FINALLY! After a lot of tedious tasks like patching nail holes, painting trim, hanging new light fixtures, etc, the nursery is ready for it’s reveal! You may remember from this post, what the nursery looked like before. It’s come a long way since then!
I wanted to keep it simple and pretty. One of the things that attracted me about our fixer upper house (spoiler alert- it was NOT the pink bathrooms, yellow kitchen, wood paneling or the 12 feet tall/out of control Juniper bushes) it was all the windows that brought in SO much natural light! The bedrooms on the second floor have these big beautiful windows that make the rooms bright and cheery. I wanted to be careful not to add to much “stuff” to clutter the room and make it feel tiny and compact, so I stuck to my minimalist ways and kept it simple.
The Crib -I love this crib! The brand is Jenny Lind and you can purchase it off amazon in all sorts of colors for only about $200 or less! We have the same one in Clara’s room. I love it’s simplicity and the fact that it will go with any theme!
The Bedding– This bedding was the first thing I purchased. I also purchased a matching changing pad cover. I’ve really been loving floral patterns lately, especially when they are paired with navy and pink! I purchased it off of Etsy. When I traveled to California several months ago, I was able to run into a Pottery Barn Kids Store and picked up this soft pink bedskirt to match the soft pink in the crib sheet.
The Rug– I bought this faux fur rug at IKEA for about $12. I didn’t want to decrease the size of the room by adding an oversized rug so when I spotted this at IKEA, I grabbed it!
Wall Decor- I purchased all of this at Hobby Lobby when they had one of their 50% of wall decor sales. And yes, I know what you are probably thinking now that you have spotted a “Q” on the wall. We have decided on a name! Quinn Taylor Williams. Kyle and I always have had a hard time choosing a baby name that both of us liked so when he threw out the name “Quinn” one day (a name I never brought up because I thought he would hate it) I was thrilled! Quinn was always a name I had liked so I was feeling encouraged when Kyle agreed.
I was on the fence whether I wanted to spend the time and supplies painting a solid wood piece for her changing table or if I wanted to take the easy route and just purchase something at IKEA. Solid wood won! I wanted something a little different and unique, something with 9 drawers that was in great condition so when I found this dresser on a Facebook yardsale site, I jumped on it ASAP. I loved everything about it. I painted it in Annie Sloan’s Antionette Chalk Paint and sealed it in clear wax. I spray painted the knobs and pulls in metallic gold. Want to see what it looked like before? Scroll down.
I purchased this rustic window pane at The Red Barn Sale here in Walla Walla. It’s an awesome vintage/antique sale that happens several times a year. If you live in the area, you MUST check it out! The Red Barn Sale is also where I picked up this desk.
Sadly, this room wasn’t big enough for a rocking chair but it was just the right size for this cute rustic chair that I picked up for free at a yard sale. I had it in my garage for several weeks because I originally planned to paint it the same color as the changing table but then after looking at it for several weeks, I actually grew to love it just the way it was. I added some hanging baskets from Hobby Lobby to hold her books.
Sticking to the floral theme, I decided on one overcast day to go out to a nearby park with my camera and snap some pictures of flowers. Originally I planned to print the pictures on canvas but eventually decided to print them out and frame them- a lot less expensive! The corner stand is from Hobby Lobby and the frame is from IKEA.
Well that pretty much sums it up! If your curious about the chandelier in the first picture, it came from Home Depot.
I’m just about 39 weeks and getting so excited to bring this new baby home. We are ready when she is! I’m still feeling a little anxious about having two babies so close in age but we will take it day by day and I’m sure all will be fine. I ran into a mom of 5 while shopping at Costco a couples months back who said her best advice for me was to set ZERO expectations for myself and I plan on doing exactly that!
This is that special area in the hallway upstairs that I start to feel really panicked when I see TWO nurseries side by side! Two cribs, Two changing tables, a million diapers, etc. It will help a lot when we add the new bedroom doors and I won’t have to stare at them both at the same time! 😉
Thanks for reading!