It's really a shame that these two aren't very good looking...
*** Been receiving a lot of questions on the color paint we used on the dresser... it's Valspar Cliveden Forest! Several base coats and final coats to achieve the darkness! ***
I've been dreaming of this space for most of my adult life. As some of you may or may not know. It took my husband and I a very long time to conceive and the fact that we are 5 weeks out and that this room even exists still blows my mind... I wish I could better describe the peace and emotions I feel when I'm in this space, thinking of all that is to come and the memories that will be made in it. Our pups absolutely love being in there, they are already so protective and are going to be the most incredible big brothers to this sweet babe.
Creating any new space can be really overwhelming, and having a baby brings up a financial stress that you've never experienced before. I'm happy to report that almost every single item in this room was purchased second hand or given a little love after being purchased from Ikea.
A few tips for you mamma's out there planning your own space:
- Craigslist is your best friend / we found our changing table/dress on craigslist FOR FREE and gave it a new paint job and new knobs
- Save your money on truly important things like artwork and unique plants
- Sweet gifts can be used as decor, I love styling our little DIY shelves with gifts from friends and family
- Baskets, Baskets, Baskets
Crib : Ikea (found on Craigslist)
Rocking Chair : Ikea (circa 2005, found on craigslist)
Woven Poofs: Ikea
Crib Pillows : Target
Rocking Chair Pillow: Urban Outfitters
Letter Board : LetterFolk.com
Triangle Floral Hanging: http://www.selvafloraldesign.com
Baskets : Various sources; Ikea, Amazon, Farmers Markets
Dresser: Ikea (found on Craigslist, inspired by http://sarahshermansamuel.com/nursery-progress-ikea-hack-diy/)
Changing Basket: DIY , simply chopped up a moses basket
Rug: Vintage find on Ebay
Large gold mirror: Ikea (purchased silver, painted gold)
Plants : Pistils Nursery (http://pistilsnursery.com)
Wreath: Field Work Flowers, Portland OR ( http://www.fieldworkflowers.com )
Necklace in last image: http://www.ashwoodavenue.com