Finally, it’s here….the moment you’ve all been waiting for! haha…ok maybe the moment I’ve been waiting for! The nursery reveal! I had so much fun redecorating the nursery for little girl #3 (she does have name…yes an “A” name but we’re not telling yet…such a tease, I know), and poured every last bit of second trimester energy that I had into it. (now I’m done…hurry up next 8 weeks!)
So let’s dive right in and I’ll show you around. I’ll list all tutorials & sources I used throughout the post.
UPDATE: I finally located the paint can, and the paint color is Celery by Ralph Lauren!
Boring storage stuff….made as cute as possible! I still want to make a few more gauze blankets and burp cloths….but we’ll see if I get around to that. I made a new changing pad cover and bought some wire baskets for the changing table storage. Charlotte’s diapers are ginormous compared to the newborn sized ones! Which I don’t have any of yet…soon I’ll need to start stocking up, huh?
I made the window cornice box from a huge piece of insulation foam I got at Lowes, using this tutorial! I covered it in white linen and pinned some butter yellow ric rac from my sponsor Ribbon Retreat around the top and bottom to outline it. I LOVE love love how this turned out. Flippin’ hard to get a good pic of though.
The curtains were made with the remaining linen and some extra scraps-just pieced together, color block style, and hemmed the edges under with a casing up top. Sorry…it’s extremely hard to get a picture of a brightly lit window that doesn’t burn out your corneas. I’m melting…..
Here, the curtains are a bit better here. Rest your eyes, please. Not too long, we’ve still got more to look at!
The crib wall has a wooden initial (more on that below), her hot air balloon mobile, and collection of easy embroidery hoops!
My dad cut the A monogram out of MDF using a laser cutter thingy (he belongs to a shop where they have dozens of cool machines that he can use!), and then I painted it with leftover paint from the dresser. I hung it up with some command strips that have velcro-like tabs. Those things are awesome!
I stole the pillows from our master bedroom for these pictures….haha. I don’t usually use a pillow while nursing (just my boppy) so I doubted I’d ever actually leave any pillow I made on the chair…but it looked so lonesome and empty.
Just another angle….yep I was shutter happy that day!
The view from the closet-you can see the cornice much better here!
And let’s mosey on over to the other wall-tons of projects here! The ombre dresser, chicken wire display frame, scalloped garland, and some hot air balloon specimen art. (plus our traditional first year picture frame we get for all our kids!) Also your standard hamper from Babies R Us.
The dresser has a little vase from Ikea with some yellow flowers, and a thrifted cool little bowl holds her headbands, plus a little silver baby frame that both of my girls have had in their nursery.
I made some easy hot air balloon specimen art (I think that’s what it’s called?) using some scrapbook paper, a marker, and a circle punch. It took about 10 minutes and I love how it turned out! I also painted the frame coral so that it would stand out against the wall color and white frame below it.
So….phew! After many weeks, it’s finally done! What do you think? Do you think I used enough coral, teal, and yellow? No? It needs more? Don’t tempt me…..
Check out Shauna and Kate’s posts for this week’s belly+baby projects!