After much searching on pinterest and in magazines, we decided on a classic pink and grey color scheme with nature accents.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
The pink is a valspar color called "Pink Ribbon" and the grey is a porter paint color called "Milk Glass." They matched both colors for us at home depot in BEHR ultra.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
The crib is the DaVinci Jayden 4 in 1 Crib with Toddler Rail, Ebony - from Amazon.
What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
I really wanted a curvy, feminine dresser with some style! After looking at babies r us and local furniture stores, we actually bought one on craigslist! It was the PERFECT shape (It reminded me of the furniture in Beauty & the Beast or like an Alice in Wonderland vibe). After a week of sanding, staining, cleaning, and replacing hardware - it was perfect.
The glider is the Pottery Barn Dream glider, but we found someone on etsy to make us a white slipcover for it and the ottoman.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
The bedding set is the Lambs and Ivy Duchess set from Babies R Us.
Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
The extra long curtains and white curtain rod were both from IKEA. The ribbon tie backs are just pink ribbon I had leftover from something.
The pillow on the glider was just a plain white pillow from Marshalls, but I made the giant flower by hot glueing some felt fabric petals. I also made the birds on the branches that are hanging above the glider. I used the leftover stain from the dresser on some branches I found outside and made the birds out of felt.
We found the cherry blossom tree decal on etsy - If
you order one of these plan to spend at least a few hours putting it together because it comes in a million pieces! We LOVE the finished result though. And then the little bird house was unpainted and in a $1 bin at Jo-ann's. We painted it and stuck a battery powered tea light inside to use as a nightlight.
The giant block letters are the 12" cardboard ones from the craft store. We painted them to match the wall and then ordered a cursive one from CraftCuts.com to paint pink and lay on top.
Her "library" is made using picture shelves from Ikea. All the books are from the baby shower and signed by our friends & family.
The white frame with the "Now we have Everything" quote is also from Ikea. I spray painted it white and then printed the quote out in poster size at Staples.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
We used baskets inter-spaced with meaningful stuffed animals (Like our childhood stuffed animals, one from my husband on our first Valentine's day, and a signed dog from the baby shower) across a ceiling ledge.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
About 6 months from start to finish, but it was fun work. I can't wait for her to finally get here and enjoy it.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband helped pick out colors and hang the book shelves. My mom painted the bird house and helped put together furniture. And my friends put up with my annoying constant stream of pictures every time I added a lamp or a pillow :)
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
The little library is probably the most meaningful because every time we read her a book we'll be reminded of who gave it to her.
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