Monday, June 11, 2012

LBL's Nursery Reveal

It's been a while since I shared my nursery inspiration with you. I knew I wanted to fill the nursery with bright colors that worked for a boy or a girl. I knew that we'd be redoing the nursery in a couple of years so I thought bright colors were the way to go.

Last week the crib & the rug arrived (they were both backordered) and we now have a completed nursery!

But first, the nursery when we bought the Behemoth, complete with stapled on wallpaper, gross carpet & lace curtains.

And the nursery after.

View from the door.

At my second baby shower my sister had all of the guests bring a letter to make this lovely letter wall for LBL. It's wonderful to see how all of the guests personalized their letters.

Built in bookshelf with child's rocker that matches my big one.

Diaper changing dresser, Jus painted the dresser red then I pained the inset panels black with white lettering to give the illusion of chalkboard paint. (I wasn't crazy about the mess that came with chalkboards)

Handmade friends

Paint Color: Valspar Window Screen
Crib: Davinici Jenny Lind in black (apparently everyone wanted this crib this year, it was supposed to be backordered until July!) Gift from LBL's Grandma H & Papa L
Letters: Handmade & purchased by family & friends
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Curtains, bookshelf & dresser: Ikea
Adult & Child's Rocking Chair: Handmade by a family friend
Elephant Chairs: Vintage
Mobile: Handmade following this pattern
Big Bird lamp: Made by my grandfather for me when I was 3
Handmade friends: Giraffe & Teddy made by BFF Beth and Owl & Basset Hound made by me
Knit Blankets: Handmade by friends
Elephant Pillow: The Pillow People (I think I need a little one for LBL's rocker, don't you?)
Good Morning Sunshine Print: A Vintage Poster
First We Had Each Other Print: Enduring Arts (Gift from Banan)
Animal Prints: Berkley Illustration
I Knew I Loved You Print: Gift from LBL's Aunt Naughty
It's the House Telling You to Close Your Eyes Print: Gift from Banan
Giraffe Rocker: Similar one found here (Gift from Grandma C)
Changing Pad: Amazon (Gift)
Changing Pad Cover: Babies R Us
Books: All were gifts and most are Caldecott Winners
Crib Sheet: Target


ErinMSW said...

I absolutely love it! That chair is gorgeous - I can't believe it's handmade! And I love the "It's the house telling you to close your eyes" print. I may have to steal that idea!!

Layla said...

Fabulous! I love it all. I have that rug in grey!

Anonymous said...

seriously. SERIOUSLY. seriously. I DIE. SWOON. LOVE. MELT. DROOL.

so again, when are you coming to my house and doing our nursery for us?!?!?! :)

the rug?! my fave color ever. the alphabet wall? so cute and SO thoughtful/meaningful.

handmade friends!? ugh.
seriously gf, i could go on and on!


Zookeeper Jess said...

It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Wow!

Prippy Handbook said...

What an incredible happy space! You can honestly feel the love just by looking at the details you've put in.

Alexa said...

oh my!!! this is incredible. you are so creative! that is one loved and lucky baby :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! I don't een know where to begin. What an amazing room and a true labor of love. The alphabet wall is
Fabulous - I love that shower guests brought the letters - what an amazing idea. I also love the dresser and all you did with it. The nursery rhyme is perfect. All the colors and the handmade details are fabulous. Amazing job!

Banan said...

It looks so great!!! Now all we need is LBL to be here to use it!!

MandeeFoFandee said...

I may or may not have squee'd out loud when I went through these photos on FB. seriously, it looks amazing! LBL is so lucky to have such a fun and spunky space to grow up in. good job, mama! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I absolutely ADORE it! You guys did an AMAZING job.

Clare said...

Absolutely love everything about this room!! It's so whimsical, welcoming, colorful and fun. Can't wait to see LBL in there to make it complete!

Elizabeth said...


This belongs in a magazine! So, so stunning. I love it all!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

It looks just BEAUTIFUL!

Jodi Russey said...

LOVE, love, LOVE it!

Sandy a la Mode said...

OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! the alphabet letters, the colors, the curtains, you did SUCH a great job!!

Kristyn said...

this nursery is picture perfect! LITERALLY ! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Your nursery is absolutely perfect! It's gorgeous! I would be ridiculously over the moon if my future nursery was to look like this...! And lots of luck for the next week or so! :) Sally

Ali said...

I am in love with LBL's nursery! I absolutely LOVE the alphabet letters & I'm pretty sure I'm going to steal the idea.

Erica said...

It's wonderful! I'm not a fan of most gender neutral nurseries, but you did such a great job! Everything is just perfect. You must've been a busy momma bee!

e.louise {Liz} said...

This is one of the best nurseries I've seen. I love all the details and the alphabet wall is a fantastic idea! LBL is going to love it :D

Ashley Paige said...

Omygosh, I love this room! I just posted pictures of our sweet little boy's nursery and I just adore everything that you did! The bright colors speak my language.. and that letter wall is SO SO sweet! So glad I found a new blog to read! ;)

hayley [] said...

so beautiful! i love this room, it's just absolutely perfect :)

lazy explorers said...

Oh my goodness your blog is ADORABLE! I am so happy I found it!

ron said...

i so love LBL's room, every single detail of it especially those handmade friends. certified LOL(labor of love)<3