This nursery has been such a labor of love! Right about mid-pregnancy, I really started to dream and plan for what it would look like. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking feminine, sweet and classic. It didn’t take me long to decide on blush, gray and white as the colors with floral and pink toile accents. A lot of my inspiration came from Pottery Barn Kids, but being a bargain gal, I was able to get the look from places like Amazon, Target and simply using furniture we already had.
The bedside table and dresser were both my husband’s growing up, but they needed a lot of work. Thank goodness for Pinterest for showing us how to re-finish furniture ourselves! A little sanding, wood filler, paint and fresh hardware, and these two pieces looked new again. The curtains were also taking me a while to decide on, because I really, really loved a set of custom dupioni silk ones I found on Etsy, but as I was casually strolling through Target one day, behold, I saw “dupioni silk” blush drapes! Saved myself a lot there. It took me just about forever to find a rug I liked, and when I saw this one on a Chicago mommy blog I follow, I knew gingham was the way. The toile and gingham together felt so classic to me, and also a touch southern. This little one may be born in Chicago, but mommy and daddy are both from Virginia!
For the artwork, two of the pieces on my gallery wall are actually the backs of my baby shower invitations! I have to admit I had that in mind when we were choosing which invites to go with, knowing it would add a meaningful touch to the art in her room. One of them is the Bible verse that we chose to dedicate to and pray over our daughter. Another piece I love is the Avett Brothers “Share our Name” print, since that is one of my husband’s favorite bands and reminds me of when we were dating. The song lyrics above the changing table are particularly special as well. When we were dating, my husband would make me CD’s of music he loved and thought I would really like too, and the “Porcelain Doll” song was one of them. At the time, he told me that the song reminded him of me because he pictured me being his wife and mother to his baby girl. Is that not the sweetest story you’ve ever heard? Just go ahead and read the lyrics, I promise you’ll cry. My very talented cousin did the custom calligraphy for me!
Many of the other pieces throughout the room are little trinkets that I got from my baby showers that I felt really complimented and added that finishing touch to the space! One in particular is the sweet diaper wreath that one of my best friends made which looks perfect on the door! Another one is the “June” figurine that my aunt found, since we have been calling baby girl “June Bug” until we decide her name. I also think I got at least 4 handmade crochet blankets (future moms, be prepared to receive A LOT of baby blankets). I wish I could display all of them at once, they are each so unique! Those are only a few examples of the very thoughtful gifts I have displayed. If I commented on them all, this blog post would be quite long!
I can’t even believe the nursery is complete, and baby girl will be here any day now! I’m certain that soon, this sweet little room will be covered in poo and spit up, and thankfully I’ll have this blog post to look back on and recall how it was once so clean and put together 🙂 Links are listed at the bottom. I hope you get some inspiration!