This is a comfortable and calm DIY nursery for our first sweet baby girl. I love crafts! So there is some of that going on.
This nursery was a special place even before Alana was born. We've been married for 6 years and finally, to our parents delight, were pregnant with our first baby. We were excited to design a space that would symbolize our preparation for becoming parents. This was the last room in our house to decorate since we had moved in a few years ago. Previously, it was our office/space for things that didn't have a home. So it's been a huge transformation! Shout out to my hubby for all his hard work in painting and putting up trim while I was pregnant! Once we finished her room we would both catch each other sitting in the glider, day dreaming of what it would be like to hold our little girl. Now my favorite part of the day is peeking in Alana's crib in the morning and being greeted by her big gummy smile! On the practical side, one of the first things I started to base my design off of was her bedding. Also, the feathers on the mobile were inspired by a pair of earrings that I saw in a shop in Chicago and the wall color is form a journal that I have.
Eclectic. I love to use what we have or have been given and make it work! I also love to shop for things that I'm attracted to. Therefore, it ends up being a mix of styles.
Bedding: Babies R Us
Branch for Mobile: Marshalls
Night Stand: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Crib: Hand-me-down but probably from Target, we sanded and painted the top grey parts because of my niece's bite marks
Lamp: Made by our dad probably in the 70's
DIY Lamp Shade: Pinterest
(some of the pins were my grandma's and others I found at an antique store)
Prints above Crib: DandDDigitalDelights on Etsy
Painted Frames with Prints: Marc's
Wall Feather: Hobby Lobby
Bird Sculpture: Hobby Lobby
Squirrel Night Light: Land of Nod
Picture Frames: T.J. Maxx
White Flower: Marshalls, we used fishing line and hot glue to make the flower stand up in the frame
Frame around Flower: Hobby Lobby
Chevron Toy Basket: Gabriel Brothers
DIY Pillow: First attempts at using a sewing machine
Crates: Jo-ann Fabrics, don't forget coupons!
Diaper Box: Target
Bird Cage Wall Decor: Kohl's
Laundry Basket: Babies R Us
Diaper Pail: Babies R Us
Closet Curtain: Bed Bath and Beyond
Hat Box: Michaels
DIY Hair Clip Container: My husband and I made it on a date at a paint your own pottery place
I was really excited how the mobile turned out. I also love the rabbit in the top crate because my dad picked it out for Alana. It sings Jesus loves me when you squeeze it!
Start with an object that you love and then build everything off of that. Also take lots of pictures on your phone of the items you have already so when you are shopping you can see what things in the store will look like along side of them. Lastly, thank your family and friends if a lot of your nursery items were a gift!