Saturday, July 25, 2009

~ Sweet Dreams Baby ~

Here is my little guys adorable nursery.... (can't say baby - he's really not one anymore at 15 months!) I did a lot of DIY projects getting ready for when he arrived! Enjoy your look around!

This is just panning around the room from the right to the left.

His changing table - a DIY project that I did from an ugly, old dresser - see the before picture below! I painted and stenciled then added new knobs, changing pad, basket for supplies and wipe box to the top!

Here's how it looked - after I had already removed the clunky, wood, square knobs and sanded the orange-y looking varnish off!

Next up is a tall, narrow bookcase I already owned. I wanted it to be another 'dresser' so I bought white wicker baskets with sage gingham liners and they store his diapers, socks, shoes and things like lotions, etc. The extra shelves store a few books and keepsakes.

Then there is the small nightstand - a refinished project too! Much sanding, painting, new knobs and stenciled to match the dresser! (Sorry, no picture - before my blogging days....)

The ribbon board - DIY again! I actually made it two sided because I didn't know what we were having and I wanted some pink if it was a girl. (My theme was creams and sage and then blue or pink to be added later depending on what the baby was). Don't ask me how I made it - it wasn't terribly simple! =) (quick info on supplies: patchwork front and back, batting, cardboard, ribbon, tacks and thread....) An eBay glider (Dutailier brand!) and his little Christmas rocker complete the picture.

Beautiful hand-quilted quilt from his paternal grandmother, crib and mattress from Craigslist.

Handmade blankets - green from maternal great grandma, blue from maternal grandma and striped by me and the white is just one I had. DIY pillow - see my previous post:
~ From Discarded to Darling ~

All the crib bedding - curtains, crib sheet, crib dust ruffle I made myself. They are in creams and tans to be soft and neutral - I couldn't find anything that I liked... so... to work I went! (dust ruffle not shown in pictures because the mattress is in the lowest position so my son doesn't fall out. Therefore it was too long and had to be taken off... =/ It looked just like the curtains.)

A close up of the bookcase 'dresser'.

And the shelf shown was my very first DIY, sand and paint project, finished to completion - ever! =)

Hope you enjoyed your tour! There will be some more in the future - keep checking back!


GEORGIA said...

Oh my goodness, Rebecca, I am so glad to have happened upon your blog! Your son's room is very sweet and I enjoyed seeing all the DIY projects!

I also visited your etsy shop and HAD to have the cute little lamp!!

I will be back to visit again and I'd like to invite you to come visit me!

Grandma G's

Fine Linen said...

Cute nursery!!

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Marie said...

I really like your nursery. It is so neat and you did a great job with your DIY projects. What is the yarn that you used for the blanket you made? I have a gift I want to do for a boy being born in October. I love those colors.

Captured by Love said...

Marie: I just used the yarn I already had - the white and green were regular yarn and the blue was a soft baby kind. Just simple! =) I would have commented on your blog, but with the way it was set up I can never get it to work! =/

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