When I found out I was having a girl I had no idea what I would do in the nursery. I originally intended to use this fabric as inspiration, but eventually decided against it. After searching Google images for far too long I decided on stripes for the nursery. My inspiration came from this, this and this. I originally wanted to paint the stripes on the ceiling and the walls white. Marcos reminded me that I was, in fact, 7 months pregnant and that it would not be reasonable for me to paint stripes on the ceiling. I also originally planned on painting the stripes in my favorite color, but then decided that nothing says "girl" like pink. I found a tutorial here and altered it a little to fit my room.
First, I had to paint the walls white.
The actual process was not that difficult. The hardest part was the fear that I would tape and paint everything and it would end up not looking good. The best advice I can give when painting stripes is to take the tape off as soon as possible. This makes for a clean, crisp line.
After the painting was complete, I moved on to the glider. We've had it since Max was a baby and it was in need of a makeover. I don't have any progress shots, but I used this tutorial and it was much easier than I expected. It was my first experience with piping and it turned out great. I love gaining new skills--you can learn how to do anything on the Internet!
See my recovered chair?
The white rug has led to a "no shoes in the baby's room rule". I picked it up at Target with a gift card--SCORE!
The chair turned out pretty good, right?
I decided to save money by skipping out on the $300 crib set I originally wanted. I purchased the sheet and bumper at Babies-R-Us for a total of $45. I picked up the pink blanket at TJ Maxx and it is the best blanket ever--super soft and fuzzy! I also decided not to have a bed skirt and to use the space under the bed for toy storage instead. The crib is the same one that we used with Max.
Piggy from my baby shower--it holds everyone's guesses on Lily's birthday and weight.
I also had to refinish the once red side table. I painted it using the same white as the walls and replaced the knobs.
I purchased the lamp at TJ Maxx--I love lamps!
"L" is for Lily
I've had this "Prayer for a Little Girl" since I was little and now I am passing it on to Lily.
Toy Buckets: Target
I still need to work on the storage and organization in the nursery. I want it to be simple and functional.
The reality is that this is what the nursery looked like 2 weeks ago before we had our floors refinished. Today everything from the nursery is crammed upstairs and in the bathroom and the room is covered in dust. Once I get some motivation I'm going to work on getting it back in working order. That could take awhile since all I want to do lately is be lazy and snuggle with my baby all day long...