Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nursery Progress: Before the Shower

Hooray!  This weekend is our baby shower!!  We are super excited to see all the generous gifts Baby V. will receive and to celebrate with friends and family. 

Clint and I have been super busy trying to get the nursery in order before the shower.  Since we live in a smaller home, it can get cluttered very quickly, so we had to organize the best we could before the new stuff was introduced to the room.  I thought i would share with you the progress.


First off, I have to explain how lucky we have been with the thrifty finds and gifts!  My cousin was sweet enough to give us the crib they used!  We had to store the swing and toddler car seat in the crib because our lovely kitties seem to think they are beds for them.

And those pictures above the crib...


They are actually birth announcements my grandma made when I was born.  She used felt to cut out the objects and glued them to paper.  On the back of each is the announcement of my birth.

The rocker we decided to go with was a Craigslist find for $25.00.  (You can see the makeover of the rocker here)  It is actually super comfy and we did a test run by holding our kitty Dora in it.  She fell asleep...YAH it worked!  I know...we are sick people.


We found the shelves at Target.  The city painting I scored at a garage sale for $0.25 and to get that sucker custom framed was $88.00!  I say, it looks mighty fine on the shelf frame less.


The shelves we used as book shelves are from Ikea.  They are actually the Ribba picture ledges.


As you can see, the room is small.  It is so difficult to photograph without a wide angle lens.  Also, it was a tad difficult to fit all the furniture we needed.  We decided to make this awesome vintage dresser into the changing table to cut back on space.  The dress was another Craigslist find for $30.00. 

It's all starting to come together!  There is still lots to be done, but it is nice to finally see it taking shape.  What do you think?

7 comments:

Mrs. Chic said...

The room is darling!!! Congrats :) And enjoy your shower this weekend! We have the same swing that you have! Our little guy loves it, we love that its super compact and comfy :)

the cape on the corner said...

how stinking cute thus far! i love that rocker, and glad it's comfy. i can't believe 88 bucks to frame a 25 cent piece of art. no frame for sure! and i LOVE your birth announcements-how incredibly special!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

It's looking good! The framed birth announcements are my fav - how sweet to have such meaningful art in your baby's room!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Cute accents! I like the sentimental value of framing your own birth announcements. Small rooms are definitely difficult to decorate... and furniture needs to multi-task! Good idea with the changing table/dresser. Have fun at your shower!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Adorable! I love all the details and the furniture. And those shelves are so fun.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Looks great! Love all the artwork and the bookshelves!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I love that dresser, that is just fabulous!