Monday, December 14, 2009

Nursery Reveal

So, the nursery is just about done! We're still missing a few last minute things like a garbage can, and the quilt that will go with the bedding--my mom and I decided that since the gender is a little bit up in the air, we would wait until the little one has arrived before spending all that time making a quilt! Other than that, we have just a few last-minute touch-ups to do, like to finish the trim by the closet, and install some thingy to keep the closet doors from swinging at the bottom.

First, here's a picture of what the room basically looked like before...it was a storage room for all our junk, and had the builder's white walls and tan carpet:
And AFTER:
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So, here's a break-down of the room, and where things came from:
-Paint Color: Forgotten Secret (Ace Hardware)
-Floors: Costco Laminate in Antique Hickory (Leftover from rest of the house)
-Crib: Baby Mod Cadence Crib from Wal-Mart-$224
-Glider: Un-upholstered Dorel Glider from Wal-Mart- $170
-Glider Slipcover: Wal-Mart- $50
-Rug: Target- $65
-Dresser: Free (Justin's growing up), Repainted with no sand primer and white enamel.
-Changing Pad/Cover: $35 total from Amazon
-Curtains: Wal-Mart $17
-Toy Chest (which is currently storing blankets): Target- $50
-Wall Art: Less than $20 for all 4 (DIY)
-Wall Mural: Painted by Renee
-Sheets/Bedskirt: Made by Mere's Mom
-Other Misc Decorations: Mere's growing up

So, I know some of you were asking if our nursery plan changed much when we found out that there was a chance it might be a boy after all. And the short answer is not really, because most of the pink stuff came in terms of linens (curtains, changing pad slipcover, bed skirt, glider cover), most of which we already had, or could be dyed/replaced without breaking the bank. The only thing that wasn't a linen was the DIY wall art, which would be fairly easy to re-create using different colors. No biggie.

Overall, I am THRILLED with how it turned out. It is really, really close to what I imagined in my head, and I felt like we did it without breaking the bank! A *huge* thanks goes out to both Renee and my mom for helping bring those ideas to life (I can't wait to see it once the quilt is in there too!).

40 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I love it.

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  2. It's beautiful! I love how it all came together.

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  3. It looks fabulous! I love it. The turquoise and pink and white are amazing together.

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  4. Oh my goodness! It's beautiful! I love it! I can't remember if you shared how you did the wall hangings (the quote ones) or not, but I'd love to find out how! Everything came together so wonderful! Lizard girl or Lizard boy will be lucky to have a room like this! :-)

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  5. It looks fantastic! I love the wall art, especially the Bob Marley lyrics! Great choice :)

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  6. Goodness gracious I am seriously PROUD of you. The room turned out AWESOME. I think if Lizard is a boy changing the pink stuff out to brown or a darker teal would be easy and would also be a great look! I completely approve!! In awe!

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  7. You did a fantastic job. It's a beautiful nursery. I love the colors (like you said - easy to change if needed) and the tree is awesome. The DIY wall art is adorable! I love it!

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  8. It looks awesome!!! I love it, Meredith!

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  9. It IS gorgeous! It truly is!! I love it!!!!

    PS: i'm sure you're having a girl...so the pink is there to stay :)

    Love how you could change out the linens really simply if it were a boy though...dark brown would looks scrumptious :)

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  10. wow! that looks amazing! you've done a great job - and for cheap too! that room is an adorable nursery, but also a room that a little girl (or boy with some tweaks!) could grow into and enjoy for many years. :)

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  11. Wow! Gorgeous! The colors are amazing and everything looks fabulous!

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  12. Wow! that turned out beautiful. Love the color and the flooring and all the accessories!

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  13. It is GORGEOUS, Meredith! I love it :)

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  14. OMG! I.love.it!!! It looks awesome! I called the ladies at work to come over and look at it and they think it looks great!!!

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  15. I love it and I know your little bean will too! I love the wall color! Even though I am not anywhere near to having kids I have always thought that I want to do the walls a fun color like that!

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  16. That's pretty much the most gorgeous girls nursery I've ever seen- really. Fantastic job!!

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  17. Oh my gosh, what a HUGE difference! I love love love the colors and how there is just some pink touches here and there. Love the tree mural too. Beautiful!

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  18. It's absolutely gorgeous! I would've never thought to put those colors together! I like that it's not typical pastel colors, too. When we finally have a nursery, I envision orange, lime green, and brown. Your little she (or he) will love it!

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  19. I love it!Its very modern but cozy at the same time.

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  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great job. The color combo is just to die for.

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  21. This is FABULOUS! You should be proud of how it all came together!

    P.S. I'm super excited to catch a peek at Pat the Bunny!

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  22. It is adorable! I looove it!

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  23. WOW, Meredith! I seriously LOVE the nursery - it's gorgeous and looks like it belongs in a magazine! The colors are amazing, and it's turned out so well!

    Now stoppit - you're upping my baby fever! ;)

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  24. It's just gorgeous! I'm blown away! I love it!

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  25. Wow Meredith, I am blown away. It is just stunning!!!!

    Karen

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  26. Where did the Jack Daniels poster go?

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  27. GORGEOUS!!!!! You did such an amazing job in there. That's one lucky baby!

    xo,
    s (& j)

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  28. it's beautiful! i love the turn out!

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  29. I love this! So cute!! Great choices. The colors, the wall art.. the furniture.. perfect.

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  30. That is beautiful!! I love the blue... it is elegant and not so girly which is all you usually see in girls rooms... Beautiful!

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  31. It's so gorgeous!! I adore the wall color!

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  32. Just got here via the DIY Showoff and I have to say the nursery is absolutely adorable!

    I adore the Three Little Birds art so much! I want them! :)

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  33. Just saw this on the DIY blog -- LOVE the wall color and tree decal! So inspiring, and I know baby will love it :)

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  34. Love it! The colors are great, and the Bob Marley quotes are a nice touch :)

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