Jan 12, 2011

Nursery Diaries, Part 2

Finally, the nursery is {for the most part} put together!  {To see Part 1, and my inspiration photos, click here}.  And just to see what we had to work with, here's the gorgeous before picture (catch my sarcasm?):


And after:


Where to begin?  We painted every surface possible (walls- Benjamin Moore Beacon Gray, trim and doors-Benjamin Moore Swan Wing).  And then...I attempted a sewing project that was a little too big for my lousy sewing skills, but somehow it ended up turning out somewhat decent {fabric from here}.  At least so far...just don't tell anyone it's a faux roman shade!).  ;)


You'll see it's really just a compilation of junk and spray paint, like this mirror {before picture of the thriftstore-find mirror here}.  I found some hot pink spray paint at the fabric store and went to town.  :)





And, the best part...my mother-in-law's craftsmanship {I am so lucky to have her help me}!  She sewed the crib bedding with a hodge podge of mostly Amy Butler fabric -great deals on fabric.com (oops don't look at the imperfections  in the crib rail - it's our second crib that I found on craigslist!).  


And two more gorgeous things sewn by my MIL...She (so far at least) sews these beautiful quilts for her grandkids.  She also sewed the pillow made from leftover crib bedding fabric.


I'm not sure what this pink trim is called, but I hot-glued it onto the lamp shade.


Little lampstand is another spray-painted-thrift-store find.  It was black, now it's pink!


Of course, Clara's wall letters.  I haven't put them up yet (or figured out how to make them stay on the wall).  Cute story- the week or two before Clara was born, I got them out of their "hiding place" in her closet (since we hadn't yet announced the name) and when I picked them up, Callie said, "C!"  We had tried to teach her some letters (particularly C for Callie), and I was shocked she recognized the letter totally in a different context!  Oh, letters are plain white and modge-podged with paper also from the fabric store.



Another spray-painted item from our original dining room (with some fun crystals from my mom)...




And of course we're stocked up with lots and lots of newborn diapers, and are going through them quickly!



All right, time to go feed the baby...hope you enjoyed the tour!

19 comments:

Sydney said...

FIRST COMMENT! I love her room! All the variety it has! Super cute... Wish my mom would sew me bankets and buy stuff at the thrift store then fox it up! Your girls (and future children) are so very lucky!

Suzanne said...

Love, love, love! Good work, did you finish before she was born?

peter marie said...

So cute!! I really love the painted mirror. Good job!

Grandma Debbie did awesome too! :)

Kiley said...

what a cute room, it has a lot of the same colors as my sisters. i'm so excited for her to come(:

Holly said...

Love the combo of the gray and pink. It's gorgeous! I love how the thrift store treasures can turn out so nicely with a little spray paint!

Stephanie said...

What a cute room! I love it! I think you could start a decorating business too....maybe once the kids are in school :)

Juliet Mock said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jessica said...

Nealy, where did you get your rocker?

Megg said...

this is absolutely wonderful nealy! I love the mirror!!

Tammy said...

i used the a 3m product to hang some letters and frames, it's double sided, and as long as the letters aren't too heavy they should hold.

the room is adorable, love the mirror. i hope this question doesn't upset you, but doesn't is scare you have a big heavy mirror hanging over the baby's bed?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is the cutest nursery ever!!! i LOVE the colors- love it all!

Meredith said...

love it for reals girl! i so hope we end up with a little lady someday. the boy is fab but: PINK! i so want it. all over. fun! ;)
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

pattie said...

One of the cutest nurseries I've ever seen! So sweet and simple..love the colors, love the textures--just lovely!
Congratulations on your new baby girl!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful room! Amazing job!! totally jealous of that mirror!

Where did you get that chandelier?

~Jessica
jessandchase.blogspot.com

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

So gorgeous! You designed and executed so perfectly. :) And I LOVE the sock monkey, just perfect.
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Beth at southernfriedliving said...

It's so pretty!!! I love how picked a neutral palette and then added pops of color. Job well done! Love the name too!

Christy said...

Hey Nealy, so I just commented on your Part 1 post, but looks like you answered my question here about paint color. :) One more for you...we are also dealing with dark wood trim, so I'm debating about painting it white. What did you do with the bedroom door itself? I assume it was stained too?

Marsha said...

I like everything about this room. Don't you think it turned out perfect? Right now I am loving roman shades so your faux roman shade is my favorite. A great choice to finish off the window.

Hope you don't mind I had to share it on the Hirshfield's Facebook page.

Eavan said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous nursery! I just love it!
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