Nursery Tour

I just recently realized I never shared a full tour of Chickadee’s nursery. I absolutely love how it turned out. It is a small little room, but since she is a small little girl, it works out! Before baby girl came along this was my craft room/our office. So we had to do a good bit of moving around to make everything work. We now have a craft room/office/guest bedroom which I am currently trying to make as functional as possible and the nursery is all Chickadee’s! Here is a look

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On the first wall to your right as you walk in the door is the storage/changing area. We bought this dresser at IKEA as unfinished wood. After a few hour of assembling, I then got to work making it perfect for Chickadee’s nursery. You can find the full tutorial here. The diaper caddy was first an old tool caddy that I found at a yard sale. It got a little makeover as well and is still functioning well keeping diapers within an arms reach for whoever is on diaper duty! The three frames are from Michaels and held scrapbook paper until we printed photos of baby girl.

On the wall to the left of the dresser is where you will find the glider and library. 

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We ended up ordering the glider from Wayfair.com and although it was a little late their customer service was great and we love the chair!! It’s the Little Castle Chalet Recliner/Glider in Links Gray. Hoping one day we’ll be able to use it in the living room since it is a nice neutral color. The bookshelf below and the bookshelves on the walls are both from IKEA. You can find a little more information about how they came to be here. The curtains were made from fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. Selecting the main fabric was so time consuming, but at the end of the day I came back to the very first fabric I chose!

You can see the beadboard up all around the room. That was my dad’s doing! My parents came over one weekend and he and III knocked out repainting & installing the bead board. I absolutely love how it turned out!

Chickadee’s closet is packed full with clothes…too many probably, but it just gave me a reason to create the cute baby clothes closet dividers. They have really kept me organized!

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On the final wall is the crib. My room mom actually gave me her son’s old crib they they weren’t using anymore (so sweet!), and with a little spray paint, III turned the brown crib white. You can find that tutorial on the blog also. 

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I hung a rag tie banner above the crib. I really didn’t want to take the chance of putting anything up there that was heavy and might fall. It was pretty easy to make using scrap fabric from all the other projects. The crib skirt is actually just attached to the springs with clothes pins so I can raise it when we lower the mattress. And last but not least the mobile I actually made from paint sample chips from the home improvement store! 

As you can see almost everything in here was DIYed with love for our baby girl. But, come on, would I really have it any other way??? We are loving the nursery and it really seems to be working for us. We might have to change some things around as she grows up and requires more floor space, but for now I am pleased how everything turned out! 

 

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