Baby Nursery Reveal

Hello Friends!!

I am SO excited to FINALLY reveal our baby girl’s nursery!!!

I have been anxiously waiting to write this blog for the past 8 months, though I obviously needed to wait until the room was actually finished in order to write it. Alas, it is finished, minus some prints we have to wait to get until after she is born. I’ll try to say where we bought everything, but if I miss something, definitely ask.

Here we go…

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This first picture is from the doorway. I love this handmade, watercolor print of Psalm 121:8. We got it from She Reads Truth. I wanted it to be “spoken” over anyone and everyone who walks in and out of our little girl’s room, especially her. If you can’t read it, it says: “The Lord will watch over your COMING & GOING both now and forevermore.”

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After you step a little further into the door, this is what you’ll see. The blue, paper rectangles on the right side will be where some prints from our maternity pictures will go once we order them. Here is where the rest of it all came from:

Bookshelves: They are actually Picture Ledges from IKEA (see here) and they are fantastic for all her books.

Curtains: I made the curtains myself using Premier Prints fabric for the front and Blackout fabric on the backside, all from Fabric.com. Here are the specifics I used: Solid Pink, Mint Chevron & Blackout

Ottoman Pouf: We bought this on Amazon because it was the best price and I really liked all of the color options available. It is great to both put your feet on and to sit on. Check it out here.

“Bedside” Table: This is from IKEA (see here) and we painted the knobs gold.

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Heart Lamp: This lamp is one of my favorite pieces in the nursery!! It is GORGEOUS, btw (and can be found here). It came from Wayne Works on Etsy. He is a designer out of Texas and is AMAZING, might I add. Go check him out!

THE CHAIR:

I REALLY wanted a white chair, but my husband cautioned me because of how dirty it could possibly get. After some research, I settled on this chair from IKEA. My reasoning…the chair has a slipcover!! We bought 2 (slipcovers, not chairs) that way when I am washing 1, I can put the other on it.

What makes this chair unique is…we turned it from a regular, stationary chair into a gliding, rocking, rotating chair. And by we, I actually mean my amazingly talented husband!!

We bought a “replacement” glider online (from here) and then my husband attached it using some extra wood we had lying around. It was a trial and error type project, but we enjoyed doing it together. And the chair is SUPER comfy and functions GREAT!!

Here’s the underside:

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We wanted to add something different to the walls without having to paint, and this was the perfect solution. This is our “confetti wall,” another creation by my amazing husband might I add. We bought 2” gold, vinyl circles from Amazon (see here) and my husband made it look like confetti was falling from the ceiling. After our little girl is born, we are going to order this monogram from a LittleTouchOfHeaven1 on Etsy and hang it in the middle of the wall…after painting it pink.

The crib is a 4-in-1 Convertible Crib from Amazon (see here), though I originally found it at Babies R Us. We really like the 4-in-1 option because it means we are set for life with it :)

All of the bedding I made using more Premier Prints fabric from Fabric.com. It all came from the same collection, meaning it matches perfectly! Here are the specifics I used: Mint Squares, Solid Pink, Pink Polka Dots & Mint Chevron.

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We opted to put the changing pad on top of a dresser, instead of having a designated changing table. The dresser is this one from IKEA. It is the same “family” as the bedside table. We also painted the knobs gold.

Below is a picture of the little bins we got from IKEA for organization inside the drawers. I HIGHLY suggest these, considering all baby stuff happens to be teeny, tiny! Here is the listing: Skubb Boxes

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The wire baskets above the dresser are from Target, and we spray painted them gold. If you couldn’t tell, gold is our accent color in the room.

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The last picture is our collage wall. The 4 “pictures” up there came from Hobby Lobby. The “N” was originally black, but we painted it mint to go with the mint around the room. Here is a close-up of the pink framed picture…which I love by the way, it is Jeremiah 1:5 (Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart):

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The LOVELY ruler was made by some friends of ours and given to us as a gift. We love it and can’t wait to start making little measurements on it throughout the years. As well as the adorable arrow above the closet.

The “bench.” Well first off, it is actually a bookshelf from IKEA (see here) turned on its side. Then I bought a furniture pad from JoAnn’s and covered it in the Pink Premier fabric.

Lastly, the boxes…yep, those are all handmade as well. I used foam-core board from the dollar store, cut out each side, taped them all together, and then covered them in the leftover fabric patterns from around the room. They are supposed to have handles on the front, but I have not found the ambition to put those on quite yet. They work just fine without them, though.

And that’s it. Thanks for reading along through this LONG post, but also checking out our little girl’s nursery. We are anxiously awaiting her arrival and can’t wait to spend countless hours in this space with her soon.

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Well I guess the cat is officially out of the bag. I officially opened my Etsy Shop, SewingNationCO, on Friday, January 24, 2014. I took the plunge (with the help and support of my amazing husband) and decided to put a little dream of mine into action.

When I was a little girl, my great-grandma and my mother were constantly sewing. My little brother and I never wore a store-bought Halloween costume and my Barbies were always dressed in the finest, one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing. I still have my stocking my great-grandma had made, as well as my hand-sewn Halloween bag. All items I will cherish forever!

With all of that said, I think the love of sewing has always just been in my DNA. Recently, I have sewn many, many blankets for friends, family as well as for around our own house. I then started to dive into making other things, such as stockings, aprons and some baby stuff. I love giving a handmade gift to a friend or family member because I love the personal touch I can have on it.

SO…how did I go from making these gifts to wanting to sell them? Well a combination of three things. First, my hubby and his best friend both mentioned “Hey, you should sell these. I’m sure people would love to be able to buy them.” Their words really got me thinking.

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