Eleanor’s due date came and went well before we were able to do anything in terms of getting a nursery ready for her. Our initial plan was that we were going to have both of our girls share a bedroom. Then the week she was born our family situation took a little bit of an unexpected shift. With that shift came the opening of a bedroom so our initial plans changed with her nursery and we were able to move forward with moving her into her own room. A bittersweet situation has so far turned out to be a blessing. While I was on maternity leave I was able to do a little bit of online shopping to keep myself busy and my mind off of the uncomfortable feeling of healing from a csection. I had already started a Pinterest board months before Elle arrived so it was nice having a foundation of inspiration already built up. It was just a matter of gathering all of the small pieces together. And since I had booked Elle’s newborn portrait session with a dear friend of mine, I also had motivation to get her nursery painted and decorated before our photographer arrived. It was go time. All of our online purchases started arriving little by little and were set aside until I was healed up enough to paint her room and patch up some major wall repairs. I found a dresser in our home that could be painted and repurposed, and I even used some paint from another project that we had leftover to paint her walls. The curtains we purchased from Ikea were meant for another room that never hung so naturally they were given to Elle. And overall I think our little nursery project that was essentially pieced together turned out to be quite cute! Thea had a really good time helping me paint the walls, which was nice because it wasn’t so easy for me to bend down to her level. And my husband helped me by taking the doors off of the hinges of the closet, allowing me an open space area for the changing table and storage of larger blankets and Elle’s Bumbo seat. He was hesitant to let me do that because – well, closets have doors – but I found some beautiful inspiration on Pinterest and knew that it would work out perfectly for such a small space. I’m glad he trusted me on that!
Light Green Ottoman – HomeGoods Framed Leaf – HomeGoods Wire Baskets on Wall – HomeGoods White Piggy Bank – HomeGoods Mesh Curtains – Ikea Faux Leather Chair – Target Dresser – repurposed/painted piece from our house Changing Table and Crib – Target Wicker and White Belly Baskets – Amazon White Lamb Plush Rocker – Overstock Wooden Rattle – Magnolia Toothpick Bear – Amazon Eucalyptus Wall Prints – Etsy Gold Frames – Kohl’s Antique Wire Clothes Hamper – Magnolia Peter Rabbit Book Set – Magnolia Hanging Leather Strap Shelves – Amazon White Dessert Mist Diffuser – Young Living
Paint Colors – Early Grey by Magnolia Homes on main walls and Ella Rose by Magnolia Homes in closet