Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Baby Drue's Nursery

We welcomed baby Drue to our family on October 25th, 2012. We had two kids, Paisley age 10 and Porter age 8 and are so excited to have a baby in our home again! I had kept Paisley's baby bedding but it was kind of dated when I got it out and I decided I wanted to start new. I ended up doing the entire room based on the colors in the bedding fabrics because I loved all of the patterns and colors! I am big on style and details, but not a big spender. I like ending up with a designer look for a fraction of the cost. There are a lot of DIY projects here and I'll do my best to link back to original sources.

Drue age 2 1/2 months

The mirror was purchased at HomeGoods for $39.95, the chandelier is antique and was already here when we bought our house. The crib is 21 years old and I gave it a major facelift by spray painting it with an aqua Krylon paint and finished it off with a coat of poly. I am so pleased with the color and how it turned out, I have to say it was a good decision!

I also made the bedding and I love, love, love it! The crib skirt was made from a shower curtain purchased here. I cut it into the right length and stuck it on the mattress frame using sticky velcro, so easy! The grey and white bed sheet was a twin size purchased at Target and sewn to fit a crib size. I also used the leftover material on the bumper. The bumper was made using a tutorial found here. I had an old bumper I didn't like and I slipped the new one right over the top and it worked great! I used fabrics from Jay-Cyn, Playdate, Anna Marie Horner and Lily Belle. I took a risk ordering fabrics online and not really knowing if they would work together and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out!

The lamp was purchased at HomeGoods, the drapes are from Ikea and the tie backs are from Urban Outfitters. The rocker chair was originally purchased for $15 and I had the cushions made. It is so comfortable and I love the bold print!

The little gallery wall turned out really fun in just the mix of colors and styles. The paperdolls were done at a kids art project class I do in the summers and then glued to a blank white canvas with a gold painted edge. The next frame is from Ikea with a page from a calendar from a couple of years ago. The aqua and coral frames are both from HomeGoods. The quotes were printables I found online and put them in basic frames.

This corner is one of my favorite parts of the room. I found this beautiful dresser at a second hand store for $40. It already had this stripped finish and I loved it so much I left it the way it was. The shelf has old pewter Anthropologie brackets from about 13 years ago that I spray painted gold. The letters were purchased from Hobby Lobby and sprayed in the same gold paint. I made my tissue tassels using this tutorial. They add the perfect punch of color.

I hope you enjoyed Drue's room. It is a great feeling to have it finished and love how it looks! I love D.I.Y. projects because they not only save money but they add so much to the overall finished look. 

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