Let's take a look back at how far we have come. The room used to be nautical themed with a full size bed and a desk. We emptied everything out except for the dresser and started from scratch.
And here is the big reveal...
This very small room does not loan itself well to being photographed so bare with me as I very choppily take you through the room.
How much do you love the mobile? It was inspired by the Blabla mobile but created for the baby by my mother-in-law to match the bedding.
This is my hand-me-down rocking chair with the pink blanket knitted by my Aunt Belinda, Cynthia Rowley blanket and lovee from my Aunt Gina.
This is the view looking up when you walk into the room. I love my drum shade, my sheets turned curtains and my shower curtain turned valance...but I will get to those in a second.
Here is a better view of the sheets turned curtains and the shower curtain turned valance. With 9' ceilings, it is incredibly difficult to find curtains off the rack that are 96" long. Luckily, I discovered that twin sheets are 96" long. Perfect length so there was no sewing involved.
Also, it was perfect timing that I was looking for twin sheets when all the college dorm room stuff was on sale. So I got each panel for $10. Plus I now have two fitted sheets and pillowcases. Stay tuned to see how I use the pillowcases (I am still trying to think of a use for the fitted sheets).
So to hang my new "curtains," I just cut slits in the sheets and slid them on the rod. It took me all of about 1 minute to turn my sheets into curtains.
Now on to my valance. I made this valance for the nautical room and wanted to reuse it in the nursery. I was having a really hard time finding fabric that included all of my colors so I started thinking outside the box. I came across a shower curtain at Target that was perfect and ta-da...I have a valance.
This knitted bird hangs above the changing table so the baby will have something to look at while spending countless hours there. My mother-in-law made it so it coordinates with the mobile.
Here is my Dwell Studio changing table with my green glass knobs that I found in Litchfield, SC at an awesome store called The Sea Wife. They definitely make my assembled yourself furniture unique.
This is the opposite side of the room. This door leads to the bathroom, which will be revealed in an upcoming post.
Here is one of my favorite DIY projects from the room...the dresser. I love the color and the knobs. Read more about my dresser project.
I'm also in love with my birdcage lamp that Nick and I made out of a birdcage from my mom and a lamp kit we already had.
Hopefully sooner rather than later, we will be able to add pictures of our baby instead of these two babies into these picture frames. The frame on the left is from my Aunt Linda & Uncle Keenan and the frame on the right is from my father-in-law, Dennis.
Here is the breakdown of the furniture and accessories:
- Crib: Baby Mod ParkLane Crib from Wal-Mart
- Wardrobes: Aneboda Wardrobes from Ikea
- Bedding: Coco Dot from Pottery Barn Kids
- Changing Table: Dwell Studio Silver Lake from Target via Craigslist
- Knobs on the changing table: The Sea Wife
- Curtains: Sheets turned curtains from HOME at Target (no longer available)
- Valance: Bloom Shower Curtain from Target (not available online)
- Mobile: Blabla inspired mobile made by my mother-in-law, Diana
- Rocking chair: borrowed from my parents' house
- Cushion: Marshalls
- Dresser: Craigslist purchase, first painted blue and then turquoise
- Knobs on the dresser: TJ MAXX
- Artwork: Ikea Frames with Baby Shower Cards from Danielle and my mother-in-law
- Chandelier: borrowed from my parents' house
- Hamper: Marshalls
- All because two people fell in love frame: gift from my Aunt Linda & Uncle Keenan
- My First Photo frame: gift from my father-in-law, Dennis
- Birdcage lamp: taken from my parents' house and re-purposed into a lamp with some pink spray paint and a lamp kit
I am so happy and relieved that it is done and cannot wait to bring home our little girl so she can see it. Hope she likes turquoise!