All of my DIY projects for Libby’s room finally came together, and today I’m back to share her finished nursery! Here’s how her room looked the day we bought our house.
This is the only photo I’ve found of how the room looked once we moved in. We basically brought in her crib, dresser, two chairs, and curtains and that was it. No art, no paint, just the bare necessities. The yellow and blue walls with the gold curtains and pink accessories drove me nuts, but it took a few months for Stephen and I to tackle painting.
Once the walls were gray, I decided to swap out the dark gold curtains with a champagne pair I’ve had forever.
I added blackout lining and about 12 inches of fabric (leftover from recovering the mint gingham chairs) to make them long enough. Luckily we didn’t have to purchase new window hardware. I just spray painted the existing rod gold! All of the art pieces in her room traveled with us from Arkansas except the bird painting, which was a treasure we found at the beach last year. It’s so nice to finally get art out of the basement and up on the walls.
The bird pillow was another DIY project. I found this fabric when I was looking for upholstery material for the slipper chairs and fell in love. The reverse side of the pillow is the mint gingham fabric, and I found tiny pink pom pom trim at Hobby Lobby for the edges. Isn’t it adorable?
Even though the room is small, I really wanted to have a pair of chairs in there so both parents would have a place to sit for bedtime. Luckily there was just enough room for an old end table of ours between the two chairs. It serves as a surface for our little owl lamp and storage for small toys and bedtime stories. Above the crib, we hung a shadowbox with a collection of starfish my grandma found at the beach decades ago, a paper heart Stephen made for our first wedding anniversary, and a print I gave him that says “Home is wherever I’m with you.”
This wall is also home to our DIY guitar shelf (the guitar dates back to the early days of our relationship). It’s fun to swap out the stuffed animals who get to sit on it – today it was pink bunny’s turn! Here’s another look at the crib with our new chandelier peeking out above it.
Speaking of which, how cute is that chandelier?? I was so excited when a local mom posted it for sale on facebook. It’s from Pottery Barn and no longer available, but I was able to get it for 20% of the original price and I think it MAKES the room!
The gold-trimmed closet doors don’t look so out of place with the new color scheme, and Libby loves the mirrors. I don’t know how many dozens of pictures I have of her dancing or making faces at herself in those mirrors! I have a feeling she’ll appreciate them as she gets older and starts picking out her own clothes, too.