The Great Nursery Reveal

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Monday, December 3, 2012
We are so excited to finally show off the finished nursery! Without further adieu...


We absolutely love how it came together. I remember months ago sitting in the middle of the floor of an empty room with Ann and Emily trying to get inspiration.

One of the best decisions we made was getting closet organization put in the then "would-be" nursery when we had them do our closet months ago. It has come in sooo handy in organizing all of Perry's things.



We went with a gray, yellow, and blue "theme." Funny story - when I was in Sherwin-Williams buying the paint for the room, another customer saw that I was pregnant and started asking 20 questions about the baby and nursery. She asked "what is the theme" to which I answered "we are not really doing a theme, but we are doing the nursery in gray and yellow." Well she proceeded to look at me like I had 3 heads and responded "....how is that going to work." If only she could see it now...I think it worked.

One of my favorite parts is the wooden letters above the crib. Saw the idea on the internet somewhere and after some cyber-stalking figured out where the people had ordered their letters from and did the same. The frame is literally a ready-made open frame from Hobby Lobby (which was 50% off!) that we spray painted white.

Ceiling light came from pottery barn kids, loved how it matched the table lamp perfectly. Curtains also came from pottery barn kids...they are blackout...and seriously thick. We actually had to go buy a stronger rod to hold them they were so heavy. That will be great when we want the room dark during daytime naps. The valence was made by my awesome mom-in-law. We got the pillow cover for the toss pillow in the chair from a designer's blog online and loved the fabric so much that we ordered a few yards to make a matching valence with. I think it really helps to tie all the colors together.

In the back corner we have a shelf that holds the sweet frame and signed matte from Perry's gender reveal and some awesome blocks I found on etsy (that could have been custom made for the room...but they weren't). Love etsy!


Below the shelf is a ladder (found on the side of the road and painted thanks to my awesome in-laws) to hold all of Perry's blankets. A January baby needs lots of warm blankets!



We are so happy with how the little rocking corner turned out. Side table is left over from the used to be guest room. Lamp and shade were on clearance at Lowes...however the lamp base was this ugly shiny silver color...oh what a little spray paint can do. Glider came from the pottery barn outlet. The cushions were an amazing find...and proves you need to think a little outside the box. They are actually outdoor cushions from Pier One. On top of being incredible durable...they were the perfect color blue, actually fit the glider and ottoman, and cost lots less than the neutral ones from pottery barn that go with the chair. 

One of our sweet lifegroup friends painted this sign for the nursery. We got the idea for it online...but it is so much more special having been made by a friend. : )

Changing table...minus the changing pad. The table is actually a bookshelf from IKEA that we turned on its side and added legs to it. A great thing about IKEA is that you can buy the bookshelf and then any inserts you want (drawers, etc) and they can fit either way since it is all square openings. We got double drawers for the top middle openings and doors for the bottom...and have left the others open for toys and books. IKEA is pretty minimalist...so the drawers/doors had no knobs...but that was ok because we found really cute yellow ones at Pier One. (ps- they actually had the same exact knobs at anthropologie but they were several dollars more per knob...go to Pier One instead!)

We made a collage of framed paper/fabric to go over the changing table. I think it turned out really well. Made the giraffe and zebra out of scrapbook paper on a friend's cricut, and even used some ribbon ricrac Andrew's grandmother had in the 50's. Most of the fabric came from baby shower crafts or fabric used elsewhere in the room.

View from the back of the room

One last look at it all put together. We find ourselves lingering by the room almost every day. We can't wait for Perry to get here and to see his space!

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