Project Nursery: Finished!

They say rooms evolve and that they take patience… but I didn’t believe it ;). When I was seven months pregnant we began Project Nursery and I expected to finish just shortly after Liv’s arrival (we didn’t know if she was a girl or boy so I figured we’d save the more gender-specific accenting until after). Seven months later and I’m on board with the theory – Liv will be five months old tomorrow! Wow how time flies.

But yippee! It’s done! So so happy with how the nursery has turned out and how it has evolved with time.

Here’s a wide angle look at the room as you enter from the doorway. Jennifer from Papaya Sky snapped these pictures for me, and as usual they’re amazing .

Modern, Contemporary, DIY, Makeover Nursery, Do It Yourself

A quick refresher on the before-we-moved-in (the owners took the furniture with them and pulled up the carpet before they left):

Here are a few different angles of the room, I love the beautiful painted tree and animals by Kevin’s Aunt and Mom. Other favorite projects include the nursery glider updated with a modern print and the made over changing table:

The new pendant light is one of my favorite additions!

I used fabric from Thibaut to decorate nearly the entire room. Projects that I couldn’t do on my own family with much craftier skills helped with, such as these adorable bumpers. I created a super simple DIY crib skirt out of the same fabric.

A few more detailed close ups:

Liv’s handmade felt mobile that I spent many a car trip on:

On the opposite wall, the bookcase with its new fabric backing, handmade basket liners and framed clothing art:

Our dog, Bodie enjoys the room almost as much as Liv – I’ll find him napping on the carpet or sitting besides the crib while she’s sleeping.

I think Liv really loves it too :).

And to think the room all started with this inspiration board last November!

Plenty has changed over the course of seven months but I think the general theme and feel is roughly the same.

So much time, hard work and love has gone into this room – it’s so special to both of us!

Modern, Contemporary, DIY, Makeover Nursery, Do It Yourself

Here’s a breakdown of every project from the nursery:

No Sew Fabric Pennant
aby clothing art
Handmade butterfly mobile
DIY crib skirt

Basket liners part 1
part 2
The glider makeover
Recovering an ottoman
Sewing the curtains part 1, part 2, part 3

Curtain fabric selection
Nursery fabric board
Rocking horse find
New pendant light
New sconce lighting

Vintage wall art addition

Changing table makeover

Nursery wall striping tutorial

Painted animal project

The initial
inspiration board breakdown
before pictures


Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite baby products for the New Mama giveaway! I learned about everything from new books, iphone apps, high chairs, the Sophie giraffe and baby food websites – and couldn’t agree more with moms who love the Moby, Babywise book, swings, bouncers, Baby Gap socks, muslin blankets and the miracle blanket!

Don’t forget to enter for over $350 worth of Mom goodies (makes for great shower gifts, too!).

On to the guest bathroom and new office next!

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  1. says

    What a beautiful room! You have great taste in fabrics! So pretty! She’s a lucky little lady!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. says

    adorable! i think it turned out even better than the inspiration board. i love the painted jungle on the walls, the greek key fabric on the glider and your use of more muted colors- especially the coral-y pink. it looks great!

  3. says

    Oh my goodness, I love it!!! So inspiring! We are getting ready to move and my baby is due at the beginning of October, and I am so anxious to start decorating a nursery but have to wait until found a new house. Its driving me crazy, but your decorating is very inspiring. Great work!

  4. says

    The nursery looks amazing! I love the pops of graphic fabrics and modern touches! This will last years and years! Thank you for sharing!!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}
    savvydesignest {dot} com

  5. says

    LOVE it!!! Everything is SO beautiful, but your little girl is the cutest of all. :-) I’m sure you’ll spend many happy days in that room with your baby. You did an awesome job.

  6. says

    I think you’ve done a lovely job – it looks great! I have to say that even though I do e-decorating and believe that a very attractive room can be pulled together quickly, it is always the final personal touches added over time that make the room really amazing.


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