06 Jul Clara’s Nursery!
The nursery is officially the most finished room in our house! There are a few details to complete still (shelves and artwork are still going to be tweaked), but for the most part it’s presentable.
And speaking of the nursery… Clara Mae is 3 months old! She loves to look around her nursery, and smiles a lot at her owl mobile :)
Her room didn’t require any really “big” projects. We painted the walls with the color Frostwork by Sherwin Williams on the top half, and their untinted base white on the bottom. We also replaced the chair rail, replaced outlets and installed wire shelving in her closet. We decided to paint the floors rather than refinish because they were already covered in paint splotches from a previous owner. Our best guess is that they painted without a drop cloth, knowing that later they would cover it with carpet. We tore out the carpet before we had even moved in, and then painted with floor paint from Sherwin Williams. We would like to continue painting the hallway and our bedroom floors in the same paint – it’s holding up really well and it looks soooo much better!
I love this corner! The rocking chair is another amazon purchase – it’s called the Sleepytime Rocker by Nurseryworks. The lamp and side table are from Target. I made the bean bag ottoman out of some vintage barkcloth I found at a flea market. The rug is from Pottery Barn, and the curtains are from Lowe’s. Our upstairs ceilings are only 7 feet, so the standard length ended up being floor length in her room – perfect!
I love the crib we purchased – we found it on amazon, but it’s Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 crib. I made the owl mobile and the crib skirt (which you can barely see). The owls are made of Styrofoam balls covered in felt, and then I just painted some wooden balls to hang with the owls, as well as some sparkly beads. The crib skirt was actually a pretty big project – I should have realized you wouldn’t see too much of it before spending so much time on it! I wanted a tiered, ruffled ombre look – and I was able to achieve it… you just can’t see it very well! There are three tiers of ruffled fabric. I intended to buy 3 different shades of gray fabric, but couldn’t find 3 that “went” together. So I ended up purchasing one shade of gray, and using black dye to achieve the other 2 shades. Each tier has a slight ombre look to it as well – fading from light to dark, top to bottom. You can see our video monitor in this picture as well – it’s a Motorola brand from Babies-R-Us, and we’ve been very happy with it.
My dad made the beautiful changing table for Miss Clara. It fits perfectly in with the room, and provides a lot of extra storage. The bib hanging in the shadow box was actually made for me as a baby by one of my mom’s friends! The cross stitch in the middle was made for my nursery by my grandmother.
I’m looking forward to Clara being able to draw her own artwork on her chalkboard closet door! The dresser was a garage sale purchase years ago that Jared refinished. We used rope in place of handles since we couldn’t find any to fit the existing holes. The books on the dresser are all gifts from a book shower my family threw for Clara.
And there you have it – the completed (pretty much) nursery. I really only have 2 more things on my wish list – first, I’d like to put 2 shelves over the dresser that would hold some of her books. Second, Clara (aka Jared) bought me a beautiful print from KatieDaisy on Etsy, and once I find a suitable frame, I’d like to hang it to the left of the rocking chair (above the lamp). But I’m sure as she grows, we will be making other little changes here and there! For now, it’s done, and I’m extremely happy with how everything turned out – Clara included! :)
PS… just in case you don’t remember where this room started… here’s a quick before and after.