Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nursery Reveal

One of the nice things with moving a few months before Baby R was due is that we had some time to tackle house projects before the weather changed and my due date arrived. However, as first time naive homeowners, we didn't realize how quickly our list would grow, or how much longer than anticipated some of the projects would take.

But just after Thanksgiving we were able to say the nursery was "done" and ready to welcome our little man!

Before we found out that we had a little boy on the way I knew I wanted to stick with mostly neutral colors that could be re-used for (hopefully many) brothers or sisters down the line. So we went with a grey and white color scheme overall and then added navy and deep red accents to man things up a little bit and add a pop of color.


We were so blessed with furniture gifted to us by family and handed down by friends that the biggest to-do project ended up being painting a formerly (dark) wood dresser/changing table white....and about 5 coats of paint later we got there!


My splurge for this nursery was the curtains. Had I been more motivated I'm sure I could have made some that were fairly similar and significantly cheaper. But between moving, several trips out of town, numerous baby showers, and trying to balance work/rest for my back, it was simply easier to watch for sales and buy these from Pottery Barn! 

The nursery is unique in that the former owners actually cut out a space between the wall dividing the master bedroom and this room and inserted french doors. While the set-up may be a little different, we've found that we really like it so far and *think it will be great once baby arrives as well. But for privacy we did buy a set of room-darkening curtains to cover these doors as well.



One of my favorite parts of this room are these bookshelves that Brandon installed. Thank you Pinterest! They are actually picture ledges from ikea (note - some tutorials suggest using spice racks, but we found these picture shelves to work better - they came pre-painted and were easier to install!). Many of our friends and family know of our love for books and our little guy has consequently been gifted with quite the library! This is a fun way for book storage that allows for easy access and using the books as wall art.


Finally, you should really take note of the sweet quilt that was the perfect final addition to the nursery. The backstory of how the quilt came to be is here (along with much better pictures of the quilt in its entirety), and we couldn't be more thankful for the loving hands that made it!


And so now, at 38 weeks and 3 cm dilated we sit back and wait (or attempt to do so patiently when I'm not impulsively cleaning or eating everything in sight :)).




9 comments:

  1. Love your nursery! Those French doors are an interesting choice but look beautiful. We almost used those same curtains (made with fabric from Joanns) in Emma's room redecorating project. The bookshelves are fabulous and I could see us stealing that idea for about 5 places in our home. You look so beautiful and I can't wait to see a picture of you and Tully in front of that tree any day now! Hugs, hugs and more hugs!

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    1. Aren't they? Not sure what the original thought behind them was, but if we weren't using the space as a nursery they do make the master bedroom feel a lot lighter and larger.

      I heard Emma was redoing here room in similar colors - can't wait to see pictures!

      I'm glad you like the bookshelves! I'm constantly telling Brandon that my dream is for us to someday put bookshelves like you guys have in your basement in ours! (although he might need the boys and Allen's help on that project :))

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  2. It's so perfect! I am so excited for your family! :)

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    1. Thank you Cassie! You are so sweet!

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  3. Awww... It is beautiful! Great job. :D And you are glowing as well. :)

    Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Angel! I have to admit, as excited as I am to welcome this little boy, I do love being pregnant :)

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  4. Love it! So cozy looking :) You look amazing!

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  5. I love the book shelves! I've always wanted to do something like that when I set up a nursery. I don't have kids of my own yet, but I know for my friends setting up the nursery was one of the most exciting things! It means you are super close to meeting your little one!

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  6. I love this!! What a beautiful nursery! Those curtains. (!!!!!!!) I am in love with them!
    And the bookshelf is adorable. =)
    Lastly, you my friend are a beautiful mama-to-be! =) Praying for you during these last few days of waiting!

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