Friday, February 18, 2011

The Nursery

Often from humble beginnings come great things:

A lot of people I know have their nurseries all decorated and ready months before their babies arrive. This was our nursery when I was about six months pregnant.

As I was no longer allowed to hang drywall (I can't imagine why), our good friend Barry came over to graciously lend a hand.

Luckily for us, the exterior walls in our 70 year old cottage were fairly well insulated so we were able to just put up a vapor barrier and slap up the drywall. Since I was no longer doing any major projects, we hired out the mudding.

We tried several different paint colors and as always I wasn't satisfied and mixed my own.

My best friend's aunt made us these fabulous curtains. Thanks Aunt Cindy! We got the chair on sale at Babies R Us and our parents gave us the beautiful crib. The cross came from Hobby Lobby (Oh how I miss that place as there are none in the Low Country).

The crib bedding, accent pillows, and three prints are from this collection. I got the quilt on the full bed for $30 at T.J. Maxx.

I always wanted to do bead board wainscoting in a nursery and I love how it turned out!

I needed a place to put my computer so I could work from home after the baby was born. My husband built a floating desk in the closet and ran cable and electrical outlets to it. My computer later replaced those toys.

The photos don't really do it justice. It was a beautiful, bright, and fun room for a little girl to come home to. Yes I know ending a sentence that way is grammatically incorrect :-)

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. WOW! What an absolutely gorgeous nursery! You did a fantastic job and I love the beadboard. That dresser looks like an antique and reminds me of the one we used in my kiddos rooms to do double duty as a changing table. The office in the closet was a fantastic idea too! We are so thrilled that you came over and joined Inspiration Friday this week and I'm following you now! :-)

  2. Fabulous job! I LOVE LOVE LOVE wainscoating. It adds great character!

  3. aww, what a beautiful nursery! Those curtains are wonderful!

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