Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Little Girl's Nursery

 I am so excited to share my latest project with you today.  I have been so busy with all of my other projects that I have not shared my big news with y'all.  I am expecting a little girl at the end of May.  I have had so much fun putting together my little girl's nursery.  Now hopefully she does not come out with an extra part!  Oh well if she does, I hope he likes pink! 

I have to admit that starting this project was a little overwhelming.  There are so many beautiful nurseries on Pinterest alone, I did not know what direction I was going to take.  In fact I had bought all of the fabric for the nursery and then changed my mind all together when Kandi offered me all of Harper's bedding.  I have been so busy I was afraid if I took on one more project this baby might be coming home to a pack-in-play in the closet!  Kind of like my first two :)

Once we decided to take Harper's crib bedding, this whole project came together in about one week.  The crib bedding can still be purchased at Hoohobbers.

If you know me, you know I preach fabric first, then paint.  I took one of the pinks from the bedding and chose Pink Hibiscus a Benjamin Moore color for the walls.  If my baby is anything like me, she will hate pink until she is in her 30's so this might be my only chance to paint a wall pink in my house! 

I also decided to paint the crib.  Here is a before picture of the crib.  I used this crib for my boys, and loved it, but I wanted to soften all the dark wood for my baby girl.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, Old White and a clear wax finish.  I like to distress my furniture after I paint. Here is the finished crib.

The swan and Aesop's Fable needlepoint were my last two purchases for the room.  I have to admit I did splurge on these two beauties I found at one of my favorite store's in Lynchburg, Enchanted. But I think they were worth every penny they are my two favorite things in the whole room.

I also love this vintage Italian chandelier I found at Black Dog Salvage for $78. What a deal!

I made the curtains long 12 inches longer than floor length so they could be pulled back and still puddle on the floor.  I made them out of a white cotton quilted fabric to help soften all the pink in the room. 

I have owned this dresser for years, and I think it works perfectly between the windows.  This chair has also been reappointed from another space in my house.  I think rocking chairs are great, but it was just not in my budget.  This is my third baby, and I did not use one for my first two.  What I wanted more than anything was a comfy place to stretch out during those late night feedings.  Although this chair will not win any design awards, it does win a comfort award in my book.  So it stays. 

Here are a few more pictures of my favorite things....

  A vintage embroidered pillow paired with a velvet Woven Home pillow help soften the enormous chair.

Keeping with the Aesop's Fable theme my hubby put a tortoise in the crib.  Now we need to find a Bunny!

A little vintage bear.

Handmade horse (from Black Dog) & Rewired Vintage Lamps

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

(Here is a link to Harper's nursery. Baby Girl Nursery Kandi and I clearly share the same style!)

Here are a few before pictures...

A picture of the room and crib before we painted.

Sarah painting (my ever helpful assistant).

Oh I almost forgot here was my

I came in way under my $1000 budget for this room

Crib...reused, free
Paint for crib... Annie Sloan $40
Paint on Walls...Benjamin Moore 1 gallon $50
Dresser...reused, free
Aesop's Fable Early 19th Century
Chair & Ottoman...reused, free
Mirror over dresser...$40
Vintage lamps on dresser $50 for pair

Total: $785

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  1. What an enchanting room! I love every single detail!

  2. so chic and relaxing! it looks so easy but i know all the details coming together must have taken awhile!

  3. Wow, this is soooo pretty! I love it! You did a fantastic job ;)
    Jamie @

  4. What a sweet room! Congrats on the baby girl. :)
    Found you at the Inspiration Gallery.

  5. Beautiful nursery! I love the bedding. Love the drapes, too. I like how you have them pulled back. My daughter's friend is expecting the end of May, too, and she wanted me to help her do a girly girl room like I did for my granddaughter. She found out she's having a boy!

  6. Kathy,
    Good Luck with the little boy's nursery! I know it will be beautiful.

    Thank you to Dawn,Jamie,Carissa, and Paula!

  7. Wow, I really love this. I want that to be my room its perfect!

  8. I am completely and totally in love with your room! So so so perfect! I am needing some nursery inspiration right now and I think you have me really back into planning! Thank you! And thank you for linking up at the inspiration gallery!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  9. Gorgeous nursery. I love the shade of pink on the walls, the chandelier, and the big comfy chair.

  10. so beautiful- i love the elegant feel of the room and love that dresser!

  11. holy moly!!! Beautiful nursery!!! Your daughter is going to be so lucky to live in a gorgeous place like that :o)everything is just perfect. would love for you to share at my Tasteful Tuesday link party this week!

  12. This room is so sweet. I love the color of pink you chose and the crib painted white is darling. My favorite thing is the swan. It may have been a bit of a splurge, but well worth it! Congrats! A little girl will be so fun. Thanks for sharing wih Share Your Cup.

  13. Congratulations! Baby girls (and boys!) are sweet.


  14. So beautiful! Congratulations on your little girl. You are blessed! Featuring your nursery tonight!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. Just gorgeous! So soft and pretty :) Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  16. Oh MY you have a wonderful nursery here for your little sweetie-to-come! :)
    This is just so soft and inviting and perfect....

  17. I just found your blog from over at Jann's SYCT and so glad I did. You are one creative gal. This nursery is a dream land, my daughter was so thrilled to see it (she is expecting in Sept.). Thank you for sharing this and all the helpful tips.

  18. That is one stunning nursery! I love that it is so feminine and she'll be able to grow a few years in that room. Such beautiful choices. :)


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