The reveal day is finally here! I couldn’t be more excited to share our farmhouse girls nursery renovation!
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Can you believe the day is finally here?! REVEAL DAY! WOOO!
It’s been a long time coming. If you even remember, we shared we were expecting our 3rd child and 1st girl back at the end of the fall One Room Challenge. From there, it was crickets until I announced our design plan earlier this year.
It’s been a loooooong couple months working to get this nursery to match my vision. And boy does it EVER! But first, remember what it looked used to look like?
Things moved pretty quickly at first. We installed a shiplap feature wall, painted the entire room, installed some GORGEOUS wallpaper, and redid an old dresser. This was all pretty much done by the end of the first week!
Then it was back to hearing crickets for a few weeks. We had some bad weather coupled with the fact that I am in fact pregnant, tired, and cranky and my husband and I both work. We just didn’t get a lot done.
I shared another update on weeks 2 and 3 progress and the final update 2 weeks ago. Even though it was slow moving, I loved getting to do a lot with my husband. We had to do a lot after the kids were asleep but it was fun getting to work on things with him. If only this could be our full-time job (a girl can dream, right?!)…
I guess I should also mention that I don’t particularly like themes when it comes to nurseries. I decided to go for a farmhouse look, complete with the normal neutrals of that style (grays and creams). Then, in addition, I wanted to add pops of pink because she’s a GIRL (!!!!) with floral accents.
But, enough rambling. Time to see some pretty pictures!!
Ahhh isn’t it amazing?! The entire nursery is more beautiful than I could have ever envisioned. It’s such a wonderful feeling seeing my initial ideas/vision come to life and surpass what I thought was possible.
It all started with a little paint. If you can only afford to do one small renovation, PAINT! I’m always blown away by the difference a simple coat of paint makes.
We chose to paint the room Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams and I’m SO glad we did. It’s the perfect neutral paint color that absolutely screams farmhouse style to me. I also love how warm it makes the room feel while still providing a clean, neutral backdrop for the rest of the space. I cannot recommend this color enough!!
No room would be complete without a little shiplap, right? We added a faux shiplap feature wall for around $30 that was also painted Alabaster. You can read about the full tutorial for that here. It’s the perfect focal point for the room and a great wall to center her crib on!
Next, we got rid of the old gray and white striped rug and I found my rug soulmate. When I first had an image of what I wanted the nursery to look like, I envisioned basically this exact rug. And, to actually FIND it from PlushRugs and USE it in the nursery is incredible.
The base cream color is almost an exact match to the wall color (total coincidence that I wasn’t planning). The dark and light gray pattern on the top is the perfect match for the space.
On top of the rocker (which also reclines meaning I’ll probably just sleep in it), I added two gorgeous pillows from Tonic Living. The one is pale pink and the other is mixed pink florals. They really tie the entire room “theme” together while also making such a pretty accent to the rocker.
Did I mention the pillows are also soooo comfortable? That’s an absolutely necessity for the late night nursing sessions in my near future!
One of my favorite parts of the room is the closet. From the gorgeous wallpaper to the custom built cubbies and shelf (tutorial on everything coming soon!), there’s not much I don’t love about this space. And, that’s not even mentioning the best part – skinnylap closet doors!!
Now that all the big stuff was complete, it was time to move on to my favorite part – room styling and decorating! I got to work and enlisted my hubby to help!
We updated an old and unused curtain rod with spray paint and some new knobs (tutorial coming soon). I used old curtains I had to complete the whole window look.
My hubby built the most perfect shadow box using an old frame I had for almost no money at all. If you remember, I was originally crushing on a shadow box that was WAYY over budget.
I found an old 8-pane window for just a few dollars. After giving it some TLC (removing the glass, cleaning it and applying sealer), we mounted it to the wall. I made a simple wreath (tutorial coming soon) that we hung from the window with old lace. The whole thing looks beautiful and oh-so-rustic above her bed!
Next, I made some farmhouse style shelves to go above her new farmhouse dresser (tutorial coming soon). I loved filling the shelves with little frames, accents, and photos of our growing family.
I also grabbed a few baskets for some storage in her room. This smaller white basket from Serena & Lily (a luxury, home decor brand) is so sturdy and perfect for holding her multitude of swaddle blankets.
One of my absolute favorite projects from the nursery is this wood bead chandelier I made from a cheap IKEA chandelier. I cannot wait to share this tutorial. It was SO easy to make!
In addition to the baskets around the nursery, I added a TON of baskets inside the custom closet. Plus, we used piping to make our own hanging rod.
One of my favorite little details in the room is the antique knobs, plates, and hardware on the skinnylap closet doors. We found all the old rusted hardware at the same place we found the old window (Construction Junction if you’re in Pittsburgh!) and spray painted them a matte black. You just can’t find stuff like this anymore (and yes, I know I sound like an old lady;) )
Just look at these knobs!!!!
I am head over heals in LOVE with this nursery. I jokingly said I want to put one of those ropes across the door like you would see in a museum to prevent anyone from going in.
A huge thank you to my amazing husband for always supporting me and helping me do the million projects I dream up. Also to my FIL for always coming up to assist when I think of something else I need help with and for sacrificing his own time to help with the room.
I am so grateful and so lucky to have teamed up with some amazing brands for this nursery makeover. Thank you SO much to the following companies for sponsoring the makeover:
And, just in case you’re wondering where I got something, here’s a complete source list for the nursery:
Rocker – Amazon
Crib – Potter Barn Kids (ours is an older version from when we had Charlie)
Dresser – Found at antique store and redone (read about that here)
Rug – Plush Rugs
Skinnylap Doors – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon
Closet Cubbies – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon
Walls/Shiplap – Alabaster (Sherwin-Williams)
Dresser – Moss Rose (Sherwin-Williams)
Shadow Box – Rose Embroidery (Sherwin-Williams)
Skinnylap Doors – Iron Mountain (Behr)
Crib Sheet – Pottery Barn Kids
Crib Skirt – Pottery Barn Kids
Curtains – Pottery Barn
Curtain Rod – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon
Curtain Pullbacks – Hobby Lobby
Switch Covers – Hobby Lobby
Dresser Knobs – Hobby Lobby
White Basket – Serena & Lily
Laundry Basket – World Market
Changing Pad Cover – Amazon
Wreath over Window – Tutorial coming soon!
Window – Construction Junction (local Pittsburgh company)
Chandelier – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon!
Actual Shadow Box – DIY Tutorial Coming soon!
Small Clip Frame – Michaels
Burlap Rose – Hobby Lobby
Faux Succulent – From my house (Similar Item)
Book Page Planter – DIY Tutorial Here
Wood – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon!
Brackets – Hobby Lobby
Farmhouse Candlesticks – DIY Tutorial
“Evelyn Rose” Wood Slice Sign – DIY Tutorial
Potted Succulent – Michaels
Chicken Wire Frame – Michaels
Mini White Frame – Hobby Lobby
String Art Heart – DIY Tutorial Here
Cursive “love” – Michaels (in store)
Metal Bucket – Hobby Lobby
Pink Pot – IKEA
Faux Plant – IKEA
Rustic Letter “E” – Michaels (In Store)
Fabric Floral Garland – DIY Tutorial Here
Mini Frame – Michaels
Candleholders – Hobby Lobby
Pink Candle Holder – IKEA
Mini Frame – Michaels
Plant Basket – IKEA
Pipe Hanging Bar – DIY Tutorial Coming Soon
Wallpaper – Spoonflower (How to hang wallpaper tutorial coming soon!)
White Baskets (top shelf) – Target
Wire Baskets – Target
Tote Baskets – World Market
White Hangers – Amazon
Gosh, I can’t believe the nursery is finallyyyy done. Now it’s just waiting these last 4 weeks for little Miss Evelyn Rose to make her appearance. There were so, so many projects we did ourselves in this room and I promise to share tutorials on all of them over the coming weeks.
What do you think?? Do you love the nursery as much as I do? Anything you would have done differently?
Wishing you a joyful day!