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.
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.