When we first found out we were having a girl, I was super excited for all sorts of reasons. I immediately thought about how I would design her room and how I wanted it to be timeless and classic, but yet playful and whimsical. I am so in love with how it turned out. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but we finished it! I am extremely thankful to my family for helping on this. My dad, brother, grandpa and husband have been a huge help in making my vision for this room come true. Also, my mom and a few of my friends that came over to help paint, I couldn’t have done it without you! The lack of energy I had during this entire pregnancy was exhausting in itself. It almost seemed impossible to complete any small task.
You can find the links to most everything I’ve purchased for the nursery on my LTK linked here.
Here are some before phots when we first moved in.. Wow at the difference! The light bulbs were out, which is why the photos are so dark. These were also taken on my cell phone 6 years ago, so the quality is not the best. There were good bones, but all this room needed was a little love!
Our first task was to refinish the floors. We live in a home built in the early 1900’s and we uncovered the original pine floors that were hidden under the carpet. It was a task to get the many layers of paint and varnish off of them. Once they were sanded down, I almost wanted to leave the natural wood exposed. The natural color was so beautiful. We decided to stain them though to match the rest of the house. It was so worth it!! Ripping the carpet up and refinishing the floors immediately upgraded this room. We also did our main bedroom, I will write a complete blog post on refinishing the floors soon.
Once the floors were finished, I started looking at paint colors. I knew I wanted a pink room for my baby girl. I filtered through what seemed like HUNDREDS of pinks until I found the perfect one. The paint color is Texas Rose by Glidden. It’s the perfect light blush color for a baby girl’s room.
I found this wallpaper on Amazon for the reading nook we built. I thought the pattern and color were beautiful and would coordinate well with the aesthetic I was going for. I had originally wanted to wallpaper the ceiling, but our walls and ceiling are plaster so it makes it very difficult for it to stick. We would have also had to rent scaffolding to do this, I decided the reading nook would be enough. This nook originally had shelves for storage. We took the shelves out and started building the bench with a couple of 2x4s and plywood. My grandpa built it. How beautiful!
Below is the reading nook all finished. I love how it turned out! Find the link to the wallpaper here.
This is the crib I found that I fell in love with. It can also be a toddler bed for longer use. The antique gold finish is breathtaking and ties everything in the room so perfectly. This is a timeless piece that will last forever!
The dresser I purchased on Facebook marketplace and refinished for $20. You can’t beat that! I found these beautiful butterfly knobs on Amazon that I used for the dresser and also throughout the room on the reading nook doors and closet doors.
You can find most of the things in the nursery linked here on my LTK. These items are ready to shop!
Thank you for taking the time to read through the process of my baby girl’s nursery. We are so ready to have her earthside so we can enjoy our time together and watch her grow in this room!