My Grandma Jo-Ann and I are very close. She has always loved butterflies and I have always found gifts for her throughout my childhood and adult life that had butterflies on it. When thinking about what to do for the nursery, I thought right away butterflies and flowers. They also remind me of new life - just like bringing our daughter into this world and watching her morph and change.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
The room was previously painted by last owners of the house - sponged bright yellow.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
Graco Convertible Crib - Sommerset Expresso from Target.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
The changing table was matching Somerset Expresso from Target. The cubby with bins was Martha Stewart - purchased from Home Depot. The maroon and purple bins were also Martha Stewart - purchased at Home Depot
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
It was a discontinued brand on Clearance - Can't recall the name of it but it was all Organic material.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
Window Treatments - blinds and white see though curtain left by previous owners.
Lighting - purple low light lamp with swirl design purchased from Home Depot
Rugs - none
Wall decor - I purchased from etsy.com the flowering tree vinyl decal - It is absolutely beautiful! On the adjacent wall I purchased from etsy.com 3d butterflies which easily applied to the wall. I punched out letters of her name from scrapbook pages and had the butterflies carry her name across the wall with ribbon.
Accessories - feather butterfly mobile purchased from pottery barn above
the changing table. Her favorite thing to look at! When tapped it really appears to look like real butterflies. Very nice addition to the room.
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How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
I purchased 15 colored bins from Martha Stewart Collection from Home Depot. I labeled each bin in the cubby - onsies, pj's, pants - varying sizes. I used the bins under the changing table and labeled them - bath, feeding/pacis/wipes/bibs-bup cloths/bath towels/misc.
In the closet I have two racks for hanging clothes and then three large baskets (purchased from home depot) - socks/hats-headbands/toys-car seat accessories.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
I worked on the room periodically over the course of the pregnancy. The bulk of the time in decorating the back wall with the vinyl tree decal. That project took my husband assembling the trunk at least 2 hours and applying the flowers and butterflies at least 5-6 hours.
Organizing also took up many hours but having everything with a label and a place makes life much easier once baby is here!
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I did the entire nursery on my own with the help of my husband.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
I love the flowering tree decal on the back wall, the 3d butterflies and the butterfly mobile. They are all unique and really help the room just look amazing.
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