Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Little Explorer's Nursery

So... the last time I posted an entry on my blog was LAST Christmas?! Wow... That is a very serious version of slacking on my part! :) My apologies! But I promise it was for a good reason... My husband and I have had a crazy crazy year so far. This year has been jam packed with a knee surgery, both of us starting new jobs, and we found out in February that we are expecting our first child! To say we are excited would be the understatement of the century! She will actually be making her appearance this month! In the meantime we have been making all of the preparations, one of which is the Nursery! We wanted to give her a sophisticated and whimsical nursery that encouraged her to discover the world. We had SO much fun putting together her very first room! Here is a sneak peak into Selah Grace's little explorer themed nursery!

The accent wall is a world map I found on made by National Geographic. When it came in it wasn't as "antiqued" as I wanted it to be so I purchased some wood stain rub from Home Depot and stained the map with a rag.

The changing table is a second hand table from craigslist that I sanded down and painted black, the drawer fronts and the changing pad is covered in the same fabric that I used for the crib bumper, drapes, pillows, & wall flowers and it was only $9.99 as I used a King Sheet & Pillow set from Marshalls! Such a steal and got so much use out of it.
The rest of the fabrics used (for the wall flowers, pillows, embroidery hoops & bed skirt) were from Joanne's. 

The bed crown is made from a shelf, red paint and two curtain panels. All you need to create it is a staple gun! The wall decor above the crib was made out of different sized embroidery hoops, white paint (for the borders) and fabric.

The Grandfather Clock/ diaper cabinet was a second hand ($60) from a thrift store. We removed the parts, added shelves, sanded it down and painted it red. 

The Pom Pom'swere created by my sister in law for our baby shower! Loved them so much I had to put them in the nursery!
And last but not least, the "You Are My Sunshine" sign was made by my husband, Selah's Daddy... and truly says it all! :)

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