It looked good. Really. It did.
All that to say, I knew decorating Annalee's nursery would be meaningful...but our tumultuous pregnancy kept me away from it. 'Baking' her awhile longer was crucial! I joked that I would finish the nursery by her first birthday.
It turns out that I beat my estimate by a month! Ha!
So here it is, Annalee's nursery, and a breakdown of where everything came from (or the projects that we did.)
Don't worry, we lowered the mattress after this photo!
- Paint color: Benjamin Moore 'Blue Grass'
- We already owned the frames, crib, table, birdcage, and changing table...but we painted them white.
- The crib skirt was actually a shower curtain from Urban Outfitters! I had planned to make it into a crib skirt myself, but when my talented mother-in-law offered to help, I gladly handed the project off to her. She made the skirt, a few pillows out of the remaining fabric, and the changing pad cover.
- 'Big Band' rug: Land of Nod
- Bird, flowers, and vase: Hobby Lobby
- Birdcage: Given to me by a friend (who happens to be my go-to for all things decorating! She also gave me the frames above the crib. Thanks Jessi!)
- Knit Pouf Ottoman by BobbleKnit
- Quilt by SimplyGreenerThings
- Swivel Glider by Target
- Michael converted four wooden boxes (previously used as book cubbies) into that beautiful bench. We made the the cushion too! I'm so proud of how it turned out!
- The big wooden 'A' was a gift.
- The idea for the wisteria branches came from a Land of Nod catalog. I think it turned out great, but if I EVER have to fold another tissue paper petal, I. Will. Scream.
- Yes, those are her beautiful cloth diapers (cloth diapering is my current obsession...)
Seriously. These were so much work that I had to post another photo...
- The wreath for her door was a gift (thanks Christie!)
- The pillows (top right) are from Target and HomeGoods.
- Sleep Sheep: A must have by Cloud B
- Crib Sheet by SimplyGreenerThings
- Our house is old, but it has a lot of character...like this original (1920s) doorknob.
- Vintage curtain rod: Home Depot
- Curtains: Ikea (style: Vivian) These were my biggest 'find.' Four curtains for $40? Yes please, thank-you, and amen!
- The little 'a' was a gift from a friend (thanks Stephanie!)
- The "canvas prints" are not actually canvas. They are large prints glued to some boards that Michael had in the garage. I rolled several layers of ModPodge over the top to give them a textured look. VOILA! Instant canvas prints...well, as far as anyone else knows! Photos by Katie Cole Photography
- Bird frames: Target. When I bought them, the frames and branches were silver. I painted them white and now they work perfectly with the room!
That's it! I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Now the trick will be to keep my adorably wild, dirt-loving little boy out of this room...
I think that white bench is screaming for a dirty little hand print!