The baby left his sweet crib this week for a big boy bed. *wipes tear from eye* So before we start work on the next era of Whit’s room, I wanted to forever document the sweet little nursery that I’ll miss so when it’s gone.
Here’s the before before:
And here’s the sweet nursery where he’s spent the first three years and three months of his life:
Paint – Benjamin Moore Heirloom Gold (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Floor – unstained white oak
Rug – Ballard Designs outlet find
Carriage House Chandelier – Ballard Designs
Jenny Lind Crib – WalMart
And for the close ups…
The crib bedding is from Carousel Designs (website, Facebook) with fabrics from the Baby Toile Horizon Collection. Our amazingly talented and positively darling friends Al and Leah own the company and generously provided the bedding. Even after three and a half years of use, washing and countless “incidents” the bedding still looks new. The PCP’s Pottery Barn crib bedding was literally falling apart when we moved him to a big boy bed at the ripe age of TWO. And not only is their bedding hands down the best I’ve seen, but Carousel Designs does some pretty inspiring work in conjunction with Operation Shower (an organization that honors the sacrifices military families make by coordinating baby showers for expecting personnel and their families) to boot. So hop on over and check them out – their site boasts hundreds of fabric selections that you can work with on a virtual nursery designer tool – an expectant mom’s dream, no?
An oil painting of my canine niece Piper hangs over the crib. Sconces and dogs from Home Goods.
White slipper chairs from Ballard Designs in Quilted White. (It appears they no longer offer with the pleated skirt.) Dog canvases from Babies R Us. Antique dresser from the baby’s great grandparents. Floor lamp base from Pottery Barn Kids. White drum shade embellished by me with trim from Lewis and Sheron.
Antique secretary desk holds the baby’s treasures. Reproduction vintage phone from Pottery Barn.
Jenny Lind changing table from WalMart. Blue buckets and changing pad cover from Babies R Us. Baskets and liners from Pottery Barn Kids. Art inspired by Restoration Hardware and made by me for a total cost of $20 – I simply used extra yardage of the bedding fabric to cut out animals with pinking shears, using clip art animals as a guide. I printed Whit’s initials on cardstock, glued on the fabric animals and put in Hobby Lobby frames! They say: W is for whale, H is for horse, I is for iguana and T is for turtle.
Magazine rack from Pottery Barn Kids and toy box from Target.
And, as of today, his once darling room is bursting at the seams with furniture. Oh, and why are the balloon shades covered with blankets, you ask? Because the baby deemed them “vary skary”, of course.
Oy, quite a lot of work to be done!