When I was pregnant with Saige we decided NOT to find out the sex again- we love the surprise element.  Especially when giving birth naturally, when the baby finally comes to greet you, you quickly forget about what just occured because you’re so anxious to find out what you had (boy or girl).  So when getting Saige’s room ready, we were reusing everything from Ryder- but the walls were blank.  My friend and I did a big mural in Ryder’s room so we didn’t really hang anything on the walls but I didn’t have the energy, this time around, to do another mural, so I had to find something to put on the walls.  I like having colorful rooms for the kids.  So I found these great picture books from the 20’s, on ebay, and I used the images from the books.  I bid $5 for 3 books and I won. 

 picture books

They were actually in very good condition for being as old as they are. 

abc page

Part of me had a hard time cutting up the books to put the pictures into frames but they are so sweet- I just love them.

framed picskitty piclittle girls pic

Something else that I think is so sweet are these plaques with vintage inspired images from Moonlight and Roses. 

 moonlight and roses fairy

 They have hundreds in different sizes and different themes (i.e. christmas, baby announcements, fairies, etc. ) but they are just so sweet and simple.  I just love vintage images (as seen with the kids shirts I’ve been making) and antiques.  Now we are on the hunt for old bookcases or old dressers to restore. 

I also wanted Ryder to feel like he was a part of the preparations for the arrival of his new brother or sister so we had him dip his hands in white paint and put hand prints on the wall above the changing table.  He was so thrilled to do that- of course what kid wouldn’t want to do exactly what most adults tell them not to.  But it really was fun for him and when Saige gets older he can tell her how he helped get her room ready and she’ll always have a part of her big bro in her room (which at some point might possibly annoy her). 

hand prints