Nursery Reveal

Our little guy is now 7 weeks old!!  I am so excited to show you his nursery!! As you can see, the spare room was just a spot for whatever stuff we had lying around. It felt good to dedicate this room to a nursery, get a inspiration board together and see what a difference it can make, once we moved everything in!

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First we had to brighten up the room, we used Oyster from the Sarah Richardson Paint Collection. I picked it out by comparing it to the curtain fabric, glider, Avalisa prints and crib bedding. It made it much easier to pick a colour because you will find that some of your favourite paint colours may not work once you put them in the room with your key pieces.

I bought the glider off a friend at work who was done with it after one baby, cost me $200. It wasn’t my top pick for fabric but it was still a neutral and I was able to make it work by bringing in a paint colour for the walls and accent tables that worked with the fabric.

I wanted a soft pattern for the drapery, I went to Designers Fabrics and left empty handed then I found this small Ikat print at Tonic Living online. My mom made the panels, Thanks Mom!

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You might remember this post, where I talked about finding the dresser years ago at the Christie Antique Sale. Well I was finally able to use it, just needed a change pad topper. The ones I found online were so expensive, so I just got Matt to make it, it was super easy… I will give more details in a later post.

The mirror was from a local thrift store and we painted it to match the side table (that we got at the Christie Antique Sale for $10!) and corner bookshelf. The corner bookshelf was my Grandma’s, she always wanted me to have it, I thought it would be perfect in the nursery… I did have to ask her permission if I could paint it;) The book ledges are from IKEA.

I knew I wanted the Jenny Lind crib, I absolutely love white cribs and this is a classic design that I can use for the next baby or re-paint it. The crib worked well with the Dwell Studio Galaxy bedding.

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The Avalisa prints fit in perfectly above the crib, it’s amazing how visually stimulating they are – I have already seen him looking at the prints when he is in his room. I also love the white framed prints hanging on the opposite wall. I found the Donald Duck baseball print at the Christie Antique show, the You are my sunshine print is from esty, this print meant a lot to me… my Mom used to sing this song to me often when I was a little girl! I also have a personal attachment to the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” so I was happy to find this print here.

I was able to use some of the accessories I found at last spring’s Antique sale, this was the time I met Tommy Smythe, Jennifer from Rambling Renovators and Amy from Love on Sunday. You can read more about the day here. As for filling in the spaces on the shelves, I didn’t really know where to start so I just went to Anthropologie. I was happy to find this book – you ask your child 365 questions over 3 years, it is like a time capsule of your child’s thoughts about what is going on around him. My favourite item on the shelves is the vintage clock, it was a gift from my Mom. She found it at St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market, she set it to the time he was born…. so sweet.

I searched for days trying to find the perfect ceiling light but couldn’t find anything that I loved or it was just too expensive. Then I was at IKEA and found this, it was a great fit for the nursery and it was only $40!! The table lamp is from Homesense, I bought it after reading about this lamp in this post over at Just Bella, thanks Christine!

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I’m definitely happy hanging out in this room, even if it’s 4 AM:)

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17 Responses to “Nursery Reveal”

  1. Candice

    What a comfy, cozy room! So calming for baby and mom! Love the elephant accents! The lamp, pillow and bag!!! Great job!

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  2. Lisa

    Love this nursery!!! It is all pulled together beautifully and with love. My favorite touch is the clock set to the time he was born, amazing.

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    • Sweet Maple

      Glad you love it and yes, it is a very nice touch, never would have thought of doing that! Good thing I have my mom looking out for me!

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  3. Amy (loveonsunday.com)

    Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!! I’ve been waiting for this reveal and I love it!!! You did a fantastic job, Laura. Glad to see you went with the ikat dot curtains, it looks so great in the space 🙂

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  4. Jennifer Flores (@ramblingreno)

    7 weeks old? How can that be! I hope you’re enjoy snuggles with your little guy. I love that you’ve included some antique pieces in the room. The room turned out so sweet, and such a great colour palette for a little boy.

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    • Sweet Maple

      Thanks Jen, I’m so glad you like it! I am definitely enjoying all the snuggles with him, it’s the best feeling in the world!:)

      Reply
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  6. Jen

    I love your nursery! We are just starting to pull together things for ours, we don’t know the sex of our baby (due in April) because we wanted the surprise. We do have a bit of an elephant theme to work with, based around some adorable prints we picked up on a recent trip to Thailand. Can I ask where you picked up the elephant lamp? I love it and it would be a great addition to our room. Thanks!

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