Friday, November 11, 2011

Y3W: Nursery Reveal:Part 1

Well sorta...

I know that was more than three words and this is a 'kind of' reveal.

I love it when people finally reveal their babies nurseries! Although this is typical done while mommy is pregnant- we had some special circumstances. First, I am a procrastinator. It's horrible but I reasoned that the baby would be sleeping in the bassinet in the room with us so really the nursery didn't need to be done right away. Second, hurricane Irene delayed delivery of some of the furniture. It actually delayed two thirds of it and that actually annoyed me to no end. Lastly, my husband decided to rip down the ceiling at the last minute- it was annoying him to no end.

So let's start with the before:

This was our second bedroom/multi purpose room. Notice how the day bed doubles as a laundry folding table and my home office is accompanied by an ironing board.

My husband will surely be upset that I posted pics of the bedroom in such disarray. I must admit I didn't properly document the 'during' process. I would always have an after thought of "I should have taken a picture of that!"

The inspiration for the nursery came from another mommy blogger. I loved it because it wasn't gender specific (important because I didn't know who my little guy was yet) and could be accented to suit either gender. So this is the work in progress:

And that last minute ceiling incident? Well here is the only picture that I remembered to take and it's already nearly done so you don't get the effect of the look on my face when I came home and could almost see straight through to the studs.


I Love...

The Crib- ignore the animal brigade standing guard over his bed

The dresser/changing table. Once he's potty trained I want to trade in the changing station for the hutch that is sold separately.

The armoire- no none of his belongings are in the closet to the right. The downfall of living in a 1920's (or thereabout) built home is that the closets in the kids room is taken over by the parents. My brother and I lived our entire lives like this (he's still living it) and I hope we get to move before my kids become victims...

 Yes I've fallen asleep many nights feeding him in this chair. So has my brother... and father... but without the baby and during the day...

Remember the ceiling incident... whew!

This is the only wall that has something on it... yea it's pitiful!

So the nursery is almost complete. I still have to decorate the walls some. This is a tiny room so I don't want to overcrowd it and make it stuffy plus he has to grow into it and Christmas hasn't come yet. I suspect he'll be getting a ton more stuff.

I have wooden letters that spell out his name- I need to paint and hang them. Problem is I'm not sure what type of craft paint to get and what color/design I want to paint it. I'm a crafty wanna be so that process is going to take forever! I also want to add maybe 2 more smaller shelves in there. There are a couple of things I want to display in the but I don't want it to take up too  much wall space. And lastly I'm pretty sure I want to put wall words over the crib. I am OBSESSED with wall words and would have a saying in every room in my house if I could (or I thought it wouldn't be over kill). Problem is I don't remember the website I want to order it from. I know there are a million websites that sell wall words but this website had some over thee best quotes along with customizations that I've have yet to see duplicated on any other website.

So there you have it- that's where my son does not sleep. And I have a feeling that with all of my indecisiveness the nursery reveal part 2 post won't be for quite some time. This is where you come in... please give me some design ideas! No matter how big or small. Even if you don't have any "ideas" but know good websites/stores where I can get unique and/or personalized pieces please let me know.

Thanks a bunch! And you can link up with Y3W!


  1. Looks Amazing! I'm not very good at this stuff - so feel my envy! Way to go!

  2. I absolutely love the stripes on the wall! What a neat idea!!!

  3. nice improvement!
    I'm your newest follower from Jenni's blog hop :)

  4. i love the stripes! i think it is looking good! can't wait to see it completely finished!


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