Happy Mother’s Day! It’s Kriste coming at you from the past so I am either enjoying snuggling my new baby or or day six of being overdue and wondering if I’m just destined to be pregnant for the rest of my life. Here’s to hoping that I’m enjoying my first Mother’s Day and not being forced to wait a whole other year!
I wanted to share our nursery with all of you today! If you remember my nursery planning post, I shared how I wanted to design a more “adult” woodland room with pops of light green and grays. I really wanted to design something a little more moody, but our guy’s room is so tiny, I knew I would need to pick a lighter palette so that he didn’t think he was living in a cave.
If you remember my planning post, you’ll know I picked out Emmie’s Room from the Magnolia Home line made by Kilz. The color ended up being a lot lighter and greener than I had anticipated, but because of how small the space is, I was grateful for how bright it is. The paint covered in just one coat which was a delight for my mom who painted for us! Color matching can be really difficult since pigments can look different depending on the room and lighting so if you’re interested in ordering some paint, go ahead and order some smaller swatches to give them a try beforehand. Thankfully our color turned out to be just right for what we needed, but we have also had nightmare projects that ended up in the completely wrong direction.
Fortunately, I have a great dad who can take my Pinterest boards and just make them happen. So I asked for some open shelves and he delivered with these. We picked out a giant floor board from our favorite booth at the antique store down the street and he cut everything down to fit. The storage baskets are the perfect size for the shelves and are just the right size to store bibs, diapers, and random little bits we’ll need on a regular basis.
I know, I know. I’ve already killed the fern. What can I say? Momma tried. I’m hoping it will bounce back with a little TLC.
I bought these prints years Society6ago and I can not for the life of me find the shop I purchased them from, but there are a lot if similar ones on that you can choose from!
For curtains, we went with a budget friendly option. We picked up hardware from Ikea what would match the crib and scored the panels for $8/piece from Target. Good story: we found the coupon 10 minutes before the store closed so we rushed over there in our slippers and pajamas. They were turning off all the lights around us as we agonized over gray or tan and we were officially the last people in the store. For all of you who thought (like I did) that they stay later to tidy up and restock, you’re wrong. Closing at 9 means they truly close at 9!
Our little reading nook is one of my favorites. The art on the walls was a Christmas gift from my brother a few years ago and I’ve had them stored away for this very project. I scored these hanging planters from Terrain on clearance about two years ago and have also been hoarding them in our basement! I might eventually put some real plants in them, but for now the moss and eucalyptus will suffice while I struggle to keep a little person alive never mind difficult plants!
Our chair is just a stand in for now. It’s a family piece that I had around and since we haven’t found the perfect chair just yet, we popped it in the room for now. It’s not the prettiest piece, but it is REALLY comfortable to sit in so it should be perfect for our first nights of late night feedings. If you guys have any recommendations for great chairs, let me know!
This little piece from Picked Home just warms my heart every time I see it! I picked it up thinking it would work well in the room but also transition well to hold keys and small bags by the door once he outgrows his space.
Our changing table is a score from Craigslist paired with another Dad DIY. He built a little shell for our changing pad and attached it to the back of the dresser so that it wouldn’t slide around during changings. I absolutely love this piece because it will detach in just a few minutes once we don’t need it and we can use the dresser somewhere else in the house.
Our bedding is the Piper set from Pottery Barn and lucky for all of you- it’s on sale! I loved the pattern and also how the Scandinavian print could be worked into pillows or throws once we’re done using it in the nursery.
Once we finished our statement wall with this gorgeous fabric behind the crib, we realized we needed some kind of large artwork to hang over it. I found this piece from House of Belonging and as soon as I read it outloud to David, he insisted we get order one. The sentiment couldn’t be more true and we were so excited to have a custom piece made for our little guy!
We’re hoping that the words ring true in his heart and that they resonate with him as he grows and develops throughout his life! House of Belonging has loads of beautiful signs in all different sizes and themes. If you’re interested in picking up your own, you can use the code Rosemary through 5/18/17 to get 10% off your purchase!
I think that’s everything! This room is tiny but holds so much love in it already. We did our best to keep things budget friendly and to also pick pieces that would transition well into the rest of our home once nursery days are over. There are so many sweet little things for babies, but remember this: the cutesier you go, the more challenging it will be to make use of what you buy after the fact!
So, all of you mommas out there! I’m wishing you the very happiest of days today. And here’s to hoping I’m at home enjoying my own babe for the first time!
Until next time!
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