I'm so sorry I didn't have a chance to post nursery pictures this weekend. I had grand plans to do so yesterday and decided that propping up my elephant ankles was a better idea. It's amazing how big they have gotten over the past two days!
Decorating the nursery has been a slow and steady process and one that the husband and I have really enjoyed together. Before we found out what we were having, I found the animal heads from Anthropologie and bought them right away, knowing that boy or girl, I wanted them in the nursery. I think that they are so fun!
In the beginning, we were going to use the crib that I had when I was a baby, but it was a drop-side crib, which the government outlawed this summer. Back to square one, I struggled with finding a crib that was gender neutral (we want to have more babies eventually) and fit with the style of our house. I looked at dozens of cribs, but in the end, I kept going back to Dwell Studio's Century crib. If you are thinking about this crib, here is a little money saving hint. I loved the crib so much, but with it already being expensive, I didn't want to pay $200 for shipping. I found free shipping at myurbanchild.com and after your first purchase, they send you a 20% coupon for your next purchase.
So, I got the crib 20% with free shipping!
The name bunting came from a favorite Etsy shop, which we also used in our maternity photos.
My Aunt Deb made the bumper pad and the drapes and I'm so happy with how they turned out! The white fabric is just a cotton twill, a fabric that won't shrink when I put it in the wash. The other fabric is from Lewis and Sheron, which I got for 50% off because a sweet friend that lives in Atlanta where Lewis and Sheron is located went by with a coupon and then had the fabric shipped to me.
The chandelier is from Ikea that Grayson spent an entire Sunday afternoon spray painting gold. It makes gorgeous shadows on the wall at night that I think Tilley-Gray will love.
The glider is from Serena & Lily and it is beyond comfortable. White may not have been the wisest choice for a glider, but it is a slip cover, so it can be thrown in the wash.
The gold pouf is from Nate Berkus for HSN.
The dresser is an entire week's work of DIY. The dresser is from Ikea. I didn't want to buy a changing table, but the dresser was too short to function as one, so Grayson added legs that he found at Lowe's. The original plan was to have the dresser lacquered the coral/poppy color, but once it was in the room, I knew that it really needed to be white. The overlays are from My Overlays and I love how they add a little character to the dresser.
These little guys were a gift and are one of my favorite things in the nursery.
With just six days until her due date, I am so excited to finally meet Tilley-Gray. The nursery was a fun project over the past several months, and I can't wait to walk in to that room and see her sleeping in her crib or rock her while reading her books. I already love her so much and am anxiously awaiting her arrival. I know she will come out when she is ready, but I wouldn't mind one bit if it was sometime this week! I hope you all have a great Monday!