Finn's Nursery Reveal...Friday, February 10, 2017
Yay! Time for Finn's nursery reveal!! I have been quite excited to share this with you guys, but not to sound my own trumpet I think it looks way better in person than in photos. Months ago I shared my nursery inspiration and before we knew we were having a boy we knew we wanted a neutral colour palette and didnt want to go for typical blue or pink scheme.
I wanted to first share a pic of what the room looked like before we started decorating cause it warrants a photo for its insane colour scheme! This room was used as a kids bedorom by the previous owners and we always intended for it to be a nursery so it lay unused until after I got pregnant. The walls were yellow, the ceiling(!) was pink, the carpet was blue and the skirting boards and radiator where painted a jade green colour. The room had to be painted several times with white paint to kill the colour and then we chose a fresh mint shade of lagoon falls for two of the walls and a pale grey in colour feather flock for the other two, both by Dulux.
We re-carpeted picking a neutral biscuit coloured carpet and re-painted the skirting boards and radiator white. Next I picked a simple grey tweed/linen blend curtain as I knew I wanted to add plenty of colour through wall decoration and bedding etc and didnt want the room to look too busy.
The furniture we picked in the end was a set from Mamas & Papas of a cot, changing table/dresser and wardrobe in a light beech colour, I considered white but I love the look of wood and knew it would feel fresh and modern when combined with our colour choices of mint and grey.
Above the cot, I wanted to create a feature with bunting and some sort of mobile. I gathered lots of ideas from pinterest and saw a similar set up where the bunting came to a point over the centre of the cot creating like a canopy. So I set to work making the bunting using a selection of pastel fabric, it was a fun wee diy project that kept me busy in the early stages of my pregnancy before I could really start buying anything but was clearly already feeling that nesting urge! The mobile was another diy, I saw this one online and loved it but couldnt justify the price tag that came with it so I set to work making my own.
On the opposite wall to the cot we decided to put this ladder shelving from Marks & Spencer, it was something we already had from our last house but hadn't used it since we moved and it matched pretty well with the nursery furniture. Ive used it to display some little toys and books we have collected over the past few months and some gifts from family & friends. On the bottom shelf we are currently using a fabric storage box to hold spare blankets, hats & scratch mitts. The little lion fabric container I have filled with rolled up muslin squares, apparently you can never have too many!
The practical side of things! Again another idea I stole from pinterest, where I had seen this Ikea trolley used for changing essentials. Being an Ikea junky I already had two of these trolleys, so using one in the nursery seemed perfect. All the essential items are on the top shelf for easy reach with extra nappies, wipes and cotton balls held on the other two tiers.
Beside the cot in this little corner by the window we currently have an Ikea moon light on the wall to use as a night light and this super cute rocking moses basket with grey painted frame gifted to me by Izziwotnot. We actually plan to have this moses basket downstairs for Finn to sleep in during the day and I have ordered this rocking chair in white to sit in this corner for feeding.
My mum made Finn this super cute wall hanging with different squares of fabrics and we have it hung up next to the changing table. I cant wait to show it to him and point out all the different animals and objects and teach them to him.
So there you have it, our nursery! Sorry for the photo heavy post, but I couldnt help it! I hope you guys like it and more importantly I hope Finn likes it too!
Nursery Furniture: Mamas & Papas, Cream Blanket: Made by Daves mum, Bunting: Diy, Cloud Mobile: Diy, Ladder Shelf: M&S, Trolley, Fur Rug & Moon Light: Ikea, Lion Toy Basket: TK Maxx, Curtains: Dunelm, Moses Basket c/o Izziwotnot, Moon Cushion: H&M, Wooden Skittles: Gift from my parents, Wooden apple pots: Urban Outfitters, Wooden dog toy c/o Dotcomgiftshop, House Frame: Next, Cloud Print: M&S Card, Crochet Bunny: gift from a friend, Wooden Bear: gift from a friend, Wooden cars: Tiger, Small Lion bag: TK Maxx, Felted Hare: Gift, Monkey: M&S, Fox: Mamas & Papas, Storage bag: H&M, Hat Boxes: Ikea.