Monday, December 12, 2011

Nursery Progress

 We have been working so hard on the nursery & I'm so glad we got an early start on it. All of a sudden the Holidays are here & everything has come to a screeching halt. We will not be able to work on the room again until early/mid January - only a month away from D-Day. 

I can't wait to share pictures of the entire room, but for now, here is a little sneak peek of the crib with some of the bedding! I am so super, duper in love with the way this turned out! :) I know, I am missing a mattress... add that to the list of things we still need.

 One of the biggest things left on our to-do list is to pick out letters to put above the crib spelling out Little G's name. We DID make a decision but have decided to keep it a surprise until her arrival. I used to hate when people said that, but I totally get it now. We want to make sure the name fits her & also want to avoid hearing "oh...that's different...." or "I knew a girl with that name... she was strange & ate chalk all the time..." or other stories like that. 

I am currently leaning towards the Zinc letters at Anthropologie - which I loved even before I got pregnant. I feel like they would be such a perfect addition to the room. But WHOA they are pricey... a whopping $18 a piece! Maybe we should have picked a shorter name :) I love the font style & finish... but also wonder if I should do something more traditional.. or make some myself. Thoughts?
An Updated Things To Do List:
Paint the room (Toasted White by Glidden)
Pick out new light fixture
Buy a rug
Purchase all furniture
Hang Shelving (we chose these shelves & painted them white)
Stock Changing Table (not sure what all even goes in here!)
Make & Hang Tissue Poms
Make Artwork
Hang Mirror & Frames
Accessorize

Here is the somewhat organized armoire - I purchased the storage compartments from Ikea & they totally help keep things in place.

 

Here is a picture of a print I made a while back that will hang in the room - it says "Today I Will Be Happier Than a Bird With a French Fry." Love that saying so much!

I won't even go into the "To Buy" list... I can't even wrap my head around that one yet. I still need lots of accessories, a night light, an end table, a mattress and a chicken burrito. And some other stuff. I could settle for just the burrito though at this point.

44 comments:

  1. There is a link on pinterest on how to DIY the Anthropologie Zinc letters! Here you go: http://346living.com/2011/06/06/letter-art/. I love them too, but refused to pay that price!

    Jennifer
    Paisleypinkpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  2. haha love the girl who ate chalk comment.

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  3. I was about to post the same link as Jennifer! :)

    Here is how I organized my changing table. I have two shelves and I put 3 tall bins on the bottom and 3 shorter ones on the to shelf.
    In the bottom bins I put: extra crib/bassinet/pack n play sheets, baby blankets, hooded baby towels. In the top bins I put the things I use most often: baby powder, desitin, wipes, baby first aide kit, burp clothes(I recommend making your own. Like these herehttp://anwjohnston.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-pretty-burpcloths.html), wash cloths, and socks/mittens.

    I remember from a post back you had a really pretty fabric for the changing pad. LOVED it, but after my baby ruined my pretty fabric(2 words: projectile poop) I got this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UD65X6/ref=oh_o04_s00_i00_details No matter what it gets on it, the pad still looks and feels great wash after wash.

    Switching topics, I love this light fixture:http://www.pbteen.com/products/tear-drop-chandelier/?pkey=cchandeliers-pendant-lighting I think it is perfect for a little girls room!

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  4. You should totally make the letter yourself!
    I did this not long ago you can check out this post for an easy how to:

    http://alyssaslifestory.blogspot.com/2011/10/restoration-hardwhatttt.html
    {The Bee's Knees}

    I love the color scheme for little baby G's nursery! Great job so far!

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  5. adorable! I love the room and the letters, but i am all about the diy attempt first :)

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  6. Hi :) I found your blog via pinterest, so I hope you dont mind that I am following you now :) Just the same I was gonna post the same thing as Jennifer...so so simple and so inexpensive too!! Oh and I am due in April with my sweet #3 :) Glad it seems you guys are doing great :)

    xoxo Amy

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  7. I just found your blog this past weekend and love it!! I came to give you the same link Jennifer did above me--the ones she does look just like the Anthro ones! And obviously WAY cheaper! Don't you just loveee pinterest? :)

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  8. Kaitlyn @ The Birds NestDecember 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Love the nursery - so cute....just started following you recently...have you ever thought about buying cardboard 3-d letters from your craft store and spray painting them with hammered metal silver spray paint (from Krylon)? Looks extremely similar to the Anthropologie letters - just an idea :)

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  9. Did you make the bedding or buy it? I'm on a search for bedding, but have only found one set I liked and it was priced at $400. Yikes, so that is an obvious no! :) For stocking the changing table you don't need much - diapers, wipes (some of my friends use wipe warmers too), baby powder (I only used this once with my first baby), diaper rash ointment (butt paste). If you have a baby shower you will probably get a lot the little essentials. I didn't even buy a changing table for my first baby, I would sit on the ground with a changing pad. I ended up tearing my meniscus when my girl was 8 months (I blame sitting on the ground), so I will be getting a chest drawers this round with a pad to go on top. Love the room!

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  10. LOVE the pink and gray...such a pretty combo! And I think the silver letters would look awesome, but $18 is muy expensive! Have you hunted for similar letters on Etsy? Or DIY? I like the metallic spray paint idea! Can't wait to see the entire room come together!! xo

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  11. I have total nursery jealousy right now. This post just reminded me of all the things that need to be done before our room is ready for baby. I am also going with a pink and grey theme and I just love that you made the bedding yourself since I'm finding it hard to find something thats not too themed.
    Can't wait to see more progress.

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  12. Girl..you are so on top of it...you make me look bad! Our nursery STILL isn't finished..lol I always thought I would be ready when she arrived! That was just the beginning of her showing us that she runs the show..boy have our lives changed! ;) I will message you our birth story on FB when I have more than 2 minutes to get my thoughts together! So glad you're doing great, you look amazing!

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  13. I loooooove that crib! That was my first choice for my daughter, but for SOME REASON, I changed my mind at the last minute and went with a dark crib. While it's nice, I wish I had chosen the white one. I had one (in a darker wood) JUST like it when I was a baby.

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  14. Love the spindle crib. where is it from? We went with a sleigh crib because I could not find a spindle crib for Elle.
    The room is looking nice and I love the bedding pattern!
    I also love those Anthro letter but yes super expensive. I am sure there is a way to make them on your own for way cheaper.

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  15. Ok so on pintrest I have been seeing these amazing letter. Some people traced their own from card stock and others bought from a crafty store but they wrapped them in yarn! it added so much texture to the letters! Here is a quick link

    http://www.joshandashleysworld.com/2011/12/weekend-inspiration_09.html

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  16. We wanted those letters, too, but were too steep for us... even with a 4 letter name (because I wanted the big letters from Anthro..like $98 each!) Yikes! Anyway, I found some large solid wood letters that I liked the style of (not quite as blocky but I still liked them a lot) and we got metallic spray paint and went to town. We purposely didn't spray them evenly so that it looked more realistic and they turned out great! We should be hanging them this week! You could give it a go?!?! Can't wait to see what you decide!

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  17. Your bedding is adorable!! And those letters are expensive, but at least that's something she can keep in her room forever and they are perfect for the nursery:)

    <3kodi
    iamleavingmymark.blogspot.com

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  18. Hobby Lobby has similar letters that you could always spray paint silver! Just a thought. It'd def be cheaper :) Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  19. Have you thought of making the letters yourself?

    http://346living.com/category/bedroom/
    Gotta love Pinterest! ;)

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  20. buy the cardboard letters from the craft store, and have your hubby spray paint them with stainless steel finish spray paint available at Home Depot. I did it last year and loooove them, at a fraction of the anthro cost

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  21. Love this! DIY the letters for sure, you can always splurge if they don't turn out! I almost want a baby so I can do the fun things you are doing. Almost.

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  22. I adore the pink and grey! So cute! and LOVE the crib! Im dying to see the entire room finished!
    --Kori

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  23. I just started reading your blog about a month ago. You are so cute and talented. Your weekly pictures will be such a great keepsake for Baby G :) I must ask.... Where did you get that cute owl in her crib? My husband loves owls and I want to have a few nods to owls in our nursery(when our time comes), but nothing over the top. Thanks! And best wishes for a wonderful Christmas sans cocktails. I will be sure to have a peppermint martini in your honor! ;)

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  24. I'm really excited to see your custom art for baby's room, personally! Can't wait for you to share it all with us. Happy Holidays! :)

    Andrew-and-Krystal.blogspot.com

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  25. Love how the nursery is coming along...like someone else said I found your blog through Pinterest! Good luck with the letters - although I love the Anthro ones, I agree that you should try making them yourself!

    Quick question....we aren't due until summer, but I am going with gray as a base for the nursery too. Where did you get your rocker/glider/chair??? Love the gray with the piping...that is exactly what I am looking for, but I haven't been able to find one! My e-mail is" astibbetts@gmail.com

    Thanks!!! Ashley

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  26. I see that someone posted on how to make the letters yourself, but if you decide that's not something you can fit into your schedule how about just using the 1st letter of her name (instead of her whole name) & putting a cool frame around it. Hobby Lobby has lots of big pretty frames & you could paint it to match the nursery. That way you're not spending a fortune for how ever many letters you need.
    Although I have to admit we spent $20 per letter on my daughter's nursery letters & she has 6 letters in her name... I definitely splurged on that one!

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  27. Marvinette will love her room :). This Gma can not wait to babysit. Woot woot.

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  28. I see that someone mentioned a DIY tutorial on the zinc letters. Here is the link :) http://346living.com/2011/06/06/letter-art/
    Love everything that you've done for the nursery!!!

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  29. Hey Jessica, Loving your blog. I'm having a baby in March and it's also a girl and I'm also having a time trying to pick a name! I love your nursery, it's actually close to mine. This is getting weird. Anyway I was looking at galvanized letters and found some awesome one's at Urban Outfitters for $10 each. You should check them out.

    you can also check out my blog at www.steelestreetstudios.blogspot.com

    Glad I found your blog :)

    Blair

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  30. Here's a how-to I found where you can make your own zinc letters like Anthro's
    http://go.tipjunkie.com/dc/2066/isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-make-architectural-letters.html

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  31. Jessica. Where did you get the crib and also the blanket. Xox

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  32. I say SPLURGE and buy them!! You've done such a wonderful job repurposing pieces and being smart about other things in the nursery. Why not treat yourself and baby??!! I did the same thing a year and a half ago when we had our baby girl....my splurge was her dresser. I was smart about everything else! However, you are super crafty and I'm sure you'd do a fabulous job if you made them yourself. Can't wait to see how it comes out!! :)

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  33. Love the nursery so far!! What is the wall color you used? It's beautiful! I'm expecting our 2nd and have thought to go with gray for the walls...

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  34. Love the room so far!
    I'm wondering - did you make the crib skirt yourself? Yours is exactly how I want mine to look but I'm not sure which tutorial to use.
    Let me know! My email is kingston.sne@gmail.com
    Erica
    [journey to d]
    http://ekingston.blogspot.com/

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  35. Can you tell me what the name of the gray fabric is and where you found it?? Thanks!!!

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  36. Could you please tell me the name of the grey fabric used in the blanket? Thank you so much!

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  37. Love the look of the nursery so far. We kept our girls' names hush, hush too and I am so happy we did! Makes for a fun surprise when the sex is already out in the open. :)

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  38. In case anyone is still wondering, the grey fabric is TAZA by Dena Designs, Tarika In Neutral.

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  39. I love everything you have done :)!! it looks awesome. My husband and I are having a baby in July and we love the Jenny Lind crib but can't seem to figure out where to get one from... if you don't mind, where'd you get yours from?!

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  40. I saw this and it made me think of your blog and your baby room- a cool grey and white chevron rug. I thought I would share :)
    If the link doesn't work it is the "Zig Zag Rug" from Urban outfitters!
    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20659470&color=040&color=040&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS

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  41. i love your crib!! so chic and precious!

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  42. I'm just catching up on your blog, but I wanted to say that "Today I Will Be Happier Than a Bird With a French Fry" is one of my favorite sayings ever! We had it on a sign at our wedding. It's too cute!

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