So there are still a few things missing, and I’m sure once we have a baby shower it’ll fill up with all sorts of goodies, but for now I’m calling baby D’s room “done”. First, let me remind you what this room used to look like when we looked at the house….
Sorry for the bad photos- these were taken from the real estate listing. The paint job was horrible/dirty, gold hardware was everywhere and the carpet had all sorts of mystery stains. For the longest time we didn’t do anything about this room- we just put a baby gate up (to keep the dogs out) and made it a cat room. About a year and a half ago, we started talking about having a baby, so we got to work! The decal (from Leen the Graphics Queen), which was sort of the inspiration for the entire room. I knew I wanted it to have a nature theme (without being too theme-y), and that it had to start out gender neutral if I was going to start decorating before a) being pregnant and b) knowing the sex. I also wanted it bright, but also easy to change once baby D started growing up and having their own opinion about decorating.
I picked a grey wall color to keep things neutral (Martha Stewart’s Driftwood Gray), and painted the ceiling/closet interior a lighter grey (Martha Stewart’s Cumulus Cloud). The wall decal went up next, and I picked a pretty aqua blue for the birds, which also happens to be the exact same blue that we used in our wedding. From there everything else sort of came along slowly- I’ve had lots of time to think about this room!! The carpet is Martha Stewart’s Winterthur in “Wild Turkey” (hmmm, I’m sensing a hidden theme in this room!)
Without further ado, let’s start the tour!
What you see when you walk in the door- our bedroom is behind me. The dresser/changing table we got off of Craigslist and T re-did the top to be white. I found the blue bin on clearance at Target for $4 and will use to hold changing supplies. You can find more information about the gallery wall here, the bird mobile here and the crib skirt here. We still need a crib sheet (or two), and the crib was a generous gift from my parents (Baby Mod Cadence 4-in-1).
As you turn the corner, you see the
guest bed place for me to sleep once baby shows up and T goes back to work (it doesn’t look very big in this photo, but it’s a queen size). The bedding came from Bed Bath and Beyond (but looks to be discontinued). The pillows are from TJ Maxx and are actually meant for outdoors, but the colors/patterns worked great in the room. The black dog on the bed was mine when I was growing up (fitting considering we have 3 black dogs now). I did the art on the wall- you can read more about that here. And more about the patterned curtains here, the rocking chair pillow covers here.
This shot was taken standing underneath the bird mobile- which helps explain why we have all the furniture along 2 walls- the other main wall is one giant closet. There’s a stroller and other random items stored in there right now- I’m pretty sure it’ll become filled with only baby gear at some point soon. The end table next to the rocker also came from Craigslist- the same place as the dresser actually- and T painted it white. The quilt on the back of the rocker was made by T’s sister. I’d like the dormer to become a reading nook one day, so I plan on installing some shelves in there at some point soon. The storage ottoman and white curtains came from Target.
And the gallery wall/dresser as seen from the bed. So far the dresser is holding clothes and blankets- I’m sure we’ll be overflowing into the closet at some point in the near future.
And that’s the tour!! What do you think?