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Baby T’s Nursery Reveal

Just over 2 weeks to go and the final touches are being put on the nursery…

Wow, I started this post back in January and I never quite finished it.  I posted on a link on Inspired Domesticity’s Facebook to the Project Nursery post I did (see the Project Nursery post here), but have been meaning to post sources for the nursery inspiration here.  Another blogger recently contacted me about using some pictures of O’s drawer’s, which had me re-inspired to finish this nursery reveal post.  Even if it is 4 months late.  So here goes…

Like many other bloggy ladies I thought I’d do a nursery reveal, including all our sources. It was really a collaboration of a bunch of Pinterest ideas. I listed all my inspirations below.  But first, to start off with a few BEFORE pictures.

nursery before
This was in the heat of summer, when I wasn’t giant and had just a little poppyseed growing inside me!
nursery before 3
All the junk and tools for installing the closet
Before: Builder installed simple closet

My Inspirations:  (all can be found on my “Future Little Thompson” board on Pinterest)– Artwork, Prints, Simplicity, Crib, Colored Crane Humidifier, Umbra Tissue Holder

How to make a Crib Skirt- Domestic Adventure -Brightly colored DIY crib skirt and cornices dark gray paint, white Jenny Lind crib, bookshelf ledges as “art”, shag rug, and striped ceiling

Project Nursery- Zoe’s Modern Nursery- IKEA Poang Chair, white simple dresser, colored drawer liners, book ledges, and IKEA Expedit bench/shelf

Daffodil Design- Baby Hanks Nursery– IKEA bench, IKEA Poang Chair, DIY pillows, curtains, bench cushion, changing table set up and “Be Awesome Today” Print

Maeve Rosalind’s After the Rain Room on Apartment Therapy– Ultimately I loved the rainbow colors and the crocheted blanket, but opted to go for lighter gray walls in our nursery

Room Views

nursery-north wall
Wall Color- Behr Sparrow
Changing table/dresser- IKEA Malm 6 drawer in white
Changing pad and cover- Summer Infant pad with DIY cover using this tutorial
Yellow lamp- IKEA Vate table lamp
Tissue box- Umbra Casa Tissue box cover in white from
Wipes container- Babyganics gift set- LOVE their whole product line
Giraffe- Sophie the Giraffe
Baby monitor- Motorola MBP33 color video monitor, Amazon
Prints- 6433 Creative Custom Painting, JandPaper  on Etsy “French Fry” print, DIY Abstract art using leftover paint samples
nursery-SW corner
Crib- White Davinci Jenny Lind, from Amazon
Mattress- Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam mattress, from Amazon
Sheet- DIY using this tutorial
Crib skirt- DIY using this tutorial
Mobile- DIY using this tutorial
Giant “O”- JoAnn’s and spray painted with Valspar glossy red
Light over closet- IKEA Vate ceiling lamp
nursery-NE corner
Same sources as above.  Big stuffed giraffe was a gift and we have been using it for his monthly photos!
Photo Feb 02, 4 45 23 PM
Chair- IKEA Poang with ALME natural cover and footstool
Side table- IKEA Nesna nightstand, spray painted with Valspar white
Lamp- IKEA Lykta in blue (color discontinued)
Furry rug over chair- IKEA TEJN Faux sheepskin
Blinds- white faux wood from Home Depot, cut 1/4″ to fit window
Print- Oscar Wilde quote from 6433 Creative on BigCartel (see below for detail and link)

If he’s my child he’ll need to be fashionable…

nursery-closet after
closet baskets all
closet basket label
closet dividers
Closet system- IKEA Antonius- shelving, clothing bars, and wire and plastic baskets
Labels for baskets: DIY
Green laundry basket- The Container Store
Clothing dividers- HeadsUpGirlsBaby on Etsy

DIY Accessories

crib skirt-complete middle
Pillow- DIY with leftover fabric from crib skirt and changing pad cover
Crib Skirt- DIY using this tutorial
Mobile- DIY using this tutorial
o's drawer liners
changing table-diapers and accessories
Drawer liners- DIY. See how I did them here
Drawer organizers- IKEA SKUBB set of 6

Artsy stuff

nursery-prints detail
Prints- clockwise left to right- Custom painting from 6433creative on BigCartel, JandPaper on Etsy, and DIY abstract)
Frame for “French Fry” print was IKEA RIBBA
Photo Feb 02, 4 44 48 PM
Print- “I’m so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a word of what I’m saying- Oscar Wilde”- Another custom print by 6433 Creative on Big Cartel
Today is the Day print
Print- Today is the Day, Bigharumph on Etsy
Photo Jun 15, 8 54 11 AM
Mirror- IKEA KOLJA  Originally we were going to put this mirror over his changing pad, however there will probably come a point where he no longer uses that.  For now he is low to the ground and has been working on tummy time. We decided to install the mirror under the windowsill to the left of the side table and his book stash.  In the mornings we sit in front of the mirror- He LOVES looking at his reflection.  As he gets better at raising his chest and sitting up, this should be a prime viewing spot to see the baby on the other side of the mirror.

I think we’re really happy with the way O’s room turned out.  We spend alot of time there in the mornings and evenings where he’ll have plenty of room to grow into it.  It’s not too theme-y and very neutral.  I think the room makes me happy and as he gets older we can add in more child centered decorations.  I definitely got overwhelmed at times trying to make sure everything coordinated without being too matchy-matchy.   It didn’t bomb on Project Nursery and is holding steady at 3.9 out of 5.  Not bad, I’d say.  

The best part is that we budgeted $1,400 for the room and put it together for less than half that.  DIY, IKEA, and very generous relatives can pay off. =) 

A huge love filled thank you should go out to my husband for helping put everything together AND especially for him helping me to avoid a complete pregnant melt-down in the middle of Fabric Depot by helping pick out fabric for O’s nursery accessories.  Thank you to Maegan at 6433 Creative for designing one of a kind prints based on a couple of far fetched inspirations.  And thank you very much to Nana for the crib and to KT for the awesome baby monitor. 

Comment me some links for your nursery or favorite room designs!

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