Since I am officially full term, I suppose it’s about time I get to the nursery reveal! I have spent countless hours thinking about this one little room and am so happy to say it’s finally finished. It’s a bittersweet moment for me since it has easily been my favorite project to date. This room is full of DIY projects, accessories picked out from weekend trips, and some special gifts from friends and family. I love each and every item in the room and hope it will be the perfect space for our little one to call her own.
After sprucing up that boring Ikea Hemnes dresser, I decided to forgo making a frame for the changing pad since it would have ended up being really bulky. Instead, I placed an extra tacky drawer liner underneath to provide a nonslip surface. Since I’ll always have a hand on her when she’s on the changing table anyway, this was a suitable solution for me. I found a great wicker basket from Home Goods for $7.99 that was the perfect size for all the diapering necessities. On the wall above the changing table/dresser, I put up a collage of some DIY art, a pretty print by one of my favorite local artists, Kelli Murray, a few spray painted empty frames, and the beautiful fringe banner made by my best friend for our last baby shower.
The wingback rocker is definitely one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the room. It is the Empire Rocker from Nursery Works which I ended up grabbing for a steal on a flash site. I’ve seen this rocker pop up on several different flash sites, so if you’re interested in purchasing this rocker, keep an eye out for those sales, it will save you at least $100. Since I ended up with some extra fabric leftover from the upholstered cornice I made, I enlisted the help of my talented mother to make a lumbar pillow for the rocker. We chose to use the tribal fabric for the middle panel and flank it with some coral fabric to add some color.
The art deco inspired semi flush pendant is another one of my favorite items in the nursery. The combination of the antique brass and frosted glass is just so heavenly. We still need to switch the fixture to a dimmer so the light can be adjusted, but it will be such a pretty focal point for our little lady to look at from her crib. The floral pouf was another flash sale score from Joss & Main. I love how large it is and it gives me a a nice big surface to rest my feet on when sitting in the rocker.
On the chalk paint side table, I put a clock found a few years ago at Aaron Brothers, a lovely potted fern leftover from my baby shower and a pretty Rifle Paper Co. notebook to jot down any thoughts I have during the hours I anticipate spending in that rocker.
The bamboo bookcase was an unexpected find from my local antique store. For only $89, all it really needed was a quick coat of spray paint and it was good to go. I filled the bookcase with some of my favorite items found on weekend trips with Mr. C over the past year. The ombre-ish letters were another DIY project that I didn’t end up posting about. I picked up each letter for $1.99 at TJ Maxx and mixed up varying shades of coral acrylic paint to cover up their existing blemished paint jobs. The Grow From The Inside print is another one I love from Kelli Murray. You can find more of her gorgeous prints in her Etsy shop.
The dresser inside her closet was something I had to sit and stew about for a while. I was going back and forth debating about wether or not we needed more storage space but ultimately the answer was yes. It was tricky finding a dresser that was the right size, style, and color for the space inside the closet. I had already DIYed my fingers off with all the projects in this room and was just not up for painting another piece of furniture (especially when it required the use of a heavy respirator the entire time). I ended up finding this dresser at an antique shop and was so shocked that it was only $50. The size was exactly what I needed and I just loved the shape of the drawer pulls. As you can tell, Baby C already has quite the collection of bright colored outfits to get her through the spring and summer. She already has SIX flamingo print outfits so this baby won’t ever have any questions about where the inspiration for her nursery came from.
It will be a while before baby girl is able to actually use the vanity chair I reupholstered for her but for now it sits in a little space next to the changing table. It is such a lovely piece to have at the entrance to the room and I can’t wait until she gets older and I can start searching for a pretty little vanity to go with it.
When I first started brainstorming about this room, I was a little nervous about going with coral because of my dislike of the color pink. You may have noticed that everything in the room that is coral is something that can be easily removed or taken down if/when we decide to change the color scheme. I purposely left the walls white and chose neutral fabrics and furnishings so that when the day comes to change things up, we won’t have to start completely over with brand new everything. This way we already have a base to go off of and can add almost any color to the mix.
If your curious about the DIY projects I completed for this room here is a quick list of a few so you can check them out:
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