Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nursery Reveal

We have finally put the nursery together.  Its perfect...or imperfectly perfect (if you look super closely at some of the handmade stuff!)  It's so cozy and relaxing.  When I walk into the room, the personal touches make me feel so warm inside.  I think it really expresses how much we love and adore this little girl already.  There is one small thing that the husband has to finish (like wire the lighting and put a dimmer switch on the outlet...which is why the chandelier is not on), but other than that, we are ready to welcome this little baby into her new home.  I am SO happy with how everything turned out. 
Here is a tour of the room:
View from the door (other door pictured leads to the master's strange, old house.)  I made the roman shades and valances out of fabric I found online.  The fine custom artwork above the crib is also courtesy of these fine hands.  Please, no autographs.  The nursery chair and crib came from Pottery Barn Kids.  The ottoman was one that I had.  It used to be covered in a fine pleather, but I used a PBK curtain to recover it.  
Daybed (dog butt included).  The daybed was a craigslist purchase.  It was an ugly stained wood, but the husband painted it white to match the rest of the wood furniture in the room.  The artwork (close up in a few pics) was done by the husband when he was a small child.  LOVE them!  Not loving the reflection of the plexiglass that came with the frames, however.  I need to change that out for non-reflective glass.
Changing Table and bookcase (door on the left is the closet).  Bookcase came from PBK.  Changing table was $20 at a garage sale.  We spray painted it green.  The art above the changing table was done by my long time friend Sherry Helms.  She is an amazing artist.  I wish she had a website!
Close up of crib & chair.  The wall color is "Pink Kiss" by Valspar.
Close up of the husband's artwork.  Simply amazing.  These photos were the inspiration for the room.  His mom showed me these paintings in early spring and I knew they had to be apart of the room.  He wrote his name and phone number at the bottom of the elephant picture in his cute little kid handwriting too...adorable!  We aren't quite sure how old he was when he painted them, but we are guessing somewhere between 6-8 years old.  

I will be creating a few more posts to highlight specific DIY items in the room, but I wanted to get this post rolling so you all could see how the room came together. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. WOW!!!! Simply amazing! You can feel the love. Evie is going to feel right at home. xo

  2. It looks awesome, Katherine!!! You did a great job and it's such a calming place! Love it!! Can't believe she'll be here in just a few weeks! Can't wait to see pics of her in her new room!!

  3. Adorable! I love every part of it! Yay! :)

  4. Kat - nice work! It looks fabulous. Evie is going to love her room.

  5. Evie's room is beautiful, you are so talented! We can't wait to see pictures of Evie, we are all so happy for you and Bryan!