May 20, 2013

Elsa's Nursery - the big reveal

Today it's finally time to show you little Elsa's room.  It's all ready for her arrival.  It's a huge change from the previous, dark boy nursery that I had it decorated as, which you can see HERE.

Here's the view as you enter the room.  It's bright and happy, but not crowded.


The sign I made HERE hangs right over her crib.  The thin MDF is attached to the wall with nails, so there's no chance of it falling down.


My mom sewed the bedskirt, which has two colors and ruffles on it (though you won't see that well until we lower the crib).


The hot air balloons (which you can find HERE) start small on the right side and then kind of descend and get bigger to the left.  A few are mounted to the wall and then most are hung from the ceiling with tacks.  None of them actually hang where they could fall on her.


The little chest on the right has sentimental meaning for me.  My mom painted it for me when I was a little girl.  It makes me happy to have it in here and think about all the things I want to make for my own little girl now.


The balloons turn in the air when there's any heat or AC on, so hopefully she'll like to watch them.


Though they'll look more like this from her view.


As you turn to the left....


....you can see the closet.


The closet has the vinyl clouds that I showed you HERE.  I purchased the tulle curtains from Ikea because they were only $5 for both panels.  You can't beat that.  Plus, being tulle, you can just trim the bottom and there's no hemming to do.  I strung them back with some coordinating ribbon and they hang from a shower curtain we weren't using.

The bins shown were all purchased at Target at some time (the flowered, wire ones, and circular one were recently).  The bins give us a lot more storage.  I like to leave one open for piling in clothing as she outgrows it, so I don't have to take each item to the basement one at a time as she outgrows it.


To the left again is this little blackboard I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  It was red, but I painted it coral.  And the little hook can hold her towel or whatever else.  I might actually use the chalkboard to write down her nap and feed times.  I remember that it was so hard to recall all of that when I was really sleep deprived with my other babies.


And coming all the way around the room is this little gallery wall.  I need to take a better close up picture of it, but I was seriously loosing light by the time I got a chance to take some pictures of the room yesterday.  I kept the spacing bigger between items so the room would still feel open and not cluttered.


The wooden arrow was unfinished and found in the craft section of Wal-mart.  The owl was in the garden section of ShopKo.  I've never been that into owls, but I thought this one was so cute and he matched the room perfectly.  I changed out the lampshade because I found this one on clearance at Target and it also happened to matched perfectly.


You might remember the "Hello Love" sign from HERE.  I'll tell you more about the wooden sign later this week (which will also include a fun little giveaway).


And the gray shelf was a birthday present last summer for my birthday.  It came from TJMax.


It can house some little sentimental knick-knacks as we accumulate them.


And that's the while room!  I'm so excited that it's done and I'm actually feeling pretty ready for her arrival.



For those of you who asked, I WILL post a picture of her here when she's born even thought I"m taking the summer of from blogging.  I realize that not everyone has instagram, so I won't hold out on you.

If you like the nursery, feel free to pin it.  I always welcome that happily.

Thanks for dropping in.

38 comments:

Mandy Beyeler said...

it looks great! perfect.

Saunders Family said...

SO cute!!! I used those tulle curtains from ikea in my babe's nursery too. They rock!

dawn said...

The owl and the hot air balloons are my favorites! Love the pops of color you get there.

Congratulations and best wishes!

mali said...

It looks adorable. I don't see the cute little balloon decoration Mom got for her room. :(
The colors are so bright and happy.
Can't wait to see Elsa in her beautiful room.

Suzanne Winter said...

this looks amazing - such a bright and beautiful room for your baby girl! I just remembered that I have the dollhouse my mom gave me tucked away in the basement for baby girl (It was hers as a little girl, then she redecorated it for me as a little girl, and now I'll be able to redo it for my baby girl ;o)

Christa @ Controlling Craziness said...

Beautiful. I love how light and airy and open it feels with all the white and just the right amount of vibrant colors.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet nursery! I love the simplicity, the originality, and especially the sentimental touches. What a great job!

gina said...

It turned out great Cheri - I love it!!

Maegan.Viss said...

Looks Fantastic! You did a great job. I love the hot air balloons and the closet.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love how great the room looks! How fun to finally have a little girl to do pink and girly with. I'm so glad you'll post a picture of her once she's here. :) I love the box your mom painted for you-I think that's so cool she gets to have it in her room too. I have baby doll furniture I can bring home if I ever have a girl too--and that was even my mom's when she was little! :) Looks fantastic-thanks for sharing!

mjb said...

What a wonderful nursery, you did an amazing job:):)

@lliE said...

simply lovely.

Felicia said...

I love it! The colors and nice open feel are perfect! Your little miss will love it for many years to come!

~ko said...

You did such an incredible job! It is so fresh and cheerful!! What a blessed little miss :)

Krista Hansen said...

So beautiful!!! You did a great job! I love the curtains on the window. Did I miss a post about where they are from? I can't wait to see your beautiful girl!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

I didn't really post much about them. I bought the fabric at JoAnn's several months ago and kind of centered the room around it. Thanks for your kind comment!

Cheri

The Miller Five said...

Adorable! It so bright and pretty. I cannot wait to meet little Elsa! Great job on her nursery.

Steph said...

This is super adorable, and very light and airy! Enjoy your baby girl :D

Jill said...

It turned out so sweet and pretty! I found a free ap for my phone for keeping track of feedings/diapers/naps, etc. I would have been lost without it the first several months. It actually got to the point where my daughter would get excited when she saw my phone because she associated it with eating. Another ap I loved was a contraction tracker. I just had to press a button at the start and finish of each contraction, and it would tell me the length of the contraction and how long between them. I was later able to email a report of it to myself so I could save the details. I didn't have a smart phone when I had my son 3 years ago, so it was so cool to discover how helpful they were.
Blessings on your family as you get ready to welcome Elsa!

Josy said...

Wow! How wonderful and full of love!

Little Feet said...

What a sweet room you have gotten ready for her!! And thanks- I am excited you are going to post a picture here once she arrives!! :)

Megan said...

I love the room and I have to say I'm not really into owl's but after seeing your cute little owl I might have to change my mind. I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of Elsa and I hope everything goes well for you and your family.
God bless you and your little family :)

Kinsey said...

Oh wow! No pink! I love a girl who thinks outside of the box! Good for you.

Erika@BeyondRubies said...

It looks just wonderful. Great job!

Amanda said...

Cute nursery! I love the name! We welcomed our own little Elsa a few months ago. :) Congrats on your girl!

A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

It's beautiful, Cheri! I love it all!

brenda o said...

Wow. How precious and it will be something that she will enjoy now and grow into.
Also, I tried t Pin it but for some reason there was no image transferred so they would not pin it. what am I doing wrong???

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

Laurel said...

My absolute favorite part is the closet! Particularly since my kids' closet doors are always coming off the tracks, I'd love to do away with them altogether. I love the hot air balloons too, everything looks very fresh! I am remembering when my oldest girl was a baby and her room was so open like that too. Now, between her and two more sisters, my husband and I joke that we're going to have to give the master bedroom up to them!

Coley said...

Every detail is just perfect! Great job...now maybe you can relax & just enjoy those boys before Elsa gets here!

Medr1e said...

You are so talented in so many ways. What a welcoming space you've created for your new baby!

Breezy Brie said...

First this nursery is beautiful!! :) I absolutely love how you tied everything together.

Also, do you know you can add an instagram feed to your blog? There's a bunch of different ways to do it depending on what platform you use, but a quick google search should be able to show you how to do it. Just in case you wanted to get that out for the people who want to see your pictures and don't have instagram!

Lindsay said...

It looks great, Cheri! I'm sure baby Elsa will absolutely love it. The balloons are so pretty!

Magalie said...

It's amazing. So beautiful and tasteful.

You are talented. Elsa will be a lucky baby girl.

Krista said...

I've already been aching for a baby, but now I am even more after seeing your beautiful nursery!! (not the right timing for us to have another baby just yet)

You are insanely talented and seem to have endless ideas. Can't wait to see pictures of your little girl! I love the name Elsa, sounds like an old fashioned name, so cute.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such an adorable room. I love the balloons, they are so pretty. The dust ruffle on the crib is lovely also. Great room and one she will love. I host a weekly party called Inspire Me. It will be live Monday evening. I would love for you to link up. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there, Hugs, Marty

Siobhan said...

Love it to bits! Elsa will love it too. Great job Cheri.

Sarah said...

Love it - while it's non-traditional girl colors it comes across to girly perfection and not over the top like pink and purple often create. I especially love the hot air balloons.

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