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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lily's nursery

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I hated being pregnant.  I was sick, uncomfortable, and passed a kidney stone during my "easy" second trimester.  But I loved planning for my baby.  I had a ton of fun decorating her nursery in anticipation of her arrival.

I chose browns and pinks for the color scheme.  I am a firm believer of finding one thing you really like and planning everything else around it.  In this case, I loved the polka dot fabric I found at Joann's that I used for the bed skirt and the outside of the bumper pads.  It's funny to me now because I don't love it...and may be ready for a change almost 2 years after I picked it out...but at the time, I was smitten.

I bought this crib, but made the crib skirt, quilt, bumper pads, and nursery art.  I found a mobile that matched perfectly at 

I pieced the front of her quilt together using all of the fabrics and colors I was using in the room.  It tied it all together.  I chose a soft minky swirled fabric for the back of the quilt.  This is the PERFECT fabric for a baby quilt!  It's super soft, and I get compliments all of the time about how pretty it is.  The downside: It's kind of $15 a yard expensive.  BUT if you wait until you can grab a 40% or 50% off coupon it's much more doable...and totally worth it.

Like the Nursery Art I used for Lily's room?  You can buy your own customized nursery art in any color at my Etsy shop.

I made the changing table pad to match the bedding.  We looked at getting the changing table that matched the crib but eventually decided to get an unfinished piece at D&B woods on Center Street in Provo.  I am SO GLAD we did!  I love it!  We paid them to stain it the same color as the crib, and it was perfect.

I filled the basket with baby essentials, the top right drawer with tiny diapers, and the top left drawer with all of her accessories!  I bought plastic drawer organizers at Target and organized her socks, tights, diaper covers, pacifiers, pacifier clips, headbands, hair clips, and hats.

Above the changing table, I hung her flower clip holder.

In her closet I stacked her burp cloths for easy access, filled the drawer with blankets and other things, and hung her tiny dresses.  I put a lined basket in the left corner for dirty clothes.

On her bookshelf (from Target) I put her name in wooden letters, a few pictures of my husband and I as babies, some books and toys, the best baby monitor EVER and a basket of quilts.

I hung a picture of Jesus, in an attempt to follow the principles found here.

I purchased this toy chest in espresso, which I love.  It's hinge doesn't slam shut, so there have been no pinched fingers yet.  I love being able to clean up and put everything in the toy box, because Lily can help and it's easy.

Finally, we got the glider and ottoman at Target as one of their online daily deals.

I love Lily's nursery!  There is room to play, it's somewhere soothing we can relax, and I had a lot of fun putting it together.
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  1. What a pretty nursery for a lucky little girl! So calming. Love the built-ins in the closet!!! I bought the fabric for our nursery about 8 years before I got to use it - luckily I still liked it when the time came. (visiting from Creation Corner)

  2. Your nursery is lovely! I found you through Blue Cricket Design. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a cute nursery! I love the quilt! Did you machine quilt the flower design on the quilt?

  5. Pretty - love that quilt esepcially :)


  6. What a sweet nursery!!! You did an AWESOME job! Thanks for sharing your little ones space at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  7. It turned out so cute! So glad you linked up with us! Have a great week!


  8. Awesome nursery! Aw sorry you were but sounds like you stayed positive!
    Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share!

  9. I meant to say *sorry you were sick*....
    I should go to bed now! :)

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