Project: Nursery

Monday, May 23, 2011

We were pretty productive around our home this past weekend. I am thrilled to share that Carl finished painting the nursery and it really looks fantastic (thank you, my love!!). The room (our former office) went from a warm, almost drab putty color to a fresh mint green that literally lights up the entire apartment.

There's still quite a bit of work that needs to be done, but I've started placing little things here and there and yesterday I spent a good six hours at the laundromat washing all of baby girl's clothing and linens so that everything is clean and ready when she makes her big debut.

In other big and exciting news, Carl's son, Ryland, flies into San Antonio this-coming weekend! He'll be with us the entire summer, so the nursery will not only house our baby girl, but her big brother as well. We're getting a loft bed for him this evening and have purchased a few goodies for his side of the room, as well. We're currently on the hunt for vintage superhero comics and posters to frame. Any suggestions, friends?

So, I may be getting a bit ahead of myself because there's still some work to be done, but I can't help but share a few photos of the nursery thus far. It's been such a fun process, and I've especially enjoyed the challenge of sticking to a small budget. The way things are looking, we may be able to have put together an entire shared nursery for less than $500. Not too shabby, eh?

I will certainly post more as things progress. Enjoy!

Dresser, bought off Craiglist. Refurbished by us! We gave her a new paint job, new knobs and pretty scented liner sheets. Curtains from Target's Room Essentials line, but we already had these in storage. Total cost, including dresser: $35.

Homemade shelf and various knick-knacks (thrifted). Total cost: $20.

Doorway to Carl's new office

An assortment of things to be hung, and Ryland's reading area rug. Total cost: $50.
Rug from Target, wall decor from Etsy, vintage and Target.


  1. Especially beautifully done becus it's done with LOVE!

  2. Looooooove the color you chose, it's gorgeous. And that little chalkboard sign that says welcome home Ryland is so sweet! Y'all are going to have a heck of a summer!


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