Finally… Emerson’s Nursery Revealed

11.29.2011

I honestly didn’t know if this day would ever come! It’s been quite the process trying to find what I need. Sometimes I was able to find something easily, while other times I had to do online ordering and then wait for the super slow mail to get it here. Combine that with all the DIY projects and this was one slow process. But- I’m happy to say that it is finally done and I love how it turned out. I think it’s a room that Emerson can really grow into. You may remember that I originally planned on doing a light pink and gray nursery. I really wanted a romantic, girly feel. But somewhere along the way my entire vision changed and we ended up with a funky, eclectic pink and aqua nursery instead. The walls are gray but that’s about the only thing that stayed from my original plan.
I’ve taken a million pictures and I don’t think they quite do the room justice but they’re the best I could do. All of the shots with the windows are completely overexposed but I couldn’t get them to look any better. (If anything looks crooked I promise it’s not- I think I every picture I took was crooked!) I need to work on my photography skills but that’s not what this post is about. 
  So without further ado- my sweet girl’s nursery: (I apologize in advance for the 500 pictures that probably look exactly the same)
The door:
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From the door:
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View from the crib side of the room:
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My absolute favorite part of the room- the window seat:
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This pillow looks red but it’s really more hot pink/fuchsia.
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And finally, the closets.
These wardrobes are built in. They may not be the prettiest but they are great for organization.
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The bins and baskets hold bath stuff, headbands and hats, toys and other miscellaneous items. I also use them to store extra diapers and some of the clothes that are E can’t fit into right now.
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Well guys- that’s it. If you hate it please don’t tell me because I might just cry!
The Breakdown:
We weren’t really able to do this room on a budget because there is no such thing as bargain shopping here. Even Ikea is roughly 30 percent more expensive than it is in the States (though it’s still relatively inexpensive.) I lost track of the total cost a long time ago but here are the links to everything in the room for those that are interested. You will quickly see that Ikea was my best friend when it came to decorating this nursery. All of the fabric is from the Dena Designs Kumari Garden line. I ordered all of it from Fabric.com and was very impressed with their customer service. I also have to admit that I got most of the inspiration for the room from Pinterest. It really is the best thing ever invented!
  1. Paint- Ace Hardware Winter Storm         
  2.   Spray Paint- Krylon Short Cuts in Hot Pink   
  3. Crib- purchased at local Toys R’ Us
  4. Crib sheet- DIY using this tutorial- Kumari Garden Tarika Blue  
  5. Ruffled Cribskirt- DIY by Mimi- Kumari Garden Jeevan Pink
  6. Blue Rug- Ace Hardware                
  7. Dresser- Ikea Hemnes 8 Drawer Dresser
  8. Shelf- Ikea Hemnes Bookcase                 
  9. Window Seat- Ikea Expedit shelf
  10. Chair- Ikea Extorp Jennylund                 
  11. Ottoman- Ikea Extorp Bromma Footstool
  12. Chevron Pillow- DIY with Chevron fabric
  13. Side Table- Ikea stool spraypainted hot pink
  14. Window Seat Cushion- DIY with Kumari Garden Tarika Blue
  15. Window Seat Flower Pillow- DIY using this tutorial
  16. Painted Sign- My Country Cottage Signs
  17. Lamp- Ikea Orgel Table Lamp recovered with Yellow Chevron
  18. Light Fixture- Ikea Maskros
  19. Changing Pad Cover- DIY using this tutorial with  Kumari Garden Tarika Gem
  20. Window Coverings- DIY with Kumari Garden Sanjay Pink
  21. White Shelves- Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge    
  22. Mirror- Ung Drill (spraypainted hot pink)
  23. All Frames- Ikea with Dena Designs Kumari Garden fabrics
  24. Small Table and Chairs- Ikea Kritter Children’s Table
  25. Chair Pads- DIY with Kumari Garden Tarika Gem
  26. Bookshelves- Ikea Bekvam Spice Rack spraypainted hot pink
  27. Closet Organizers- Babies R Us and Ikea
If you’ve made it this far you’re awesome! Smile Let me know if you  have any questions.
And since I’ve already overloaded you with pictures. Here’s one more for good measure:
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She’s definitely a fan of her finished nursery!






Kit said...

I just love it!!! Everything is perfect...I can tell that you put a lot of work into it :)

Andrea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I especially love the door sign and the bed skirt! Great job girl!

Mateya said...

Oh goodness it is absolutely beautiful! I love it!!!

Michelle said...

OH.MY.GOSH. I love it! That is such an amazing nursery. It needs to be in a magazine!!

Mom said...

Her nursery is perfect. It fits her precious little personality. I can't wait to see it in person. She is such a little doll.

Brittney Galloway said...

I love it! I especially like the crib bedding and how you crafted some Ikea stuff so it is cuter!

ajs {of MN} said...

Tami! this looks AMAZING! looks like it SHOULD be in a magazine seriously! i LOVE the window seat, the crib mirror, and the bookshelves- with that cute little table set, adorable!! and now i see where all of those cute little bows go! ;) great job, she is one lucky little girl with a mommy and daddy that REALLY REALLY love her!

Sarah said...

It looks awesome! Where did you get the prints on the shelf?

Beth Ann said...

Love it! Love all the bright colors and fabrics. Looks like a huge room! The window seat is fabulous. Great job!

Megan said...

I LOVE IT!!! I love all the fabrics you choose! It is beautiful!! I love all her bows!

Natalie said...

Wow, it looks absolutely AWESOME!!! Do you want to come decorate my next baby's nursery?!
I want to comment on every single thing so I will just leave it at that I love everything about it and it looks so awesome! She will definitely be able to grow into it :)

Melissa said...

Oooh I LOVE it!!! So beautiful!

The Jeffcoats said...

Tami!! I am totally speechless!! To say that her room is gorgeous is an understatement!! You can tell you put a ton of time and effort into it and I just love everything about it!! Great job Momma!! :)

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! I absolutely love it and am sure Emerson does too!

Joeylee said...

OMG I love it, it turned out awesome. Great job

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her nursery!! You did an AMAZING job, it makes me want a little girl to do a beautiful nursery like that!!

Lindsay said...

You did all of that?!?!?!? It looks awesome!! Seriously oh my word, I would totally hireyou to decorate for me. I love it!!!
And cannot forget about the cutie and post a photo of her :) :)

SushiMama said...

It looks awesome! I love the window seat and the frames above the changing table!

the workaholic momma said...

I absolutely LOVE it....you did an amazing job!!!! And don't feel bad about taking so long...Addie's still isn't done and its almost time for me to re-design it as her toddler room:/ The window seat is perfect and I love the table and chairs...well...and EVERYTHING:)

Just the Two of US said...

Omg this is absoulty beautiful, every detail, every decoration, it's amazing! you did an awesome job! She looks sooo adorable in that last pic! I love the sign at the top! my favorite verse ever!

Kelly said...

Are you kidding me!?!? Can you design my next kid's nursery??? AMAZING!!!!!

I love the window seat, the reading table area, the art above the changing table. ALL OF IT!!!

Katie said...

so cute!

Love and Lilly said...

The nursery is PERFECT! I love everything about it, she is one lucky girl! The framed prints have inspired me to do something similar for my room!

Allison said...

WOOOOOW! You did such a fantastic job, I LOOOOOOVE it! I think it's totally "pin-worthy"

Megan said...

OH MY GOSH!! This is absolutely perfect!!! Love the light fixture, the pink mirror, the chair and chevron pillow, and the bench seat! I love it all!!!!

Lyndsey said...

It is beautiful!! I love all the fun fabrics and bright colors! And I LOVE the little table, chairs, and bookshelves. That was like a fun little surprise at the end because I didn't see them in the first pictures! Her closet is to die for already, haha! You did such an awesome job!!!

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

Awe she has THE cutest nursery I have ever seen! And the bows that sweet one has is out of this world. Makes me jealous! :) Thanks for sharing your photos I just loved how it turned out.

J and A said...

Holy moly! I am in love with it!!! You did such a fabulous job! So fun! Can't wait, I dream of doing a nursery. Nice work Tami. LOVE it.

wallacefamilyblog said...

you did an awesome job on the nursery! I had to pin it for later one day :)

Erica said...

I just found your blog, love it already and i have just read a few entries. The room is beautiful, it could be in one of those magazines. XO Erica (asoonersweetheart.blogspot.com)

Anna & Kirby said...

I LOVE it! I showed it to Kirby too and we took some inspiration from you ;) Thanks again for another great baby post!

Mrs. Confident said...

Just got to your blog through Kodi's, and OH MY! I LOVE IT! So cute! Great job!!

Leah
AKA Mrs. Confident
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Cinthya said...

Gorgeous nursery. I love the color scheme. I'm a new follower of your cute blog and would like to invite you to link to http://www.eyeheart.ca/2011/12/last-weeks-linky-party-was-success-and.html

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courtney said...

absolutely adorable! i love all of the fabrics. perfect for a sweet little girl!

Samantha said...

Love the mix of colours! Dropping by from KK.

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lane, kelli and the boys said...

Visiting from Kelly's! You did a fantastic job. And your sweet girl is just precious! Have a great weekend :)

Darci said...

LOVE it!!! You did a wonderful job :)

Where is the sign on the door from?

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I love it... and the room looks nice and big! Lucky girl! :)

Shana said...

I love the bright pops of colour and the bed skirt is just adorable!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Wow, Tami! The nursery is beautiful! Love all the colors -such a cheerful space! Emerson is adorable too :) Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

what a beautiful room. love all the storage, and that sweet little table with book shelves.

Visiting from Kelly's Korner!

Sharen said...

Wow, that room in beautiful - I love the Ikea light. Finally found my way here via Kelly's Korner. It's fun to see how others do up their nurseries. Great to get ideas for my first little one!

Jake&TayB said...

Love the window seat was their a tutorial on how to do the seat? What is you use for it??? Beautiful nursery!!!!!

Megan said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! You just made me want to redo Olivia's room! haha

I LOVE that mirror!! I would NEVER have guessed Ikea! I have been looking for something like that for Olivias room actually! :)

HOLY bows!!!! Lucky girl!! Did you buy all of those? Where are your favorite places to buy/order from?

Stephanie M. said...

What a great room! Love that it's got lots of color yet isn't stereotypically gender color based. Jealous of your talent!

PuRa ViDa said...

Where did you get the cushion for the window seat? This room is a great inspiration for our baby girls' nursery, beautiful!

Fashion Blawger said...

Cutest nursery ever!! Amazing job!!! Love the colors and organization.

A Preponderance of Fashion

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. The best thing about it is you did not over do it. Clean, simple and tasteful ( though I'm sure your thinking it didn't feel simply ) the Window seat is to die for. Great job!

Anika Yeley said...

You are so talented! One of the best nurseries I have seen! How did you make the window seat cushion, I have those Ikea shelves and would love to make it into a window seat like that!

Mallorie said...

So I don't know if I had ever seen pictures of E's entire nursery before. But I LOVEEEEE it! Gorgeous! :-) Can't wait for baby girl #2's room reveal! :-) :-) :-)

carrieenord said...

This room is beautiful! One question I have, does the window seat from Ikea actually hold the weight of a person? Or is it more for looks? I am looking for something just like this, but I need it to hold the weight.

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