I am finally getting around to posting photos of our finally finished nursery. Of course, Hammond loves his room, and is constantly telling me how much he appreciates the time and effort that went into it. :)
Of course, we didn't know whether or not we'd be popping out a little boy or a little girl, so we went with pretty neutral tones. Which, if I'm being honest, is what I would have gone with regardless of whether or not we had known! The walls were already green when it was the guest room before. And despite my strong urge to paint them gray (like every other room in our home), I resisted and just used gray as an accent color.
My older sister has four kids, and was so gracious to save all of their old baby items. Other than the rug (from West Elm), the baskets (from World Market), and some of the accessories, we either got creative or already had the furniture. It just took some creative arranging or painting or recovering, and we had ourselves a nursery!
See below for photos...
the view from the door
I decided to go with baskets under the crib for storage purposes, and so that I didn't have to worry about a pricey adjustable bedskirt.
view from the other side
We turned an old dresser into a changing table by attaching a changing pad (with velcro strips) to the top of it. I love the antique look.
Got the valance idea from Pinterest, and found the wood at a neighbors while Scout and I were out walking. You should have seen me...big and pregnant, carrying home a large piece of wood. Then, my crafty husband put it all together and hung it. Oh,and the bamboo shades were another project, referenced here.
above the crib
These are framed excerpts from this precious book, Guess How Much I Love You. I had a tough time choosing a book, but not only did I love the words, but I thought the colors of the illustrations would go well.
Robin Anne's precious mother-in-law had this plate painted by her incredibly
talented sister. It goes with the Guess How Much I Love You theme. :)
above the changing table
This is one of my favorite pieces that I own. Such a random story, but a co-worker's step-sister was selling it (along with a dresser I love), and I bought it asap. It had previously been a headboard, but I think it goes perfectly above the changing table. Also, see this post for the story of the amazing blocks.
The beginning of our book collection.
This is my favorite DIY project of the nursery. Our friends, Gavin + Lindsay found this amazing barn wood and they gave us a piece to use as shelves. Love the rustic look. Also, the brackets we used to hang it were originally silver and too industrial looking. Our handy, dandy ACE guy told us to soak it in vinegar....and viola! It worked.
Love these photos...especially the one on the far right. That's
baby Jamie in his old crib. Wasn't he adorable?!
guest chair, closet, and bookshelf
This bookshelf was originally purchased at Target about 10 years ago, and used in my dorm room, house, apartment, my sister's apartment, and has been painted over a million times. But, it worked...and it was free!
This sweet car/toy basket came all the way from Madagascar! Thanks
to Aunt Betsy and Uncle Andy. Isn't it precious?
Finally, as much as I love photos, I knew I needed even more space for them.
So, I created this bulletin board. Pretty sure it will fill up fast.
For all my indecision and our DIY'ing, I love the way it all came together. And I can definitely tell that Mr. Hammond loves it too. :)