Delany (Due this month)
When my husband and I found out we were having a baby we were both excited and overwhelmed! We knew that the room that would become our future nursery was a HUGE project.
Due to a leaky roof, it smelled like mildew and needed new drywall, windows and lighting. Thankfully, between the two of us we make a pretty good team, as he is an engineer and I'm an art teacher.
I started designing the very day we found out we were having a girl. I knew I didn't want any particular theme, and it is important to me that this little girl has a room that will grow with her. I had been spending a lot of time on the Urban Outfitters websitem and the quilt in the nursery caught my eye. I love all of the colors and patterns incorporated in it.
After months of drywalling and installing new windows we finally got to the fun stuff! I had originally wanted to put up wallpaper but soon realized it was outside our budget. Instead I opted for a wall stencil from Whitewall & Co. The chair was a little gem I found for $30 on Craigslist. I sewed a slipcover for it, and my husband made it into a rocking chair by attaching a rocking mechanism to the bottom. The dresser was another DIY project that I finished with paint and scrap paper. Originally there was a niche in the wall on the left side of our chimney. I sketched up a plan for shelves and my husband built them as a "backboard" for the bed. After eight months of work and lots of DIY projects our nursery is finally finished and ready for our baby girl to come home!
(Images: Danielle R.)
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