes together just perfectly!

  3. Looks fantastic!!!.....you need to come help me finish Kelsey's room! I am not good at decorating things or finishing a big task like this. Hannah will LOVE her room. The colors are great!

  4. Betsy, Hannah's room is perfect! My favorite things are the ones handmade by her family. Praying for your family in the coming weeks. I can't wait to see pictures of Hannah in your arms.