Class and Sass Nursery
Class and Sass Nursery
The Love Bird Damask fabric we found on Carousel Designs at babybedding.com inspired our Class and Sass nursery design - you can custom design and it had so many colors to pull from that I went with it and love it!
What brand and color of paint did you use?
Benjamin Moore - Forget Me Not blue.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
I lined the bookshelves with fabric by covering poster board and then inserting it behind the shelves. I painted the dresser with silver spray paint and covered with a clear varnish.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
Hand-me-down crib from my cousin but I believe it is a Simmons.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
I found a used dining room buffet table from Habit for Humanity Restore... I primed it and spray painted it's wood to silver. I also found a brand new wood changing table station, painted it silver to match, and placed it on top. I also added new hardware to the buffet table (now dresser) and added new hardware to the built-in desk as well.
The nursery chair I found on Craigslist for $40. I picked out some new fabric and had it professional recovered.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
Babybedding.com - they have a pre-designed Love Bird Damask bedding but I custom made mine - great interactive tool that helps you do it online and so fun!
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
Window treatments are from Marshalls and curtain rod is from TJ Maxx.
Wall decor I made most by myself or had it from my room growing up. I used paper dolls and backed with scrapbooking paper to add some affordable wall art to the room, I also made a collage out of all the baby cards sent to us and framed it...
also used the scrapbooking paper to cut out her monogram and frame. The black frames are from Ikea. The 2 other prints are of Monet's paintings and one is a print that my grandmother placed in my mom's nursery, the print was placed in my nursery, and now will be in my daughter's nursery. It is of a guardian angel watching over a little girl.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
All of the above! Baskets, collapsible canvas totes, shelves, dresserHow long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
I started on the bedding once I found out it was a girl at 20 weeks. I am glad I started when I did because physically, my bump was not so in the way. I could do more physical things (paint the dresser, hang the curtains, look for a chair and new fabric, create wall art) and I could simply get up and get down easier! If I had waited longer, I probably would have ended up with more store-bought items and less unique, custom made/revamped items and would have spent way more money. This way, the room's look just evolved as I found pieces that I thought worked. I finished the nursery by 38 weeks.Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I am proud to say that I did the nursery myself! My wonderful husband listened to instructions well though and hung a light fixture and painted the room.What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
I love that it is so personal. Classy yet fun, not overly girly but feminine, unique with lots of traditional touches and items that hold meaning from different generations. There is something in that little room passed down from me, my mom and all my grandmothers. I guess I feel like the room has a lot of traits that I hope my daughter will value one day - to embrace being unique, hold on to character and values, and yet have fun, be classy and to not take yourself too seriously.
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