Monday, September 22, 2014

Our Little Man's Nursery Tour

Our little guy's nursery is finally done! (well, almost, knowing me I will probably be making changes forever because I am insane). I feel like I have been working on this room for the entirety of this pregnancy, so it definitely feels nice to put a big 'ol fat check mark next to that "to do" item.
Before I show you the nursery as it stands today, lets rewind to 4 years ago when this room was Avery's and it looked like this when we moved in.
We got rid of the lime green walls the previous owner painted, and added some faux paneling on the bottom half of the walls, and painted the upper half a brown/gray color.

 It was very shabby chic, very girly, and really never quite finished. I never even hung one thing on the walls, it was pretty pathetic.

And here is how that same room looks today:


The walls are stenciled, and they were a major pain. I literally spent two weeks of working on those walls every waking moment...which makes this next statement hard to swallow for me : I don't love the walls. Yes, I like them, but I wish I had chosen something less busy and a little more modern and not so fancy. But given that I pretty much got carpel tunnel from doing those blasted walls, they are staying that way for, I don't know, at least a year :)


The crib is an Ikea crib that I got on craigslist for $30 less than what Ikea is currently selling this crib at, so that was fun. The curtains are also Ikea and I paid way more for them than I would like to admit. I had some curtain drama where I bought some really cheap curtains and tried to ombre them with blue paint and my spray gun. The results were a disaster so I forked out some real money for nice curtains after that little fiasco.


The rug I got from Urban Outfitters, and I love it even though it tends to move around and bunch up. The chair is a craigslist find. It is a la-z-boy rocker recliner and I could live my life on that thing forever and be totally content, it is so comfortable. And the best part is, it was only $40 bucks and I didn't need to reupholster it, winning!


The dresser is a vintage craigslist find, and it is actually the second dresser I bought for this nursery. The first one I refinished with new stain and it came out darker than I wanted it to be, Steve liked it, but it was driving me crazy. So I plead insanity and told him I wanted to find a different one and he begrudgingly allowed such happenings to, you know, happen. I married a good and patient man, I tell you what.


I decided I wanted a knit blanket for this little boy, but I didn't know how to knit...yet. You Tube taught me all I needed to know, and a month later I had a blanket! I sort of love learning new skills.




This awesome cross stitched bear is probably the most meaningful item in the nursery. Steve's dad made it for Steve when Steve was a little boy, in fact all of Steve's siblings have a different animal that their dad stitched for them. It goes so perfectly in our nursery, I just love it!


That side table is a dried out Saguaro Cactus, pretty neat right? Again, a craigslist find.



That's the end of the nursery tour. And now, I think I will go sit in that rocker and day dream about not  being pregnant anymore and maybe I'll dream up a name for our little boy while I'm at it.


4 comments:

  1. Are you kidding? That turned out so awesome. I love how the wall turned out, but I understand the feeling of it's not exactly what you pictured and now it bugs you. But I think it looks great. I love this awesome talent you have. It makes me happy!

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  2. You really scored on that LzBoy rocker recliner. I have owned at least 3 of them over the years and a clean one usually goes for at least $75.00 or more! They are the most comfortable chairs bar none. The room is lovely. :)

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  3. What a wonderful room!! You've such a good eye for decorating. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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