Just popping in to share a quick tour of Baby Bean’s nursery! We finally got around to taking some pictures last weekend.
Before we get to the big reveal, let’s take a look at where we started. Since we moved into our house 6 years ago, what is now the nursery has pretty much served as our junk room. It was the catch-all for everything we didn’t have a place for. Since we had two additional bedrooms for guest rooms, we really had no reason to keep it organized.
Oh, and did I mention that when the previous owners used it as a nursery, they chose Dr. Seuss characters and bright red and orange paint?
Once we cleared everything out of the room (we had a big garage sale back in May), hubby set to work sanding and priming. The murals were globbed on and it took hubby about 20 sheets of sandpaper to make the walls smooth again.
We did a lot of work on the nursery fairly early on because we knew hubby would be having shoulder surgery in June. We chose Benjamin Moore “Gray Owl” for a neutral paint color and we both love it!
Up next, furniture. First we picked out our crib. We may have gone a little overboard on a solid wood, amish-made crib….but it’s from the same place we bought our king-sized bed and the crib converts into a bed as well so we know it will be a solid piece of furniture that we can continue to use as baby grows. We picked out the one we liked pretty early because we knew it would take a couple of months to be built and delivered.
In an effort to save some money after the crib, we turned to Craigslist. We found a great deal on a three-drawer dresser that’s the perfect height for us to place a changing pad on top of and use as a changing table as well.
Then we found a Dutalier Glider and ottoman on Craigslist. It’s the oversized one and the cushions on the back part can pull down to help support baby while feeding. It’s in perfect condition and although it might not have been my first color choice and the ottoman fabric is a slightly different color than the glider itself, we pretty much scored it for half price, which was worth it!
We also found a cute little side table from TJ Maxx and a lamp at World Market.
When we moved into our house, none of the bedrooms had overhead lighting. We’ve been slowly adding lights and ceiling fans to the rooms and the nursery was the last one on the list. Hubby used his handyman skills to wire and install a new light and ceiling fan while the boys and I supervised from the glider.
Finally, we found some solid wood shelves that hubby installed on the wall to make a bookcase of sorts! I’d seen similar things on Pinterest and decided I loved the idea.
Next we started looking for wall art. We found the owls at Target.
The set of 4 prints are from Tessyla on Etsy. You can customize the colors and designs you want to go in your set of 4 and they came out great! We found wooden frames we loved at Hobby Lobby to put them in.
The Love You Forever print is from Dalloway Place on Etsy.
Hubby’s cousin has a company called Pure Token and creates adorable art! She made us the Where the Wild Things Are piece and gave it to me at my baby shower. We love it!
We also hung up a couple more shelves to hold some things!
And now for some shots of it all put together. We tried using the panoramic feature on my phone to give you a good idea of what it looks like.
This is the view to your right when you come in the door. The lamp is from Target, the chevron basket on the floor and the blanket on the crib are from Marshall’s.
This is the corner straight ahead of you when you walk in the door. Curtains and blanket are from Marshall’s, table from TJ Maxx, lamp from World Market and we bought the elephant at the art fair this summer.
The closed door is the closet which is a little hard to get to because of the glider, but you can still get in and out and we’re planning to store extra diapers, etc in there, plus clothes that are too big/too small.
And looking the other direction from the far corner you can see the bookshelf. My grandma gave us that Love wall sign on our wedding day.
And a few more for good measure: