Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Our Nursery Reveal

Well the time has finally come... 
Matt and I had discussed before that we weren't going to blog about our baby's nursery...more for security reasons.  But as we began working on it...we got so excited about sharing all the hard work and details that went into this room.  Honestly this room is a true labor of love...and we wouldn't have had it any other way.
To start, we'd like to take you on a tour of the room as it was when we first moved in.  The room was used as a boy's room by the previous owners and it was all blue!  Besides the walls, the owners had even painted the white molding and edges dark blue... it was overkill.

We decided from the get-go that we wouldn't paint the room until we were ready to use it as a nursery.  So we worked with the color to change it into a guest bedroom.  The closet was mainly used as storage for wedding related items.
Then we got the good news on our 1 year anniversary... we were expecting our first child!  Our minds were whirling with ideas... and soon construction started.  Matt worked every weekend for months to construct a built-in complete with two book shelves, window seat with hidden  toy chest, cabinets and display lights.  Well I'll let you see for yourself...

Entering Baby C's Nursery...

Lots of storage!
The blanket and stuffed animals were handmade by my coworker/friend, Danielle
Hidden under the bench seat is more storage for toys and such!
Matt installed damper hinges so that the chest closes a safety feature.

Rocking chair was my mother-in-laws.  I painted it white and custom made the cushions.

Psalms 139:13-14...
Wall hooks behind the door...
 Custom made artwork...
 I didn't get a the only accessory I can splurge on are shoes... no judgement!! 
 Three-drawer hamper
The room at night.  Matt installed custom lighting... 

Room Sources:
Paint Color - Sherwin Williams (SW6937) Tantalizing Teal
Rug: Shag Rug - Target
Crib: Graco Lauren Classic Convertible Crib - Target
Crib Skirt & Sheets: DIY (by my mother)
Changing Table/Dresser: Ameriwood White 6-Drawer Dresser - Big Lots
Ipod dock: iHome iH15 LED Color Changing Speaker System - Amazon
Ribbon Tree: DIY (by my sister-in-law)
Changing Pad Cover: DIY (by my  mother)
Diaper Wet bag: Planet Wise Wet/Dry Diaper Bag (Owl) - Amazon
Curtains: DIY (by my mother)
Blinds: Walmart
Rocking Chair/Bench Seat Cushions: DIY
Storage Ottoman: Target
Wall Decal: Custom Bible verse - Etsy
Wall/Framed Art: DIY
Dog Tail Hooks: Bastis - Ikea

Closet Sources: 
Paint Color: Leftover from office paint job - Sherwin Williams Yellow
Shelving Unit: Expedit - Ikea
Storage Boxes: Drona - Ikea
Closet Rod Organizers - Amazon
Hangers: Bagis - Ikea
Hamper: 3-drawer hamper - Target

We do want to thank all our followers who have been so patient in waiting for this post...and just all your love and support as we've gone through this pregnancy.  Some of your comments have been exactly what I've needed to hear to  get through a rough day!  Thank you...


  1. LOVE IT ALL!!!!! You & Matt are extremely talented!! I will hire you both to do my baby nursery.....LOL!!

  2. This really lovely, i loveeeee the bible verse decal

  3. wow... your nursery is and matt should totally consider a side gig as nursery interior decorators ! It's gorgeous, wish I didn't live all the way across in the UK, would totally have you guys design a nursery for us !

  4. this is so beautiful! i am so blown away Kathy. i wish i were half as talented to create something so beautiful. big, big kudos to you and Matt!

  5. Oh my gosh, it is gorgeous!! It truly was a labor of love. My favorite part are the window built-ins and seat. Sooo awesome :)

  6. LOVE IT!!!! Matt did an AMAZING JOB on the huge built in the hidden toy chest. The color is perfect and FYI, I agree with the buying of the shoes, it's only fair ; ) Love and miss you, can't wait to see the three of you this weekend!! xoxo

  7. I have been following your blog for sometime and I must say I couldn't let this post pass without saying how beautiful and creatively put together your son's room is. Like everyone has mentioned, you and your husband are totally talented and blessed. Love it all.

  8. Beautiful!!! You and Matt have such good taste. Lucky little baby boy to have such resourceful parents.

  9. OMG it's SOOOO Beautiful!!!I love love love it. Will you come do ours? :)

    I just bought those lil old navy flip flops for Embry lol.

  10. You couldn't even give me a shoutout as your IKEA delivery person??... rude.

    1. oh... and Jenny picked up basically all the Ikea stuff... lol

  11. That color on the wall is AMAZEBALLS! Well, the entire room is AMAZEBALLS lol. Great job :)

  12. The room is beautiful! I am sure you will be making lots of happy memories in there.

  13. Wow Kathy, just wow. This is truly a labor of love. You guys did such a good job with Avery's room. It's simply amazing. Definitely your best DIY.

  14. o my gosh, its so beautiful.u guys put your talents and love into it. I love it. Need to hire u guys to make my baby room in the future. Enjoy your

  15. Amazing! I love the design and how much storage you guys have. Oh yeah and the custom lighting is great as well.

    No judgement from me about the shoes, boys need shoes too! :)


  16. What a fab nursery! Love all the

  17. I'm not a mom or mom-to-be but I'm in love with this room, fantastic job!

  18. I love the custom built in's. And the wall quote- LOVE!

  19. mama, how beautiful and perfectly decorated. great work i am so inspired. i love baby c's shoes collection :). how is he? he is so cute

  20. You guys did such an amazing job!

  21. What a beautiful nursery! Found your blog over at Ok Dani!

  22. Wow. I'm speechless. This nursery is something out of a magazine!!!!!! Beautiful!

  23. Just getting a chance to check on you and the nursery last time i saw it it was just the wonderful did an absolutely amazing job! (lcornish1)

  24. I love this nursery. Where did you order the wall decal with the bible verse from? I would like to use something like that in my little girl's nursery.

    Thank you!

    1. Here's the link...the seller custom made the verse, so just shoot him a message.


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