The long awaited nursery reveal is here! To be honest even writing this post was tough, I had no idea where to even start. So I hope you are all ready for a photo bomb.
Let’s start with the whole nursery, or as much as I could get in a single photo:
I have shared the background of how we chose the colors etc but will tell the story again See the rabbit photo on the left? We bought that in September 2012 on our anniversary trip to Canmore. It is by an artist named Jason Carter who Chad is a fan of. We bought it knowing it would one day be in a nursery. At that time we just did not know when that might be.
That determined of the the colors – orange. After we found out that Baby K was in fact a little girl we started to look for a comforter that had orange in it. I was not a huge fan of the sets in stores so went hunting online and can across a awesome site, Carousel Designs. They have tons to choose from and its all fully customizable from the print, back color, piping etc and you chose which pieces you want. Since we decided against a skirt and bumper this was a great way for us to get the comforter, matching sheets and then also rocking chair pads – which are hard to find these days. The comforter itself was Chad’s pick. I ordered swatches to make sure we both liked it and sure enough we loved it. I am not super girly so knew while it had to be a little feminine we did not want an overly girly nursery I think this print is perfectly that.
Next I will share Chad’s big project in the nursery – the dreaded niche…
Poor Chad had to deal with me and my hormones on this one and at one point I had almost convinced him to hire someone to fill it in…It is fairly deep and 50” across so shelving we knew would be a challenge. However, we stumbled upon these floating shelves for $20 a piece and though we had it made. Chad installed them and I started to hunt for the perfect pieces for on the shelves. One day I came into the nursery to see the top shelf sagging BAD. Turns out we had to reinforce the shelves into the studs since the book ends and books are pretty heavy. Three attempts later and they look great! The empty frame will one day have a newborn photo of her in it The print (like all the others you’ll see) are my extent of craftiness… Duplicating Pinterest finds on CorelDraw. I am pretty fancy.
In the back right corner of the room we have the rocking chair area.
The rocking chair is mine from my nursery as a baby. My Mom was more than happy to pass it along, my brothers however might have been a tad more upset. lol. They had no choice in the matter. The side table and lamp were Winners finds, with Chad picking the lamp. I really enjoy the pieces the picked for in the room since I did not want the room to be all me. She also has her little basket of toys there which right now Scarlet is sure they are for her, well in reality we are pretty sure she thinks this whole room is for her.
A close up of the side table, her 20 week ultrasound photo, lamp and some books from wonderful friends.
On the rocking chair is probably our biggest splurge in the nursery. Not that is cost the most but for what it is it did. We saw this pillow over a year ago at a local store but with a price tag of $70 it was a no go. Fast forward to a few months ago and not only do I now have a need (yes it was a need) for it but I also managed to get it for $50.
Above the rocking chair are two more prints I made:
More ideas from Pinterest, and bottom one is simply scrapbooking paper in a frame with a letter cut out in the middle which is her first initial. Yes, her name is 99.9% chosen but sorry we have to keep some surprises!
At the back of the room, in front of the window is her dresser. You guys all know about this dresser… before and after photos:
Guys, this was one heck of a project. I made a few errors along the way which did not help matters and probably spent 20 hours sanding it – no joke. In the end I am more than happy with it though. And I know that way more love went into than if I had bought one brand new.
On top of her dresser is her change pad, and some bath goodies. I have had a hard time finding a brighter yellow change pad cover and still would like one to brighten up this area, if anyone sees one let me know please!
Her sleep sheep, Sohpie and Live Clean goodies:
To the left of her dresser is a set of three mirrors from Target and her diaper pail – very exciting I know.
Along the left hand wall is her crib. The crib we bought a couple years ago (yes I am crazy like that) from Facebook for a great deal. It had a few dings but nothing some white paint could not fix.
You can semi see her mobile in the above photo but here is a better photo:
My co-worker and good friend found the mobile online awhile back and had showed it to me to see what I thought. While I loved it and it matched her room perfectly it was way too much money to spend so I just forgot about it. Then at my work goodbye/baby shower party they surprised me with it and a bunch of other goodies. I could not be happier with it and certainly beat my plan of making on for her, one day which for me was probably never.
Looking at the crib from the other way there is a painting my friend, Meghan bought for Baby K even before she knew she was a she, a rack for towels etc and her laundry hamper.
A close up of the painting which I love:
Have I lost you guys yet?! Next up is her closet. She is one lucky baby with a walk in closet that this Mommy has already filled, along with all her dresser drawers.
I kept a bookshelf in the closet for extra organization and bought a hanging organizer for her bigger clothes that are not hung.
The last piece to share is her clock on the wall just outside her closet:
Nothing fancy but it matches and it was only $7 at Superstore! Better than the $60 fox clock I found online before.
Another view of her room from the closet:
Of her crib area:
And one last one, just another view of rocking chair area and niche:
See I really did mean this post would be a total photo bomb!
I hope you enjoyed the reveal, we really are in love with this little space and I hope she loves it just as much