Wow!! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Did you miss me?
You might remember that the nursery was part of our 2017 House Goals list for obvious reasons so today…I’m really excited to share the room we made over for the newest member of our family.
Our sweet baby Emie arrived into this world quite clumsily on February 3rd (after being an unbearable 2 weeks late) + after a few delivery complications + a lot of figuring this parenting thing out (which I’m still doing), I finally had a few spare moments to throw a few words + pictures together to create this post for you. I hope you enjoy!
But before we dive right into the nursery reveal…let’s see the before:
The previous owners used this room as an office which is how the room was staged to sell and + why there are no doors in that huge opening (which leads to the sunroom) in the 2 photos directly above. We eventually want to add french doors to this opening but for now it offers super quick access to the nursery for those never ending diaper changes without the hassle of having to open and close doors all day long.
Like a couple tornadoes, we stripped the room down to the bare bones. We removed the gross carpet, installed new laminate flooring, removed the dinky baseboard + trim in favor of substantial molding all throughout. I even removed the mirrored bypass closet doors + sold them on Craigslist because I have an odd aversion to mirrored doors.
What once was a boring all shades of beige room is now a room dedicated to the squishiest baby ever! Take a little look-see…
I wanted the room to be light + bright which is why I stuck with a mainly black + white color palette but added in touches of blush + gold. If you’ve seen the rest of my house, you know I’m a neutral loving gal plus the fact that babies can see in black + white, only made the decision easier.
If you saw on my Instagram stories a while back you already know that I was planning to wallpaper the crib wall. Well…I didn’t. Not only was it going to be super expensive – I was never able to commit.
I still would like to do something here but for now, I’m loving how fresh it feels!
On the floor I used a neutral black + gray braided rug that I already had on hand + layered over top the fluffiest white shag rug ever! Toss a couple throw pillows on the floor and even this old lady can get down on the ground + play with our babe!
Plus the white shag rug, is perfect for our monthly photo shoots! Bonus!
To the left of the crib is Emie’s closet which we painted black + reconfigured. It still has a ways to go so this is all you’ll see of it today. Oh…+ I definitely decided that I want to put doors back ON the closet. Just not mirrored ones 😁.
I totally thought I could be all cool + hipster living without closet doors but NO! My OCD got the best of me + I’m dying a slow death having to look at the contents of her closet every.single.day.
Directly across from the crib is the glider + dresser / changing table. This side of the room was by far the hardest to pull together because it had to serve so many purposes – a place to nurse, diaper, + house all those itty bitty baby essentials.
After living + using this side of the room for almost 4 months, it’s safe to say that we’ll be making some tweaks in the future to make it work better for us. Until then – I want you to see it how it is today!
The basket on the dresser corrals all our diapering essentials within quick reach (because when poo is involved – you need to be quick!) + the shelf above holds other often used items like cotton swabs + q-tips. Plus it gives us an area to show off her ever-growing shoe collection! Like those darling moto-booties Daddy bought her 😍.
How about a little side-by-side action?
Much better, right?!
If you love our nursery as much as I do – check back next week for all the sources!
Now off to feed the turkey…