Finally the Nursery Reveal!!

The moment we've { ok me } has finally come, our little guy's nursery is finally done! It feels so good to have have his room completed. Even if its a whole 2 1/2 months after his arrival, but hey that's ok. I planned on having Avery's nursery completed during the two weekends before his scheduled due date 6 /18, but he arrived early on 6 /3 and due to my surprise C - Section working on his nursery, progress happened here and there. Before sharing the afters, here's a reminder of his room before it turned into a nursery. The once just held misc. junk. After finding out we were expecting we cleaned out the room and started with a blank slate.

We painted the room a soft grey Silver Drop by Behr color matched to Olympic paint and refinished the hardwood floors Early American in April before really starting on the nursery. We also made the baseboards taller, by adding extra molding to the existing baseboards.

The room now has been truly transformed into a serene yet playful place for the Little guy. I fell in love with the color I call Artichoke Pear, after falling in love with the color in this nursery. We both loved the classic look of the Jenny Lind cribs and decided to go with white for a clean look { our older son also had a Jenny Lind Crib } We replaced the boob light fixture pretty drum shade light fixture found on Overstock, and installed a dimmer shade to make late night diaper changing and feedings easier. This is the view from the hallway when you enter the nursery.

I found the perfect bedding at Target a design from Dwell Studios and DIYed a long crib skirt with Artichoke Pear and White Pattern. I created the artwork above Avery's crib and framed them in Ikea Ribba frames. I like how the three large frames balance the crib nicely.

I bought the dresser for a steal at our local Salvation Army { only $ 50 bucks } and replaced the old brass pulls and knobs with polished chrome pulls and white and polished chrome knobs. I painted the dresser delicate white, which is my favorite white of all time. I love that this vintage dresser has SO much storage a total of nine drawers! Plenty of room to store Avery's diapers, wipes, onesies, blankets, and much more. To save on space the dresser top doubles as a changing table { we simply attached the changing pad to the top of the dresser } For a pop of color, I used green tray that holds two clear containers, one full of baby q-tips the other baby stuff { nasal aspirators, nail clippers, pacifier thermometers }

I built two deep ledges { the same style as our entryway ledges } to hold Avery's toys, pictures, books and toys. The two stuffed giraffes I sewed for Avery act as bookends. The framed giraffe print, is actually a card I found at Raley's grocery store, I wrote a little note inside for Avery.

I placed the little wood magazine rack that Mr. CLH sprayed painted avocado next the dresser as you walk in the room. Behind the bedroom door, I framed another card. I found a little owl card while shopping at Barnes & Nobles. I loved the little card so much I knew it would be perfect in Avery's nursery. I framed the little card and also framed the envelope { placed behind the card } It's the cutest little owl ever.

I didn't want any 'dead space' in the nursery, so this little corner in between the crib and dresser became the perfect play nook for Avery's toys. I placed Avery's toys in a colorful woven basket.

To maximize space in this small space, I placed the chair diagonally in front of Avery's closet. We were looking for an affordable chair option that didn't lack in style or comfort, and we were thrilled when came across one from Cost Plus World Market. Instead of buying the matching ottoman, I found one at a thrift store of $ 10 bucks. I upholstered the ottoman using fab the Waverly Cross Section fabric. I love kicking my feet up and relaxing while nursing Avery.

Here's the breakdown what we spent transforming this once empty room into our little guy's nursery. I also included a quick source list of the main elements in Avery's nursery.

Jenny Lind Crib $ 99.99 { on clearance from Sears }
Serta Nightstar Crib Mattress $ 99.00
Curtains Ikea Ania $ 49.99
Black Iron Curtain Rod Target $ 12.99
Light Fixture Overstock $ 100.00
Dwell Studio Crib Bedding via Target $ 37.99 { Sheet & Bumper pad }
DIY Crib Skirt Fabric $ 16.99
Luxe Chair & Chair Cover World Market $ 222.49
Vintage Dresser $ 50 { Thrifted }
Dresser Hardware via Hardware Hut $ 35
DIY Ledges $ 8
Magazine Rack & Spray Paint $ 7 { Thrifted }
Vintage Ottoman $ 10 { Thrifted }
Grey Cross Section Fabric via $ 11
Changing Pad from Sears $ 15
Terry Cloth Changing Pad Cover, Ross $ 4
Woven Basket for Toy Storage, Target $ 7 { on clearance }
Green Tray West Elm $ 22
Large Ikea Ribba Frames $ 45 { $ 14.99 each }

I rounded the total up, we spent $ 853 bucks, which is great!! We found many deals using coupons, shopping online, shopping thrift stores and a ton of DIY projects { crib skirt, refinishing the dresser, upholstering the ottoman etc } I had a blast working on Avery's nursery. Creating a special space for for our little boy to play, learn and grow in makes me so happy. Whenever I walk in Avery's room, I smile. For now we consider Avery's room completed, but we still plan on adding a rug to his room very soon. I've been on the hunt and most likely will go with Flor carpet tiles next time they have sale. I'll update changes we make in his nursery over time. I hope you all enjoyed Avery's nursery!!

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