Monday, May 23, 2011

Nursery Before and After

Good morning!

Since you all have seen the big nursery reveal post, I figured I would show you how we got there and were we came from!

We started with a small room (the smallest but the closest to our room) with builder basic tan walls. After much consideration we went with SW Blue Horizon as the color (it's the middle one).

Here is the before. There were a few funky spots on the walls so Jacob primed those first.

(you can see my tape marks of where the furniture would go)

It only took us a few hours to do the first coat and then about an hour the next evening to finish. Super easy compared to what we were used to in the large open rooms downstairs.

Next came putting together the crib. I ordered it on amazon to save a bit of money!

Proud Papa!

Then we made the drive to IKEA and picked up the Hemnes 8 drawer dresser. I went back and forth as to whether we should spend more money on a dresser and buy her a quality piece that would last her through high school. Ultimately, I decided if she's anything like me she will have an opinion and could pick something out she really likes when she gets older.

Once we had the crib and dresser in place we waited for the chair and ottoman to arrive. From there I ordered the bedding and started on the curtains. Next came the bookcase and all the fun detail stuff. The prints were the last thing I decided on.

As they say, the rest is history!

Have a great day!



  1. Hi Emily,
    I simply LOVE your nursery ... it's such a beautiful and peaceful looking room ... you've done an awesome job.

    Although I've been following your blog now for some months (began about a month before you announced baby was on her way) I've never left a comment before, but I just want to wish you and Jacob all the very best for the safe delivery of your little darling and can't wait to see some photo's of her. :)

    Very best wishes from ... Kyla (in Queensland Australia)

  2. Kyla-you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a follower! Keep commenting, us bloggers love it. :)

    Thanks again!


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