Sunday, April 11, 2010

nursery tour.

Well, there's still a little tweaking to do, and I might add a bit more color after Baby is born, but for now, the nursery is done. It's a compilation of old and new pieces, mostly things that were bought used and repurposed.

The crib we bought used on Craigslist.

I purchased the dresser at a thrift store and gave it a fresh coat of paint, and Winn made new drawers for it (re-using the old drawer fronts) so that they open and close easily.

There was a mirror that came with the dresser, which we also painted and hung above the crib. And I love the old school chair that I found in the barn and painted orange.

As you saw before here, I bought a used ottoman and recovered it. The bookshelf next to the rocking chair is made from some old crates that I've had since my college days. The old blue window above the changing station is one that used to be hanging in our bedroom.

Most of the wall decor (like these shelves) was put together using things we already had.

Winn made the bowed curtain rods out of PVC pipe. I made the mobile out of felt and wire (instructions can be found here).

The rug was purchased from Target.

The two splurges were the new rocking chair and the linen fabric to make the window valances and crib bedding.

The drawers and closet shelves are all stocked with soft little baby things just waiting to be used.

We've received enough blankets to survive several Minnesota winters. I love the variety of handmade quilts, crocheted blankets, soft fleece cuddlies, flannel receiving blankets, and swaddling wraps.

Don't you love the orange hobo diaper bag?

And my favorite part of the room has got to be these little organza star lights that I hung above the changing station for late-night diaper changes.

They're especially pretty at night.

Now all that we need is a little baby! We're due a week from Friday, so it should start to feel "real" soon...right??


Andrea S. said...

This nursery SO belongs in a magazine! You did such an amazing job pulling everything together. It's gorgeous. I also have that orange diaper bag (and love it!) Looks like all you need now is a baby!

In The Potter's Hands said...

Absolutely beautiful Betsy!! I love everything and am very excited for you and Winn. You will make awesome parents! We'll be praying for you and the safe delivery of Baby Cradic.

The Family said...

so nice...God bless you and your new one...

Keren Ruth said...

What a cute and inviting nursery!

krmccord said...

I love it!! You are so creative and good at decorating. Are you going to be in Indianapolis anytime in the next few months so you can help me? haha:) Good luck with everything! I can't wait to hear what you have. My guess is a...Girl! With lots of dark hair.

joolee said...

Wow! Out of a magazine is right! You are very talented! Just wondering if you'd share the name of that green paint color you used for the dresser? I LOVE it!

Abbi said...

So cute! What a lot of love and thought you have put into getting ready.

Sarah Blanshan said...

Love it! I think the green dresser is my favorite.

MelissaB said...


Hi Betsy,

How wonderful would our white waffle diaper caddy accompany your beautiful nursery!

I read your post about your diaper caddy...but I ask with a smile...will it hold the baby wipes container nicely in place?

Let me send you one of ours (no cost of course)! You'll love it, and use it, and come to NEED it every day!

Just email me your ship-to address and it'll ship right out...

Thanks and best to you and your family.

-Melissa, CEO
SaraBear Co.

John said...

Hi from AZ!
Beautiful and inviting! What a lovely little nest! By the way, we found out that Kenny and Kelly are expecting in December! Katie is due 6-19 (or there abouts), and she just found out she is expecting a girl.
Thanks for keeping in touch, -Jill