You have no idea how good it feels to have this room done! It has literally been a work in progress since early 2019 and on my mind since the day we moved into our house!
One of the reasons we bought this house was because it had three bedrooms upstairs. Actually, it was the only house we looked at that had three bedrooms upstairs, most were only two, with additional bedrooms in the basement, but we didn’t like the idea of having our daughter or future kids sleeping in the basement at a young age. Mostly I didn’t want to be going down steep stairs in the middle of the night! Just before we moved into this house, I miscarried. It then became mentally difficult for me to want to renovate this bedroom, the one we picked out for our future baby. I went on to miscarry three more times in this house, which diminished any motivation to turn this room into a baby room. It got to the point where I knew we needed to do something with it, so we decided to start renovating and turn it into a guest bedroom. It was never fully complete, but it was a big improvement and also neutral enough to easily be converted into a nursery, as we hoped we’d be able to do.
Fast forward to now, August 2020, as we patiently, or maybe not so patiently, wait for the arrival of our sweet rainbow baby, I’m SO EXCITED to FINALLY share the finished room and nursery. BUT FIRST, we always start with the before photos!
This is nearly finished, when we used it for a guest bedroom.
And now the finished nursery! I have slowly been working on the little details over the last few months, just soaking it all in.
I’ll share links where I can and any Amazon links will be shared at the end of this post – just click on the photo images of the item to check it out.
- Purse (to be used as a diaper bag) hanging on the door handle – Aksenz in Burns Lake, BC.
- Change table we bought online when we were expecting our daughter, nearly 6 years ago and I can’t remember where!
- Faux fur pad on top of change table dresser – Costco.
- White garbage can and lid – Home Hardware.
- Faux plant in the corner – Always Eden, a small shop in the Lower Mainland, BC.
- Crib sheet – I made and saved a tutorial on my Instagram highlights @sewbrightcreations
Starting on the top shelf…
- Promptly Journal – Minna Lifestyle Co
- Faux Plant (came in a set of 3) – Amazon link below
- Elephant Stuffy – gifted
- Embroidered rainbow bow on basket – Little P Creations
- “Let me Love You” Print – Ink and Grace Paper Co
- Knitted hat by Grammy (my mom)
- Rainbow Embroidered denim boots – Little Daisy Patch (available at the Out of Hand Store in Smithers, BC)
- Rainbow Booties – Penny and Lu
- Rainbow ornament – Little Touch of Love
- BIBS pacifier and teething clip – Minna Lifestyle Co
- Basket of handmade wash cloths – made by me
- Jar of baby bum balm – Nature’s Essence (available at the Out of Hand Store in Smithers, BC)
- Motorola Baby Monitor – Toys R Us, 6 years ago
- Embroidered Ultrasound Image – made by me
- Wall decor on far left – gifted from a friend
- Rainbow themed prints – ordered downloads from Ivy Paige Designs, printed locally on card stock from Interior Stationary and put into dollar store frames 🙂
- Bassinet – garage sale find 6 years ago, but also linked a very similar one (newer version) below
- Custom foam insert ordered from Everything Foam in Prince George, BC
- Bassinet fitted sheet, organic cotton – Peaks and Valleys Baby
- Bunny Stuffy – Heartstrings Home Decor
- Little Bear – January Jungle (gifted)
- Curtains – The Red Apple
- Rocking Chair – family heirloom
- Rocking Chair Pillow and Waffle Blanket hanging over bassinet – both made by me from a thrifted waffle duvet cover
With a little guidance my husband built this closet using pine shelving from the hardware store. We finished it with clear Varathane (for easy cleaning) and I just love how simple, but practical it is. So far all the closets we have redone are like this.
In the first photo – most clothes hanging up are hand me downs from our daughter. The cloth diapers and inserts I bought second hand from a friend. She’s a boy mom so if we have another girl I may need to trade some in, but for now they will get us going!
Here are sources for the hanging rack on the next photo!
- Rack – The Curated Tribe
- Rainbow Pants – Figs and Foxes
- Rainbow Bib, organic – Sew Bright Creations
- Beluga Baby Wrap (gifted)
- Rainbow Onesie – Sew Bright Creations
- Linen Bonnet – I made and saved a tutorial on my Instagram highlights @sewbrightcreations
- “You are my Sunshine” Swaddle – Peaks and Valleys Baby made exclusively for Sew Bright Creations
- Diaper wheel cart – Canadian Tire
That’s it! Let me know in the comments what you think!
Also – here are a few more of our DIY Renovations. So far we have completed 5 rooms in our house (yes, still one more to blog about that is done!!). Click on any of the images below to take you to the post.
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