Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nursery Reveal

I'm so excited to have FINALLY completed Caroline's nursery. Of course there are things I still want to do, but for the most part, it is ready for our baby girl. I'm really pleased with how things turned out and I'm so thankful for my sweet husband's patience and help through the whole process!
This room is pretty small so it's difficult to get pictures. This is the view from the doorway.

Her monogram... I love it. I ordered it here. .
My sweet and talented friend Nicole hand made Caroline's bedding! I should take some better close up pics, but the skirt and bumper are a beautiful champagne rosette fabric.  The bumper has white minky on the inside.  I could not be any more pleased with the bedding and it's so special that such a great friend made it custom for my baby girl.
The crib is a Jenny Lind and I ordered it from I love that anything ships for $2.50.

The crib sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids and was on clearance! I ordered two so I could have an extra.

The curtains were my inspiration for the "new" nursery scheme. They are from JC Penny and were on clearance!

I knew I wanted floating shelves on the small wall between the closet and door.  I ordered these from Home Depot and they are great. They are similar to the trim in the room and can hold a lot of weight.  Husband will tell you that they are the devil. He had quite a time hanging these, but I SURE love them and love HIM for hanging them. :)  I filled the shelves with mostly stuff I had around the house, only purchasing a few picture frames. I'm not very good at "styling" shelves so I anticipate that I will change this soon.

Here is the view from the other side of the room. I got the glider from Babies R Us on clearance. It's a nice neutral color which I wanted. I almost splurged on a "Best" chair ($900+) but I'm SO glad I didn't. Nursery chairs aren't the most fashionable and I didn't want to spend that kind of money on a chair that I wouldn't use anywhere else in the house AND one that would likely be spit up on etc. This was a great fit and is very comfortable. On the glider are the blanket that Caroline's Baba gave her and a pillow in the same rosette fabric as the bed skirt. After the debacle with the dresser delivery to the store, I decided to pay extra to have the glider shipped to the house! The light fixture hanging from the ceiling is from Pottery Barn outlet in Memphis. It was the very first thing I purchased for the nursery. We had thought of replacing the ceiling fan with the fixture, but it wasn't quite bright enough to function as the only light in the room. Plus, we live in the south and it just impossible NOT to have a ceiling fan in every room so we left it. It's not beautiful, but removing it was not an option. There is a small glass table beside the rocker that is hard to see in these pics.

Caroline's dresser is from BRU and was really the only "splurge" in the room. I wanted a nice dresser that Caroline could use for a long time. This dresser is very well made with dovetail drawers and a nice dark finish. The mirror is from Kirklands and it is one of my favorite pieces in the room. I will totally have to refrain myself from moving this somewhere else in the house because I love it so much!

The closet. It looks really messy in this pic but is actually very organized. I've left some things in boxes until we need them. This girl has a ridiculous amount of clothes! Both of the bins up top have clothes as well. Her mom has a bit of a clothing obsession!

I'm not very crafty, but I did make this bow holder to hang inside the closet door. The frame is from Hobby Lobby and I just fastened ribbon to hang bows on and small hooks on the bottom of the frame to hang all of her headbands on. I'm thinking we will need a bigger bow holder or a second one this size before too long. I'm a bow lover. :)

Hanging on her dresser is Caroline's coming home outfit. This dress was my coming home outfit 26.5 years ago! It is a precious handmade pink dress. I of course have white ruffle socks, pink shoes, and a "sizeable" white bow to complete.  I plan to frame the dress and hang to the left of the crib after Caroline wears it home.

One last shot, I just can't wait to bring my girl home to her beautiful room! 

1 comment:

  1. Heather, the room is beautiful. Almost as perfect as Ms. Caroline. Congratulations to you and Adam.