The crib bumper and window seat cushion finally arrived this week, and my father-in-law finished the window seat bench top! There are a few little details that still need to be taken care of, like painting the top of the window seat white, getting a new wall sconce and making a couple more baby pillows, etc. but the important things are finished and I couldn't wait to post pictures.
Here's where we started when we moved in:
Oh and picture a sports border in between the orange and 'dinge' colored paint. In our zest to remove it, we forgot to take a true before photo.
The first thing I did is come up with an idea board for the space:
We (AKA the Hubster) did a lot of painting and construction, including new hardwood floors from Lumber Liquidators, adding beadboard, and all new trim:
To get the nursery to this point:
So there's a little bit of history for you. Without further ado, here is the (mostly) completed nursery:
I debated about getting a bumper, but Violet will be sleeping in the bassinet in our bedroom for a while, and when she moves to the nursery we will remove the bumper until it is age appropriate. I just love how they look, and it was one of my few splurges for the nursery! Silly I know. 🙂
We went with a custom bumper from etsy seller Jayna at RockyTop Designs. She did a fantastic job! Her prices have gone up a bit since we ordered because she is so busy she had to hire extra help. Plus you now receive your bedding more quickly (7 weeks vs. the 13 that we waited). I think that's a great deal. The rest of the bedding is just plain white. In such a small space we didn't want anything too busy.
Our owl was a gift from a coworker and his wife. They follow the blog and picked out a perfect gift for little Violet's nursery! The 'V' wall letter.
We got our crib on Cyber Monday for $103! It's sturdy and was pretty easy to put together. We love the Jenny Lind style - so classic.
We scored the glider at a neighbor's yard sale a while back. It was only $5! She keeps her stuff in great condition, but was downsizing to a smaller place, so the glider had to go. We got really lucky - it's practically brand new and is so comfortable. The beautiful crocheted baby blanket was a gift - handmade is the best!
I am sooo in love with our new window seat bench and cushion. It opens up for storage and is a comfy cozy place to sit and survey the neighborhood or read a book. I made the pillows myself (and I'm pretty proud of it too - I'm NOT a sewer by any stretch of the imagination) I think I'll make a few more, but sewing is tough when you're 39.5 weeks pregnant. The window seat cushion is also a custom piece from Jayna @ RockyTop Designs.
The baby gym is LEKA from IKEA. The simple clean lines are great, it's not plastic, and the toys can be changed out easily. The rug is super soft and fluffy and adds some great texture to the room. I think Violet's going to love sitting on it to play. We got the last one for $80 on Overstock.
I'm so happy it's finally in Violet's room! The cute little crocheted monster is from etsy seller kdericks - what would I do without etsy? (Probably spend a lot less money haha!) The shelving unit was a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law, but I'm guessing it was from IKEA.
I love the crocheted flower garland that my Grandma (Violet's Great-Grammy) made for our shower. It makes a perfect nursery decoration! We also got the waterproof slipcover to go underneath it. I can't wait to try it out! Please excuse the wall sconce - we still haven't found the perfect thing, and this one is functional for now.
I painted the tree and the hand-me-down dresser for the nursery and added fabric leaves to the wall for a little added texture. We also replaced the wooden knobs on the dresser with white and metal ones (we couldn't decide between white or metal, so we did both). It's amazing what you can do with a little paint!
Mr. Fox and Mr. Owl were gifts from my sister. They really helped to jump start the whole nursery design.
I'll update as little finishing details happen, but we're so happy with how everything turned out! AND we managed to stay within our budget. Here's the break down:
Construction and Furniture Costs:
Owl & Fox: Etsy Gifts from my Sister = free!
Custom Crib Bumper: Etsy Seller Rocky Top Designs ($99)
Crib Mattress: Gift from my Parents (Free!)
Custom Window Seat Cushion: Etsy Seller Rocky Top Designs ($89)
Love Print: Made by Girl ($25)
Floor Lamp: IKEA ($39.99)
Pillows: Handmade ($30)
Grey Rug: Overstock ($80)
Hamper: It's a Girly World ($29.99)
Metal Owl: Gift (Free!)
Crocheted Monster: Etsy Seller KDericks ($18)
Crocheted Blanket: Gift (Free!)
Wall Letter: Anthropologie ($18)
Crib Skirt: Gift (Free!)
Crib Sheets: Gift (Free!)
Dresser Knobs: Lowes ($24 for 8)
Boppy & Slipcovers: Gift (Free!)
Crocheted Flower Garland: Made by Great-Grammy (Free!)
LEKA Gym: IKEA ($24.99)
Storage Bins: Target ($16)
Books & Stuffed Animals: Gifts (Free!)
Grand total for nursery construction, furniture AND decor: $885.47!
THAT'S a bargain. Now we just need our beautiful baby girl to make it complete 🙂