I can't believe it's done! Finished! Ready for William!! Yippee!!! It's been several months in the making, and it came together exactly as I envisioned it. Don't you love it when that happens?! I hope he loves it as much as I do!
So, here we go...welcome to William's nursery! The entire room came together in my mind after browsing through hundreds of nurseries on Project Nursery's Project Gallery. If you are planning a nursery, I suggest you check out that site! I've even added this room on there: http://projectnursery.com/?post_type=project&p=142874&preview=true
I bought the paint at Sherwin Williams. They had a 50% off sale in July, and I found an additional $10 off $50 coupon online. I got a gallon for the walls and a gallon for the ceiling for $47 total! That's about as cheap as Wal-mart paint. My great friend and talented designer Missy Brownlee (check out her business page for contact info! Defining Designs by Missy) came over with her paint-color-choosing bag of tricks and helped me make my selection. I wanted turquoise and gray, so she recommended painting the ceiling in addition to the walls! We went with the color Cay (a Benjamin Moore color- Sherwin Williams mixed it exactly to the sample card I took them) of Eminence High Performance Ceiling Paint. For the walls, we chose Gray Shingle in Harmony Interior Acrylic Latex Paint with an eg-shell texture. The wall paint is VOC-free, so I didn't have to evacuate the house for days while it dried! Adam's dad was so awesome to drive down on a Friday and paint the room while Adam was at work.
Adam hung the letters above the closet doors. Who am I kidding? Adam hung everything that went on the walls! Those are the book slings I made as my first sewing project- they are hung with double brackets we bought at IKEA, and we got the dowels at Home Depot. The fabric is from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 Granite Collection. I made the yarn wreath that's currently hanging on the door. I need to get a strong suction cup so I can hang it in the center of the mirror above the dresser.
The crib is next, but right now I want to talk about that tree. It's a wall decal that I bought on Etsy from Pop Decors. The quality of the decal was excellent, and it went on easily. It did take Missy and me all of three hours to put it together, but that's mostly because we'd never done one before and it was like putting together a puzzle. We were so careful to do our best to line everything up perfectly. Our slow and steady pace paid off- it looks great! The laundry basket by the crib came from Target. The yellow letter W was painted by my friend Cheryl Thomas. She made it match the glider fabric!
I LOVE his crib and dresser combo. It's the Creations Baby Summer's Evening collection in Espresso. We bought it at USA Baby in Franklin, TN. The mobile is a hand-me-down from my sister Rachel Woodcock. I love how the white and turquoise fit in well with the other accents in the room. The crib skirt is in the Granite Scrollwork pattern, and my fabulous friend Ashley Osman made it. Her work is incredible- check out her online Etsy store, Tushies and Tantrums. She also made his blanket that you'll see in a few- it's draped over the glider. As for the top of the crib, those are "teething rail covers". Also from Etsy, made by Bella Bambino, I love the amount of color it adds to the crib along with its functionality! Adam and I would love to have four children (yes, that's right- four!), and I would love for each of them to have a beautiful, teeth mark-free crib to sleep in. Plus, this crib converts into a full size bed, so I didn't want a chewed up foot board either. The fabric pattern is Lodge Lattice in vintage yellow, which is also what I used for his curtains.
The dresser matches the crib, and it had a very pretty top-hutch option (with a not-so-pretty price tag), so we opted for a $25 mirror from TJ Maxx/Homegoods instead. The Isaiah scripture canvas wall hanging came from the sweet boutique Hot Pink in Brentwood, and my wonderful friend Dara Macer made the middle picture frame. The turquoise and gray placemats are from Target ($1.99 each in the kitchen section), and I was given the lamp from my friends David and Jennifer Henry. The two small turquoise frames that are currently empty came from my sister-in-law Rachel Birdwell, and the yellow-trimmed glass accent lamp was made by another talented friend, Kim Stafford.
You can see my previous entries about the chair, one of my pride-and-joy pieces in the room. I got it off Craigslist for $30 and reupholstered it. The pattern is called Sparrows in Vintage Yellow. Ashley made the blanket, as mentioned before, and the curtains were made by yours truly. I lined them with Muslin to help block out sunlight, and Missy attached them to the ring clips at the top in a way that makes them look like they have a pleated finish. I almost forgot to mention the rug- you can see a corner of it. It's an eggshell color, and it's memory foam! To fully appreciate it, you have to take your shoes off. It's the softest rug I've ever seen, and I found it on clearance for $39 at Sam's Club! William and I will be rolling around on it in comfort!
My dear friend Ryan McCully moved back to her homeland of Texas with her hubby and adorable daughter, Cece, and they gave us their changing table. It originally had a cherry wood finish. Adam's dad did an AMAZING job refinishing it for us! I got the coat rack shelf from Goodwill for $7.99 and we've had the floor lamp for a long time. The diaper bag at the end of the changing pad is from Thirty-One, and it has "Dipes n Wipes" monogrammed on the front. If you need an awesome Thirty-One consultant, I recommend my friend Ashlee Anderson! See the sweet little blue doll on top of the shelf? That was Adam's Cholly Dolly when he was a baby! On the other end of the shelf are my very first pair of baby shoes. I love that there's a little piece of our babyhoods represented in William's room. I saved the best for last- see the canvas W art piece? My sister-in-law Rachel made it following a tutorial she found on Pinterest! The W is formed by lots of turquoise buttons sewn onto the canvas. I LOVE it!
I love his reading nook- the leather ottoman opens for storage and makes the perfect window seat! I have had the white bookcase for a long time- I got it from my grandparents. The curtains match the others I made.
Here's a better angle of the bookcase. I bought water hyacinth baskets from The Container Store, so it's functioning as toy storage. Yes, that's a lot of toys for a baby who isn't even here yet, haha! I painted the canvas above the book case- don't be too impressed though. I can only paint great canvases if I attend one of those "painting for dummies" classes! I love how well the color scheme ended up matching the room.
This is one last craft I made (it was actually one of the first things I did) that we still have to hang up. It's a mobile I made using wood cutouts and a needlework frame from Michaels, Mod Podge, fishing line, and fabric scraps from my other projects. We plan to hang it above the changing table.
Well, that's it! Now you've seen his nursery. Like I said, I am so happy with how it turned out. NOw I just need a baby to play with in there! He'll be here before we know it. :-)