Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ry's Nursery

I thought I'd give ya a tour of Ryder's nursery from four years ago (way before blogging times!) I loved this nursery. We painted it this periwinkle color--which was actually a "custom" color--I had some light blue paint and mixed in some red and BAM! got this pretty periwinkle color that ended up being perfect. This room originally was our office bk (before kids) and I wanted a fun, colorful space. Keep in mind, this was during my "the more color, the better" phase of my decorating life.

This is basically what the nursery looked like before. This is actually the master bedroom--I don't have one of the nursery, but it looked very similar. Nasty carpet, bland creamy walls, pretty much nastiness personified.

And after.


I wanted a vintage feel to it so the "theme" was Dick and Jane. The quilt on the wall is Dick and Jane, made by Mitch's grandmother, with a matching pillow on the glider. I had D & J pics framed up on the wall that I took out of an old calendar, as well as D & J books on display. When looking for a crib, I didn't want a heavy-looking, wood-stained one, but wanted something painted. So when we were in Babies R Us one day, and spotted this one, I knew it was the "one." And it was on sale! Plus since it was the floor model, they gave it to us for even cheaper:) I'm all about a bargain. The bumper was from Target, crib skirt from Pottery Barn, and blue gingham sheet from Babies R Us. The fun bunting I got from Land of Nod, curtains were actually shower curtains I picked up at GW, and the rug was from K-Mart. (who knew?)



This was the matching changing table. Again, this was before blogging times, so sorry that I didn't stage this area. That diaper genie lasted about a week. Who has time for a diaper genie? Seriously.

We painted this wardrobe and stuck it in the closet, removed the annoying closet doors, added curtains from Walmart as well as bins from Walmart and strung up the lights.

This room still needed to function as an office, so in the one corner, Mitch built this desk. I painted the file cabinet (GW find) and chair (another GW find) and the shallow bookcase (which was redone here) on the wall. This desk is now located in our basement.

Here's Mitch installing our Pergo flooring. 

With help from his brother and little nephew Cole.

It's hard to believe that this nursery was from four years ago. Wow! Where has the time gone?

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  1. Just to give proper credit, actually my dad built that desk. That was before my "handyman" days.

  2. I need to hire you to be my design consultant!!! This, like everything else, is amazing!

  3. I LOVE LOVE this room. So sweet. It looks like it is from a magazine! Did you paint the crib or was it already painted? My sister bought us a white jenny lind and I want to paint it, but I may have it sprayed professionally.

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