Making Room for Baby...

If you have followed along on my instagram (@marianpouchart) or facebook page (Marian Pouch Art), you probably know from my over-posting that we are expecting a baby boy in April! My incredible husband is already a fantastic stepfather to our 3.5 year old little boy, and we are eagerly anticipating adding one more little boy to our crew so very soon! What this means for my art is that I’ll have to slow it down a little for a couple of months, but I have the amazing opportunity to work out of my home. We have a small landing in our house that I was able to section off and use as my studio space. Just like now, there will be lots of nap-time painting going on! The room that I used as my “studio” is technically our 3rd bedroom, which will now be the baby room. It’s a precious room for a nursery, small and quaint, with slanted ceilings on either side. the whole room is 8x15, which made it an exciting challenge to fit all of the baby needs. My number 1 request was to include a twin bed or day bed. Our house is little and I wanted to make sure we have an extra place for a guest, or for one of us to snag a quick nap.

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at night His song is with me…

the napping nook


This left me with little choice about where to place the rest of the furniture, but we made it work. I’m loving the color “Iceberg Blue” from Sherwin Williams. We painted the entire room, including the ceiling, to make the room appear larger. My drapes were custom made (and recycled from my older son’s nursery) with blue ticking fabric from a local company Mansure and Co. - also the blackout lining is a must.


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He counts the stars

and calls them all by name

The artwork I have was actually from my aunt, who has always taught school and saved some old pages from a classic Sally Dick and Jane reader. I had these framed locally at Bennetts Frame and Art Gallery. The Pillows and crib skirt were from a local resale sight but were definitely custom made and very gently loved by another child- I’m all about finding great stuff from resale sights! We are so excited for baby to come in 9 weeks… getting the nursery all ready has been such a fun and creative outlet for me and I’m excited to share with you guys! (finally!)