Sunday, January 19, 2014

Our Nursery (about 90% finished!)

I am really excited to finally share our nursery with everyone! We've been working on this room for months - we took it from an oversized room with a huge closet to two smaller rooms - one is now a mudroom/laundry room with an entry from our garage, and the other is our new nursery!

It's a bit hard to show true before and afters, because the room is so different, and angles that existed in the room before don't exist anymore. For an idea of what the room looked like when we moved in, here is what we began with:

 and this is it from today, from roughly the same angle:

The room is shorter now, and the closets are gone, space which we used to make our mudroom/laundry room. My husband also added in a little hallway on the left side, and added a door to the hallway.

This was standing from near the entryway - it was a really large room. When the house was built, it was originally two bedrooms, which is why it has two ceiling fans, two windows, etc.

 Today, it looks like this - it's much narrower, about 2-3 feet was cut off for the hallway on the left side of the wall, but beyond this, it opens up into the full sized room (this is sort of a "nook" area now.)

From the far end of the room (near the closets) the room before looked like this:

And now, it's our wallpaper wall!

So with that all out of the way, here's a full tour of our nursery!

This is the view from the doorway, when you first enter the room:


My husband made the honeycomb lights, which is actually one of my favorite parts of the entire room. He just sort of brainstormed them one night, and a few days later, we had this beautifully constructed honeycomb light in the room. He took some pictures while he worked and put together a little tutorial, which I'll post soon hopefully!

To the left when you enter is our clothing hanger. We made this using an old branch we found after a windstorm. We have all of our outfits hanging from 0-6 months, which is more than enough.


In our little nook is my change station. This beautiful mid-century modern dresser was given to me by my mother in law. It's just so perfect!

The horizontal paneling is an idea we found on Vintage Revivals. It only cost us about 20 dollars for the materials to do it!


Then we have our toy shelf, then back to the crib!


One of the things I'm most proud of in the room, and which took me longer than anything else, was the quilt I made for our girl. It's the first quilt I've ever made, and while it's not perfect (not even close!) I am so so happy that I got it finished before she comes.

On the topic of quilts, my best friend made me an incredible quilt which she gave to me at my baby shower. I just love it so much!

We are so in love with the room. It's not completely finished, but it's very, very close. The only things left on the agenda are:
  • Installing lights on the wallpaper wall
  • Putting up artwork (we have about 7 frames with photos, waiting to go up!)
  • Some kind of window treatment
And that may be it! I haven't taken a full tally of how much everything cost, but I would say everything, from construction of the wall, to wall treatments, to lighting, to furniture, cost around $800.


  1. So cute!! We're working on moving the kids playroom to my studio(sniff sniff..bye bye studio). That bedroom that was the play room will be Caroline's bedroom. We've got till end of April, but my wife wants to get it done now.

  2. Where'd you buy that great ceiling light?

    1. My husband made it! I'll be posting a sort of tutorial of it shortly!

  3. I love that rug! Where did you get it?

  4. I love the room! The planks and the wall paper and the light fixture (which I want so badly!) playing off the floor, and the door color and that dresser (which I also want! 9 drawers!!!) and the art above the dresser and both of those quilts! You did a great job!

  5. SO beautiful! I came over from YHL - you've made such a special room for your little girl! :)

  6. Where did you get that crib sheet? I love it!

  7. I love the room!! So cute! So when are we going to see some baby pics? You haven't posted in almost a month, I need some amazing Aly project idea inspiration! I LOVED the continent map resist paintings!

    1. I'll be sure to post some pictures when she finally arrives! Also thanks for the comment, I needed a kick in the butt to get a new blog post up!


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