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.
The original plan was for a neutral nursery…lots of white, very soft, clean, and calming.
I am loving this version, though, too:)
Fear not, I did get some white!
And some bright.
I had a few DIY projects to complete this past week, like these pink dresser knob hooks,
a scrap wood height chart,
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.
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:)
I mean, pipe shelves and baby books? Does it get any better?!
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.
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?!
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
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.
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.
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.
Second, this soft, fluffy beauty was found at Home Goods for $99! Can you believe it?!
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).
We ended up finding a tiny chandelier to hang in the room. Anthony clears it by centimeters. Low ceilings are the worst!
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.
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?
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