24 Hour Nursery Makeover!

A week before my baby is due, and baby Cohen has no nursery.  Just an empty room with a crib that needed assembling.  My family is amazing, and decided to surprise me by coming over Thursday evening and doing an extreme nursery makeover!

Here’s the before picture of the room:
I took the wall paper off several months ago, but other than that, nothing had been done to the room.  
I had no idea, but my mom had picked up this yucky rocker from a thrift store and gave it a complete transformation!  It is my favorite piece in the whole nursery.  

Everyone that saw it wondered what my mom was thinking – but she is great at visualizing and could just see it as the focal point of the nursery. She went to ikea to find fabric and pick up other odds and ends for the nursery.
She has a collection of Annie Sloan’s Chalk paint colors so she used them to paint the old chair Emerald Green (just happens to be the Pantone 2013 color of the year). I mixed equal parts Antibes Green and Provence to create the color.

Ta da!

She found the little deer in the Christmas department at Ikea.

And Ikea had the perfect fabric to recover the cushions – a nice black and white stripe.

Looks a little better, doesn’t it?

Lisa, my super amazing sister-in-law, had the brilliant idea to accent the woodland nursery with branches – to hang the curtains and to create a mobile. She found and cut the sticks, and made little clouds out of cut paper.

Lisa, my husband and I painted three walls light gray (Valspar Sea Salt Blue CI 191) and the accent wall behind the crib a soft blue (Eddie Bauer Wave EB7-3).

My mom, painted an old crib white using Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint. I love most of the chalk paint colors but I find the whites difficult to use. They don’t seem to cover very well. I did three coats on the dark wood crib and it still looked streaky.

She ended up running out of paint before it looked good – what to do? She decided to embrace the streakiness and dry brush it with gray. It gave the finish a kind of woodsy feel.

(Silly) Jamie and Karenin assembled the cloud mobile – it’s perfect! Lisa used this YouTube tutorial to make the clouds.

 My dad and I ended up painting an old ikea pine dresser.  We painted the dresser and knobs white and the drawers grey.  This was a super quick and easy project, and I just love how it turned out!

I had this cute Teepee left over from a photo shoot. The teepee is from Sugar Shack Teepees and the cute fox toys are from ikea.

The shelf and changing pad are from Ikea. I already had the perfect black and white houndstooth rug from overstock.com The fun arrow and teepee artwork were digital downloads that I had purchased off etsy shop: Cora Mae Designs

That ugly old chair just made the nursery! The side table and floor lamp are Ikea.

My mom made this little print on my iPad – it looks good in a black Ikea frame.

I absolutely ADORE this crib sheet. It is from etsy shop: Carly Megan: unique. simple. handmade

(Review and giveaway from Carly Megan will be up on the blog later this week!!!)
Here is Cohen’s room – all put together!

Thanks to my amazing family! This was such a cool gift! 
Also, to celebrate Baby Cohen, we are offering you this free digital download nursery print. Created by my mom, Diane Robison
(click image to see full size and save)

2 thoughts on “24 Hour Nursery Makeover!

  1. Taylor Joelle Designs

    The covers were easy – I just copied the shape of the cushions and made an envelope style back. I would measure the length of the pillow and double it, for fabric amount needed. Depending on the size of the cushion, she might be able to get front and back side by side out of one length. Depends on the width of the fabric.


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