Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ava's Nursery Reveal!

Well, I am finally getting around to posting about our nursery (at 38 1/2 wks pregnant!)  It's finally finished and ready for our little girl!  Get ready for lots of pictures ;)

(view from the door)
My hubby did a great job on the paneled wall behind the crib.  It turned out just as pretty as I imagined!

(view from the closet.)  There is my old dresser we refinished for the room!
You may have also noticed that my vintage mirror isn't in the room....   I hung it and it just didn't 'fit' in the space, I wasn't happy with it.  I decided to hang this round one that I had gotten at a consignment sale and I think it goes better with the room.  I love my little DIY mirror but if I don't think something looks right in a room, it literally eats at me till I 'fix' it!  Anyway, it is now back up on my mantel....I'm not in love with it there either:-/  Ok, back to the nursery!  Here is another view of the room.  It bugs me that the balloon shade looks so sheer in these pics, I wish you could tell how pretty it is in person!

Love the little dollhouse.  My hubby refurbished a funky table/cart we got at a thrift store for it to sit on.  Turned out so cute!
My hubby also made these great bookshelves!  I decided they also make great shelves for displaying photos!
Another thing we did was get rid of the popcorn ceiling and Jeff re-surfaced it with a trowel and texture paint.  Turned out beautiful!  We painted it a light beige color that I lost the name of :-/  And installed crown (of course!)
I replaced the wooden knobs on the closet doors with these pink glass ones for more of a vinatey, girly look.
The tiffany lamp was mine from my room when I was young.  Works perfect in here!  And you probably recognize my DIY blocks ;)
The tea saucers are all thrift store finds.  It was a little more difficult than I thought it would be to find them and my mom helped me gather a small collection.
My dream crib.  It was a gift from my grandmother and it's my favorite part of the room.
I also love her beautiful bedding. 
I envisioned having little flower vases above the crib but didn't want to use glass (for obvious reasons) but had a difficult time finding anything!  I ended up with these plastic bottles from Hobby Lobby and I think they work ok.
Sweet little chandelier
Gotta have throw pillows!  I had the worst time finding a rug for this room.  I'm not 100% thrilled with this shag number but it works for now.  It's actually 2 smaller rugs that I put together.  I actually wanted to make it twice the size but I got them at a discount store and there weren't any more so I had to work with two.
I hope you have enjoyed this little 'tour' of our baby room.  It was a labor of love and I look forward to enjoying it with her.

Ok, I will post product details as best I can with this crazy mommy/preggo brain I have going on!


Paint color: Valspar Pink Air (eggshell)

Rocker:  I ordered it from when I was pregnant with Hayden 3 years ago.  I'm not sure if they still carry it, I was unable to find it.

Bedding:  Little House by Annette Tatum in Pool Rose Khaki.  The set has been discontinued, I found it on ebay.

Chandelier:  Home Depot (not sure if they still carry it, I snagged it on clearance for $50!)

Balloon Shade: Target

Doll House: Hobby Lobby (again, I think that style was discontinued.  We got the store display for a steal at $37!!!) 

p.s. I'm linking up to:
 Funky Junk Interior's Sat Night Special "Picture Perfect" link party!

All photos taken by Kristen (blog author) unless otherwise stated. Do not copy/save or print without permission. Thank you!


  1. Absolutely beautiful!!! I really need to find a doll house like that for Lily!

  2. Wow! Such a soft beautiful space you have lovingly created for Ava. Just gorgeous xox

  3. It is beautiful! I love how whimsical it is. I love the shelves for the picture frames and great photos!

  4. This looks like something straight out of a magazine! So cute and girly! You did an awesome job!

  5. GORGEOUS! love this room! you did such a good job with it!

  6. Thank you so much, everyone! I hope she loves it :)

  7. Congrats on your upcoming arrival. I have a boy and girl and was glad because they are so different and wonderful at the same time...mine are grown now, so enjoy them while they are young. Your room is well thought and lovely.

  8. Just beautiful. Simple yet elegant and classy. LOVE it. :)

  9. This is such a beautiful room-I love it!

  10. So gorgeous- what a beautiful dreamy space you have created! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!


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