Friday, September 2, 2016

The Nursery Reveal

Hi guys! I am so excited to finally share with you my nursery reveal for the boys! When I started this project I wasn't sure exactly what direction I wanted to go because I had never really created a true "boy" room before. When I had William, he shared a room with Ava and so it was much more of a gender neutral space. Once we moved into our house and they each had their own rooms, William's room stayed the gender neutral design, so this was a fun but kind of difficult task!
Toddler bed: Baby Mod (here) | Pillows: TJ Maxx & Homegoods | Dresser: DIY | Plant: Homegoods | Glider: c/o Dorel Living via Target (here and here | Nighttime Sky print: co/ from designer Shirley Lin Schneider (here) Giraffe print and resin W: Hobby Lobby | Rug: c/o Lorena Canals (here)
Lamp: Target (old)| Wood basket: TJ Maxx | Mirror: Target (here)| Changing pad: Old from Babies R' Us | Bottles: Marshalls | Globe: Target (here)

I started with the colors I wanted to use. I knew for sure I wanted a royal/navy blue dresser with gold hardware. That was my first piece. This dresser was almost the death of me friends. There are very few dressers out there in the color I was looking for, in an affordable price range, so I decided to DYI this one. I found an old white dingy dresser on a yard sale site, and seriously this thing was gross! It was covered in several layers of tacky paint with awful glass pulls. Straight out of the 80's! I knew I had to revamp from scratch. I decided to do the dresser completely myself and not let Scott help at all, because I wanted to see if I could handle this project on my own being as pregnant as I was. I used a strong paint stripper with a scraper to get all the layers of paint off (don't worry, I used gloves, ventilated masks, and my open garage to work, so baby was totally safe!). Then I took an electric sander to the whole thing. This was for sure the longest part of the project. It took several days to get it fully sanded down to the original base. Once I finally had to bare, I painted it with a good quality primer that I had tinted purple so that it would not show through the dark blue paint. I waited 24 hours and then painted two even coats of Behr Marquee paint with sponge roller. I waited 24 hours between each coat before finally sponge rolling it with a polyacrylic top coat which helped seal it and take away that tacky feeling you get with a lot of latex painted furniture. For the knobs I ordered a set of silver pulls from Amazon and spray paint primed them and then spray painted them gold! Finally my DIY was over and I sighed a huge sigh of relief!

Now from there I looked for yellows, greens, and grays to compliment the blue. When I found the crib sheets on Pottery Barn Kids, I knew things were going in the right direction. Unfortunately this exact style of crib sheet is no longer available, but they have a lot of cute ones on clearance!
Toy Baskets: Old from TJ Maxx and Target| String Lights: c/o Bright Lab Lights (here) | Pillows: TJ Maxx & Homegoods | Crib sheet: Pottery Barn Kids (sold out but similar here)| Darling print: free from Bethany Menzel (here)| Elephant print, fern print, and resin R: Hobby Lobby | Lamp: IKEA (here)| Wood Basket: IKEA | Blanket: c/o Aden and Anais (here)| Crib skirt: Old from Target

During this project I had SO many amazing contributing companies who sent us the best pieces to pull everything together! Lorena Canals sent us this amazing washable rug in their Hippy Yellow! I loved the design and mostly the fact that unlike most rugs, you could throw this one in the wash and BAM! All clean again! That is obviously a must for a place like a child's room where stuff is constantly getting dirty! Plus the rug is crazy soft, so it is our favorite place to play with the kids with all their toys!

Another piece I loooooove is our print from! I saw this art piece once day while searching for nursery art, and when I saw it would match the room I knew it had to be in there! Honestly it is probably my favorite piece of art in my home. The quality is amazing and the artist Shirley Lin Schneider did incredible. Not only that but Minted sent the piece totally framed and ready to go! Nothing I had to do but hang it on the wall!
Right underneath my favorite art piece is my favorite seat in the whole house! Dorel Living sent us this incredible Eddie Bauer swivel glider from Target, and oh my gosh you is SO comfy. The gray is a perfect shade to match the room and I love the white piping around the sides! I would be lying if I said that I didn't sit in there every single day just rocking in that glider. I love it that much. Seriously my kids won't even be around, and I'll just go in there and relax. I have always wanted a nursery glider but never pulled the trigger, so to have this in my home is an absolute dream! If you are in need of a glider, I can't recommend this one enough!
Gold wire shelf: Target (here)| Bookcase: IKEA | String Lights: c/o Bright Lab Lights (here)

While everything else went up, the room still felt a little bit bare to me. It needed a special something to brighten up the corner with the crib. I was so excited when Bright Lab Lights sent me a 48 ball string of lights in the colors that match the room! Bright Lab Lights is really fun because you can choose between 24 and 48 lights, and you can either pick a premade set from their site, or you can create your own with your own number and choice of colors! Putting those lights together and hanging them up was the final touch on the perfect room! I was so glad to have everything finally together and have this room complete!

Thanks for taking this nursery tour with me and letting me share this awesome space with you! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions! I again want to thank my amazing sponsors and contributes to this room! We couldn't have done it without you!


  1. This is so gorgeous and is such a fun boys room! I'm totally diggin' the royal blue dresser. Great job on it! x