Yay! It’s finally here! I’m so glad we were able to get the nursery done in time for the baby. I’m due in three weeks, so we were cutting it a little close, but now that it’s done, I can rest easy!
I’ve been sharing projects along the way and am finally able to show you the whole room!
Oh, where to start? Well, see that white door behind the rocking chair? That is actually the second door to the room. The room is super tiny (9′ x 10.5′) and was originally built as a pass through room. I don’t know why they built rooms like this in the 50’s, but our previous house had one, too.
It was hard enough dealing with such a small space for the baby, we really had no room for everything if we left access open to that door. So, for now, we just closed it and put a chair in front of it. I’m sure as baby gets bigger we’ll have to figure out a more permanent solution (like at least locking it), but for now it’s fine.
Here is what the room looked like before we got started on it. It had been freshly painted by the previous owners, but it was bo-ring!
I’m glad to say it has come a long way since then!
We’ve really enjoyed working on this room. Since we don’t know the gender of the baby yet, we did our best to keep the room as neutral as possible.
We figure we can add touches of pink or blue to the room once the baby arrives.
The picture shelves were actually made out of an old bed rail. We were given an antique bed by a friend this past summer. We used the headboard and footboard, but didn’t need the rails. I knew I could repurpose them, so we held onto them. And I’m so glad we did. We cut one rail in half, stained both pieces, and then installed them as shelves! I love the character and history they add…and totally love that they were free! 😉
I gotta say, I’m pretty proud of myself for these curtains. I installed the rod all by myself and hemmed the IKEA curtains, too! I usually depend on my hubby to do things that involve using a drill, but he was busy at the time, so there was no better time to learn than right then and there! It really wasn’t that difficult and now I can say I did it all by myself! 😉
To see all the projects that led up to the final reveal, check out these posts:
I hope you enjoyed the nursery reveal today! I am certainly breathing a little easier knowing it’s done and ready for our baby to move right in – sooner than later preferably! 😉
PS – the wall color in this room is Ambitious Amber by Sherwin Williams