Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nursery Reveal

June 27th 2011 was the greatest day in the world! It was the day we welcomed our first baby, a baby boy! Like many excited Mama's out there I dreamed of a beautiful nursery. I did not want anything typical, I wanted something different. I wanted a room that was kid friendly yet chic. I knew I wanted all white furniture, however, when it came to the bedding I searched and searched and found nothing I liked. With my inspirations and bedding sketch in hand I went to a few fabric shops and found the fabric I liked. I took the fabric and sketches to my tailor and had her make me custom bedding for my nursery. As for the accessories each piece was purchased by my husband and I while we were pregnant. Each little toy was purchased from a special place with excitement for our little man. The first item purchased was the vintage red gum ball machine. It was the inspiration to the room that really has no particular theme at all. 

Welcome the my baby boys room!

Every baby boy needs his ties!
We had the room painted in grey and added boxes of molding throughout the room. It does not look like it in the picture but the grey in the boxes are darker.

Here is a large view of the room when you enter. 

Changing station:

We named our boy after the famous Middle Eastern poet Khalil Gibran. I bought this vintage book from a library before my boy was born. 

The dresser from Babies "R" Us came with plain white knobs. I had a bucket full of these standard silver knobs from my bathroom makeover. I decided to put them to use. I purchased number stickers from Target and simply stuck them on to make my own DIY number knobs!

My favorite part of the room is the wall to wall book shelves. They are actually picture ledges from Ikea. I bought a few to make the perfect size to fit the room. 

The drapes were actually purchased for the master bedroom but baby was due soon and I did not have time to make or look for the right drapes. These are working great for now, however, I would like to add some fabric with pattern and color. 

Ikea frame turned chalkboard.

I used some chalkboard paint to add some easy and fun labeling.

Who needs a diaper pail, this is what we use to house our dirty diapers for the day. Who knew stinky can look so pretty!

A better look at the bedding. Don't you love the luxe fabric! So far baby is treating it well!

The closet: 

Hope you liked my first, but not the last, attempt on a nursery! I would love to know what you think!


  1. What a super cute nursery! Love the use of galvanized containers, that red rug, gumball machine, chalkboard accents, etc. And your closet looks nice and organized. :) Btw, we don't use an ugly diaper pail either! Great job!

  2. I love your nursery. The vintage book is so special and the red looks really great with the grey. The books on the picture ledge is a great idea. I love books facing out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a fabulous space - I love the details and the colour scheme too. I've got this linked to my nurseries post as well today, nice job!

  4. I love all the color here! It's hard to get all of them in there without the room being overhwhelming, but you did that perfectly. Nice job!