Wallpaper: Shop B Darling c/o | Crib: Pottery Barn | Drapes/Curtains: Pottery Barn | Round Mirror: Target (under $50!)| Curtain Rod: J.C. Penny | Crib Sheet: Burts Bees | Large Pink Faux Fur Pillow: Target | Brown Plaid Pillow: Similar | Bolster Pink Pillow: Similar | Dolls: Cuddle And Kind c/o | White Basket: Target | Pink Bolster Pillow On Chair: Target | Play Gym: Finn and Emma c/o | Dresser: IKEA | Dresser Knobs: Target | Large Gold Picture Frame: Target | Smaller Gold Picture Frame: Target | Large White Picture Frame: Target | Rug: Similar | Sheepskin Rug: Similar | Flower Pot: IKEA | Unicorn Head: Target | Floor Lamp: Target | Lily’s Outfit Hat: GAP | Sweater: GAP | T-Shirt: Carters | Leggings: Old Navy
I’ve been promising this post for a while and I’ve finally, FINALLY gotten around to doing it. I’m sorry it’s taken so long! I decided a few months back to take some time off my blog so I could really enjoy Lily’s first few months, and also to make sure I spent enough time with Grace too. Anyhow, I’m back and although I don’t think I’ll be posting quite as much as I used to, I do want to keep you guys updated on here. My main outlet remains to be Instagram so if you’re interested in following along on our daily adventures I hope you’ll join me there 🙂
ANYHOW, as I say, Lily’s room is finished, just in time for her to actually move in – she’s been in her bassinet in our room for the last seven months. I was a lot more relaxed about getting the baby room ‘done in time’ second time around. I knew Lily wouldn’t need to be in there until about now so I didn’t stress to get it finished before her arrival. I really took my time about it, shopped around, Pinterested (is that a word?) my heart out and enjoyed adding to and changing bits and pieces as time went on.
My favourite part of the room has to be the wallpaper (from Shop B Darling). I’ve always loved wallpaper and the idea of creating a feature wall, but was put off at the thought of having to hire to someone to install it. It seemed time consuming, expensive and well, scary. But this wallpaper is not like that. It’s do-it-yourself, self-adhesive, removable paper, and I cannot stress this enough, it is SO easy! I was dubious about the installation, but if you make a mistake you quite literally peel it off and do it again. The paper is not delicate, you’re not going to tear it, so it’s not scary at all. And the best part, when you’re ready to change the room’s decor, you literally peel it off with no damage to the wall – no wetting and scraping with a putty knife (I did that once in our old house and let me tell you, it sucked). I seriously can’t say enough good things about this product, and I absolutely love how it transformed the room.
So the feature wall has to be my favourite. But what was really cool was that the wallpaper company sends a little extra than needed, your ‘ just in case’ I guess, even though I promise you won’t need it! Anyway, I decided to use the extra for the little nook area, behind where Lil’s dresser goes, and I absolutely love how that bonus wall came out too. The rest of the room is white – painted – it was like that when we moved in so I’m not sure what the name of the white is unfortunately. For the floors I chose a neutral rug, but realized – once I put it down – that it needed it to be lighter in order to tone in with the crib, walls and dresser. So I ended up throwing a white sheepskin rug over the top, and I love how it cozied up the room. I really wanted the room to feel comfortable and inviting and the sheepskin definitely helped with that.
The green chair and larger dresser (on our bonus feature wall) were both antique pieces my in-laws gave us so I coudn’t link them above. We’ve had them in different rooms in past years but I really liked how they worked in L’s room. I added a couple of blush pillows to the chair to bing in the wallpaper, and a couple of vintage lamps above the dresser. The mirror above the dresser was a mirror I found at Home Goods and painted pink. I’ll probably end up adding some picture frames and flowers on top of the dresser, but for now I just wanted to get the pictures up.
I couldn’t find a baby changing station I liked the look of within budget so I ended up buying a dresser from the Hemnes collection at IKEA , changed out the knobs to make it look a little less Ikea-like and popped a baby changing pad on-top. I figured this would be a better investment piece anyway as I can use it as a regular dresser as Lil gets older. The shelf above the dresser is a cheapie I also bought at IKEA. I bought a large frame to lean on top, and having just the teeniest bit of wallpaper left (I clearly made the most of this wallpaper!) I stuck it down and framed it. I put Lily’s newborn photos (from Renee Walston ) into some gold frames , and the round mirror above the crib was less than $50 from Target! such great buy. Finally one of my favourite additions to the nursery was the Unicorn head also from Target! You’ve got to love Target right! How cute is that!
So that’s Lily’s nursery. Now I just have to figure out how to sleep train so she’ll actually sleep in it :/… If you have any questions about anything in her room please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ve linked as much as I can above, but if I’ve missed anything please let me know!