stick a fork in it, it’s finally done. i’ve shown you bits and pieces, from progress pics to project posts, but now it’s the big reveal.
here’s what we were starting with. a small, beige box. not normally this messy, or in the middle of a paint job, but i forgot to take pics of the guest bedroom acting as a guest bedroom.
my to-do list was quite long, but i’ve finished every last thing, even projects not the list, except for a mobile. (who needs a mobile anyway?)
i didn’t end up getting an anchor in the room, but i have plenty of stripes and a couple whales.
come on in!
i love it. i could probably tweak it forever (like the placement of the pennant banners – still not sure about those), but i’m at the point where i’m done. over perfecting it. i’ve loved creating this nursery for my little man, but i’m just ready for him to be here now. hopefully i won’t have to wait long – the countdown to d day is only 7 days now (yippee & yikes).
wall color: bunny gray by benjamin moore
crib: babyletto modo, from overstock
crib bumpers: diy (blue seersucker from joann fabrics, orange seersucker from fabric.com)
crib skirt: diy (navy blue and white striped fabric from tonic living)
side table: owned; diy dipped legs
glider: benji glider recliner by best chairs, ordered at twinkle twinkle little one
dresser: edland from ikea (unfortunately apparently discontinued)
whale poster: society6
orange striped rug: west elm
bookcase: expedit from ikea
henry art: diy (tutorial to come)
gray storage bins: container store
tray on dresser: salvation army, repurposed
update: i’ve had several emails/comments asking me about how i liked the best chair benji glider, what fabric it is, how does it clean, etc. i wanted to put the answers here in case others have the same question.
what is the fabric? i do not know the fabric name, but the sample i have from the manufacturer says “31213”. hope this helps!
how does it clean? i use it all the time for nursing, and sometimes reading books, but other than the occasional spit up, nothing comes on it that would stain it. the spit up has wiped up pretty well with just some water right away. i did scotch guard it when i got it (though i should probably do another application).
how do i like it? i love it! as i mentioned above, i use it all the time and am so glad i bought it. when henry was younger i didn’t always nurse him in it, but now that he is highly distractable when nursing, i nurse him every feeding in it, which is four times per day right now and it’s very comfortable. while it’s not the most modern design on the market, the fabric choice, tight back and same color piping help it look clean-lined. i sat in several other more modern designs and they just weren’t as comfy. when you sit in it for hours a day (and in the middle of the night!) comfort is king. i initially wanted no recliner and an ottoman, but ryan got his way and we got the recliner version :) i put up the foot rest while i nurse, though i don’t put it in recline ever – i just think some sort of foot rest is key, whether it’s an ottoman or the recliner version.
let me know if you have any other questions!
(also want to give a shout out to my mother-in-law and ryan’s grandpa for helping make this possible, financially. we’re very lucky!)
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