Parker's Nursery.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Today is finally the day! I actually got around to posting pictures of Parker's sweet little nursery.






There are so many projects and stories that went into the making of this room.




My dad and Bryan put in the board and batton. It was definitely a labor of love. The rocker was the best Craigslist find I have ever seen ($60), but needed a new upholstery job BAD. I found an upholsterer and a neutral toile fabric (so that it can be used for future, "girl" nurseries if needed) and wa-lah!




"Cooking and cleaning can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow, so settle down dust, cob webs go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep."

My mother-in-law told me this saying, and I thought it was important to put somewhere that I could see it everyday. I find myself repeating it in my head while I'm looking around our wreck of a house. And while I'm rocking sweet Parker to sleep :).





I put the lyrics to "You Are My Sunshine" in the frames above the crib, but I will eventually put his newborn pictures in them instead!


The little onesies on the wall are Bryan's. I LOVE these.




As you know, we painted our Craigslist crib a few months ago, and my mom, mother-in-law and me made all of the bedding. My mom did the awesome crib skirt (using this tutorial), my mother-in-law made the bumpers (which I don't have in there at the moment), and I made the fitted sheets (using this tutorial) and pillows. The pillows are taken out for sleep-time though!!! We are very paranoid parents, promise :). All fabric was special ordered at JoAnn's.






The light is from Ikea, the rug from Home Depot, curtains from Target, and the ottoman from TJ Maxx. The hanging baskets on the opposite wall are from World Market. The paint color is Valspar Cliveden Gray Morning.





The dresser is from a local antique store. I love love love it, but the drawers are kind of a pain to close. Bummer. The baskets have all of his diapers and changing supplies. We didn't do a changing pad per my mom's advice, and have been having a perfectly fine time changing him all over the house. (I have many "diaper changing stations" set up around the house.)








So that's that! I hope you all liked it. :) I'll try and put a few more details later, but right now I have a precious little baby who is starting to wake up and wants to eat!

EDITED 8/11/13: SOURCES!

Crib: Craigslist, Rug: Lowe's, Rocker: Craiglist (Sealy brand), Ottoman: TJ Maxx, Dresser: Antique, Stacking baskets: TJ Maxx (I still see them from time to time), Side Table: TJ Maxx, Hanging Baskets: World Market (I believe they are discontinued...), Light Fixture: Ikea, Lamp: TJ Maxx, Airplanes: TJ Maxx, Curtains: Target, Bamboo Blinds: Overstock, Sunburst Mirror: Hobby Lobby, Grapevine Balls: Hobby Lobby, Wire Baskets: Paul Michael, Wooden Frame: Target, Metal Wall Frames: Ross, Succulent: Ikea, Eucalyptus Bunch and Vase: TJ Maxx, Chair Fabric: Waverly Country Linen via Joann Fabrics, Crib Skirt & Pillow Fabric: Croscill Home via Joann Fabrics (discontinued, sorry!), Houndstooth Pillow Fabric: Croscill Home via Joann Fabrics, Blue Plaid Fabric on Pillow and Clothing Art: Robert Allen Home via Joann Fabrics (discontinued!), Paint Color: Valspar Cliveden Gray Morning, Satin, Crib Color: Valspar Gray Silt, Satin, Ceiling Color: Valspar Woodrow Wilson Blush, Flat, B&B Color: Martha Stewart Clean White, Satin

Have a great day!



P.S. I'm sharing this here:
Thrifty Decor Chick


75 comments:

  1. Wow! This is just gorgeous. I love the hanging baskets and of course Where the Wild Things Are. You did a beautiful job!

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  2. Parker's Nursery is absolutely beautiful! I love how soft and neutral everything is! So peaceful! Great job!!

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  3. This room is gorgeous! It is so calm and serene and beautiful! Great job. Congrats mama :)

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  4. The nursery is just gorgeous! You did an incredible job!

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  5. Absolutely perfect! I just love it. Great job ;)

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  6. Oh my! It's so cute and perfect for him!! Love the chair- what a great find. So many fun touches, girl!! xo

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  7. wow, you really covered everything!! This is such a beautiful room. There are so many perfect details that I just can't get enough of. Well done!!

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  8. Great job! I love every detail! Where did you get the hanging baskets??

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  9. Wow...what a stunning and elegant nursery!! I can't get enough of it...so many beautiful details. It's very sophisticated too, which is awesome for a nursery. You did such an amazing job! Do you want to come and do mine now?!? ;)

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  10. Wow - it's gorgeous! I love the colours and especially all of the wicker baskets.

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  11. What a serene nursery this is! Pinning this so I don't forget it.

    René

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  12. Omg this is perfect!! Want to come design our baby nursery?!? I love everything about it!

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  13. I love love love it all! I really like those curtains and that beautiful curtain rod. who knew rods could look so stylish! This makes me want to redo my toddler's room! :)

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  14. Good lord it's even more gorgeous and classy than I thought it would be! How are you not a professional interior designer? I'll pay you to design my house! ;) Congrats again on the sweet little boy!

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  15. Beautiful, just beautiful. Do you mind if I move in? Kidding aside, I really do think this room is just perfect! Well done.

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  16. Gorgeous!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. This is one of the most relaxing, beautiful nurseries, ever!! I love that quote you have in the frame...

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  18. Wow. I love this nurshery. It's so organic and natural. Great job!

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  19. Love this nursery, can you tell what paint color you used and where the picture frames are from (are they bronze?)
    Thanks!

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite nurseries ever...curious where you found the hanging baskets?

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  21. First, congratulations!! Parker is quite the handsom little man and I hope that you are enjoying all your family time in his first few weeks.

    Second, your nursery is STUNNING. So chic and elegant and a perfect fit with the rest of your house. He is one lucky guy and I can't wait to hear and see more!

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  22. What a gorgeous nursery! The colors are so soothing and restful, without being "babyish", if that makes sense. I love all of the thoughtful details, and that quote is so sweet, and so true.

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  23. What a beautiful nursery ... so glad I saw it at Thrifty's party! The soft color palette is so inviting ... and, the rocker would be a favorite place for me!

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  24. And, PS: I'm spying a little love for IKEA in here, too! I love that place (have the same metal pot and faux greenery, too). :)

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  25. I had to click on this nursery from the linky party---I too have a Parker (although he'll be 18 in July!!) Well done with the nursery, I love it =)

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  26. The nursery looks great!! I love the color scheme and all the natural elemnts

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  27. Katy, I have been waiting for this post for many weeks now:) It's amazing! You guys did an awesome job!

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  28. You sure have a beautiful baby boy and the nursery is very pretty!! I enjoy your site.
    I noticed the top book in your stack the other day. The lady that wrote it, Amy Parker, is the daughter of a lady in our Sunday School Class at church.
    I have bought some from her for my grand daughter and we have had them personally signed by Amy.
    Jeri Brockette

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  29. I love your nursery! I agree with everyone... it's so elegant and beautifully neutral! May I ask where you found your bamboo blinds? And, did you follow a tutorial for the board & batten? Thanks! Sarah :)

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  30. This is just beautiful! And congrats on your new little one! xoxo

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  31. Try rubbing soap on the sides of the drawers where it might be sticking. Not sure where I heard or read that... Just use a hard bar soap like ivory... not the soft kind.

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  32. The nursery is beautiful. You can run a bar of soap along the bottom of the dresser drawers to help them slide in/out more easily!

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  33. What a gorgeous nursery! So much love was put into it! Thanks for sharing, new to your blog, it is gorgeous,
    XO
    Kristin

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  34. It's just stunning. I love every little detail. I really love the grouping above the dresser with the mirror and frame. Gorgeous space. So many beautiful memories to be had in this room.

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  35. Love the soft soothing colors of your nursery....accessorized and decorated to perfection I might add!!

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  36. Christine (aka Moominnana)June 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    What a beautiful nursery and congratulations on your baby Parker =) I came to read your blog from a link on 'Just a Girl'. Thank you for sharing. I thought you might also like to read the poem in full and have copied it here...It was my mantra when my children were small (I have four)and it comes to mind again now that I am a Nana. It is so true about the passage of time...enjoy your baby while you may xxx

    Song for a Fifth Child

    by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

    Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
    Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
    Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
    Sew on a button and make up a bed.
    Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
    She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
    Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
    Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
    (Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
    The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
    And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
    But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
    Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

    The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
    For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
    I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

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  37. I'm honored that my little book is part of your nursery decor! Thank you! Hope you and Parker have lots of snuggle time with it. :)

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    1. Oh Amy!! Wow! That is no problem! We have actually read it a few times already---very sweet book!

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  38. I have to know what the frames above his bed say?

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  39. Just searching the web for beautiful nursery designs. I love, love this room. Just stunning. As for the antique dresser, take some old wax candles and rub them on the bottom of the drawers where they slide. It works every time. Soap sometimes works but it wears off quicker and it flakes. Pick a scent you like because it helps the clothing staying nice smelling :) I do this with my husbands old furniture.

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  40. absolutely stunning!! may be one of my favorites ever, I wouldnt mind making my master bedroom look like this!

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  41. So Beautiful! Can I ask what paint color you used?

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  42. Thank you for this article. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases.Thanks!

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  43. Just wondering - could you tell me how tall the paneling is from the floor to the top?

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  44. Hi I was wondering about how much it cost you to reupholster the chair. There is one similar on my craigslist for $90, but was wondering if the ending price would be economical for me.

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  45. Do you have specific information on the fabric you used? Absolutely beautiful!!

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  46. What do you use the hanging baskets for? toys? I love them!!

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  47. Do you have a printable per chance of the poem print? My son's nursery is these same colors and I love have loved that poem since before I had children.

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  48. I would LOVE to use a printable, too, if you have one! Ps.. I'm not intentionally posting as anonymous.. Just couldn't remember my log ins :)

    -Lauren

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  49. Hi Sarah! No, I don't. That is a good idea though!

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  50. When he was little, they were for socks, shoes, and hats. Now they have a bunch of toys in them :). He takes them down all the time to play!

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  51. We paid $250 to get our chair reupholstered. With fabric and the chair, it ended up being about as much as a normally priced nice rocker would be, but I got it exactly how I wanted it, which is priceless in my opinion!

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  52. Valspar Cliveden Gray Morning, thank you!

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  53. Great tips!! Thanks you so much, we tried the candle wax--it worked perfectly!

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  54. They are the words to You Are My Sunshine :) We sing that song to him all the time!

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  55. Thank you, Kristin! Love your blog as well!

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  56. Overstock.com. Jus t posted some links.Thank you!! I followed a tutorial (kinda) on Thrifty Décor Chick - she is awesome!

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  57. They are bronze and they are from Ross. The color is Valspar Cliveden Gray morning. Thank you so much!

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  58. how much did it cost you to put the board around all the room? We are going to do that for my second child nursery but we do not want to overpay...

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  62. Do you have a picture of your bumper you could post?

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  64. I love this! How tall is your board & batten?

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