The Nursery Reveal

We are in that “holding pattern” time before a birth…you know, that antsy time when there are contractions, and backaches, and other things that point to a baby.  But no baby yet.

So, to keep our mind off of it {though my cell phone is attached at my hip at all times…because we could get!the!call!anytime!} I thought I’d take some pictures of the nursery while it was semi-clean and put together.

{The paint is “Turtle Dove” by Behr and the trim is like the rest of the house, “Swiss Coffee”, by the way.}

MM says, ‘Welcome to my brother’s bedroom!’


The chifferobe I found at a local antiques store for $85.  My dad painted it a medium gray and I replaced the knobs with ones I got for 50% at Hobby Lobby.  The lamp was left with the house.  The wire basket on the floor I got years ago at Lakewood and is filled with all handmade blankets, including three quilts by my birth mother that she made for her newest grandson.


The sleigh crib is from Pottery Barn.  Mom  got it second-hand on Craigs List in 2008 for MM.  I had the crib bumper made back in the summer from Etsy.  The dust ruffle I made myself {and honestly, I don’t like the color–the linen looked green in the store, but now looks brownish, blah.}  The horse print is a large flashcard from the 1950s that I had framed.  And that little stool?  MM put it there so she’ll be able to check on her baby brother whenever she wants.


For now the crib houses her baby.


The chandelier came out of C.’s parents’ house when they redid it last year.  I had it installed on a dimmer switch and I love that I can make the room really bright or pretty dim.  The drapes are made from Amy Butler’s ‘August Fields’ line and my mom had them made for the nursery.  The rug was a $60 find {which is a steal for a rug that big} from Urban Outfitters.


The vintage ‘Baby Foods’ sign came off ebay for $15.  The frame with the dress thing I saw on Pinterest. The gown is C.’s mother’s.  I wish I had gotten the frame {which I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby} just a little bit bigger.  It irks me that the gown hangs over the bottom of it.


The rocker came with our home  {and was part of MM’s nursery} and the little table we painted with camo-colored flat spray paint.  It’s got a little vintage alabaster lamp with a burlap shade, my dad’s baby rattle and piggy bank, and old family photos.


The mantle in the room holds lots of special meanings.  Citrus fruit, a map of our state, cotton picked from the side of the road–all will mean something to our little guy one day and we can’t to tell him all about them and his birth family.  The chairs we found int he basement.



The dress was bought at a local antiques market back in ’07.  It fit our changing pad and diaper storage perfectly.  Hanging on the wall is a drawer from a vintage printers cabinet.


The diaper storage is an old GCC crate.  The wicker hamper is not as sturdy as I would like so I need to figure out a way to make it stronger so I can use it.


But don’t be fooled by those disposables diaper in the above pictures–we plan on cloth diapering {after the umbilical cord stump falls off and for naps/nights at first}.  I’m sure there’ll be plenty of posts about THAT in the upcoming weeks!


And even though this doesn’t have anything to do with the room tour I had to show you this little book MM picked out for her baby brother…before we even knew about him.  She saw this book in October and had a FIT to get her for Moseby.  And boy, am I glad we did.


And since I try to keep it real here…while I was taking pictures C. decided to clean out our closet {I’m apparently not the only one nesting} and this is what was in our hallway. It took five trash bags for the hangers alone. UH-HUH.

keepin' it real

Now we just need our son!

2 Responses to The Nursery Reveal

  1. Joyce Hughes February 19, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    The nursery turned out so beautiful! I am sure Moseby will feel right at home.

  2. Laura Mervilde February 21, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you so much for posting! I keep checking your blog in hope of finding great news. What a lucky little boy to have you all waiting for him! The nursery is beautiful.

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