I feel like there has been a significant amount of “build-up” regarding our nursery, since we’ve received questions about when we’d post pictures, and when we’d do the BIG REVEAL. I just hope that, now that it’s here, you all aren’t disappointed! Because while we love the way it turned out, I don’t think it’s anything out of a magazine like so many beautiful nurseries I’ve seen. Plus, our walls our still pretty bare–we need to add artwork, which will most likely be photos and such–but if I waited until that was all done, you guys would be waiting FOREVER for pics.
As you’ll recall, we really wanted to do a gender-neutral nursery, but didn’t want to go for the traditional green or yellow. For more insight into our inspiration, see my original nursery post.
So, without further ado… here are some pics of Miss Nora’s nursery. Keep in mind that this was completely gender neutral until Nora arrived, at which point we added some hot pink accents. :)
Wall color is Behr’s “Surfer”
From the doorway.
Dresser is from JCPenney’s Hartford collection.
We put a simple contoured changing pad on top to use it as a changing table, too.
The diaper pail is a simple step trash can from Target with a pail liner (since we’re doing cloth diapers.)
White wall shelves are from Christmas Tree Shop.
Glider is from Babies R Us. It is the Shermag Chocolate Glider Combo.
My mom and I made this “book sling” using the instructions on this blog. It was a very easy project, and I love that it’s a space-saving design. It also allows us to have access to several books from the chair, instead of having to get up to go to one of the book shelves.
Crib is also from JCPenney’s Hartford Collection. (It comes in both a straight-back and curved-back style. This is obviously the straight-back.)
Bedding was DIY, made by my mom and me.
(OK, so if I’m being honest, it was pretty much 100% made by my mom. She rocks.)
We picked out the fabric and used a pattern we bought at Joann Fabrics to make the bumper and the crib skirt.
The sheet is just a plain yellow sheet from Babies R Us. Since we ended up with a girl, we also bought a hot pink crib sheet to switch things up every once in a while. :)
For her name on the wall, we purchased the wooden (white) letters at Michaels. Then I bought hot pink scrapbook paper that has a little bit of a textured design to it. I used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the letters, then used an Exacto knife to cut around the letters to make the paper fit exactly. Then I went over the top of the paper with another layer of Mod Podge to give the letters a more finished look.
Cube shelf from Target. White lamp/pink shade from Target.
Lava lamp left over from our former den. :)
We had trouble fitting the cube shelves into the closet, but we finally had success using two 3-cube shelves and stacking them on top of each other. Those are from Kmart. Fabric drawers are from Target.
The bins on the shelves up top are from Bed Bath and Beyond.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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