Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nursery Reveal - BabyGroupie

The nursery was a long work in progress but we managed to finish it before Owen was 2 weeks old - with many thanks to my mom who came down to help with Owen, and ended up helping huge with the nursery! We had a lot of DIY projects in the nursery - namely the artwork and mirror, the fabric circles, the roman shade, and the chair cover. Here it is in full:

The chair was a Craigslist steal – it is a Dutalier glider, and is SO comfortable. I initially wondered whether I needed a chair for the nursery and was told by friends that Yes, I definitely needed one. I can now confirm for anyone wondering – YES YOU DEFINITELY NEED ONE! A chair with a high back so you can rest your head during late night feeding/rocking/comforting is an absolute must. I generally think gliders are ugly, and this one was no exception with cream microsuede cushions when I bought it. My mom is a great sewer so I knew I could ask her to make a cover, but I couldn’t find any fabric that I liked. Instead I headed to Target and bought 2 drapery panels that worked perfectly for the chair! The fabric is heavy enough that it will wear well, and I liked the subtle ikat pattern. My mom used this tutorial for the project and I think it turned out amazing!

The bookshelves are an Ikea hack of Bekvam spice racks – perfect size to put low to the ground for a child to have their own library. We’re in the works of building up Owen’s library – any favourite children’s books that you think are a must?

I shared a mini tutorial for the porthole mirror, and more details on this art in my previous post.

I think I came pretty close to my initial moodboards (still on the hunt for an area rug and a footstool for the space!), and I am loving the space. Owen is loving looking around and seeing all the different elements of his room!


Stephanie Fazio (aka lealou) said...

Looks great! Isn't it nice to get it done?! I love the book shelves and want to do this as well.

Michelle said...

Super room for little Owen! Kids books, where to start?! Dr. Seuss(rhyming is fun), Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Gorilla, The Gruffalo & Gruffalo's child, Don't let the pigeon drive the bus, the bear book series by Stella Blackstone, Peek a Who?, Mother Goose...... There's a few. I love, love, love to buy books for Libby. I'm sure there will be some hand me downs coming your way!

Adding the finishing touch said...

It's such a great space, very zen and comfortable. If the crib sheet is from Pottery Barn, we have the same one!

lissy & damo said...

Looks great! The Land of Nod Magic Carpet rugs are great…inexpensive, colourful and fun graphic patterns. The navy one would work well in here!

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