Friday, August 13, 2010

Project Nursery - COMPLETE!

Peek a Boo! 33 week pregnant with Jaelyn (left) 33 weeks pregnant with Jackson (right). You can see I am carrying more forward, maybe just because I show faster with this second pregnancy. Maybe that is the culprit of these awful stretch marks! Yes ladies - I have been marked! I have a few nasty ones on the underside of my belly below the belly button. Not cool!
I am definitely a bit meatier in the arms and face this time around. And curse this devilish humidity, otherwise I would have a nice dark tan like I did with Jackson.

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And now... PROJECT NURSERY shows its completion!








We ordered the changing table/dresser unit from Walmart.com (free shipping to home). I used this tutorial to handsew the raspberry colored minkie changing pad cover.




I bought these three baskets from JoAnn Fabrics at a 50% off sale. Then used the same concept from the changing pad cover tutorial to create the sage green basket liners. One for socks, one for hats, one for diapers.




Does this piece look familiar? I had purchased this shelving unit from Michael's when I put together Jackson's nursery and initially used it as a place to nurse in the rocking chair (it is now his book shelf). So I treked myself back to the store (50% off coupon in hand) and purchased another one. Took me three coats of white acrylic paint to cover the unfinished wood. I didn't want to purchase new paint, so I just put up with the numerous coats. Then I lined the shelves with scrapbook paper and Mod Podged them.


I ordered fabric from Fabric.com (thanks Paige for the suggestion) and created this valance from scratch. I purchased the curtains from walmart because I truly believe that having heavy darker drapes helps babies/toddlers sleep longer for naps as it keeps more light out. (We do have honeycomb double fabric blinds, but it wasn't enough for light concealment.)



We installed these floating shelves on both sides of the window. $10 from Target, you get what you pay for - one of the anchors broke into pieces as we screwed it into the wall - had to hammer it in. Oh well, they look pretty good.



Jaelyn's wood letters were nailed above her crib.




This isn't a great photo of the bed skirt, but I sewed that as well. I used the valance fabric to tie the pieces together. I am waiting on her mattress from Babies R Us, had to order it. I also have a breathable bumper from Walmart and I used the same tutorial for the changing pad cover to sew a fitted crib sheet. $4 of 2 yrds cotton fabric + $4 worth of elastic - $8 total. Try to find a fitted crib sheet in the stores for $8!






Jaelyn's bow holder with all my little creations hanging.



And 3 square paintings I did with acrylic paint. The wall above the changing table still needs something, probably another painting - but I'm ok with a blank wall for now :)

Hope you like the room as much as I do!!
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16 comments:

Melinda said...

It looks fit for a princess. All it needs now is Jaelyn!

Kelly said...

It is beautiful!! Great job!!

Amber said...

I absolutely LOVE it! You did an amazing job. Are you available for hire? I'll probably need you in a few years to decorate our next one's nursery, haha. :)

Linda said...

You look beautiful in both pictures. I am happy that you are having a girl, and the nursery looks wonderful. Can't wait for Jaelyn to arrive. (It goes by quickly for all of us in blogland! Ha!) I know it is hard to be pregnant in the heat of the summer...especially when it is also humid...but she will be here before ya know it!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kate said...

Fabulous! You look wonderful! I think the stretch marks around my belly button have stretch marks now!!

croleyc69 said...

You look great and everything is beautiful. Awesome job April !!

Caroline

Ashley said...

Love your blog!

Tim said...

Im not sure anyone should be able to posess the amount of creativity you have. LOL

The nursery looks great!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Holly said...

Love that you shared a comparison pic. :) I like seeing how things are from then and now.

The nursery is totally awesome! You did such a great job with everything. You could totally make that into a business!

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{:miss v:} said...

You did a fabulous job! I am so excited that you did most of it yourself! Yay!

Gives me thoughts for our second baby someday!

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COUNTRY MOM said...

Thinking of you and hope you are feeling great. Hope you have the best day. I LOVE all the Pink!!!

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Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

The nursery looks beautiful! Love all the pink...so sweet!