Welcome to my little boy’s nursery! The babe is due to show up one week from today, and his room is finally complete. I’ve been slowly decorating since January: planning, painting, purchasing and crafting. I couldn’t be happier with the end result; his room feels like an oasis and my husband and I love to just go sit in there and enjoy the space.
This is the glider we found at Goodwill for $25. It originally featured an 80’s cherry red stain and the most horrendous flower print you can imagine. We primed and painted it this nice glossy white and I went to town recovering the cushions. I’ve never tried reupholstery before, but I was surprised at how easily it came together. I simply ripped apart the seams of all the old pieces and used those to create the new pattern. The cushions themselves were in great shape so the only extra expense that went into this was $15 of fabric from JoAnns (used a 40% off coupon). Factoring in primer and paint, we spent less than $50 on this chair. Not bad considering these look-alikes at Pottery Barn will run you $928.00 for frame, ottoman and cushions (no, I’m not kidding, have a look for yourself!!).
This is an IKEA Hemnes dresser, which we are using as the changing table. It was a craigslist find, so we got a great deal. This dresser is full to the brim of adorable clothes for our little one. The best part? To date we’ve purchased exactly 3 items of clothes for him. One was new (purchased the day we found out he was a boy) and the other two were consignment. Talk about being blessed with a plethera of hand-me-downs and adorable baby shower gifts! We received so much clothes that I could only fit up through 6 months in the dresser! The rest is in back storage ready to come out as he grows.
These are cheap IKEA frames which I used to highlight the fabrics I’m using in baby’s quilt. The fabrics are from Laurie Wisburn’s Tufted Tweets and Monaluna Circa 50s. Framing fabric is such an inexpensive way to display art.
Here’s his crib with the bumper I made. This is now the 3rd bumper I’ve made (two other were commissioned by friends) so I’m getting quite quick at making them. I think this one took about 2 evenings. The slowest part is all the hand-stitching at the end, but I enjoy it.
These counting cards are from Children.Inspire.Design. We just spray-painted some clothespins white and strung them above the crib.
This absolutely gorgeous blanket was hand-knit by my dear co-worker. I am in love with the colors and the design and I know it will be something he will have his whole life! What a special gift!
This is the mobile my dear friend made for baby. I had been looking for the perfect mobile for his room and I couldn’t find anything I liked. When I unwrapped this gift I was overwhelmed by how perfect it was! She copied the rockets from one of his quilt fabrics and, of course, used his room colors. I love it so much and I think it’s the most custom part of the whole room!
Well, that’s the tour! I’m patiently waiting for him to arrive and I’ll be sure to pop on here once he has to announce his birth and also his name (yes, he has a name!).
I’d love your comments on the nursery and any advice you may have for a new mommy!
Counting Cards: Children.Inspire.Design.
Dresser/Changing Table: IKEA Hemnes dresser
Paint Color: Glidden Granite Grey (Home Depot)
Light fixture: IKEA Glansa
Build a Fort print: Nikki McClure
Crib: BSF Baby Paris 4-in-1 Crib
Grey Rug: Hand-Tufted Rojan Wool Rug from Overstock.com
Green Window Mirror: Goodwill find