Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nursery Reveal!

Finally, right? :)

I fear that all the suspense and buildup are going to result in a huge letdown for you all, but I want to share our little angel's room with you anyway.  It has been a labor of love, but the end result, I think, is a pretty, happy, simple space that I love being in.  First I'll show you around, and then I'll give you a list of sources at the end so you can find anything you're looking for there.

Alright.  Come on in, y'all!  (And make yourselves at home because you're going to be here awhile...)

*** Note - the first two pictures were taken by Lauren Ammerman Photography after Grace was born and added to this post after its original publish date.

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This is what you see when you first walk in the door.

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We went with a pale aqua color for the walls.  It took a few days for us to get used to it, but once we did, we fell in love.  I swear, you guys, every single person who walks in this room says, "it feels like such a happy place!" and I'm convinced it's the paint color.

That big empty space over in the corner by the window will eventually hold the glider (if it ever comes in...).

Here's a closer look at the crib.

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I opted to do without a bumper.  When she gets more mobile, we'll probably put a mesh bumper in.  But for now, it'll just be the sheet (we'll move the quilt away from the crib at night).

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This may be my favorite part of the room.  We ordered the letters from Pottery Barn Kids (and ended up having to paint them because they weren't bright white enough).  The circles are just embroidery hoops with fabric.  It was the simplest thing to put together, but I think it makes a fun statement.

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I've talked about the quilt here before.  We had it custom made using Amy Butler's Soul Blossom (Passion Palette) fabrics, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.  So feminine and vintage and comfy. 

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The pillow was also custom made (Etsy is a curse word as far as my husband is concerned) using one of my favorite fabrics from the quilt. 

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Clearly.  I used the same fabric for the diaper bag.

Now let's spin around to the other side of the room back toward the door.

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You've seen a few of these elements before in the sneak peek I tortured you guys with a few months ago.

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The lamp base was a HomeGoods find, and I found the shade at Garden Ridge (for $6... love it).  The bear was selected for Grace with much care by Micah in Paris.

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The burp rags were (another) Etsy purchase using various fabrics from the Soul Blossoms line. 

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I made the canvases myself, and they were a pain.  I had to (1) order the wooden letters (2) draw a grid on the canvases to ensure the letters would be centered, (3) glue on the letters, and (4) paint over each canvas by hand (I couldn't find any flat spray paint in the right colors).  It took about three coats to cover up the pencil lines I had drawn. 

But in the end, I absolutely adore them.  The idea to use the lyrics from one of my favorite hymns just came to me one day, and I couldn't think of anything more perfect.

The banner was another Etsy purchase.  I could have made something like this myself, but since I don't sew (after this, I realize that it would have saved me TONS of money and would eventually like to learn how), it likely would have looked much more homemade, so I opted to pay someone else to do it.

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This is the gallery wall.  Oh the gallery wall...

It took forever to come together, but it ended up being fairly cheap (except for the "You Are My Sunshine" sign, which I bought on Etsy).  The frames are all from Goodwill (none of them cost me more than $3 apiece).  I painted and distressed them and filled them with my favorite maternity pictures.  The top left open frame surrounds three vintage-y keys I had laying around the house (they were a Pottery Barn purchase), which I painted to match the green frames. 

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I made this by gluing Scrabble letters to white cardstock, and I think it's really fun.

Overall, I really love how the wall came together, even though it took me forever to figure out.  I'll replace a couple of the maternity photos with newborn photos once Grace gets here. :)

The last section of the room (I swear, we're almost done!) is by the window.

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I ordered the tissue paper poms from (you guessed it!) Etsy.  The green paper lantern came from Walmart.  The curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen, and the little green "Twinkle Twinkle" sign came from the Canton Tradesday shops near my town.

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The bookshelves are actually picture ledges from Ikea.  They were very cheap, and I got all the books from Half Price Books or Once Upon a Child for a few bucks apiece.

Lastly, here are a few random things scattered throughout the room.

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When I saw these boxes at HomeGoods, I couldn't pass them up.  The colors are absolutely perfect for the room, and the words made me happy.

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The rug is a jersey material rag-type rug.  It's so comfy, and I envision Grace spending lots of time playing on it in the years to come.

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This table was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby.  It was originally hot pink, but Micah primed and spray-painted it for me a few weeks ago.  We'll probably put her little sound machine/projector on here at some point.  For now, it'll just go next to the chair so that I'll have a place to set my phone, etc. while I'm nursing.


If you've made it this far, you're a champ.  We adore our little girl's sweet room, and we are so glad it's nearly finished!

Listed below are all of the individual elements and where we got them.  If I've missed anything, feel free to shout it out in the comments, and I'll do my best to track down an answer.

Source List

Wall Paint Color:  Lazy Days by Valspar (in flat)
Crib:  Bassetbaby Ava Convertible Crib in white 
Crib Quilt:  Rag Crib Quilt in Soul Blossoms (Passion Palette) (Etsy) 
Crib Skirt:  Custom Ruffled Crib Skirt in Amy Butler's Dehli Blooms in Grass Fabric (Etsy) 
Pillow:  Throw Pillow Cover in Amy Butler's Peacock Feathers in Blush Fabric (Etsy) 
Letters above crib:  Pottery Barn Kids (painted white) 
Embroidery Hoops:  Hobby Lobby 
Diaper Bag:  Custom Maranda Lee Emma Medium Bag in Amy Butler's Peacock Feathers in Blush Fabric (Etsy) 
Lamp base:  HomeGoods 
Lamp shade:  Garden Ridge 
Burp cloths:  Park Life Burp Cloths in Amy Butler's Soul Blossom Fabrics (Etsy - this particular set is no longer available, but they probably do custom orders) 
Wooden letters (on painted canvases):  Unpainted Baltic Birch Wood Letters (2" high, 1/8" thick, Times New Roman font) 
Banner:  Custom Soul Blossoms Bunting (Etsy - I had her incorporate additional Soul Blossoms fabric from the Passion Palette) 
Picture frames for gallery wall:  Goodwill 
"You Are My Sunshine" board:  Custom 21 x 24 Wood Sign Subway Art (Etsy - I had her use a custom light yellow paint rather than the more gold-ish paint that she normally used) 
Keys (in frame on gallery wall):  Pottery Barn's Vintage Keys  
Curtains:  PB Teen Ruffle Rings Drape  
Curtain tiebacks:  Urban Outfitters Triple Beaded Flower Curtain Tie-Back  
Tissue paper poms:  Party Poms Set of 7 in light pink, light yellow, and leaf colors
Green paper lantern:  Walmart's Martha Steward Celebrate Paper Lanters in Green  
Picture ledges:  Ikea's Ribba Picture Ledge (21 3/4")  
Decorative boxes:  HomeGoods 
Rug:  Walmart's The Rug Market Shaggy Raggy Yellow Rug (round 4')
Side table:  Hobby Lobby

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Lauren Alexis said...

I love it!! Y'all did such a wonderful job! I love the letters and the circles, the bedding, the colors, everything! Grace is so lucky :)


Halie Renee said...

Everything look soo soo good! Loove the color palette in the room, and all the precious little touches you obviously hand-picked! It looks great, and perfect for a sweet baby girl :)

Kathryn said...

I love it! You did a great job! Love all the colors!

Annabelle said...

Oh my goodness! Everything turned out so great Ryan! You and Micah did a great job! I see Miss Grace getting her first photoshoot on that yellow rug with a ruffly turqouise bloomer on! ;)

Jaimie said...

What a beautiful room! I love how much care you put into selecting each item. What fun stories you'll have for Grace when she's older, especially with the bear! :) Such a pretty room for a baby girl. :)

Colleen said...

aww it's beautiful! love the entire space. the color is so pretty and everything looks so fresh and dainty!

Established: 2008 said...

Precious! Looks like something out of a magazine!

ThistleAshD said...

so beautiful! I love the aqua color... and the fabric... but I think the amazing grace lyrics are by far my favorite part :)

Sarah McMullin said...

ADORE. Paint color is perfect. And I want you to decorate my house someday when it doesn't smell like pee all the time.

Nichole said...

So beautiful!! I love her name, too :)

Kaitlyn said...

I adore Grace's room!! So gorgeous! I'm making over my room when I go back home after graduation, can you decorate it for me? haha!! Love your style!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

I've been waiting for this post! ;) I love the nursery, and the bedding turned out AMAZING! I admire all the personal touches. You did SUCH a great job!

Jessica K said...

Amazing job! What a wonderful space! Can't wait to see pictures of her in that great room!

Audrey & Randon said...

WOW!! This is the cutest nursery I have ever seen!!! Can I hire you to come decorate my house?>

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite girl nurseries I've ever seen. Everything is so pretty! I especially loved that you used a quilt draped over the crib. Great fabric choices (I'm fabric/quilt obsessed). You did a great job on the amazing grace canvases, too!

Designed Decor said...

What a sweet, sweet room. I love all the details you have made and added, it shows so much love!

Aileen said...

I love everything about your nursery! It's so sweet and feminine. I'm definitely keeping this in mind for whenever we have a baby. I just love the way you decorate..I love your house tour posts. We have VERY similar tastes so I love seeing your ideas. Can you keep doing home decor posts please?

Fiona Naughton said...

Hello Ryan!
I'm stopping by your blog via the I Love My Post Blog Hop. This has to be one of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen! Your baby girl is so lucky to have such a creative and loving mother. I particularly love the bunting, I am obsessed with bunting these days! I love all the books too, your baby girl will have so many happy memories in her stunning surroundings. I am now following you via GFC.

If you wish to look at my blog too the link is -

Peace & love from Ireland,

Rebecca said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your post because I am interested in purchasing this crib for my little one arriving in July...I do not have a buy buy baby or bassett baby in my area so I will be purchasing it off the Internet. I have a couple of it cream colored or bright white? The lady over the phone told me it was cream but it looks more bright white ( what I'm looking for) in your pictures...also where did you get the dresser? I am not particularly in love with the set the crib comes with and yours is super cute! Thanks! Rebecca

Liz said...

i love so much about this room! the soft hues... the sweet curtains... the canvases quoting hymns. thank you for sharing... love! here from the hop!

Emily said...

Girl, you outdid yourself. Her nursery is amazing and so pretty without being overly and annoyingly girly if you know what I mean! I LOVE the rug and was going to ask when you purchased it...glad you posted a source list. I am headed to Wal-Mart online now to see if we can get one to match Lilly's room!

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