Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Teal and Pink Nursery For The LIttle Miss

I absolutely love the way the nursery turned out for the Little Miss.  It makes me laugh because in comparison to Sammy's nursery, second child syndrome definitely reared it's head this time around.  In fact, we didn't finish the nursery until the weekend before we delivered, didn't start it until I was 38 weeks and I am just now getting pictures taken 2 weeks pp.  We even still need to figure out what to put above the crib.  I wanted to buy this piece of art, but it's just too $$ so I'm designing something again from Dali Decals (stay tuned!) Quite hilarious considering we purchased art for Sammy's nursery long before we even started trying to conceive.

This time around my main concern was doing as little work as possible, especially when it came to painting.  I had painted our guest room three years ago and the thought of doing it again so soon wasn't so awesome.  Also, given that I was pregnant with a toddler who is the lightest sleeper ever and loves to "help" I knew chances of getting around to repainting this room were not high.  So, BM chestertown buff the room stayed. 

The nursery design came to me one day when I was looking at the ballard design catalog that had come in the mail during the spring, everything finally clicked when I saw this fabric and just like that I enjoyed some naptime pinterest and I knew what I wanted to do for the Little Miss.

The end result is very timeless and I love that most everything was purchased outside of baby stores.  Since her dresser was Paul's from when he was a kid and the crib was my niece's and the mattress was a gift from Paul's parents we were fortunate to not have to spend much money at all.  Our big expense was a new rocking chair from walmart of all places for $350 shipped.

I had most things purchased for the Little Miss' nursery in stages.  The items I bought two of had nothing to do with different genders, they were just baby items I knew we needed and couldn't share or use from Sammy.

For us with two under two and both in diapers this included:
  • Changing pad and cover
  • Dresser
  • Rocking chair
  • Humidifier
  • Fan
  • Crib
  • Mattress
  • Bedding
  • Bookshelf
  • Gender specific decor (rugs, art)
Without further ado, here are the pictures!

Refinished hand me down dresser in Behr Sweet Rhapsody and my favorite hot pink Lack shelf from Ikea.  They even made the Expedit shelf in hot pink, but only in the double size.

Closet with these cute Ikea Bastis Dog hooks (a loved item in Sammy's nursery too), art from a local fair.  Metal flower was a kirklands sidewalk sale find on my way into target.

Originally, I wanted this ikea Expedit shelf as a window bench with some pretty fabric as a cushion.  Once the chair arrived though, the room was just too small.  Womp Womp.  It still looks nice upright, it's just not as fun for the kids.

DIY Lampshade: So much cheaper than purchasing already made
Wrapping Paper Drawer Liner from Homegoods:
So cheap and great for baby since it doesn't have a scent.  With Sammy, I was extra sentimental and used the prettiest paper from his baby shower
Closer up of the crib skirt

Art from VOL 25, purchased in 2010 for the guestroom and worked perfectly in the nursery

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Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Mimi, you did an awesome job in here and I love the teal and pink with the tan walls! It is such a happy space, and congrats on the new addition to your family. Thanks so much for sending this my way. I'm featuring it today!

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