Friday, October 10, 2014

everly's pink and gray nursery

I laugh and I cry when I look at these "before" pictures of the nursery.  I laugh because we took the nicest room in the house and completely redecorated it.  There are plenty of other rooms in my house that are in worse need of a make-over, yet this is the one we redid.  I laugh because these pictures of Krew's old nursery have been pinned and repinned on Pinterest thousands of times, and this room no longer looks like this.  I cry because I loved creating such a special place for my baby Krew, who is almost three now, and certainly not a baby any more.  In fact, I really did cry when I walked in and saw the room after Bart had painted over the turquoise and green argyle, because that meant this room really was gone.



After I got over the shock of saying goodbye to my little boy's nursery, I got excited to turn it into a beautiful place for my little baby girl!
I loved the gray walls, so they stayed the same color they had been before.  Then, we added several different colors of pink, and lace accents and this is what we got:
 I'm one of the lucky people who got to purchase two cribs since I had twins first.  We've held onto this crib all these years, and once we found out we were having a girl, I knew I wanted to paint this crib pink.  I love how it turned out!
We painted this old dresser the same pink as the crib and added frames of various shades of pink on the wall, that someday I plan to fill with photos of my princess.


More pink and gray and lace.
One of my favorite elements in this nursery is the lace crib bumper that I made. I like bumpers because they keep tiny arms and legs from getting stuck, and they keep pacifiers from falling out.  But, big puffy bumpers aren't safe since they pose a suffocation risk.  Several stores sell breathable, mesh bumpers, but they aren't very cute.  So, I made a breathable lace bumper that solves all those problems at once.


 This little cluster in the corner is very similar to the one I made for Krew's nursery, but in various shades of pink and white.
This nightstand is one of the first projects I did for the nursery.  This nightstand was actually made by my grandpa, and was in my room all growing up. It's been painted several times before, but this is my favorite: blush pink with confetti glitter, and a jewel handle.
 This rug is the same rug I had in the room before, but I painted over the green and turquoise with two shades of pink.

 One of the first elements I decided on for this nursery was the confetti wall.  I used four different colors of vinyl for the confetti.
 A pink chandelier, of course.

 And the best part of this little girl nursery, is the tiny little girl I made to go in it!

2 comments:

Rachael Garton said...

What a beautiful room and family you have. Pinterest brought me here looking for a tutorial for the beautiful crib bumper. I'm sure I can figure something out but as a twin mom myself, time is tight! Thank you for sharing!

Rachael Garton said...

What a beautiful room and family you have. Pinterest brought me here looking for a tutorial for the beautiful crib bumper. I'm sure I can figure something out but as a twin mom myself, time is tight! Thank you for sharing!