Monday, March 7, 2011

the Nursery


Okay here it is, for those that have been waiting...if there really were any of you out there...the BiG reveal.  Can I say I'm feeling a little nervous and a bit of pressure!?  First let me disclose that the room is still in a state of being 'sort of finished'.  But really, is the decorating ever completely FINISHED...not around here.  There are a few things I would like to try and include before baby comes, like a rocker of some sort and maybe a chandelier...if I ever find what I'm looking for (if you have ideas where to find either, please do share!!).  But for now it is as done as it's going to get.


The main project of this room was the board and batten treatment we did on the walls.  Initially getting the boards on the wall went pretty quick and without too much trouble.  We, like many others of you who have board and battened, went to the Home Depot and had the MDF cut...relieving much of the time and work that could have been spent.  After that we spent one weekend gluing, nailing, and painting.  If it weren't for the custom made trim and the finish work we could have had it all finished up in one whirlwind of a weekend.  Unfortunately making your own trim from scratch (couldn't find precut trim that I liked) and puttying and sanding then not liking the results and having to reputty and resand (3 or more times!) does take some time to accomplish.  Needless to say, it did get done and I LOVE the results.
I should probably take a moment here to mention that I really had little (okay, nothing) to do with all the labor that was involved in the making of this room.  That credit all goes to the hubs and my dad who put up with me and my 'ideas' through the entire project.

Okay, so on with the tour...
The paint color I chose for the upper wall is Glass Tile by Valspar.  Yes it is a bluish color.  And yes it is a little girl's nursery.  The one thing that my dad voiced his opinion on.  But you can see how much I listened...


The birdie canvas is from Pier 1 Imports and lamps I moved from another room (I found them at Hobby Lobby a few years ago).

I've been collecting different containers and buckets over the last few from all over to put on the cube shelves.  Most of these buckets are from Target's dollar spot and the canvas bins I found at Walmart.


I made these create paper balls last year for another project.  Thought they fit in the room nicely.


Because there is a lot of different patterns going on in the room with the bedding and different fabrics I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for curtains and finally ended up with plain old white panels...er, sheets.  That's right, $4.00 Walmart flat sheets.  Add a few curtain hooks and little fluff...you have very inexpensive drapes.  And later on if I find something I like better I won't feel guilty about spending the $. 


The furniture is all recycled from the basement and has already survived two little boys.  I did, though, add a little fabric to the fronts of the drawers (just stapled it right on there) and added new knobs from Hobby Lobby to fancy up the dresser/changing table.


I've already mentioned the deal I got on the bedding once before...but for those who missed...I found the bumper pad and bed skirt for $8.00 a piece on clearance at Target a while back.  Then I made a few pillows to coordinate and tie in all the colors of the room.


I used some of the same fabrics from the pillows to make a pennant banner...I can't get over these!


The chandi art I found at Real Deals.


Can't get over the pom poms either...made these from tissue paper.


This little table used to be navy blue.  Looks much better covered in Glass Tile I must say.  I'm thinking she needs a cute little lamp to go up top.


I borrowed the zebra rug from the playroom (originally from Walmart).  Still trying to decide if I like it in the room or not.


And there ya have it...all ready for a baby, preferably a girl one.
Now that it's done I can focus on the less important things, like finding a car seat and other basics that have yet to be purchased...in my world decorating comes before the essentials.  Priorities. 


22 comments:

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Just gorgeous! Definitely keep the rug!

Danielle said...

That is just -darling-!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

It's beautiful!

connorandmaddiesmom said...

I love this room. It's soooo cute! every detail.you did a wonderful job.
I follow your blog via bloglovin.
Jennifer

Heather L. said...

I LOVE it!!! The colors are sort of unexpected, but perfect, and will definitely grow with her. I love how you incorporated pink without it being "too" pink. That blue color is TDF! And I like the zebra rug - I think it ties everything together. As far as a rocker, I have had the same (ugly-ish) glider rocker for my three babies, but I painted it (red!) for my son. I just keep changing the pads (or recovering them). I bought my daughter's chandelier from Pottery Barn Teen - it was very reasonably priced, surprisingly. One more thing - LOVE the pillows!!!! Great job!

Heather L. said...

PS - this is the chandelier I have in my daughter's room - it's very dainty and pretty! Hope this helps!

http://www.pbteen.com/products/vintage-iron-chandelier/?pkey=cchandeliers-pendant-lighting

Don & Sarah said...

this is one oft he most amazing nurseries i have seen... it is adorable!!!

MollyDollysMom said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! As the Mom to a little girl who lived the last 5 years in a pistacio green room, I love that you chose the glass tile color. We have the same crib in our house & when planning for baby #2 (born last July) I was checking recalls on all my baby gear. This crib has drop-sides & has a recall. I submitted our info to the manufacturer & they sent me two new side panels and a front panel FOR FREE! It was almost a new crib, safer for our little guy, and with no expense. Just thought I'd share:) Congrats & Good Luck with the new addition to your family!!!

jill said...

Good heavens. My kids are still living in a plain white room. I wish my mind worked like this. It is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. Congratulations and good luck!!

The Foster's said...

BEAUTIFUL...and yes, have so been awaiting the BIG reveal. Love it all and so keep that zebra rug. Gives it a daring flair that is oh so you;) Way to go girl, pregnant and all YOU ROCK.

Ashley said...

Everything looks wonderful! I especially like the walls- nice work!

Carpenter's said...

Super, super cute! Oh and I like the rug :)

britt said...

I like the rug also. CUTE. I am in the process of re-doing Emma's room in pink, black, white, and maybe some splashes of lime?? You gave me some great ideas! Megan shared your name ideas and there is one that I really like but I don't want to post it here in case that's not cool.

enolakal said...

What a unique room you have created. Not typical nursery and oh so beautiful. I think all the pillows are my favorite. The colors, the textures, the fabrics......Did you make them all yourself? From a pattern? I'd love to know. Gorgeous job.

Amy Hess said...

You don't know me but can I just say that I love your blog so so much. I check it everyday hoping that you posted something new! You are super talented!! I have a question I tried painting my little girls room blue and I can never be satisfied with the shade. I was wondering what blue you painted on your little girls room. I love it!! I don't know if you have the name for it or not but it would be super helpful!! Thanks!

Becky said...

great job! I think it's beautiful. I personally would not put the zebra rug in there. I love zebra, but in this room, you've done a great job making it so whimsical and shabby.

Veronica said...

We are expecting a baby girl soon too! My husband and I are currently working on our nursery as well. I love your bedding and banner! Great work, it is just beautiful!

erin d. said...

This nursery is perfect! It's given me so many ideas for what I want to do with our nursery. I hope you don't mind but I wrote about your nursery on my blog http://a-year-without.blogspot.com/2011/03/nursery-ideas.html . I linked you in the post.

Bloom Events said...

Hey there. Your blog is too cute and so is this room! Almost makes me want to have another - ALMOST :) And the zebra rug is a definite yes!

Mara said...

It's adorable!! I think I agree with previous commenter Becky about the rug. It seems a little out of place to me with the sweet shabby feel of the room, although it does add a little "edge" - but the bottom line is whether you like it or not!
I still cannot get over how much I love those pillows! Great job on the whole room!

I wanted to share too that I just found a hanging mobile last week clearanced at Hobby Lobby for $8.99 that looks like it would go *perfectly* in your little girls nursery! I can't find it on their website to show you, but it's similar to a capiz shell mobile I've seen at Pottery Barn I think, but made out of paper, not capiz shells. The circles are pink, black and white, and are a variety of solid color, small polka dot and toile.
Sorry, this is probably a horrible {and long} description, lol!
Anyway, if you're interested I can send you a picture of the one I bought my girls. I think it would be easy enough to recreate too, but for $9 I couldn't pass it up!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful room! =)
~ Mara
supersavingsblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

So beautiful! You are amazing and so creative! How did you make the tissue paper pom poms? They are super cute!

Amy said...

Hi, I found your blog through Ucreate and I fell in love with your nursery. My daughter, who will be one on Monday has a room that is the same color.
I was just wondering if you have a tutirial or know of one that could teach me how to make the cute little tissue paper pom poms or the crate paper balls. I think I might be able to figure it out on my own, but it is always nice to have some one walk you through something.
I know you are busy,but if you get the chance my email is
amykaidavis12@yahoo.com
If I don't hear from you, I'll assume you don't have a tutoial.
Thank you and enjoy your new baby!