ORC Week 6: Rustic Nursery Semi-Reveal

Week 6 – – it’s finally here!  I first must confess, my nursery isn’t quite done.  So, we are going to call this a semi-reveal.

rustic neutral nursery

 The original plan was for a neutral nursery…lots of white, very soft, clean, and calming.

rustic faux deer head nurseryWell, I think it’s safe to say that didn’t happen!

rustic faux deer head nursery

I am loving this version, though, too:)

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

Fear not, I did get some white!

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

And some bright.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

I had a few DIY projects to complete this past week, like these pink dresser knob hooks,

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

a scrap wood height chart,

rustic, industrial neutral nurseryand a super simple update to a plain white lamp shade.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery But my biggest DIY project was this sign.  That I love!!!  Wow, these buggers aren’t easy to make.  It was my first real time using a Silhouette, so maybe I should have picked a phrase with a few less words.  This took me all day.  No joke.  All. Day.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

The quickest project was the pipe shelving.  And I have to give Anthony credit.  He suggested painting the pipes ORB and the shelves white.  I was against it, but it looks great!  The unfinished part is obviously styling the shelves.  I’d like some book ends, more books, maybe some pictures and a few toys.  That will come with time.  The baby has a few more months to cook, so we shall wait:)

pipe shelves, white shelves orb pipe

I mean, pipe shelves and baby books?  Does it get any better?!

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

Let’s talk shopping.  Originally I planned to find a couple of soft baskets to hold toys.  But we found this adorable carriage/laundry cart thing.  I think it will work perfectly to hold lots of toys.  Right now, we have 1.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

Part of me feels like it may come to life at night and roll down the hallway by itself.  In that event, it’s out the window.  Anthony said if it was an antique he never would have bought it for that reason.  Luckily it came from a giant home décor store, so it shouldn’t have any ghosts attached!  Anyone else think like that?!

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

I am loving the Ikea chair.  We did get a glider for the bottom, but haven’t attached it yet.  Total slackers.  We also still need a pouf.  I’m thinking a simple pink one.  I’m loving the ones from Restoration Hardware:)

rustic, industrial neutral nursery Another great score is this chest that says “not for a child’s room”.  Oops.  I’m going to add wheels to the bottom and use it as an end table.  I love that it’s small, has storage, and adds texture to the room.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

 Anthony’s favorite part of the room is the deer head.  He said we should have one in every room of the house.  That’s a bit extreme, but I think it really goes well. And he (the deer, not Anthony) is screaming to have a wreath around his neck and some ornaments dangling from his antlers for Christmas.  Just saying.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

The ultimate score, though, is this carpet!  Oh how I love it.  First, it’s white.  Ever look for a white rug?  Holy $#!# are they hard to come by.

rustic, industrial neutral nursery

Second, this soft, fluffy beauty was found at Home Goods for $99!  Can you believe it?!

soft white carpet nursery

Third, it photographs beautifully!  Clearly Gigi helps, but I think a little chubby baby girl will look pretty adorable on this little number (the carpet, not Gigi).

rustic, industrial nursery

We ended up finding a tiny chandelier to hang in the room.  Anthony clears it by centimeters.  Low ceilings are the worst!

simple neutral rustic nursery design

This is the other area that isn’t quite finished.  I would like something purposeful on this wall…shelving, hooks, storage.  Something.  It’s a small room, and I’d like to keep it organized when the baby is here.  So, I’m going to wait a while until I find what makes sense…hopefully.

simple neutral rustic nursery design

 I am super happy with how the neutral rustic nursery turned out.  It feels comfortable and relaxing, and that’s what I think I need.  Because babies are relaxing, right?

And if you’re in the mood to reminisce, feel free to check the previous weeks: week 1 // week 2 // week 3 // week 4 // week 5

The One Room Challenge was great as it forced me to accomplish a great deal of work in just 6 weeks.  Now, head on over to Calling it Home to see 100+ reveals that are actually completed!

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  • Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook - Love, love, love! Amazing job Teresa! Can’t wait to see it in person :) You guys crack me up with the carriage cart….”rolling down the hallway” Bahaha I think it’s such a great find!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Sabrina! It doesn’t scare you a little? There is something eerie about it…but I still love it! I can’t wait to see your nursery. I’m sure it will be gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Hi Teresa,

    Your nursery is absolutely lovely! I adore the sign you made for over the crib! Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy! Perhaps now you can relax a bit before her arrival!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Tammy! I am so happy with the sign, and even more happy I don’t ever have to make it again:) First I have to finish the basement, then I get to relax…hopefully:) Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • cassie @ primitive & proper - such a great space- love the rustic wood and white combo! and that pup!ReplyCancel

  • Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke - Love it! gorgeous space! the wood paneled wall adds so much character! Congrats!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Lianna! It’s a little darker than I had originally planned, but I’m loving it:)ReplyCancel

  • Ellen from Ask Away Blog - OOOOOOOH man! i am obsessed with that deer head!!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Ellen! I still can’t believe I have a deer head in my house, let alone in a baby’s room!!ReplyCancel

  • Tee @ Beauteeful Living - Hi Teresa! Omg, if this is semi-done, I can’t imagine how this beautiful rustic nursery will look when completely done. Love all those details. And that Gigi… if you were local, I’d want to dogsit! She is a cutie! Aaah, it’ll only be a matter of time before we welcome another boxer into our home. So glad to have met you through this challenge. I will be following along!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Tee! I wish you were local…that would be so much fun! I can’t wait for you to get a boxer. We’ll have to share pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Designs By Katy - Oh how sweet is your dog? Congrats lady!!!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Katy! I do love my girl:)ReplyCancel

  • Always Rad - Love the wood wall with all the white furniture and accents! It looks amazing :)ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much!! I appreciate it:)ReplyCancel

  • Letisha Perry - I think it is hard to make a nursery feel updated and relevant. You have managed to do just that. I absolutely love everything about this room!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Oh my gosh that is so nice of you to say. Thank you so much Letisha!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - I can’t get over that wall – it’s so gorgeous! I love the little touches throughout the room. Great job!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Ashley! It definitely makes a statement:)ReplyCancel

  • Tricia @ Suburban Bitches - What a sweet nursery! And I think the rug and the dog totally make it! 😉 I think you need to find a fun wreath to live on that deer head year round! Congrats on a beautiful room and on that future chubby baby!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Tricia! I love the year round wreath idea!! Thanks:)ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ The Organized Life - This room looks pretty complete to me. I’d say you just have a few tweaks left. Everything looks so adorable and ready for baby girl. I laughed about the cart rolling down the hall in the middle of the night. Definitely out if that were to ever happen. You created a truly beautiful nursery. Great job!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thanks Erin! Sometimes things just look like ghosts are attached, what can I say?! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • marcie - I’m impressed. This is beautiful and you did so much in the 5 weeks AND while pregnant!! My ORC wore me out and I’m not “cooking” a baby girl!! My daughter is 24 and the verse on your sign is her favorite :) Oh and the dog on the rug ? Too cute!!!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Marcie! That’s kind of why I chose to do the nursery now…I’m only about 5 months pregnant so it seemed easier now than when I’m 8 months. I plan to do nothing that last trimester! Thanks for visiting!!ReplyCancel

  • Corinna - A Designer At Home - Ohmygoodness that little cart! So cute! And so many of the pieces will transition so easily into bigger kid spaces, too. Great job!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you Corinna! It was a great find, that’s for sure:)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living - Your nursery is beautiful!! I love the hints of pink, but that wall is surely amazing! I would certainly call the room finished – it looks great!ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Jenny! The wall definitely makes a statement! Thanks:)ReplyCancel

  • sherry - Beautiful nursery! And your puppy does look great on that pretty white rug:)ReplyCancel

  • linda @ Calling it Home - This is definitely done in my book. Love the shots of the sweet dog. So many great touches and all made with love. Great job.ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Linda! I love this challenge because I am such a procrastinator. I would be 9 months pregnant and starting this room…but now it’s done!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie V - WOW! This room is beautiful. What a lucky little girl. Good luck with your pregnancy.ReplyCancel

  • Mila - Oh, I just love that wall.
    Overall- smashing nursery design, but Gigi’s eyes completely stole my heart :)ReplyCancel

    • Teresa P - Thank you so much Mila!! That is just such a sweet thing to say. Gigi’s sweet face gets me every day:)ReplyCancel

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