Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nursery!

Nursery from doorway
Hi friends! The nursery is basically done! We're still waiting on the area rug but only God knows when that will come in. :)
In the meantime, I took some shots of the space to share here. Sorry for the long post, it's lots of pictures! You can also view the slideshow of the nursery at my flickr page here.

We had our $9 Salvation Army thrifted swivel-rocker chair custom-fit with a yellow/white slipcover and we're pleased with how it came out! I added some fabric in embroidery hoops to the wall by the chair to add more warmth to the space. It's a fun and inexpensive way to add art. A favorite detail of mine is the "hooray" banner above the shelving unit...it's a word I love and it adds to the goal of making the room cheerful. I got it from Caitlin at her Etsy shop called Nice. Check it out, she's got some lovely things there. If anyone has any questions about where things came from, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to leave a comment below in return. I hope you like it! More importantly, I hope Little P will like it! Much love to you!
Nursery
Nursery Chair
Crib Wall
Crib side
Mobile
Dresser
Hooray Banner
Nursery and Maren

90 comments :

good thoughts said...

Meg the nursery looks wonderful! Right out of a hip,cool magazine or something! I love the Horray sign! It is totally you! :) So glad to see and read up that everything is going well!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely adorable nursery. Did you make the valances yourself? Also, where did you get that too-cute-for-words elephant hamper?

Megan said...

Thanks guys! Stephanie, the valances are from Wal-Mart (but only online). The elephant hamper is from Home Decorators online. Here's the link:
http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Rattan_Elephant_Hamper/820/

Susan said...

That is such a stunning room. The colors somehow soothe and yet stimulate at the same time - I predict one happy camper living in it!

fishbaby said...

It's gorgeous! You did such a terrific job!

AmeliaCharlotte said...

Just linked through from Ohdeeoh and this room is so precious I can hardly stand it!!! I'm working on a room for my little girl and her almost-here new baby sister and have been struggling to find just the right shade of light blue/aqua - care to share the name of that delightfully serene color you used on the wall??

Lillian said...

Just linked from Ohdeeoh and your nursery is GORGEOUS!!! I'm working on a room for my little girls and have been trying to find just the right shade of light blue/aqua and would LOVE if you can share the info on the color of that perfect color on the walls?? Thanks so so much!

Ashley said...

I'm loving the aqua and the yellow together! Do you mind letting us know the paint you used?

By the way, you are as cute as a button. Your belly pictures are so adorable. Congratulations!

Mindy said...

I love your nursery!! I am in the process of planning my second nursery! What is the name of the paint you used. Also where did you get the lamps and the bird mobile. Everything is so lovely. Congrats to you and your family!!!!

jess@thehomebound said...

Oh wow! This nursery is fantastic. What a great job!

kayla_d said...

I love your nursery!! We're working on ours now--for our baby girl due May 5. So glad I found your blog so I can hear about the rest of your pregnancy!

Michelle said...

Really sweet and lovely nursery for your little one on the way! Where did you find the lamp shades? Or did you make them yourself?

Megan said...

Wow! Everyone is so sweet!!! Thank you so much! :)
To answer a few questions: The paint color is from Benjamin Moore and it's #618 called "Robin's Nest." The lamps came from Wal-Mart (online) and the shades on them came from Anthropologie. (I just switched out what came with the lamp originally). They were a splurge to say the least, but they will always be used. I wish I could say I made them myself, but I need to learn to sew. :) Also, the mobile came from: http://www.modernnursery.com
in the mobile section. It comes with the string to put it together, but it was a nightmare (too transparent and then so you couldn't see it to make the knots nor could it really be held firmly, so we almost pulled our hair out. We threw it out and used regular fishing line which was SO much easier to use. Spare yourself the frustration.

Anonymous said...

Love the room! Where did you get the adorable lime green plastic doggie? Thanks.

Joy said...

Yellow and aqua are the colors we're using for our nursery too! I haven't started on it yet (we're still in a one bedroom apt) so it's great to see these as a reference point!

Nikole said...

so so so gorgeous. you did a great job.

i'm so excited for you!

Bethany said...

Where did you get that great yellow bedding? I would love to find something similar for my daughter's "big girl bed". Great room!

J.J. Killins said...

oh gosh that yellow chair is exactly what i've been on the hunt for....do you mind my asking how much it costs to custom fit something like that?

sweet cheek's mom said...

i just saw your pics on ohdeedoh and came to your blog. your little p's nursery is absolutely adorable. i am in love with the bright colors. you did an excellent job. that baby is going to love it in there.

i also liked your green oldnavy coat turned maternity!

ajillofalltrades said...

I love, love, LOVE!!!! your nursery!! How cute and pleasant!

You did a wonderful job choosing colors that are complimenting and soothing. If this were my son's nursery, I'd never want to leave it!!!

I found you via the Domino group on Flickr. The colors caught my attention, as well as the rattan elephant (love it!).

My aunt just redid her laundry room in similar colors and I'm thinking of doing my office in the same color scheme.

alicia said...

Meg!!! I am speechless. It is truly a masterpiece! I love how refreshing and airy it is. I wish I could walk into it as I bet it just forces you to feel calm. I love love love the art above the crib and the mobile. So beautiful. You are very talented sweetie. I would love to see pics of the rest of your house! I also love how we haev the same shelfing unit in our nurseries! yay! haha.

well done.

Megan said...

Thanks everyone! Anonymous, I got the doggie at www.modernnursery.com in the lighting section. It's a bright yellow, and they have several colors they offer. Bethany, the bedding is by Nursery Works. It's on sale right now at:
http://www.fawnandforest.com/designers/130/products/560-nurseryworks-macaroni-canary-crib-set

J.J. Killins: The custom fit was very pricey for the slip cover. UGH. I got it made via Calico Corners and was around $620 or so. The cost of a new chair! But, the chair was $9 and I couldn't find anything else out there that matched what I wanted so I treat it like a custom-made chair or like a bought it new. I bet if I had gone directly to the upholsterer who did it, it might have cost less. (less markup, I'm sure.) I've learned my lesson!

Laura said...

Gorgeous! This is just what I would want in a nursery - I'm going to save all of these pictures to reference when I have a baby! So warm, sunny, friendly, and inviting. I seriously love every aspect of "Little P"'s room :) In fact, I loved it so much I've just shared it on my own blog as well. Thank you for the awesome inspiration. Little P will be one lucky girl to have a Mama like you!

(and thanks for sharing the paint color - I'm totally writing that one down!)

Kelly said...

love the hamper, and i had actually recently seen this on another blog and was planning on purchasing it for my baby's room...could you tell me if yours is the medium or large? the large seems awfully large but yours looks so nice next to the crib...thanks so much in advance!

Megan said...

Kelly, the hamper we chose is the honey color in the medium size. I felt like the large was going to be too huge but the small seemed so mini! I'm happy with the size. And the laundry bag liner is velcro-ed around the top edge for easy removal (they don't mention that on the site).

mollyprange said...

hi there
the nursery is gorgeous!
where did you get the dresser?

mollyprange said...

oh- and the cute owl lamp??

Laura said...

Your nursery is beautiful! Glad I found your blog today...I am due a few weeks after you. Best wishes in the next few months!

Megan said...

Mollyprange: I got the dresser at Ikea and covered some of the drawer-fronts with seagress wallpaper. My husband gave me the owl lamp for Christmas...it is from Anthropologie. They make a similar one shaped like a snail as well.

Mary Jo said...

saw your link on ohdeedoh. the nursery looks amazing. i think we're due around the same time and i'm totally impressed with how much you've accomplished. our nursery is pretty much an empty room at this point!

Bea said...

Such a gorgeous space! I wish I had your decorating eye.

I noticed you mentioned that Modern Nursery had a sale on your bedding. I'm in LOVE with one of their mobiles but it's pretty expensive. Any tips on how I can get it on sale? I'm due in late June so I have some time. Did you keep checking their site, or was there a sale annoucement?

Thanks!

Eliza said...

Also found you through OhDeeDoh. I've been dreaming about my baby daughter's future room when we move to a 3-bedroom someday (she shares with her brother) and have been keeping a file of ideas. Your great pictures are at the top for sure! I can tell you put so much love into the room and yet it still has an effortless quality about it--like, "yeah, I'm gorgeous but no big deal!"

Anyway congratulations on your pregnancy. I skimmed through a few past posts and it looks like you have been waiting many years for this. Enjoy this sweet time as you wait for your precious little girl to arrive!

Wanderluster said...

I just came across your blog and have to say I love your nursery. I'm in the midst of doing my own, and have found some great inspiration in yours. What a lucky baby to have such a sweet room!

Luciana Misura said...

Megan, I saw the pictures at ohdeedoh and also on Flickr (I posted the pics of my daughter's nursery not long after yours!), and ended up here. I also read your story, I had 3 miscarriages myself and now have a 18 month old daugther. Best of luck to you! :-)

LobotoME said...

what a beautiful nursery and congratulations on your soon to be new addition! Jenny :)

Renee said...

gorgeous room!

Heather said...

That is SUCH an adorable nursery...you must have had such a good time putting it together, I love everything you've done...it's fantastic! Congrats to you!

yakin and yappin said...

OH MY!! What a beautiful room. I may have to use it as inspiration for either a boy or girl. I love the unexpected use of green and yellow to

Meg said...

Absolutely fabulous! I followed you over from flicker because I just had to comment on your decor. I love it. :)

mollyprange said...

Megan,
would you mind letting me know how you covered the drawers with seagrass wallpaper? We're going to do it this weekend for our baby's dresser. thanks so much!

Megan said...

Mollyprange:
I traced the drawer fronts onto the seagrass wallpaper and trimmed them out. I glued them on the faces of the drawers using Mod Podge glue. To prevent bubbles underneath I smoothed the paper with my hands/pressed it from the center and worked my way out a zillion times to make sure it was nice and flat/flush with no bubbles.Also careful not to use too much glue. If there was any overhanging paper, I flipped the drawer face over onto a big piece of cardboard and used a very sharp Xacto knife to just trim off the excess from the edges. My lovely husband then assembled the dresser. :) Good luck!

Christine Chitnis said...

Meg, This is beyond beautiful! It's getting a whole lotta love over at Ohdeedoh too! How exciting. I can't get enough of your color combination, so fresh and bright! That is one lucky babe!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

May I ask where you found the cube cabinet? I'm after exactly the same thing in white too. Thanks!

Megan said...

Gillian: The cube case is from Ikea (the Expedit collection).

bec said...

i LOVE your nursery. i am going to use similar colors for my kids room- a boy and a girl. i love how i can use it for both of them without seeming to boyish or girlish. thanks for sharing! and good luck with baby!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your baby is so loved :)

"Ich bin ein Berliner" said...

Megan,

what a wonderful room you created! lucky child.
where did you find your yellow throw?

thanks so much,
gritt

Suzanne said...

Love the whole room! I especially love the little elephant print. Where can I get a copy?
Thanks!

Megan said...

Thanks Gritt!
The yellow throw was knitted as a gift for me when I was a baby.
Suzanne,
Thanks! I have something similar for sale in my shop; but it's a 5x7 size and different colors. I can do up to an 8 x 10 for you in colors you choose.
My shop is at:
http://megancreates.etsy.com

.caroline armelle. said...

just adding to your slew of well dones. but, again great job on the nursery. what a beautiful room!

Danielle said...

Hi Megan,

Can you tell me the designer of the crib bedding? I love it but it's not available anymore on the website you gave.

Thanks!

Megan said...

Danielle, the maker is NurseryWorks...but I don't think they offer that design anymore. I hope I'm wrong!

hopeful #1 said...

I found your nursery through a friend's blog that I follow and I must say, this is the most beautiful nursery that I've ever seen! I love every single detail and the color choices are just stunning. So stunning in-fact that I decided to post a blog entry for this nursery.

You did an amazing job and I'm sure that Paige loves it! Great work!!!

lani said...

i love your nursery. one of the cutest i have ever seen♥ i was wondering where u got that little owl from and did u ask for specific colors for the hooray banner on the wall? thanks. i also love your blog:)

Susan said...

Great Nursery. I love every bit of it.
Congratulations on your sweet, little Paige!

Micaela said...

Hi Megan--
What a beautiful nursery! Do you happen to know the name/brand of the valances? I don't see it on Wal-mart's site anymore and I'm hoping to find it somewhere else.
Congrats on your little one!!

Kristin said...

Wow your nursery is awesome. Beautiful modern and vintage items placed together so well. Love it!

Emily said...

Would you happen to remember the color of the fabric from calico corners for the chair?

HM said...

Your nursery is beautiful! I love everything about it. Do you know the name of the fabric color you used for the chair?

Megan said...

Thanks!!! I believe the color is Gramercy Daffodil from Calico Corners.
On the question about the valances, I don't know the maker. I just know they were from Walmart.Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the nursery! I'm in the process of designing mine as well, and I'm leaning to bright marigold/robin's egg blue with a touch of fushia thrown in. You're space is quite inspirational! Can you please tell me where you got the adorable owl print hanging between the two windows?

Kera said...

Hello!
My name is Kera, and I'm the design blogger for Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. I am working on a post featuring moms around the country who have created super cute rooms for their children. I just stumbled onto your cute blog, and saw your cute room for your little girl and I'm wondering if I could use you as part of my feature? Check out our site, www.pnmag.com and look at the 'design to die for' blog. Let me know if you would be interested.

Sincerely,
Kera

www.runningmommy04.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

i am desperately looking for the same bedding for my sons room....seems that they have discontinued it. do you know where i might find it? i know it is nurseryworks macaroni in canary.

Anonymous said...

The nursery is beautiful! Where is the crib from?

Homage said...

this is now my DREAM nursery! so beautiful - and I absolutely love the color scheme. thanks for the inspiration!!

Miss G said...

Megan, I found pictures of your nursery as I was browsing ohdeedoh and incorporated a photo of it into an inspiration board on my blog. I have the same expedit shelves that I was planning to use in the nursery that I'm working on for your first. If you would prefer I not use the photo and link to you, please let me know and I'll be happy to take it down. You can view the post here: http://sundrenchedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/01/envisioning-nursery.html

Thanks! Kelly

Bec said...

I love love love your nursery. So lovely and creative. Any chance anyone has a clue where one can find that gorgeous bedding now? (It's discontinued! I'm heartbroken!) And I love what you did with the Ikea dresser. IS that really wallpaper? It looks like wood. Was this very difficult to do (assume I'm not terribly handy at these things.)

Megan said...

Bec,
Thanks so much!! Sorry about the bedding. I bought it on sale last year in December (of 2008) and at that time, the bedding was on a deep sale/discount since they were getting rid of it. As for the dresser, yep! It's wallpaper. I bought a roll online and just traced the drawerfronts onto the paper before assembling the dresser. Then, I used Mod Podge all over the back of the paper (after cutting it out) and stuck it on each drawerfront and allowed to dry. (I made sure to press the paper down very evenly all over and really worked out any air bubbles). Then, my handy husband assembled the dresser. It was pretty easy overall. You just need a good amount of workspace and some time to do it. Good luck!

soisses said...

don`t know words for that great & really beautiful nursery!!! LOVE IT!
i first found your pics on flickr (but i am not sure, if it is really you) & linked one pic on my blog. usually i ask before using... hope that is ok! if you want i can link the pic to your blog or delete... tell me please!

have a nice day, dani

Mrs.G said...

I'm new to your blog and wanted to let you know that I LOVE your nursery. I posted about it in my blog and put one of your pics up (but credited, of course!!). I don't have a child yet but if I ever have one/get one I will definitely be using your nursery as inspiration!

Here's a link to the entry so you can see that I credited you in it.

http://babygtobe.blogspot.com/2010/02/10-pounds-60-followers.html

Blueprints of a Southern Belle said...

just wanted to say this might be THE coolest nursery i've EVER seen. when i have children one day, it will be on my inspiration board :)

kudos!!

babyball said...

Hey,

Could you please post a picture of the area rug you chose. I'm going with the same color scheme and cannot find a yellow rug anywhere. THANKS for all the inspiration!!!

Heather said...

The nursery is adorable. I am wondering where you got the blue boxes with the flowers that are on the book shelf. They are so cute! Thanks for providing so much info on where you got all your cute stuff!

Megan said...

Hi Heather! Thanks!
Those boxes were from the Orla Kiely for Target line. It was just a limited edition run of product, but maybe you'll find it on Ebay? Good luck! :)

Heather said...

Hi Megan,

So I am planning to use the same Robin's Nest paint in my nursery, and was wondering if you remember the color of the trim? Of course, there are a million different versions of white, and I thought it might be easier to ask you then experiment myself!

Thanks so much!

Heather

Megan said...

Heather,
Hi! The trim was already painted so I'm not sure what color that was. It is a bright white. Sorry I'm not more help...good luck! :)

Brittany Kamman said...

Where did you get that adorable crib bedding? I LOVE it!! Please share :)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

I found your blog on Flickr and like everyone else just adore it.

I also read your fertility struggle and I can relate. I am now in the 2ww of IVF 5.

Congrats on getting your bundle of joy.

ox

Nicole said...

Beautiful nursery Megan! I was wondering where you got the baskets on the bottom of your expedit? I love how they look easy to pull out for toy storage. Thanks!

Megan said...

Hi Nicole!
Thanks so much! I found those baskets on sale at Michael's craft store. They often have good coupons and sales there.

Anonymous said...

Love the nursery! Wondering if you secured the expedit ikea shelving to the wall or not...thx!!!

marta said...

just landed in this spot once again. i LOVE this nursery. hope you are doing well!!

jill said...

ok. i've been looking for that bedding everywhere.
any chance you are done with it and want to sell it?? let me know. jilldfacer@gmail.com

jill said...

i've been looking for that crib bedding everywhere. it's perfect for the room i am doing. any chance you are done with it and want to sell it? let me know.
jilldfacer@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I know this post is quite old, but I just found it and I LOVE this room! The colors, the modern and vintage mix-great job!

Laura Ashley said...

I LOVE these colors! We are thinking of doing a vintage carnival theme in these colors, and I would love to know the wall color, as well as where you got the bedding. Thank you so much!

Julia said...

what a beautiful nursery!

Megan said...

Thanks Julia!! :)

kiminSA said...

I know this post is old, but can you let me know what kind of crib that is? It's awesome!

Megan @Me and Wee said...

Thanks! It's the Oeuf Classic crib.

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