January 13, 2011

The Nursery!!

I am sure that I am way more excited to show you this then you are to see it. Oh well, you're still looking right? :) Now I just need a baby to put in it...
 

This is the before. Sorry not the greatest picture, but it's all I have. Originally this was just used as a guest bedroom. I had painted three walls a soft green and was going to do the fourth wall as an accent for boy or girl. Since we weren't pregnant at the time, the wall stayed white. Forever. Yea, real classy. :) And the bed really wasn't always in the position, I promise. It's just pulled back from the wall.

After going through a bit of change in design taste, I knew I wanted the nursery to be gray with a board and batten look. So we set off to make a fake molding. The how to is here.

 The theme of the nursery was Birds. Originally I wanted a little more vintage feel, but it ended up coming out really delicate and clean, which I also love.
 I found the big cage at The Salvation Army and spray painted it white. The other little ones my friend found at Michaels for $1 and used them to decorate my shower. Love them! Gray ribbon is from the dollar store, pink from Hobby Lobby, and the little birds are from the dollar store.
 A little wider angle of the birds. You'll notice this pic does not have the curtains up yet, so here ya go:
 You can find the super simple tutorial for these bad boys here. The tutorial for the ruffled table runner is here.
A close up of the lamp shade, tutorial is here. Still love it every time I go into the nursery.
 A view of the left hand corner.
 

Close up of the modpodged mirror. All the paper was from Joann's, the mirror from the DI. Tutorial here.
 Shelf when entering the room. Here is the front view:
 

The bird house I painted and modpodged the top with the same paper as the letters and paint as the murals. The little booties are just cute ones I found, the little rosette purse a gift from her Grandma. The sleigh is her first ornament from Michaels, but I liked it so much I put it in here. The bird is my favorite ornament from growing up. The wreath I made using this tutorial. Yea, I realize I only painted half, but there ya go. The bird ceramic holder thingy is from Ross'. :)


Shelf over crib. Ceramic bird from Hobby Lobby, vase from IKEA, roses from the dollar store, and letters and paper from Joanns.

 My favorite part of the room. I knew I wanted a toile bed set, so I looked up how much the fabric would cost me. About as much as this Alyssa Preston design. So I just cut the sentimental and bought it. :) Shelf is a shelf my dad built for me to go over my window in the bedroom when I was 15 or so. It's been repainted to creme. Material is from Hobby Lobby that hangs. The wash bin is from Ross's, with a hand crocheted white blanket my mom's friend made. Letters are from Joanns, sorry you can't see much because they are blurred.
 

 View from the entrance. The changer has a cover over it now. The rocker I recovered and it works perfectly. Tutorial is here. I made the pillow out of coordinating fabric.

I hand made the mobile from coordinating fabrics and it makes me pretty happy. The tutorial is here.





My second favorite part. I bought a pack of flat 16x20 canvases at Walmart and then picked out some paint at Hobby Lobby to coordinate. I used a bird stencil I found online, but the branches are free hand. I made the numbers stencil also just from a font on the computer. Ribbon is from hobby lobby and I just hot glued it to the top corners to make a loop. After hanging I added the little bows over the top.

 The nursery furniture. Boy these were ugly before. They rock now though! Read about them here
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 I love this bassinet. It made it through all my parents children, including me. It worked perfectly in the color scheme, and the cover, pad, and sheet are all from my friends bassinet- the ones you can get at Walmart. I just tucked up the other two ruffle layers so it wouldn't cover the basket weave.
 I made the blanket from fabric I found at Joanns. I just needed two yards, one for each side. Put right sides together and sew a seam, leaving a little area open. Flip the blanket inside out and push out the corners. I sewed a little x right in the middle, then just top stitched around the edges. I tied the bow and sewed it into the corner so it would be secured.
 Close up of the wash bin. It's actually one of my photography props, but I think it works great here too. :)

I CANNOT wait till she gets here. :) Sometimes I just sit on the rocker like a crazy person waiting. I'm totally in love with her already, so I just need to meet her. :) Hope you have an amazing Thursday! Your comments (and following) are most welcome!

44 comments:

Wendy said...

What an incredible nursery! I can imagine me, when pregnant, leaving the nursery until month 9, then just throwing it together!! You are so organised.

Erin said...

It is absolutely precious!!! It has such a calming color scheme and the little details are just perfect!

I LOVE your handmade artwork above the changing table! And the hanging bird cages are such a nice touch! :)

Girl of The Grove said...

Can I just say that I am IN LOVE with this nursery!! I mean it..every little detail is so thoughtful and functional..and BEAUTIFUL!! I'm going to feel like a huge copy-cat saying this, but my hubby and I have been talking about doing a grey and B&B nursery when the time comes. Thank you for such great inspiration! : )

Jonie Marie said...

I love it, Camilla! Everything turned out perfectly! Good work my friend!

Sarah said...

VERY very cute! Great job!

Jennifer said...

I love everything about this nursery!

The bird cages and bird art for sure have me drooling -- especially since bird is my nickname, I want to make all of it!

Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Inspired by you said...

What a lovely nursery! Love those birds!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Seriously amazing!! I predict a feature or 2 next week! Great work!

Lisa from Craftified! said...

I love this! Seeing each peice seperate was great but now seeing it all put together as a whole is amazing. It works so well and everything just flows! So happy for you! :)

Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

wow that looks wonderful!

elise said...

It looks beautiful!! You're going to have such a happy baby with a room like that. :p

Pamela said...

Oh my what a super sweet nursery!!

Nat and Jesse said...

Camilla....it's amazing! YOU are amazing!

Lesley said...

I'm scrolling down and gasping at each photo. The mirror, the lamp, the curtained shelf...it's all too lovely!

Krista said...

Beautiful nursery! You are going to make amazing memories in that room!

Sharon said...

Very beautiful!!! I found you on Tatertots and jello, I have have never seen a pretty nursy! Well done.

Meg said...

This is amazing. I just want to hang it out in there, too. All of it is so beautiful and calm and peaceful. Perfect for a baby. You picked great colors and all of your hand-picked items and sewing just makes it all the more special. Good luck and have fun meeting your daughter! ;)

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

Oh my word, that is one of the most beautiful baby girl nurseries ever! Stunning! You did a wonderful job! And congratulations... :)

abeachcottage said...

The room is gorgeous! very well done. love everything about it especially the lamp, the mirror, the crib.... well everything!

Kelli said...

I am just dropping by from the link party and I just had to tell you that I think your nursery is so sweet! My little girl surprised us and came almost 2 months early and so I missed out on decorating and preparing for the baby and all that stuff. I am going to be ready extra early next time though! Luckily my mom and sister came and helped me out when she got here and I still got a cute nursery. That room is beautiful! It all goes together so nicely. You did an amazing job!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What an amazing transformation. I love the color palette. The mobile and the lamp are great!

Stacy said...

That is so unbelievably SWEET. What a WONDERFUL job you did!!! The only thing you could do to improve it is to add a sweet little baby :) I LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

Your nursery is one of my favorites I've ever seen. So sweet. I love the little bird cages over the rocker!

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, the link will be up all Week! Take care, Mary :O)

Liz said...

What a perfect place for a baby! I think my fav is the curtain around the crib. It's beautiful.

laxsupermom said...

Such a sweet and pretty space! The furniture makeovers are jawdropping and I love the soft color palette you used.

Lisa said...

OMG, seriously amazing and gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job! All the girly little accents are so cute! I love the bird cage and little birds!

idesign said...

so pretty :) i just did some faux wainscoting in my home too...almost done painting it!

-Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

The DG Family said...

Completely gorgeous! I am in awe of all your talents. Love it all!

Janelle said...

I love your nursery! Great job on the decorating!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You've been featured because you rock and I love your project!!

Hookin' Up with HoH #33

Stop by and grab a button! You deserve it. ;)

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Ellen said...

This is so beautiful! And I think your stenciled canvases are to die for! xx

Farah Muzaffar said...

Congratulations to be featured...
Delicate, soft and so feminine... very lovely... It has such an artistic touch in it... choice of colour your DIY projects, lamp ... every thing is so fab... very lovely
I feel so happy if you peek into my world of craft
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Al McLeary said...

Wow, what a fantastic job. I love the lamp shade and the curtains and the wall art and - i love everything about it.

Jenna said...

Gorgeous! I love, love, love it! I love the soft greys, yellows, and pinks. What paint colour did you go with?? Sorry if you already mentioned that.

Crystal said...

your room is so pretty. I love all the details and the colors. its perfect.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Found you through HoH blog. We're working on our nursery now (due in March) but we're having a litle boy. Love the bird cages . . . You might have to remove the curtains/shelf once the baby is in the crib b/c she can easily pull on the curtains and the shelf might fall. It's gorgeous though!

AmieAnn said...

What a remarkable transformation! The birds and cages are soo delicate and soothing. Love the whole thing! Thanks for sharing with Pink Hippo Party!

Sachiko said...

What a sweet nursery! I can feel your love for your baby from every inch of the room! Great work!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

WOW! I have never seen a room with so many handmade touches. Each item in the room is so special. I'm a new follower!

Emily said...

Gorgeous room! Your little one will love it!

N said...

Hi, came accross your blog by way of google search for nursery designs.

Wow-your nursery looks absolutely amazing. Am thinking of borrowing some, ok, maybe all your ideas =) If you'd like to follow the re-making of your nursery for my son, come check out my blog at:

http://everything-under-my-sun.blogspot.com/

Oh, if you dont mind me asking, I also love the photo the office which was your inspiration picture. Would love to see more photos of that room, do you happen to remember the source?

Thanks!!!!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your nursery is just adorable! I linked it to my nurseries project post too!

Margaret Lara said...

Just found your site and I LOVE that nursery, I know it must be late to post but it is so sweet and calming, what a nice place for a sweet baby to sleep in and cuddle with you in that rocker!!! You inspire me for my next baby, give them a little piece of heaven like that. Excellent job!!!

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