Lillian’s Room: A Nursery Tour

The nursery is probably the most complete room in our house – meaning it has the least number of unfinished projects. We all have our strengths, and finishing a home diy project is not one of mine. Will starting a blog help me with this problem? Stay tuned.

Here’s what it looked like when we moved in.

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This little blue jewel box is now my favorite room in the house. I painted it this beautiful (some may say bold) blue color shortly after we moved in. Long before Miss Lillian arrived on the scene this was our master bedroom. When I was pregnant the second time around, and we found out we were having a girl, I was so excited to make these blue walls work for a baby girl’s room.

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The first thing I did was to paint the ceiling a very light shade of pink.

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I created a little shelf out of a piece of who-knows-what that I found in the “As Is” section of Ikea and a couple garage sale brackets ($5.50 total).The shelf is the same finish as our Hemnes dresser. Lily wears cloth diapers about 80 percent of the time, so the white plastic hamper is for dirty diapers, not to be confused with the large wicker basket on the floor that holds the dirty clothes.

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This room doesn’t have an overhead light fixture (argh!) so the two lamps on the bookshelf are connected to the wall switch and provide most of the light for the room. This room also does double-duty by serving as a guest room when needed. A pull-out couch fits snugly into the closet nook. I removed the (annoying) sliding doors and painted the ugly fake wood paneling a nice crisp white. 

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Oh, and Bruiser likes to lounge in here occasionally too. Speaking of cozy spots to rest … the glider … well, it’s not the prettiest, but it’s dang comfortable and it has been this nursing Mama’s best friend for going on three years.

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The main reason I’m loving this room right now? It’s all about the details. I love that some of the sweetest details are gifts from people we love and who love Lily. From the beautiful dresses to the soft blankets, our sweet little girl is surrounded by love from family and friends. Not everything is shown here, but some highlights are the handmade baby blanket (above) from Lily’s Great Aunt Karen, the cozy quilt made by Grandma Lackey (my mom) and the wonderful chalkboard art created by her Aunt Emily. I’ve also got to give props to Grandpa Lackey for installing all the shelves and relocating the wall sconces in this room.

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Down the road I would love to pull up the carpets in here and refinish the wood floors underneath, but I’ve got about five other unfinished projects that I should probably finish first.

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7 comments on “Lillian’s Room: A Nursery Tour

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  3. This is really cute! Such a clever idea to put the couch in the closet like that. We have a big closet like that in our extra bedroom and have been brainstorming what to do with it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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