Sunday, February 28, 2010

Puddin's Nursery

The before (I took these pictures during the house inspection)





The After:

The shelf- we painted it, added glass knobs, and added some of my music boxes from when I was a child (I think I have about 20 total).  If it's a girl, the outfit will be switched out for a smocked dress.

The wall with the window faces the front of the house.  The empty spot under the shelf will be where the glider will sit.  It's a white Dutalier that is coming.

The top of the dresser will become the changing station.  We got the dresser and side table on craigslist for $45.  They are solid wood with dovetail dressers- so sturdy and solid.  They were just a hideous green when we got them, but painting them white made all the difference.  We do have pulls on them now- they're silver.  You can see in this pic that we painted all the trim, the closet doors, the molding around the window.  It took a long time, but it is totally worth it.  It would not have looked even close to as good if it were still the natural wood color!!  We're leaving the wood trim in most of the house, but I love the white in here!

The incredible lattice wall.  B worked SO hard on it.  It truly took a lot of math and a ton of pencil lines (all which then had to be erased!).  As you know from my previous post, I shamelessly stole the wall idea from one of the writers over at Project Nursery (and I'm so glad we did.  I LOVE IT!).  The rocking horse was mine and my brother's as children.

The sheets and quilt for the crib.  The sheets are from PB Kids and the quilt is from Zara Home.  We picked it up in Spain hoping it wouldn't jinx us!!

The wall reflected in the mirror that is hanging over the dresser.  The mirror will probably get a big pink ribbon over top of it if Puddin ends up being a girl. 

Another shot of the crib.  The empty blue wall is going to get a white frame and we are going to have a piece of heavy white cotten monogrammed with Puddin's initials and then go into the frame.  The initials will be scrolly pink if it's a girl and block navy if it's a boy.  I had originally thought red for the boy, but B thinks navy will look great without taking away from the wall.

The chandelier with the light off.  A great Home Depot purchase!!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!  I can't wait til the guests come for the shower at the end of the month and they get to see it as well.  It's by far the most "done" room in our new house, and we're both so happy with the results. 

20 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! I love it all.

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  2. What a beautiful space for baby! Love the chandelier!

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  3. It is so perfect sweetie! What a charming space for you and the new baby to relax in. That wall color is so soothing and the lattice wall is so stylish! The white trim really brightens the room up too. I love that you have your childhood rocking horse as well!

    Very happy to be following your journey and sending you warm well wishes over the upcoming weeks. XOXO

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  4. Um are those Beatrix Potter music boxes? I have about 10 of those....

    Love the nursery. Its beautiful and calming!

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  5. Oh, I just love it! Such a huge difference from that dark wood. The lattice wall is perfect. I love blue for a boy or a girl!

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  6. Usually I cringe at the mere suggestion of painting natural wood trim white, but Puddin's nursery looks amazing! Great job!

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  7. Sooo cute....love the accent wall!! y'all did a great job. thanks for the sweet comment. and congrats on your soon-to-be arrival!

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  8. I love the stripes on the wall! Looks wonderful!

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  9. Georgous! You can tell a lot of hard work into the room :)

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  10. YAY, YAY, YAY.... What a fantastic wonderfully gorgeous room! Love it, love it, love it! It looks like something out of a magazine!

    I am so stinkin' excited for you!

    Thank you so much for the gardening suggestion, I'm still learning, but I will definitely start sharing some more about what's going on in my garden!

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  11. The lattice wall is just amazing! I want to move in! Baby will be so lucky :)

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  12. Holy Moly NICE WORK!!! That baby is lucky!

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  13. It all looks so sweet! The lattice wall is so lovely and I just adore the idea of adding accent colors depending on "puddin" being a boy or a girl!

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  14. LOVE the paint and the white diamond accenting! Its looks like a whole different house!

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  15. I LOVE the way the room is turning out. Classy and adorable. And the accent wall is wonderful. I cannot imagine how long it took to got all those lines just right. I think I might have gone insane trying to get them just perfect

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  16. Oh my gosh, it looks AMAZING! I can't even believe how perfect the lattice-work is on the wall - soooooo impressive! I can only imagine how difficult that was - well done!

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  17. It looks amazing! I love the lattice wall and agree with you, white was the way for the trim!!

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