baby t’s nursery

Update:  if you’re looking for a source list, go here!

It’s done!  

Well, as done as it’s going to get…cuz *this* girl is nearly 39 weeks and tired.   And since you’ve all kind of been along-for-the-ride with me since the beginning of this whole thing, I thought I’d share the final result with you. 

I love a good before-and-after, so let’s take a look at what the room used to look like, shall we?   It was the larger of our guest bedrooms that also doubled as my dumping grounds (it housed my sewing machine and supplies, craft stuff, leftover wedding projects and lord knows what else):

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So I cleared all of my stuff out, sold the furniture on Craigslist and started with a clean slate

Meanwhile, I started to gather some inspiration pieces for the new room…

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I originally wanted to add board and batten in the room, but after the Hubs put the k-bosh on just painting the room I decided that the likelihood of getting board and batten approved was slim.  Ha.  In retrospect it’s probably a good thing I didn’t undertake either of those tasks while pregnant.  Perhaps someday I can add it as an upgrade. 

And as long as we’re talking about future projects; can I just say too, that I’d love for the trim to be a beautiful glossy white?   I considered tackling that this time around, but I can’t get past the idea of just painting trim in one room and not addressing the rest of the house.   And I wasn’t quite up to the task of painting all the trim in a two-story, 2300 square foot house.  On my own.  And pregnant.  Chalk another one on the “project” list, or perhaps just the “next house list.”

Anyways, I digress.  Again. 

Despite the lack of new paint, trim or board and batten…I have to say I love the space.  So why don’t I quite talking typing and give ya’ll a tour?

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Some of you may remember me mentioning the game-alternative my sisters came up with for my shower…here’s the framed recipe card I was referring to.   I don’t know why but reading it still brings tears to my eyes!

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In the beginning, we decided to keep the queen-sized bed in the room.  I guess I thought I wouldn’t be able to fill all of the space up in the room if we removed it.  Turns out once we got all of the furniture in (crib, dresser, chair, etc.) I was kind of wishing we weren’t keeping it.   It would be nice to have this whole section of the room as a reading/play area.   I imagine a rug anchoring the space with the chair, a bookshelf, and possibly a toy chest. 

But for now, I decided to stick with the plan.  Besides, I can always remove it later if we don’t use it.   Although I have a sneaking suspicion that during the first few months I’ll find it quite handy to have the bed available in there….seeing as how the nursery is on the second floor and our master bedroom is on the first.   That could definitely translate into a lot of late-night trips up the stairs.  And when I say trips….I quite possibly mean that literally. 

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This is another one of my favorite quotes on a greeting card.  The colors just happened to work perfectly in here so I just popped it in a frame!

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Summit isn’t quite sure what to think of the room yet…she always comes in here and cautiously walks around, sniffing everything. 

You’ll learn soon enough little girl…and let me apologize in advance. 

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Perhaps some of you are wondering where the heck the pink is…I mean, we’re having a little girl after all!

After taking a glimpse in the closet I think you’ll all agree that no one needs to worry about the amount of pink we’ll have.  

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And here’s some more…I’d say we’re all set in the pink department.

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I didn’t get around to turning that chair into a rocker/glider yet, but it seems like an easy-enough project to tackle down the road if we need to.  

You may notice too that the room isn’t super baby-ish, but I tried to do that on purpose because I guess that’s not really my style.  Er…I mean…Baby T is just realllly sophisticated already.  Ha ha.  And I’m quite happy with myself because even though we knew we were having a girl (and I lurve pink), I kept everything fairly gender-neutral.  So when Baby T #2 comes along we’ll be able to re-use most of it.   You can stop hyperventilating Hubs…I just want to get through Baby T #1 first too. 

Oh, and If you’re wondering where anything came from I’ll be working up a source list to post tomorrow.  Several of the items were DIY’ed, so I’ll also link up to the blog post that explains the project. 

So what do you think?  I catch myself hanging out in here for no reason at all sometimes…just looking at all of the darling little baby things and wondering what our little girl will be like.    It was so much fun getting this room ready for her and I’m so glad I was able to DIY so many of the items.  Baby T can rest assured this room was built with lots of love, and that the Hubs and I both can’t wait to meet her.

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20 comments

  1. It looks great! It makes me want to curl up in that crib and take a nap! Hopefully it makes her feel the same :) Good luck with the next week (? I don’t know these things) and can’t wait to meet your little one some day!

  2. Amazing!!! (Now you have to come design my kitchen) You look like you are all ready. Now it is time for Baby T to come! We can’t wait!
    Joey is voting for Jan 26, his favorite day of the year!

    1. I’m voting for any day, but it sure would be fun to share a bday with one of our favorite people! And sadly, I dream of kitchens, so I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with…

  3. I can just picture you sitting in your chair cuddled up with your little girl and summit at your feet. You did an amazing job…as usual.

  4. Love it!! This will be such special place for you and Baby Tang to spend time together! Can’t wait to see it in person when I come visit the new arrival!

  5. You do such great work! I love it. I also have to say Im not sure who wrote that “recipe” card for you but it couldn’t be more perfect! Read it everyday if you haven’t memorized it already :). I will be thinking about you and wishing you a simple, stress free delivery.

  6. It is perfect! I just love it. What a lucky baby. You are so talented! Everything came together perfectly, it is just beautiful! I love how your personality shows in her room. :) Now we just need a baby! ….love the personal touches you did, your baby is so loved.

  7. Simply put, it’s beautiful! It is a perfect reflection of you and all the love you already feel for your baby. You gave the space such a cozy feeling, along with all those special details. Nicely done. Can’t wait to see your darling baby snuggled up in the crib, the picture will be complete!

  8. Absolutely fantastic! Such a comfortable, calming space! I got chills looking at the pictures of all of the clothes in the closet and the dresser – it’s like she’s lived there her whole life already and you haven’t even met her! I’m so excited for you! I would definitely hang out in that room a lot if I were you – what a wonderful space!

  9. I love it, Janna! And you know what I love best…there is no pink! You did such a fab job with this. Every detail is beautiful. I totally spent all kinds of quiet time in the nursery before Ike was born. It was so relaxing. Not so much the case any more, so enjoy it while you can.

    And I was so hoping that this new post was the announcement on Baby T. Can’t wait to hear the news when she is here!

    xo,
    - e

    1. Hopefully I’ll have that announcement for you soon Erin! Thanks for stopping by, glad you like the nursery…I have to say yours was a major piece of inspiration for me.

  10. Thanks for sharing Janna. I didn’t know you guys were expecting; that is great. We are about 12 weeks behind you, also with a girl, so I’ll look forward to all your lessons learned. Congrats and good luck this week!

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