nursery reveal

I am finally ready to reveal the nursery…I hope this isn’t anti-climactic! I would say it’s pretty much complete, although I’m still trying to decide if I should add a pelmet box over the window and I’m sure a few other small accessories will make their way into the room.

Some of you will remember the inspiration board I posted a few months ago, if you need a refresher here you go. I wanted a mix of vintage and modern, to make sure everything was fun and would work with the little one as she grows up. We also tried to do things on a budget and make the most of Craigslist and DIY projects.

View from the doorway. The vintage dresser was a Craigslist find that I painted to match the stripes in the bedding and the gold in the wallpaper. Don't worry, the mirror over the changing pad is securely screwed to the wall, it's not moving anywhere!

Here's the Orla Kiely wallpaper. This room is pretty small. It's about 7' wide by 10' long. I'm hunkered down in the closet for this picture. This light fixture was a Goodwill find from my friend Hannah- she got it for $6!

The closet. We kept the old wallpaper inside, check out all of the tiny clothes! The pink velvet chair (one of my favorite things in the room) was a $20 Craigslist find.

The closet, all covered up. The shelves above the chair are missing a few items for right now. I'm planning on sticking more books on the shelves and filling the frames with maternity and newborn photos. I also have a sparkly initial for the second shelf, but it can't be revealed quite yet!

The crib wall. The mobile disappears into the wallpaper a little more than I anticipated.

Close up of the mobile. The felt birds were Christmas ornaments I got on clearance. I covered an embroidery hoop in yarn and added some trim to complete the mobile.

We mounted the chalkboard low for little hands to draw on. I'm sure some toy baskets will find a home under the chalkboard too.

My mom and I made the bedding on one of her visits using an Amy Butler pattern (sans pockets). The fabric was from an Ikea curtain- the match to the one hanging over closet.

We have everything washed and ready, now all we need is a baby!

I’m feeling every bit of 38 weeks pregnant so hopefully she doesn’t make us wait too long after her due date. We can’t wait to introduce everyone to our little bundle!


11 responses to “nursery reveal

  1. Tina

    Eek!! Love the dresser!!!

  2. Liane Buechler

    I love the mirror above the changing pad and the chalk board! Can’t wait to see it in person.

    Love, Mom

  3. Clare

    I love the tiny clothes and the home-made mobile! Very inspiring. Sooooo excited to meet her!

  4. I love the nursery you’ve put together here and would love to be able to share it on my blog- Email me if you’re interested!

  5. Jessica

    Does Mavis get a spot in the baby’s room? Also, I’ve been buying storybooks about MN for Baby Louws – so she can proudly display them on her book shelf. πŸ˜‰ just kidding.

  6. Angeli

    You did SUCH an amazing job! Well worth all the hard work I know you put in. Can’t wait to see those initials πŸ™‚

  7. Jess- Mavis is currently in the baby’s room, she’s just not super photogenic so I kept her out of pictures. πŸ™‚ We would love to display MN books on her shelves! πŸ™‚

    Thanks everyone for the compliments, I can’t wait to share this space with the little one!

  8. allison

    Love love love! What a great room, she’ll love it! My favorite touch is the overhead light, what a great find! I recognize the green lamp, i almost got the same one, but ended up getting the black version. Nice work to both you and BJ!!!!

  9. Sister

    Great job, Rachel! The baby’s room looks adorable! I can’t wait to meet my niece and see her cute room!

  10. Nicole

    Hey Rachel – I LOVE it! What a fun room for your little lady. The Orla paper turned out fantastic!

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