Monday, May 16, 2011

Westyn's Nursery


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With tons of inspiration from Spearmint Baby, Chic & Cheap Nursery and Pinterest ( I am addicted!), I knew I wanted this nursery 'makeover' to have a neutral background of gray and lots of pops of color. Since we knew we were having another boy I definitely wanted a 'boy feel' this time around in contrast to our gender neutral green nursery before, and I had to do it on a limited budget! I tried to re purpose pieces from around the house and ended up spending only $230 to complete it! Most of this was spent on new curtains, paint, hardware and my DIY projects!! I love how it all turned out!

Before

After
I apologize for the dark pictures-it's been raining here the past three days and the room is dark to begin with!


I stumbled upon a printed quilt from Dandelion Baby and immediately fell in love with the colors, and the room grew from there! The curtains were ready made panels I found at IKEA for $29.99, and all the bedding was from Gray's nursery, which I made myself. The only thing I changed was the stripe of color on the crib skirt with some quick iron on tape!




The display boxes had been sitting around since before Gray was born, I think we only had one up in his room. So I dug the rest out and added cute printed paper to the background and tada! The toy cars are from The Talking Tree on Etsy...so cute!


Westyn loves his mobile! Well, maybe not quite yet, but he will! I love how it hangs over the middle of the crib in front of the window, it frames everything perfectly!


My favourite part of the room is the dresser. This was my dresser from when I was a teenager, and it has followed me around ever since. Having a part of my childhood in the room where my son will grow up is kinda cool! The rocking chair was a gift from a friend when Gray was born. 


This is what the dresser looked like before.
What a difference a coat of paint makes and some new hardware!



The shelves provide much needed storage...you may recognize the shelves from the master bedroom closet before it's transformation. I found this cool 'tool box' looking piece at Homesense for $10.99 and it fits all Westyn's socks and shoes perfectly! The baskets were all part of the previous nursery and are from IKEA.


Another DIY project that I did was this yarn covered 'W'. All the materials were purchased from the Dollar Store for $3! Score!


What better way to use up leftover material after hemming the curtains? Add some felt and voila...a pillow! My inspiration for this pillow came from Etsy.


The shelf above the change table is super handy for creams and displaying toys and was also part of the previous nursery. Westyn's name art was a gift.


The footstool was a new addition to the room and I don't know how I lived without it before! I found it on sale at WalMart for $14.99. The top comes off for storage, which is perfect, the black microfiber material it came in was not so perfect! Definitely in need of a slipcover! After researching a few tutorials online, I finally got out my sewing machine and after 3 hours, I finished a somewhat ok looking slipcover! Just don't look too close!

So there you have it! I finished the nursery last week-only 6 weeks too late! Haha! Oh well, I'm sure Westyn didn't mind a bit!

Oh, and I'm linking up over here:

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and at the Roomspiration Blog Hop at All Things Bright and Beautiful!
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7 comments:

katie said...

Love the bedding and panels. Also I love how you added the paper to add punch to the display boxes. The mobile is super cute too!

Nicole | Chic Cheap Nursery said...

Great job Lish!
I agree with Kate. The paper in the shadow boxes is just lovely! Great touch.
And the dresser upgrade looks fantastic =)

andie jaye said...

this is sooo darling! those giraffe curtains are awesome!! am a new follower of yours. found you through life made lovely... stop by and say hi sometime andiejaye @ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

Amy @ Kiwi Chic said...

I love how you have kept the room stylish AND fun at the same time. And that quilt is too cute! Have just started following your blog :)

Amy @ Kiwi Chic said...

oooh! and I am number 100! woops got a little over excited about that there... heh :)

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love that you went with a color palette that included that dark gray...it looks so great! All the little personal touches are so sweet...I love that little print of the lyrics from You are my sunshine, so precious! Thanks for linking up to roomspiration!

Danielle said...

I love all your home projects. So beautiful. I am having a Friday Linky Party and would love for you to join the fun:>

http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/04/feature-friday-linky-party.html

Danielle
www.blissfulanddomestic.com