In going through some old drafts I came across this post on our nursery. I had planned to post it ages ago, but first there were problems with the photos, and then things got busy/crazy with my pregnancy… So anyway, here it is!
Our finished storybook-themed nursery! A few notes on the pictures to follow:
These pictures were taken at different times, so in some you will see a wooden rocking chair instead of the blue recliner. The wooden rocking chair was standing in until the recliner arrived.
We are having a daughter. Yes, the primary color you will see in the nursery is green. We don’t support the idea that there are boy colors and girl colors. Colors belong to everyone! Our nursery features all of the colors in varying degrees, and we were very happy with the result when we used green to kind of tie it all together.
We actually had a cream-colored breathable bumper on the crib. It was so cute! Then I did some more research and realized that the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) has said to avoid ALL bumpers, including breathable bumpers. We decided, cute as a bumper is, not to risk it. At the end of the post I will indicate where we got some specific items, in case anyone is curious.
Curtains: these were recently discontinued. We got one of the last two sets at our local store!
Table next to the rocking chair: It is actually a bathroom cart (on wheels). We decided to repurpose it for the nursery and I am liking it so far.
Table Lamp and Lamp-Shade: it is hard to see in the photo, but it has white stitching on it in the shape of flowers and vines.
Bookshelf: It came with anchors to anchor it to the wall, and two of the shelves had a backing. I covered the backing with fabric while I was assembling the shelves, to give it that personal touch.
Drawer Dividers: These fit perfectly in most drawers and will hopefully make it easier to keep the baby’s things organized.
Throw-Pillow: By the discontinued RE brand, we got this on clearance.
Closet Organizer: This was picked up in the baby section of Target, and includes the hanging organizer with 2 drawers, a set of infant clothing hangers, and dividers for the clothes (with stickers to label by age, item, or color).
Cloth Container in Closet: We are using this for her laundry. Since we are going to be cloth diapering, we will be doing laundry pretty regularly. I think it will be big enough, and if not we can always get something bigger to replace it.
From BUY BUY BABY:
From BABY DEPOT:
Crib: We got this on sale during one of their many clearance events. I think it only cost us about $120. It is a convertible crib, that goes from crib to toddler bed to day bed.
PURCHASED SECOND HAND:
Dresser/Changing Table: it took some love and labor, but for $40 plus a little more for paint, this piece saved us a lot of money! (Craig’s List)
Clothes: 90% of the clothing in the closet (and folded in the dresser) were purchased for pennies on the dollar at GoodWill.