Saturday, March 17, 2012

Junior's Nursery Tour!

I'm sorry it's taken me this long to post pictures of Junior's room but in a way, it's been a nightmare (at the very beginning anyway)! LOL! We had problems with the crib, chair cushions and paint. In the end, I think it's all been worth it ;o)

I had a certain image in my mind of what I wanted and although it's not 100%, I'm quite happy with the final results. There are still a few things missing that would make the room complete but I know a lot of you have been 'patiently' waiting to see what we've done ;o)

As you enter the room, this is what you see -

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This was DH's grandmother's chair and it was important to us that it be included in the room. Unfortunately the cushions didn't match so it was quite the journey to find replacement ones. I won't go into the whole story! Needless to say, we are very happy with the new look :o)

To the left of the chair is the changing table. We used DH's old desk that he had stained last summer -

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The furniture doesn't all match but it's close enough for me and hey, it gives character.

Turn a little more to the left and there's Junior's new crib -

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Do you know how hard it is to find reasonably priced crib sheets???? Oye! I'm on the search for a crib skirt as well but may have to resort to making one. And yes, the monkey blanket and stuffed monkey will be removed from the crib when Junior comes home. You're not allowed to have ANY-THING in the crib with the baby. Not even the bumper guard!

As we continue left you get to see the entry to the room and his dresser -

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You can also see DH's wonderful paint job :o) Let me tell you, painting stripes is NOT easy, even with the proper tape! Junior's going to have to live with this color for awhile ;o) LOL!

One final turn and you see where the dresser and the closet are -

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There's not much on the walls yet and we're still in search of a rug but you get the idea :o) So what do you think? To me it's a little boy's room. DH thinks the green should have been brighter but I disagree.

Wait! The tour's not over yet! I bet you'd like to see inside the closet ;o)

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DH installed a closet organizer. Disregard my maternity clothes because they'll be gone as soon as I don't need them anymore! So where are all the clothes I was talking about? In his dresser!

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I'm only showing you two drawers ;o) They are stuffed with pants and shirts that will take him up to about 6-9 months. Am I going to have fun dressing Junior or what! LOL! You just wait until you see our little clothes horse ;o)


48 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely room to come home to! Ill bet Junior has sweet dreams there.

Linda said...

The nursery is adorable Cathey. Love it and all his clothes.

Linda

Christina said...

Great job on his room.

Angela said...

The first thing I noticed was the stripes and how wonderful they looked! Junior is coming home to a wonderful room all his own! Love it.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done that is a beautiful nursery and will last an awful long time :) love the chair :) that would be my favouritest place sat nursing the wee one :) love mouse xxxxx

Cole said...

I love the stripes! The room looks great, won't be too long now before he's here & it's complete!!

pandy said...

aw I love it! it doesn't scream A BABY LIVES HERE and will grow with him :)

Valma said...

Just PER-FECT =D
Only an adorable little boy is missing :)
I love the kind of 'Victorian' style you created
And what a great idea to use old furnitures, especially Grandma's armchair ♥
very great job :)
take care, and we are now being almost as impatient as you =D
big hugs from France
xxxx

Stitchinowl said...

What a cute room! You are definitely ready for Junior to arrive.
Carolyn

WendyCarole said...

It's wonderful and I love the colours.

Christina said...

Ahhh, it's PERFECT! I'm not a great fan of pastel colours for nurseries. Apparently babies respond more to stronger colours. Well, now that the nursery is done, all you need is a baby! Yikes!

Sharon said...

Beautiful room Cathey! I love the furniture and that some have meaning makes it even more special. Definitely my kind of colors-I think it looks very soothing!

Lisa said...

Pumpkin it's wonderful, junior will be soooooo happy in his room. Well done to you both for a lovely finish.

Tina said...

He is already getting spoiled....have fun !

Nancy said...

Junior is going to love his room! Your hubby did a wonderful paint job! Look at all those clothes! You will have so much fun dressing your little one!

Barbi said...

It's perfect!!!! :)))

Catherine said...

Oh so sweet!! Looks like everything is ready! You may just have enough clothes theree that Jr won't have to ever wear anything twice before he outgrows them! Can't wait to see some pics with JR modeling all the outfits. Tick~tock...

Karen said...

How exciting.... looks like you are ready!

TammyK said...

Looks like all it needs now is the little baby boy :-) Very cute! Love the stripes and I can imagine how hard they were to paint... looks awesome though. Kudos to your hubby!

Cindy said...

I think it looks wonderful!!!

Just wondering...the desk-turned-changing table...is that Ranch Oak?

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful tour. Thanks so much hon for sharing.
Did I see a little Nova Scotia tartan in those drawers?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I think it is wonderful!

Rachael G said...

That decor would suit a teenager so keep it LOL. Wow you certainly are ready to welcome junior home. I can't believe you are not allowed cot bumpers now, my kids were all fine with them!

Harmien said...

I love how you've created a space that has so many memories already, and Junior hasn't even arrived yet! A special place where he can only feel warm, welcome and loved...

Vickie said...

Great job Cathey and hubby. I LOVE that you used Paul's grandmother's chair. Just perfect! :)

Denise said...

Paul did a wonderful job on the walls! The room looks fantastic! OMG - the clothes - new outfit every hour! You've done a great job getting ready - now if he was just ready to come visit!

Tatkis said...

Absolutely lovely boy's room! A lot of style! I'm sure he will feel comfortable and calm there :))

Hugs,
Tatyana

Daffycat said...

Oh, Cathey. Oh my. It looks wonderful. I think the color scheme is the best part but monkeys are pretty sweet too. The striped walls are perfect!

I'm so happy for you.

Deborah said...

What a sweet room! Jr. will love being in there.

Leslie said...

what a great nursery!!! I love the paint job and the crib is darling.

Carol said...

You look like you're totally set for Junior's arrival, Cathey. You guys did an awesome job on the room. And I like the fact that it is a room he can grow up with...

I can't believe all the clothes you've received--he'll be the best dressed baby in Nova Scotia :)

Funny how times have changed; when my sons were little their cribs had bumper pads, stuffed animals, etc. AND you put them to sleep on their stomachs! Very different from things today :)

Rest and take care these last few weeks--your precious miracle is almost here!!!!!!

Irene said...

WOW what a great room !

Veronica said...

Such a lovely room. I think it's perfect for a little boy. How exciting for both you and DH.

Hugs,
Veronica.

♥ Nia said...

Oh! So special to have something from Junior's great grandmother :)
Really?! I had no idea crib sheets could be something expensive..!
I have all for my future baby's room, even for the crib.. just need to make that baby! hahahhahah ;)
Your DH did a great job, the painting looks perfect! :)
Oh so much baby clothes!!! :D That's awesome, you will need lots of clothes, they need to change a lot! ;) hehehehe

Looks fantastic! It's only missing some wall decoration, it's true. But that comes with time :) For sure you'll make something, Junior will also receive a lot of presents, you need to leave some room for that too ;) ehhehe
Great work from mom and dad :D

Julie said...

Simply wonderful!

Mel said...

A beautiful room. I can just imagine you rocking the baby to sleep in there. Ohh. so great.

Patty C. said...

You have done such a fabulous job - What a happy home !!!!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness my dear! You are set and so is junior!! What a lovely room you made for him!! Didn't know about not having anything in the crib. We had tons of stuff in our cribs I think...you know blankets, blanket guard, etc. Good to know though!!

Bet you can't wait!!!

Sally said...

Oh, Cathey, junior's room is absolutely delightful. Just perfect :)

Marion said...

It is a beautiful room! I love the colours....they can stay that way for a long time! Junior is one lucky little guy! (and well outfitted baby!!)
Take care...enjoy your time waiting for him to arrive....

Marion

Melanie said...

Very pretty!!! I think it looks great! I love chocolate brown as a design color - I actually have my guest room done in blue/brown.

Take it easy, momma!!!!!! :)

Terri M said...

I spy a Nova Scotia tartan!! I had a onesie made with that fabric. I'd bought so much, I was able to use the leftover fabric as a mat cover for a poster + stitched piece. I like the colors.

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Cathey, I'm so sorry I'm late, but Master Peanut's room looks fab, love the paint job, and colours. Good thing the maternity clothes will be gone, more room for Junior's stash. Can't wait to see HIM, and then can't wait to see him all dressed up :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Anonymous said...

The nursery is lovely, and has lots of character. As far as the furniture not matching exactly - how boring would that be!! It's much more important to include pieces that have emotional value, like the chair. Besides, I think they call that "shabby chic"; where things kninda but not quite match. Get lots of rest!
Colleen

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

How'd I miss this post? I love the room color and the stripes are just fabulous!! What a great space and oooh, all those clothes! Fun, Fun, Fun!

Mary Ann said...

It is a lovely room for a little boy. The colour and style will suit him for a long time. Re the crib bumper...granddaughter was using it to boost herself out of the crib the other day. It has since been removed by the mean Nana:)

Annette said...

Ow how beautifull your nursery is..
You gave it a persanol tough..I love it.,.

Dh is a good painter.. congratz..

All those clothes.. I looks like you are haveing twins...lol....
Your going to have so much fun!!!

Lynn said...

You've done a wonderful job with Junior's room! The decor will work throughout his childhood too! The dresser and closet seem to be well stocked and ready. Love how you've incorporated Great Grandma's chair into the scheme and turning the desk into a change table was brilliant!