Friday, July 22, 2011

{baby jake} The Nursery! - Part 1

I am finally starting to work on Baby Jake's nursery! 
He will be here in 11 weeks and this is the first thing I have done in preparation. :)
Here are a few photos of the empty room.  It is definitely a blank canvas.  

This week my sister has been staying with Madi and me to keep us company while Josh has been in New York on a mission trip.  She graciously agreed to help me get started painting. Despite the loathing I feel towards painting, it actually wasn't awful.  

I was a little nervous about the color, but after seeing all four walls painted, I love it! 
It doesn't make the room feel tight and small like I thought it would.  

** As a little side note, we did have a mishap with the paint.  Coming down off the latter I stepped in the paint tray and then, trying to get out, I stepped on the carpet with a paint covered foot.  So, prior to the above photo I was sitting on the carpet sobbing for having ruined baby Jake's nursery [gotta love pregnancy hormones].  Lauren took over and started wetting down the carpet and soaking up the paint.  It actually all came out and there is barely a dull gray tinge.  Thank goodness, the nursery isn't completely ruined.  And I owe it to my sister for actually fixing the problem while all I could do was cry.  Haha.  

So, here is the final look at the paint - I love it!

The color turned out so beautiful and I can't wait to continue on the journey to turn the nursery into this....

But, let me assure you, I cannot afford all of the wonderful accessories in this picture.  That chair alone is almost $1200! So, if you feel like looking around at this nursery, let me know (comment!) if you have any ideas or sources to find similar items at a much lower price. :) 

much love, 


  1. We saw some lamp shades like that at IKEA, not sure of the prices though.
    The furniture consignment shop on S Florida (across from the post office and Sonny's) has great buys. Check there for a chair, you can always cover it!

  2. First, I LOOOOOVE your nursery look!!!! It's just incredibly chic and modern.

    Okay... here are my suggestions:

    This chair is not EXACTLY the same, but I think it would look neat in a nursery, and would definitely give you that POP of blue:

    This chair would probably be more comfortable, and the gray appears to match your wall color:

    If you could find a cheap chair (i.e., on Craigslist), you could always get this slipcover from Target to make it the right color:|1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0