Baby Girl Nursery Reveal!

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I am SOO EXCITED to show you the nursery!! ***UPDATE: We had a boy, not a girl! So, here is how I changed it.

It is finally done – all details in place (minus a name banner which I might add later above the changing table).

Nursery Reveal

About six months ago our office resided in the room that is now our Nursery. Here is what it looked like:

before office

 

And the other side of the room was a MESS!

nursery mess

 

We first spent time decluttering it, which I show before and after pictures here. Then, with the help of a friend, I painted the room gray and the small dresser white. Here are the befores:

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And the after:

 

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At my first baby shower, my sisters came up with
the idea to have everyone at the shower decorate a letter of the alphabet in the colors of my nursery – Gray, Yellow, and Pink. It turned out SO CUTE!

I found this frame (on the right) at a garage sale, and my husband spray painted it yellow. Our Baby Girl’s name starts with an A, so we put her initials on either side.

 

alphabet frame

 

 It hangs above our crib and next to our dresser/changing table:

 frame over crib

 

Our lovely white crib, and the beautiful quilt made by my sister-in-law, Gabi!!

crib

 

Here is our changing table area. Doesn’t the dresser look so much better painted white? The blank wall behind the giraffe will have a banner with Baby Girl’s name after she is born.

changing table area

 

Remember when I talked about a solution for not finding the right sized dresser pulls? Found the answer on Pinterest!! Aren’t they adorable? The horse rocker below is from when my husband was a baby. One of his Dad’s co-workers made it for Matt. Now we have it for Baby Girl!

dresser pulls

 

 The dresser holds our cloth diapers, burp rags, blankets, swaddles, and extra crib sheet:

 dresser drawers

 

You might have seen our DIY Baby Armoire before that holds all of Baby Girl’s clothes. Isn’t it ADORABLE!? We also have my homemade version of a headband holder hanging on the wall – and room for more!

 

DIY Baby Armoire corner

 

Next to the DIY Baby Armoire is the glider with a little side table (for momma’s drinks and reading material). No, I never did get the glider covered like originally planned, but with the curtains and everything else I think the light blue blends with the room. Who knows, I may eventually still do it. We found a small table for pretty cheap at Walmart that Matt used homemade chalk paint to cover it so that it matched the room – love the white!

 

glider corner

 

On the other side of the room we have a big 4 by 4 expedit cabinet from IKEA (which I got off of Craigslist). Follow this link to see a close up of the lamp I added gray and yellow ribbon to. For now the cabinet contains baskets of toys, shoes, bottle and feeding supplies, some books, and our baby carriers. There is still plenty of free space to fill as baby gets older and needs different things.

 

Baby expedit

 

The Nursery is now my favorite room in the house!!

Linking up at these parties!

 

16 Responses

  1. Jodie

    ADORABLE & CONGRATS!!!! Enjoy every moment, it truly goes quicker than you realize. I’m celebrating one of my children’s birthday’s today & he turns 16!
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  2. Gail @ BibleLoveNotes.com

    I love seeing creative people convert a room, and I wasn’t disappointed. This is really a lovely room for your little girl. How special to be so close to meeting her and inviting her in. Bless you,
    Gail
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  3. emeline

    Ohh, this is so beautifull, I LOVE THIS !
    I want to do this in my home ! Thank’s for this tuto !!

  4. Marilyn

    Betsy, your nursery is so wonderful…it’s not only beautiful but so versatile! Well done!

  5. Adelemamabrown

    Your little baby’s nursery is adorable! I love the grey, yellow, and pink! I might have to make a DIY armoire for my baby girl!

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