Thursday, June 27, 2013

the renovation : finola's nursery (so far!)

The nursery is a work in progress.
We have done a LOT of work to it so far,
transitioning it from a blah and musty bedroom,
to a sweet little room for our 
baby girl.
  • new flooring
  • caulked, spackled, sanded and repainted all the trim
  • added door - connecting the front and back of house
  • repainted ceiling
  • painted walls
  • added new light fixture
  • re-did the closet into an open concept (and added lighting)
  • replaced plastic blinds with bamboo shades.
Well, really Hubby did all of that.
Then came my part...
the decorating.

We used mostly all the same things we used in Cormac's former nursery in our old house.
I've added a few new things, 
and will continue to!

Here are the before and after shots...

The details...

crib: craig's list
chair: ikea Hovas
ottoman: ikea Ektorp
round rug: urban outfitters 
wardrobe: ikea Hensvik (with antropologie pulls)
changing dresser: ikea Birkeland
chandelier: lowe's
paint: valspar 'granite dust' 
crib bedding: land of nod (discontinued)
white rug: ikea Tejn
turquoise curtain: target (discontinued)
"new"door: re-used from a closet in a different room {the hardware is stamped 1858!}
boppy cover/changing pad cover: etsy - {this shop}
stool by chair: thrifted and repainted/stained
bookshelves: ikea {spice racks}
closet shelving: ikea Lack
(I will update this post periodically to update the photos and give info on new items.)

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I'll do a separate post on the art and accessories...
I have a few things in progress!

Anyway, I'm sure this room is going to change as Finola grows
and begins to show her personality 
and opinions - of which I am sure there will be many!  
I am excited for all of that!


  1. I love it! the turqoise color is beautiful!

  2. Great room, Greta! LOVE the window on the door. Better to spy on the chillens with. ;)

    Very girly, without being too girly. Reminds me that I should take some photos of Mack's room and Maggie's (unfinished) rooms...... ;) Someday.....

  3. LUCKY BABY!!! You have such a way of making it look so fabulous!!!! LOVE IT!

  4. I love it! This is so cute, and I love your cluster of paper lantern things (what are they called?) in the corner! And the floors and trim are gorgeous. You are good at this ;)

  5. Dude! It is PERFECT. Come on! How is it so perfect? You have amazing style, and a much, much neater family than mine. If that was our nursery there would be the big kids legos and cars all over it, with sticky hand-prints everywhere, and probably a pair of dirty underwear in the middle of the room... at best! :)

    Way to go, it is sooo beautiful


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