- A Project For: Eli
- Age: 2
- Location: Charleston, SC
- Description: My husband and I wanted a super cozy nursery that we wouldn't mind spending time in. And boy, did we spend our fair share of hours pacing that floor and hanging out in the glider! We're now planning our second baby's nursery and moving onto E's big boy room, so I thought I would finally share!
The linen crib bumper, which is part of the "Forest" set by Dwell Studio.
In constant crisis!
We had many wonderful family members and friends pitch in to build furniture, paint the canvases, make the curtains, etc. That was amazing!
Crib - Craigslist, Ragazzi Sleigh Crib. We bought the crib, a glider, and a changing table for $200. I sold the other two pieces and actually made money by buying the crib!
Glider - "Rena" by Best Chair, a gift from my parents
Dresser - Hemnes from Ikea
Cube storage piece - I found this exact piece made out of cypress wood at Pottery Barn Kids, and it was somewhere around $1,500. I showed my father-in-law a picture and gave him the dimensions I wanted, and he made it. It's perfect for us!
Branch side table - Home Goods
Flokati rugs - Home Goods
Curtains - custom made by a friend as a gift, fabric was purchased for $4/yard.
Curtain rod - Lowe's, gift from my Nana
Glass ball lamps - JC Penney. I bought them when they were 50% off.
Mobile - World Market
Bedding - "Sky Forest" by Dwell Studio. I fell in love with this and then found out that it had been discontinued. I finally found it at a baby boutique several hours away.
Canvases - I photographed my three favorite trees on the bumper, and then a great friend painted each on on a canvas. I'm so grateful for amazing friends!
My favorite practical item is the glider. We also ended up loving the crib as it was, which we bought off of Craigslist very early on and planned on painting.
On the flip side, my least favorite item in the room is the ceiling fan. I wanted a modern pendant, but living in Charleston where it is super hot and unbearably humid, we felt that the fan was necessary for that house and more specifically, that room, which was over the garage. Believe me, our baby girl will not be getting a ceiling fan!
So cliche, but find one piece you love!
Posted on January 22, 2011 18,201 views
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