In case you missed our last post, or the dozens of recent instagrams of #sweetbabyfaye, I’ve been in newborn la-la-land for the past 2 weeks. The first time I had all intentions of blogging, but I got overwhelmed by email–still catching up there, sit tight!–and then yesterday, after 5 sporadic hours of sleep throughout the night–I actually felt rested enough to give it another go. It’s pretty amazing how my body has adapted to an average of 3 hours of sleep a night while we work on getting Faye’s schedule switched around. I don’t have a lot of energy, but I can function enough to take care of Greta and Faye and, really, not much else feels important these days. It’s slower, of course, but we’re making some nice progress in there and now that I am spending so much time in the room, I’ve been able to really study every bare wall (boring. I swapped out the oversized letter print above the crib (still hanging in the room–just elsewhere), for this really pretty, large, sunburst mirror.
With white walls, I felt like the room needed some sort of color or pattern but I didn’t want to lose the airy, bright, peaceful feeling it was currently sporting. Obviously these practically sheer panels weren’t going to do much for blocking light and helping sweet baby Faye sleep, so we paired them with a plain white vinyl roller shade (ordered here) after debating between a bunch of options. We even opted for an outside mount so we wouldn’t get any light slits coming through the sides.
I was worried that even though the vinyl blackout shade made the most sense, even monetarily, it would look cheap.
I loved the slight patina color, scale (about 3′ in all directions) and shape of this one from Wayfair and it was here 4 days later. Special thanks to Wayfair for partnering with us on a few necessities for the nursery including the sunburst mirror.