Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The nursery

When we moved into this house we reserved the smallest of the three existing bedrooms (we've since added a fourth...more on that soon) as a nursery. We painted it a light gray knowing it would work for either a boy or girl, then we promptly filled it with random junk that didn't make it into other rooms, closed the door, and forgot about it until we found out I was pregnant.

Then well into the second trimester when we knew the gender of the baby and I no longer felt like I was on my deathbed, we got busy. I didn't plan on using a lot of pink if the baby was a girl, but suddenly I couldn't be stopped. I was possessed.

How cool is that wooden crate with her name on it? A friend made it and filled it with all kinds of goodies as a baby shower gift. Awesome.

We also received three beautiful handmade quilts. We've been given so many amazing gifts for baby Avery from family, friends, friends of family and friends (people we've never met), and several of our neighbors. We're so grateful.

We found the dresser below at an estate sale for $25 (super score!) and I painted it a raspberry pink. It has tons of storage for some of her clothes and extra linens for the room.

And I have to shout from the rooftops about how wonderful the Moby wrap is. I was intimidated by it for some reason so it took me four weeks until today to try it. What the hell was I waiting for!? With a baby that doesn't like to be put down, this may just save my sanity. I'm mobile! I never thought I'd be so happy about being able to do dishes.

And before you judge my appearance in this photo, let me inform you that 14-year-old Pearl Jam concert T-shirts and Hello Kitty pj bottoms are what all the hot moms are wearing. And I personalized the look with unwashed bed-head hair and hairy legs.

Nursery sources, if you're interested:

Crib - Baby Europa - Babies-R-Us
Bedding and Curtains - Pottery Barn Kids
Rug - Lowe's
Gray Dresser - Ikea
Pink Dresser and table under window - estate sales
Mirror - yard sale
Glider - USA Baby
Little Rocking Chair - my Mom's when she was little!
Owl Pillow - Etsy
Pink Pillow with White Flower - Etsy
Monogrammed Pillow on rocking chair - Etsy
Alphabet Print - Etsy
Bird Print - Etsy
Turquoise "Live Laugh..." Print - Etsy

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  1. It looks so warm and cozy and inviting and filled with awesome little things. Like you just want to walk around and take everything in. Love the paintjob on the dresser too! And the gray dresser, I LOVE. I may need to go pick one up for myself.

    We had a couple things too that we just didn't use right away then realized we should have done it wayyyyy sooner, like the swing. For some off reason it just sat there for like a month or two without using it...craziness.

  2. YOU LOOK AWESOME. You definitely don't look like you just had a baby. Girl - you are one hot momma, even in pjs and with bed head.

    LOVE the nursery. It looks amazing. I really like the pops of pink and the raspberry and grey dressers. So chic. And, I'm totally digging the quilts. What great family and friends. So excited to see it together!

    It's all still blowing my mind.

  3. I am so happy to see that you are blogging again. You look great as usual, and I can't wait to swing by and catch up on things... and cuddle little Avery as well.
    See you soon.

  4. Oops, forgot to write that the previous post came from me, Isabell! haha

  5. Wow! You guys have done a FABULOUS job! What a lucky girl Avery is to have such talented parents! You look AWESOME by the way! Both our boys LOVED their slings!

    The McCarty Family

  6. What an adorable nursery! I Love the painted dresser. So pretty!

  7. Very cute! I love the gray with all of the pink. The quilts are cute too.

    We went with the green jungle theme because it went with both genders. It took me about 2 years to pick everything out. (I started before we started trying to have him, then it took us 18 months!)

    - The girl with the giraffe on the wall