Ok ok – I know I have been talking about it for months. But I am finally ready to share with you guys the Lil Man’s nursery. There was a lot of inspiration for this room. It started with a key card from a hotel and ended with what you guys see here today. Part of making this room what it is was this blog – and it helped me find and solidify my major themes and fabric choices to take the base nursery into this! (Warning – picture intensive post to follow!)
Ack!! I love it! Let’s take a spin around the rest of the room. Here is a shot of the dresser/changing table.
And in the other corner – my super comfy chair (that I am sitting in right now!). Of course I had to make a pillow to match. Those are also blackout shades back there in the window – which will come in handy for nap time since this room gets pretty bright!
So – let’s be honest here. The most awesome feature of this whole room are the floating book shelves. I think I did a good job talking the hubby into recreating them from my inspiration room!
How do I love them? Oh I could go on and on – they helped add that pop of bright colors I was looking for while providing functional storage AND hopefully instilling a love of books into the Lil Man’s life for years to come.
Oh let’s throw in one more shot of them – just for fun! I will be back with a tutorial on how to knock these off yourself in the near future! (UPDATE: Tutorial for the floating book shelves is live! Check it out!)
And if you can drag your eyes away from the book wall – I also want to show off our crib!
I am so pleased with how our bedding came out! I made the bumper and the crib skirt myself. And the cute little name sign (which says his real name here at the house – I just put up the blog safe version here!)
If you want to do the same you can see the crib skirt tutorial and I will be back with a bumper tutorial soon! And before I get any haters on the bumper – we aren’t planning on using it until he is actually big enough to be rolling around and “bumping” into things. So don’t stress over that!
And my fantastically crafty MIL Lynn made us this beautiful quilt to match!
And of course – you can’t have a crib without a mobile. Ours happen to be some oversized tissue poms. I love the way they look and I think the Lil Man will appreciate this view! I found tissue paper to match the color scheme at Hobby Lobby. Each one was only 99 cents each to make!
Next to the crib I have my little nightstand that got the makeover last weekend. Perfect for us to put the sound machine and Scentcy nightlight on and stash diapers and other necessities in and under!
And then the changing table! First off – I love how the dresser came out that we stripped and restained – if you haven’t seen the “before and after” you have to check it out. I still can’t believe we got it too look as close as we did to our Restoration Hardware inspiration piece and did it for about $50!
Oh and let me give you a little close up of our “gallery wall”. I am going to be back with a tutorial on how you can make the cute alphabet and owl prints yourself! I also framed some of the fabric from the bumper and found that cute little giraffe at Hobby Lobby in the clearance bin! Of course he didn’t match at first – but a little spray paint and that was taken care of! A matching clock from Target was the perfect final touch! The green in their RE style line of products is the perfect green!
Ok so there are a ton of projects here that you may want to try out yourself. So here is a concise list of each one. If they are missing links – stay tuned – I have a tutorial coming soon. Just make sure you subscribe in email, Google Friend Connect, or a reader so you don’t miss one you are interested in!
- How to Make a Crib Bumper
- Making Nursery Accents match your Color Scheme
- Making Tissue Poms (link to Martha Stewart for great directions!)
I hope you have enjoyed the room tour as much as I enjoyed putting it together. It has been a labor of love over the last 4 months – and I adore how it came out. Now that the nursery is all together I am ok with the Lil Man showing up whenever he would like! Which since we are almost under 2 weeks to go is about perfect timing!! :)
So – what do you think? Have a favorite element? Want to know about something that I didn’t detail in the post? Lemme know your thoughts and questions! I will do my best to answer them!
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