Beanie’s Nursery – Reveal Post

By | August 4, 2015

I think we’ve now shared all the projects we completed for the nursery…at least the ones we completed before Beanie’s arrival. So, that means it’s time for a full reveal post full of photos!

If you remember, we started from here:

Messy guest room with kitchen stuff and flooring

Of course, before that, it looked like this:

Guest Room

New dresser in guest room

And don’t forget the purple and zebra print bedroom from when we bought the house:


And our goal was to end up with something inspired by our mood board. Modern, gender neutral, and bright.

Beanie's Nursery mood board final

(For sources in the above board, see this post.)

And now we’re here:

Nursery modern gender neutral 2

The crib is super sweet, and the gallery wall above makes me smile.

Nursery Gallery Wall Done

The crib is one of my favorite little areas. So sweet for sleepy time.

Nursery Crib

Just look at the cute “I love you” sheets (Circo brand, from Target.)

Nursery Crib 2

The dresser and changing table area turned out well, too.

Nursery Changing Area Shelves and Baskets

The storage and decor from the shelves above is also nice.

Nursery Changing Area Shelves and Baskets 2

I sacrificed my A-Z from our bookshelves for the cause. And added my Mary Poppins chapter books. My parents found the set for my at a thrift shop last year and I read them over the past nine months in anticipation for Beanie’s arrival.

Nursery Changing Area Shelf

I really like the adorable alphabet Burts Bees cover I found at Target for the changing pad, from Target.

Nursery Changing Pad

A few other little touches helped bring everything together…

Nursery Decor

….like the hamper, which we found at Home Goods…

Nursery hamper

…some more storage near the rocking chair for books and burp cloths, from Target.

Nursery DIY Mid Century Side Table Dipped Legs

We also added this sweet pillow from Target for our modern rocking chair from Wal-mart of all places.

Nursery Dream Big Pillow

I think we did a pretty good job of staying true to the original plan. The overall feel is light, bright, and fun, with modern but classic pieces. And, the ottoman I made last year from a foam cooler works perfect in this space! It’s awesome when a project completed way before the room is even started still ends up working perfectly, just like I planned. That isn’t usually the case at all!

Nursery Reading Rocking Chair

Not to mention the adorable side table Wyatt made me at the very last minute.

Nursery DIY Mid Century Side Table 4

I still think the book ledges are my favorite part. I know we’ll need to sort them a little bit so there aren’t so many when we have a toddler old enough to pull them all off onto the floor, but for now, it’s so bright and cheerful.

Nursery Reading Rocking Chair With Book Ledges 2

I’ll be back with a breakdown of the total budget for this room, soon. I’m excited to get it tallied up and see how we did.

All in all, I think we have a wonderful little space to welcome Beanie into our family. I’m excited to see how this room changes and grows as we adjust to having a baby in the house. I’m sure we’ll have lots of tweaks to make it work for us in the coming months. It’s already a lot messier in there…ha!

Thoughts on adjusting from a nursery we designed with a baby in mind to a nursery a baby actually lives in?

Don’t forget to see our budget breakdown for the nursery, here.


6 thoughts on “Beanie’s Nursery – Reveal Post

  1. L Maniez

    Love the book wall! Ethan is going through a book reading obsession stage right now (We go to the library every week to get new construction vehicle books for him) and would love that wall, too!

    Hope all is well with the new baby! 🙂

    1. Melissa Post author

      Thanks! I’m so excited for library trips in the future. One of my favorite things as a kid!

  2. Lindsay @ The Newlywed Notebook

    Everything is just so so cute!! And that book wall is to die for! I’m already petitioning my husband to make one of these for me when that times comes. And congrats on the new babes!! He’s absolutely adorable!!


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