My husband loves to make things out of pallets so this is where our inspiration came from. The first thing we did was the pallet wall before we knew we were having a girl. When we found out it was a girl we decided to white wash the wall instead of leaving it natural.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
We painted the walls a mocha color when we first moved in and we decided to keep the same color for her nursery. We used a sweet mint color on the furniture which is a Valspar color from Lowe's.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
No paint effects but instead a pallet wall. My husband took all the pallets apart and then one by one covered the wall and used a nail gun to adhere them to the wall.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
We used my husbands antique baby crib which is a white iron crib.
What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
We also used my husbands antique wood dresser which we painted the sweet mint color and distressed. The other dresser we found antiquing and also painted it the sweet mint color. I found some pink glass knobs and we used those on the both dressers.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
We decided that we did not want to use bumper pads due to the risk of SIDS. So we decided on a plain pink sheet and a crib skirt with a design. We found the material for the crib skirt from Carousel Designs and my mother-in-law made the crib skirt.
Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
The draperies were made by my husbands grandmother in the 1980s. They are pink with ruffles and lace and add the perfect touch to the pallet wall. My husband also made two pallet shelves
on both sides of her crib using metal pipes that he spray painted gold to hold the shelves. He made the book cases out of pallets as well and painted them white.
The window panes were pulled out of old houses that were going to be burnt down. We painted them and one has her monogram and the other one we added chicken wire to clip her bows to. My husband made the ottoman out of an antique round end table. He cut the legs down and painted it the sweet mint color. He added foam and batting to the top and my mother-in-law made a removable and washable cover from the same material that was used on the crib skirt.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
All her stuff is stored in different places. There is a vintage inspired rolling cart by her changing table to store wipes, lotions, etc. A vintage milk crate holds her muslin swaddle blankets. There are also totes in the closet to store her other goodies.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
Overall working on the nursery when we could it took us about 4 months. It was so much fun and I think it was pretty easy for the most part! We really enjoyed all the projects! Our favorite part of the nursery is all the family pieces and handmade pieces. We feel that makes her nursery special and unique to her!
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband and I both had the vision. He did all of the work except for the crib skirt and ottoman cover which was made by my mother-in-law.
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
We love the antique feel and all the family heirlooms that were used. We also love that we were able to come up with the inspiration together and carry out the vision we had as a team!
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