Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nursery Unveiled













 I'm so thrilled to finally be able to share Clancy's nursery with y'all!! The last month has been one full of contractions for me and a back injury for my husband   This being said, the nursery construction had been put on the back burner. It was a slow and steady work effort for us! Thankfully I have been blessed in the mother in law department and this weekend I got the crib put together and furniture moved in and out of Clancy's small little space. 

We decided to keep the guest room as is for visiting family. We have a really sweet small space that comes off our master bedroom as a whole (if that makes sense.) I love the sweetness of the coziness for our new family edition. I wanted to keep it light and airy with white walls, but I couldn't handle all white. I decided to make the wall her crib goes on the fun one. I made a cactus stencil from a pizza 🍕 box and grabbed a couple gold paint pens from Wal Mart and make a cute cactus wall to add a little something. This project cost about $4 in all!! It was a little time consuming but well worth it. If you are thinking about doing your own cactus wall my biggest piece of advice for this project is to keep them nice and spaced out. I started out way too close together, and I'm so thankful that the crib covers up my "boo boo."

My next painting project was one that came to me on a whim. I had planned on leaving Pecos' crib white, but then the all white thing just seemed too boring. On the way to town one day I had the thought of painting her crib and dresser a soft pink. I may have grabbed too much paint, but I'm thankful I'll have it for touch ups!  I feel the pink splash adds the perfect girly touch to the Navajo and cactus patterns she has throughout her nursery. It took me a couple of days to get everything painted. This project cost about $30 for a gallon of paint. I could have cut this cost quite a bit by getting a smaller can of paint, but oh well!

As I was having contractions and wasn't really allowed to be up and around I turned to sewing for some entertainment and cute projects for Clancy. I am not a professional seamstress by any means and would never gift one of my end projects to anyone at this point, but I'm so proud that Momma could make a few things! I started out with making burp rags that also are large enough to to use as a play mat and car seat blanket. The measurements on them are relatively 21"X21". With each one I got a little better. Then after I made a few of these I got a little more brave and took on the project of a crib skirt. My mom picked up the cutest feather material and she helped me achieve the best sewing project I've ever done! I'm super please with how it turned out and it's absolutely precious against the pink crib. All these projects were well under $50 with all material including minky. 

The dream catcher came from a friend, Bailey, who makes the cutest dream catcher!!! I strongly recommend her if you're in the market for a sweet touch to your little one's nursery. Most decorations were things I've collected over the last year that were used in different parts of our house. 

I'm in absolute love with the end result of our sweet Clancy's nursery! I love being able to create something working with things I already have and by DIY. So for under $100 I put this looks together. Not to say that is exactly the cost of everything, but up cycling and garage selling is such a huge help!

I hope y'all enjoyed the nursery as much as I am!! I seriously just want to sit in here all day long!