Hey ya'll!! It's nursery reveal time!
It pretty much took me until the last minute to get this room finished, but it's finally done and it was a true joy for me to put it all together.
I'm so excited to finally be able to share all of it with you!
I wasn't sure if I would get to share the nursery before she arrived or afterwards, but as it turns out...I'm almost 39 weeks and still going strong. It's the biggest relief that I have now made it to term and don't have to be scared all the time! I mean, now there are new fears (like LABOR), but it's still a really nice feeling to be happy and excited for a change.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that the above pic is a couple weeks old. I've 'expanded' quite a bit since then. :)
Anyway, thank you guys so much for being so patient and understanding during all of this. And of course, for all of your encouraging words along the way. It's truly meant so much.
So, let's get started with the nursery tour!
I decided to use the guest bedroom down the hallway, right off of the kitchen as the nursery. The room was already painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, and although at first I thought about repainting it something different, once I started playing around with the room, I realized just how much I loved the dark gray for the nursery. It's really calming and makes the room so cozy. As my accent colors, I kept it simple with just a few little pops of pink and some metallic silver.
The room came together slowly over the course of a few months, using a lot of items we already owned, combined with a few new items.
My grandparents generously gifted us a crib, and that allowed me to save quite a bit of money and spend it on other items we needed. I kept the bedding simple with this ruffled bed skirt and this pink fitted sheet.
The velvet pillow is from our basement and is just in the crib to make the photos prettier.
It won't be in there when she's in there, so don't you worry. :)
My mother in law knitted the most precious baby quilt, with little pink bows at each corner. She had no idea what the nursery looked like, so I find this to be the sweetest of coincidences.
I added a few little metallic sunburst mirrors above the crib.
Again, probably something that will get moved once she gets old enough to be all grabby.
I think I'm probably not supposed to tell you when something is done just for show, but whatever...'tis the truth.
One of my favorite parts of the room is the rocking chair.
I spent months looking for an affordable white rocking chair for the nursery, and everything I found was SO expensive and totally out of my price range. There are apparently droves of women paying $1500 for a baby glider, but well, not in this lifetime, sister.
So, determined to find something that looked comparable to the high end rockers, but cost a fraction of the price, I finally found this nursery glider from Walmart. I was nervous it would be big and bulky and ugly in person, but when it finally arrived, it was perfect.
To give you an idea of where the nursery is, you can see the dining room through the doorway in the above pic. The pink rug is still going strong in there. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH for your response to that last post about our new floors...such a relief to have them done and done right.
Anyway, the glider is the perfect size and it just so happens to be the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in. I've caught Jesse sitting in here multiple times, just twirling himself around in the chair.
He's suggested that every chair we ever purchase from now on should swivel and rock.
Duly noted, sir.
I also added a little silver garden stool...a place where I can set drinks or books or pizza.
I've had a lot of people ask me how I keep white stuff so white...like rugs and furniture, and obviously, this glider. And the answer is that I use something called Vectra (affiliate link) on everything the minute it comes into our house. It's a little pricer than something like Scotchguard, but it protects your upholstery from almost any stain and it doesn't make your fabric feel all hard and waterproof like Scotchguard does.
Basically, it works and I like it.
Speaking of rugs, I decided to use the zebra rug from the guest bedroom in here. It just fit perfectly and gave the room a little extra oomph.
For wall art, I kept it simple with this painting I found locally. It was actually the first thing I bought for the nursery, months ago, and it kinda set the tone for the entire room.
I knew the minute I saw it that I was going to do a silver and pink nursery.
I had pinned about a million nursery decor ideas and had a bunch of different color schemes running through my head, but once I found this painting, everything kinda came together.
For the changing table, I decided to repurpose this old dresser that I had already painted awhile back.
Remember this ol' boy?
I had previously painted it a light blue (you can see the original makeover here), so I decided to just paint it white and update the hardware. Easy fix.
It took me forever, but I also painted the insides of all the drawers a light pink color. Now they are nice and clean and perfect for storing all of her little clothes.
It's hard to tell in these photos, but I swear the drawers are pink.
Professional photog, at your service.
I also updated the hardware with these really pretty cup pulls, which totally make the dresser.
On top of the dresser, I added a cute little lamp, a changing pad, and a little pink basket for holding diapers and such.
And that's pretty much it...our little nursery is all ready!
Thank you guys so much for being here and for being so encouraging and supportive throughout this entire journey. Our little lady is due at the end of June, and although I plan to take a little time off so that we can enjoy our time together and figure out our new routine, I will make sure to give you guys a quick update either here on the blog or on Instagram (depending on how exhausted I am) after she arrives.
So, until then, ya'll!!!! :)