Woohoo, Kids Week
is finally here and I am SO EXCITED! This entire week is going to be filled with great organizing, decorating, and entertaining posts so make sure to stop by each and every day for something new.
Today my friend Catherine from Wee Whittaker
is giving us a sneak peak at her newly decorated baby nursery, enjoy!I’m so excited to share our nursery as part of Kids Week at Kuzak’s Closet! I love reading Amanda’s tips on keeping an organized home – and definitely tried to include some of her ideas when putting together the room.
My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl, in just 3 weeks! We tried hard to keep her nursery on budget – which involved lots of DIY projects and thrift finds along the way – and incorporate pieces that would grow up with her.
I like to start rooms around fabric – and found the perfect choice in Caitlin Wilson’s Mint Fleur Chinoise pillow cover. While this was a ‘splurge’ item, we saved on finding the La-Z-Boy rocker/glider on Craigslist for $50 and the Moroccan-inspired side table at a local thrift sale (already painted the perfect color to coordinate with our pillow!)
I also ordered Caitlin Wilson’s coral fretwork fabric to make a no-sew crib skirt. The College Wood Work crib was an incredible find by my sister’s fiancé, and we got it for free!
Instead of a traditional mobile, I found this gorgeous Capiz pendant at a Pottery Barn outlet for over 70% off! I hope that she’ll love looking up at it from her crib. You can also see my absolute favorite part of her nursery – my husband’s sister made the artwork using painted nail heads and string! Once we decide on her name, we’ll be adding that to this wall in fabric letters as well.
The solid wood bookcase came from Craigslist for $10, and we painted it a crisp white. The faux bamboo mirror was also $10 at a local thrift shop! (which really got me excited, given that I’ve seen them elsewhere for over $200)
One of my favorite parts of the nursery is her dresser. It’s a campaign dresser that we found at Goodwill for $25! Since this will also be our changing table, my husband added the ‘legs’ and gold hardware to the bottom to bring it up to standard counter height. With a fresh coat of paint on the body and hardware, it went from chipping and rusty to good as new. Now all we need to do is add the changing pad!
We also picked up several of these drawer organizers on sale from the Container Store. They are the perfect size for tiny diapers, onesies and pacifiers! I even picked up an 8-section organizer for all her hair bows and clips. I like how well they keep the large drawers organized!
Lastly, we removed the original closet doors and added curtains to give us more space in the room. I picked up three ready-made curtain panels. We used two for the ‘doors’ and had a local alterations shop add the gray trim. We used the third panel to cover the cornice boards above the closet and window. My husband made the boards using plywood we had leftover from other home projects, and we secured the matching trim with fabric glue.
Inside the closet, we painted horizontal stripes in the same color as the side table and inside of the dresser for a fun surprise. I love having the curtains pulled back!
So there is our full nursery tour – complete with DIY projects, thrift store finds, and (of course) a few splurges for our girl!
Thank you, Amanda, for letting us share!