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  • http://www.bluebirdkisses.com Bluebird Kisses

    What a beautiful nursery! It can definitely grow with the baby and be a lovely space for years to come!

  • JeanM1211

    So cute! We aren’t finding out the sex of our baby either and are doing a similar take on our nursery. We bought used furniture to restore, however I’m so scared to do it because my husband and I never have done it before. Was restoring the furniture something you have done before? Any tips would be really appreciated!!! Great job! I hope we are just as successful!

  • fancynancy

    Bluebird Kisses,

    Thank you! I definitely wanted to give them a space that they baby can grow into. This way a redesign won’t be necessary for years to come!

  • fancynancy

    Thanks Jean! It’s exciting to not know the sex of the baby but it can make it hard to decorate! Good luck to you! I was hesitant too because I’m not an expert at refinishing furniture at all! Replacing hardware/painting hardware was a piece of cake. I used a combination of paint and spray paint. I hate sanding..but it’s an important step! I also used wood filler to fix up any dents, holes, etc. Invest in a decent paint brush otherwise you get brush hairs falling out and streaky lines. The only problem I’m having is the paint scratches off easily…. I think a coat of sealer should do the trick though. I follow the advice of a DIY blogger that I LOVE. She’s amazing! Here’s a link to her spray painting FAQ’s http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/10/spray-paint-faqs/

    Hope this helps!! Hit me up if you have any further questions!
    Good luck to you and your husband and congratulations!!

  • Celeste

    Love this nursery. Can you please explain how you added the circles and the abc to the cabinet? Also – did you add the polka dot fabric to the storage bench? Great job!

  • fancynancy

    Celeste,

    Hi Celeste, I found plastic circle place mats at a dollar store and spray painted them grey. Then I used spray adhesive to adhere it to the doors.
    The letters are also from the dollar store which I spray painted and then used velcro to attach them to the circles.

    As for the bench- yes, I painted the bench white, bought foam and wrapped it in the polka dot fabric. For the front of the bench, I simply wrapped the fabric around foam board and then used velcro to attach the panels to the chest.

    Thanks for your comment!

  • http://projectnursery.com Pam

    This nursery feels so fresh and bright, I really love it! We would love to feature a DIY post from this room. Interested?

  • Celeste

    Very cool! Going to copy the placemat / letter DIY for sure. Not sure if I can handle the bench! Good job!

  • fancynancy

    Pam,

    Thanks Pam! Yes, I’m interested! You can email me at nancy_choi@yahoo.com with details. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Meredith

    Great job and great inspiration for DIY! I love this rocker, I am just saddened to find so far that NOOD only sells the rocker in Canada. So far all other ‘eames’ rockers are too expensive. I think the rocker is a great solution for a small baby’s room, so I’m gonna keep looking though!

  • fancynancy

    Meredith,

    I agree Meredith. We were lucky to have the chair given to them as a gift. Gotta love Grandparents! That chair alone would have eaten their entire budget. Did you know if you pay a one time $10 membership fee at Nood, you get items for 20% off? I’ve also seen them have 50% off sales too from time to time. Good luck hunting! This chair is beautiful. My 2 little nephews love it and my sister is small so this is a great chair for her!

  • http://www.wendyswalls.com wenbow

    Beautiful!

  • Aneta

    You did outstanding job, especially considering tight budget. You can go DIY pro :) And I love light base colors in the nursery. Beautiful, and yes rocker is super cool :)

  • http://www.babyalerts.ca Lina @ Baby Alerts

    Love the gender neutral suggestion. It is a toughy… to decorate without knowing the gender. You did a great job. I’m also impressed who you pulled this together on a tight budget. Love your creative ideas.

    It certainly will be easy to add to once the child is born and begins to grow.

  • http://alifedesigned.blogspot.com/ Nancy

    Aneta,

    Thanks Aneta! I love that rocker- I want one! =)

  • http://alifedesigned.blogspot.com/ Nancy

    Lina @ Baby Alerts,

    Thanks Lina! You’re right, gender neutral is so hard! And now that she’s a girl, I want to redecorate it with lots of pink!!

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