Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nursery Source List + Q&A

As promised, here are the details on everything I jam packed in this little room.  In case you were wondering the size, the room is less than 11 feet long by 7 feet wide wide.  So yea, its wee.  That forced me to make a lot of careful decisions about what would and would not work in this space while still keeping it functional.

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Source Info:

wall color: Martha Stewart Wrought Iron, Glidden Duo
light fixture: vintage, purchased in ‘07 from Vermont Salvage
window treatments: custom made by Tonic Living
book ledges: Ikea Ribba, cut down to size
crib: Stokke Sleepi via Wayfair
pillow: custom made by Tonic Living
artwork: prints designed by me in Ikea Odby frames
dresser: secondhand via Johnson’s Antique Barn, painted white
rug: Walk on Me Polar Bear Rug via Wayfair
chair: Jennifer Delonge via Wayfair
wooden letters: Michaels
crystal hooks on door: anthropologie
mobile, bunting & crib skirt: handmade by me

On to the questions you left me in the room reveal's post comments...

Kellee asked ' If I'm not mistaken, you mentioned earlier that your walls are plaster. I'd love to know what you use to hang things – especially those book shelves. We're ancient plaster around here too, and have the hardest time hanging things without the wall crumbling!'
After purchasing the ready made shelves from Ikea and cutting them down to size, we put new drill holes to match up where the studs in the wall are. (naturally the ones that were pre-drilled were in the completely wrong spots) Sometimes it can be hard to find the stud with a plaster wall so we drilled holes in our suspected stud areas until we found a spot that caught the screw.  Since we were coving up the whole horizontal area anyway, it wasn't a big deal to have a few extra holes.  

Jen Y commented ' I'd love to read the framed prints on the dresser wall. (I hope you haven't posted those before & I missed them)'
You can read more about them in this post - each one is a quote from a children's book.  The quotes are: 
-Tell me a story, tuck me in tight, tell me you love me, kiss me goodnight
-Sometimes the smallest things take up the most space in your heart
-The more you read, the more you'll know, the more you know the more places you'll go
-I love you forever, Ill like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be

Maurie asked 'I did wonder why you chose a turquoise chair rather than the orange shown in your original drawing?'
As you saw in the original design, I wanted a coral chair but those are harder to find than you would think.  I didn't want to bother with custom upholstery and the only coral chair I found was a tiny bit too large for the space.  So instead I ordered a navy chair thinking the dark color would be good for hiding stains.  Well as luck would have it the wrong color chair was sent.  A very long story later, I decided to keep the aqua and change up the design a bit to work with it.  So I guess you could call it a happy accident. 

Debbie asked 'It's so lovely. What are your plans for someday when she is bigger and needs a bed? '
Well you could technically fit a twin bed in here if you had it up against the wall although that would not be ideal.  Instead we will move her into our guest room in a year or two when she outgrows this space.

Ok I think that covers all the details in here.  I'm so happy to have this room completed that I sometimes dance around (ok there isn't a lot of room for dancing in here but still!) with joy.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask!  


11 comments:

  1. Katie Meredith9:55 AM

    lovely nursery - and i really like the chair color! we will be turning our guest room (which is currently painted dark blue) into a nursery, so it's been nice to follow along and get a few ideas! i'm hoping that i can make the dark paint work as well as you did!
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  2. I adore her little coat that you posted on facebook, as well as is hanging on the door in the nursery reveal post. Where is it from?!!

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  3. It's from Old Navy. It's on clearance now: http://m.oldnavy.gap.com/product.html?dn=op257571&sdReferer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.oldnavy.com%252Fproducts%252Fbaby-girl-outerwear-on-sale.jsp&kwid=1&pid=257571&referrer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.oldnavy.com%252Fproducts%252Ffaux-fur-coats-for-baby-P257571.jsp&sem=false&locale=en_US

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  4. Amy Wolff12:59 PM

    Hi.. I was wondering where I could download the other two quotes, are those available? The book quotes?? I downloaded two of the four...
    Everything you do is awesome.. wish I could be more creative.
    Also, thanks for the printouts.. I have used most of yours... :-)

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  5. Torey7:29 PM

    Well, you really won't have to move her until she is closer to 4 or 5 if you want. Most kids will fit in a toddler bed (standard crib mattress) for several years before they need a twin. Just a thought.

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  6. Torey7:31 PM

    Looks like you can even turn your current crib into a toddler bed with the larger oval mattress. How neat!

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  7. The aqua glider is genius, even if it was an accident. I love this color scheme so much I'm thinking about where I can work it into my own home. Also, I'd never heard of Wayfair before ( I'm usually the last to find out about things), so big thanks!

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  8. Staci @ My Friend Staci2:46 AM

    I agree, the aqua chair is the happiest of accidents. The room as a whole looks fabulous, and I love the glider with the curtains, paint, and polar bear rug.

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  9. Bethany @ Powell Brower Home1:20 PM

    oh it looks fantastic!!! i love the wrought iron on the walls, so great that its not too babyish!

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  10. I would love to know what happened to the radiator? Is there still a heat source? It doesn't look like you moved it because the floors still look amazing.

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  11. I love the book nook. Can you please let me know what measurements you use between the shelving?

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