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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Nursery Reveal... Finally!

HELLO EVERYONE!!! 
I'm back!

I have missed all of you!
I sure hope you have enjoyed all those fabulous guest posts while I was gone. Thanks to all the great bloggers that shared their awesome ideas here on A Glimpse Inside while I was enjoying my new little girl and getting into the swing of mommyhood.
I have so much I want to share with you on life with P so expect some posts on the past 2 mths with her. I am going to try my darndest to post like I always do but bare with me as I get back into the swing of blogging. I may not post everyday but I promise to try to keep up and find the time to share new ideas with you all.

Anyways... let's get to the post shall we?! 

Are you FINALLY ready to see P's nursery?!
Sorry I never shared before I went on maternity leave. The last minute touches were actually complete just days before she arrived so I just didn't have the time.

Well, here it is!
(WARNING: Picture Heavy!)
I will start the tour on the wall the crib is on. 

We bought the nursery furniture at Burlington Coat Factory and the crib is one of those convertible cribs so it will be with her for some time. 
And if you recall, we installed the Board and Batten wall treatment ourselves. Check out how we did it here.

Travis had the great idea to use the gray chandelier we had that once hung in his man cave when we lived in KY.

Here's a closer look at the bedding.
I bought all the fabric for her bedding and my mom sewed it all because I just couldn't find anything in a store that I loved. 
I'm thrilled with how it all turned out.

I wanted a ruffle bed skirt and my mom sewed it using all three fabrics I picked out.
Top ruffle is the turquoise houndstooth.
Middle ruffle is the coral floral.
And there is a bottom ruffle made of the yellow polka-dots but until the bed is lowered you can't see it.


The bumper pad is reversible but I wanted the yellow polka-dots on the outside.
The bumper is also trimmed in turquoise and has turquoise ties.

The inside of the bumper is the coral floral.
(Don't mind the extremely colorful, busy sheet! I had that on the bed for something colorful before my parents arrived with the bedding!)

Over the crib is the initial wall art I created and of course the mobile hangs over the crib as well. 

On the ledge above the crib is a picture that Travis picked out for P.
It states: "She dreamt she could fly." and it just so happened to be the same colors of the nursery.

Now, let's move around the room to the right where her shelf is. 

I'm not sure why but this is one of my favorite areas in her room. 

I'll start at the top and work my way down.
I bought that fabulous frame at Michael's along with the little bird. I painted the frame turquoise and added this printable from Our Humbled A{Bowe}d that says "You are my sunshine." 
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to put it in her room. This saying goes back to mine and Travis' first Valentine's Day together in which he made my card with a sun and flowers along with that saying. So it is special to us and I had to include it in our special girl's room.
The little bird was just a plain wood bird that I painted to match the room.

And now to the shelf area. 

The turquoise lamp is from Target and fit in perfectly!
The tulle wreath was made by my mom and I used it on the hospital door after P arrived.
The frame is from Travis' parents and was a light wood color. I painted it all white and her name in yellow then made some little rosettes in the nursery fabric.

Onto the shelf decor...
I bought some gray fabric that looked like it was tufted and Mod Podged it to the back of the shelf.
I bought the little bird houses at Michael's and painted them to match the room.
The turquoise frame is also from Target.
The little Cherish Teddy is a little girl bear sitting on a giraffe carousel and that was mine when I was younger.
The giraffe on the bottom shelf is a bank.
And then I bought a fabric tote and filled it full of books.

Time to move again to the corner of the room in front of the window.

I placed the rocker in front of the window and we bought the turquoise ottoman from Target as well. 
I love the ottoman because the top comes off and I have all her toys stored in there. Gotta love multi-purposed furniture.

Above the rocker, hang two bird cages.
I also bought these at Michael's and spray painted one coral and one turquoise.

My mother also sewed the curtains.
I bought some white fabric and some black out lining for the main curtain and then we used left over fabric from the bedding to create ruffles on the bottom that match the bed skirt. Also, created some thin ruffles to give some color to the top of the curtains.

 
 We bought the rocker at a local furniture store and it was extremely plain so I knew it needed some revamping. 
I sprayed the wood the wall color and then I sewed slip covers for the cushions with some gray fabric.

Time to move around the room to the dresser area.

I created a frame collage on one wall with the frames from Cut It Out that I bought while at SNAP.

I still need to put pictures in some of the frames but in two of them I placed some printables that I actually received in my swag bag at SNAP.

Onto the dresser...
I just placed her changing pad on the dresser so this piece of furniture can also be with her for some time.
I bought another fabric tote and placed it on top of the dresser to keep diapers, wipes, and any other item I may use frequently in it.

We bought these little floral knobs at Hobby Lobby and changed out the top row of knobs to break up all the brown on the dresser and to add a fun little detail.

On the ledge above the dresser, is another bird house I painted that I got from Michael's.
Next to it are two little ceramic white birds. (They are actually salt and pepper shakers but SHHHH... don't tell anyone!) ;)

And last but not least...
Above the dresser we hung this picture.
Travis brought it home from Haiti and it is hand painted.
I thought it would be a fabulous item for P to look at during diaper changes and she does seem to enjoy it!


Well that is the grand tour of the nursery!
I am thrilled with how it came out.
And as you can see, P sure enjoys her room too! :)


I hope that you have enjoyed the tour of P's nursery.
Now please exit quietly... Baby is sleeping! ;)



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30 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous room, Allison! I love all the amazing colors you have chosen to incorporate! Your daughter is beautiful, and I love that she has a wubbanub. My daughter loved those! Megan

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  2. She is darling, Allison, and her room is amazing! If I had another little girl, that is what I would want. . .so cute :D

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  3. Just posted to my FB page - so excited to have you back! And the nursery is PERFECT!! I loooove the colors you chose ... and I think your mom needs to live closer so I can have her sew everything! That bedding is incredible!!

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  4. I love love love this nursery! It's girly, but not over the top and you can't help but feel smiley when looking around :)

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  5. Soooo gorgeous! I love all of the colors and the bedding is fabulous!!! And I think the bird cages make such a lovely touch :) I finished my son's nursery literally the day before he arrived and I haven't had a chance to blog it yet :)

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  6. Welcome back, Allison! The nursery looks absolutely wonderful. I love your use of color! I think the curtain may be my favorite thing. It is so pretty! Little P is a doll!

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  7. It's just darling Allison - fun, bright, colorful and happy! Enjoy!

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  8. Welcome back! The nursery is lovely. I like that everything you chose works for her now, as well as later on, so you won't have to re-do the whole room in a few years! She is SO adorable and I am glad you included her picture for us in the post. I hope you are enjoying motherhood and adapting to your new schedule.

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  9. Beautiful baby girl room. I love the bright fun colors.

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  10. What a stunning room! Perfect to go along with your gorgeous baby girl :) I tried to pick my favorite part, but every detail is right on. I DO love the curtains and the bird cages...great job!! Welcome back!!

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  11. So beautiful - you did a wonderful job decorating it for baby P! I am sure you will all have make many fantastic memories in this room as a family! Congrats on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!! Sharing this on facebook :) Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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  12. What a fun color combination! Congrats on your sweet girl! I love your curtains!

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  13. love it all! great colors & fun whimsical touches. i've so enjoyed seeing your updates on your FB page of that little girl. she's growing so fast.

    take care of yourself!!!

    xo
    kellie

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  14. Absolutely adorable!! And P is just amazing. Congrats :)

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  15. aww the whole room is super cute and adorable! I love the bedding!!

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  16. I LOVE (!) your color scheme!! Just a precious room. :)

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  17. Adorable...I hope you and little one are doing well.

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  18. i LOVE how your nursery is so bright and girly! Your baby P is precious as well! Is it too late to redo my 2 year old's nursery? :)

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  19. That is the brightest, cheeriest nursery ever! I love all the little details and the colors!

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  20. Love the bright colors! Hope you are having fun with your baby girl :)

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  21. LOVE all the color, it's such a pretty combination! So bright and cheerful! All your hard work really paid off! I have a soft spot for the bird themed goodies, I went a little crazy with it in my daughter's nursery {which I have yet to completely finish and she's 16 months old, so props to you!}! And of course baby P is adorable! If you happen to want to join another party, I'd love for you to stop by and share this at the Throwback Thursday party I just started! Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! They change SO much in the first year and grow too fast! :)

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  22. Beautifully done... I love the bright colors, and your mom did an amazing job on the crib bedding!

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  23. Just beautiful! The nursery AND your new baby! Congratulations Allison and welcome back!

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  24. Allison,
    I absolutely love this. Makes me want to completely re-do Erin's room! My room too for that matter. And your little one is just beautiful.
    Elizabeth

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  25. Oh, your are such a sweetie to share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. It's just precious! And, baby P is beautiful. It's making me want a baby....Anyhoo, hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. What an adorable space!! Its so fun and bright!

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  27. Super cute Allison. I love all the details especially the wall with the wreath and the hanging bird cages. Enjoy that sweetie pie. Hugs, jen

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  28. Wow! I love everything! Can you please tell me how you painted your frames? Did you spray paint, or paint with a brush? They turned out so perfect! I just received my Cut It out Frames :)

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    1. Thanks so much Leanne! I just used a foam brush to paint them. Super easy! Have fun!

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  29. I love this nursery. I want a ruffle crib skirt...first, I should learn how to sew! You did a great job on this nursery : )

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