Monday, October 21, 2013

N is for Nursery

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While we are still waiting for our little lady to make her appearance, we finally had a few beautiful days of sunshine this weekend to get some pictures of her finished nursery!

I really could not be more pleased with how it has come together, the perfect mix of DIY, Etsy purchases and store bought items to feel welcome and inviting, yet stylish and pretty and perfectly "girly" without pink from ceiling to floor, which was my hopeful vision all along.

I've blogged about may of the DIY stitchy crafts here and there, like the curtains, the Drona bin covers, and crib skirt.

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This view is from the far corner of the room, between the windows and the closet.  I was a little nervous about how the alphabet bead board project would hold up, as it is pretty heavy, but the heavy duty wire picture hanger combined with some heavy duty Command strips on the bottom corners to keep the behemoth in place when baby eventually is kicking her legs and flailing her arms during diaper changes, seems to be doing the trick and keeping things in place.  The changing pad cover was made using this tutorial, and the basket was made using the Noodlehead Divided Basket Pattern.

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I think this is my favorite part of the nursery, the super cozy rocker and paper lantern/tissue pom corner.  I envision lots of rocking, feeding and baby snuggles going on here, and lots for baby to look at during those hours and hours.  The paper lanterns came from Michaels, and the tissue poms were purchased from FiestaPomPom on Etsy.  I had thought of DIYing those poms, but was running out of steam, and this was much much easier!  To affix to the ceiling I just used fishing wire and clear push pins cut at different lengths and arranged how I liked.

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While this little lady certainly has a plethora of quilts awaiting her arrival, this was the most recent and final quilt (for now) I stitched up for her, of course matching the nursery colors.  More to come on this quilt in a future post.  The elephant and "N" came from PaperPlanePrints on Etsy.  They are 11x14 and after hunting down a few white frames I liked, and using my new favorite tool, my trusty laser level, hanging them was a breeze without nine million nail holes in the wall!

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From left to right:  1.  Wooden letters that were a gift that I recovered using the same method as the ABC wall hanging 2.  Hombre elephant paint chip art a la this tutorial  3.  Name puzzle letters that were a gift, and elephant button art from this tutorial

Whew!  This nursery certainly was a labor of love, and we can't wait to welcome our baby girl home to this warm and inviting space!  Come on baby girl, mommy and daddy can't wait to meet you!!

23 comments:

  1. Wow, it's amazingly beautiful! I could relax in there with a baby...no problem! Congratulations and get lots of rest in the last little bit of waiting.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful in every way, Jess! You must be so thrilled!
    And I LOVE her name! :-)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous nursery for your sweet Baby Nora. Congratulations! Now it's time to relax and rest.

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  4. That is the cutest nursery I have EVER seen!

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  5. Gorgeous! I've never been so jealous of a baby in my life! lol. Congrats - and may her arrival be safe and beautiful. :-)

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  6. How wonderful does your nursery look! I love pink and yellow, and with the grey background it looks perfect! Many happy hours will be spent here........

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  7. Such a beautiful nursery - love the colour scheme and especially all of the little elephants I spy in there:)

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  8. Beautiful nursery, great combo yellow and grey and lovely name!!!

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  9. Love, love love your nursery. the colour scheme is so pleasing, modern but warm. I wish you many happy hours of snuggles with baby!

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  10. What a lucky little girl!!! Fantastic job Jess

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  11. Amazing! I love it all. You are SO talented. Any chance we can see the full quilt folded over the crib?

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  12. picture perfect! what a lucky little girl!

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  13. Stunning room! She will surely love it.

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  14. Oh it's gorgeous, can you come and decorate my room next? :oD Come on out and play in it Nora!

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  15. Such a warm and welcoming room to bring home little Nora! Best of luck in your delivery!

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  16. So very cute!!! You are one talented lady! :)

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  17. It looks amazing Jess. Just perfect for baby Nora xxx

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  18. Just had to say (again!) how much I just love this nursery. Its beautiful and you'll have such lovely days here with your gorgeous baba xx

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  20. You did an amazing job, I am sure Nora will love it! Absolutely beautiful:)

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