This day seems like a long time coming. It’s the first time I’ve completed a nursery AFTER the baby was born. Ha! (If you missed my baby announcement, you can see it here
) Doing this reveal today- October 1st- is sort of ironic, since this is the day I was due! I’m so happy I took my time to finish it because I’m really happy with it! It’s not perfect- is any room ever really perfect??-, but it makes me smile and will be a great space for Bennett…. when I can part from him. 😉 I hope you’re ready for a whole slew of pictures. Sit back and enjoy!
Come on in!
This room is nothing like I originally envisioned, but one thing that stuck is the color scheme: orange, mint and gray. It’s so fresh, bright and a little quirky.
Isn’t that little Bennett burp cloth adorable? My friend Karen from Thread Blossoms
made it and I never want to actually use it- it’s too cute!
Free printables are a great way to dress the walls in a nursery- (you can see my round up of fun printables here
.) I added the printable on the far left from The Handmade Home
, and I love it! The rocking chair has been in my family for years, but I just recently decided to make it work in the space by painting it in Annie Sloan’s Graphite chalk paint. The abstract art was custom-made by my cute kids (more on that later!)
These cube shelves are from Ikea- Monica actually hung them during our first Nate’s Crate challenge
on The Nate Berkus Show. They totally look like built-ins and fit that little nook perfectly.
This room doesn’t have a closet that we can use, so we purchased an armoire from Ikea to hang some of Bennett’s clothes. When you sit in the rocking chair, you kind of stare right at the side of the armoire, so I hung an old print that was in my nursery as a baby, after painting the wood frame in the same graphite as the chair.
I’ve had the coffee sign for several years, but I moved it in the nursery because I thought it was kind of funny…if you’ve ever had a newborn, you know how much caffeine you need! 🙂
Oh, the dresser. This dresser is fabulous, isn’t it? It was my grandparents and I totally wasn’t sold on it at first, but we were trying to do this room on a budget and it was free. Done deal, folks. Now, I am in love with it! I’ll share the details in another post, but with some paint and wax and a pop of orange paint on the legs, it was turned into the best part of the room!
I thought the “Oh Boy” was so appropriate for two reasons: 1) we were having a boy (duh!) and 2) we were taken so by surprise with this pregnancy. It makes such a statement and adds a whole lot of personality to the room!
I added some washi tape to the plain black lamp shade to add a little interest. Man, I love washi- is there no end to it’s many uses?
Bennett isn’t spending too much time in this room yet, but I’m pretty sure he’s excited about it!
I hope you love it as much as I do! Tell me…what’s your favorite part?
Changing Pad Cover: Babys R Us
Dresser Paint: Annie Sloan Graphite & Paris Gray, Dark Wax
Giant Letters: Hobby Lobby
Dresser light: Target
Color-blocked baskets: Target
Copper Light on bookshelf: Local antique shop
Bookshelf cubes: Ikea
Rocking Chair: Hand-me-down
Coffee sign: Vintage sign store in OCNJ