It’s been a long time coming, but I finally have pictures of Chase’s nursery. And, it’s completed just in time for him to get here. Hopefully he will come sometime over the weekend. If not, I’m definitely being induced on Wednesday. I didn’t really mention it on the blog, but this pregnancy has definitely had it’s ups and downs. We had two preterm labor scares back in January. It all turned out okay, but it really threw us for a loop while it was happening. Since January I’ve had more contractions than most women have while delivering 5 children. The closer to his due date that we get the more contractions I have. The doctors were sure he was going to come early, but he’s already decided to show everyone, especially me, whose boss. Now he’s full-term and we can’t wait for him to get here so that we can see his sweet face.
Enough of the mushy stuff. Onto his room and the details. In case you just started reading my blog or just missed my original idea board for his nursery here it is. I had to sacrifice a few of the design elements due to the price but I feel like overall I created the nursery that I had originally envisioned.
When I figured out that the West Elm rug I originally wanted was going to break our budget I opted for my own DIY verson. For the ottoman, I reupholstered the infamous leopard-printed x-bench in a chevron print.
I originally purchased a vintage piece similar to the one on the inspiration board for his dresser/changing table. Once we moved I decided that the vintage piece was going to look a lot better as a buffet in our new dining room, so I opted for the white Malm from Ikea.
I never intended to use the Serena & Lily glider that was on the inspiration board but I wanted to find one similar to have slipcovered. After looking and looking on Craigslist I had almost given up on ever finding one that was the style I wanted and within my price range. Then sweet Angela from The Painted House emailed me to let me know that she wanted to sell the glider she had used with all three of her children. I was so excited, especially when I saw how pretty the form was. It was just what I was looking for. It’s also extremely comfy. Here is the before shot.
I used a prewashed ivory linen for the slipcover so that I could easily throw it in the wash and clorox it.
This bird mobile was the very first thing that I bought for the nursery. I actually bought it about 7 months before I was even pregnant. It was on sale for $19.99 at Sundance. I knew I would use it whether I had a girl or a boy.
The gallery wall consists of art from Etsy as well as 2 pieces that Billy made when he was a little boy. The little painted swallow was gifted to me from a dear artist friend, and I actually won the abstract canvas during one of Angela’s giveaway about a year and a half ago. That piece has been so many places in our home and it ended up working so perfectly on Chase’s gallery wall.
Here is one of my favorite accessories in his room. My cousin gave me these adorable mugs that spell out his name. I just love them.
The hanging ceramic bird houses are from West Elm.
Scored the cute lamp at Homegoods.
Thanks to a suggestion from one of my awesome readers I was able to get the fabric that I really wanted for his crib skirt and pillow at an unbelievable deal on Mary Jo’s Cloth Store. I couldn’t believe it, but on this site it was less expensive than my designer pricing.
And there you have it. A full tour of Chase’s nursery. I’ll probably be MIA for the next few weeks. I’ll try to post pictures of Chase as soon as I can after he is born. I’m sure I’ll have my hands full for those first few weeks though.
I hope you all have a Happy and Fun-filled Memorial Day!
Info and Sources:
- Overhead pendant light – Ikea Boja Pendant Lamp
- Wall paint – Sherwin Williams Rainwashed
- Stuffed owl – Pier One
- Curtains – Ikea Aina with custom banding added