It's been a long time coming, but I have completely enjoyed the creative process behind designing a nursery for my baby girl. I suppose the nursery is more for me rather than Ryan, since she would probably be fine in a pack-n-play until age 2, but I am happy that I got to create a special space for us. It's quickly become my favorite room in the house.
My "theme" so to speak evolved over time, but overall, I wanted something with a vintage, shabby chic touch. My color scheme was light neutral colors of beige, ivory, and petal pink. My Mom was a HUGE help during the entire process creatively and financially. I can honestly say it wouldn't have been possible without her. I think she may be just as excited about her first grandchild as I am about my first child.
The room is small, so there is a lot of furniture packed into a small space, but I think since everything is light colored, it doesn't overwhelm the room too much. I am posting links to MOST of the items in the nursery, just in case any of my readers (all 10 of you) might be interested.
|Drape Panels, Sheer Panels, Window Hardware|
|Nightstand bought at an antique store in Downtown Bakersfield.|
|Changing Table DIY|
|Shelf DIY, Pink Floral Knobs, Changing Pad Fabric|
|Letter DIY, Crystal Mobile DIY|
|White Plush Bunny, Pink Plush Bunny|
|Basket from Kohls, spray painted white.|
|Pink Lamp Shade|
I bought the birdcage at Michael's as well as all the things that I filled it with. A small pink bird, nest, moss, and fake flowers were assembled inside the birdcage. The lamp base was purchased at an antique store in Bakersfield. The "Ryan" piggy bank was a gift from my friend Julie. My guess is that it's from Etsy.
Overall, the nursery is a combination of purchased items from places like Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, antique stores, and do-it-yourself projects. While there was definitely a lot of money spent on some of the pieces in the nursery, I feel that by incorporating lots of DIY projects, I saved quite a bit of money and also have the satisfaction of knowing a lot of love and time was put into the room.
So, I'm in love with the room. Are you?