At Long Last: The Nursery Reveal
Hi friends! Disappeared on ya for a few days, didn’t I?
But I had a good reason:
My bff Mary Margaret came into town! Marge was in Alabama for work, and she drove up to Huntsville yesterday and spend the night with us!
Mary Margaret and I have known each other since first grade, and when we get together, things always get a little…goofy:
(road trip 2009…good times)
This trip was obviously no exception.
Mary Margaret lives in Seattle, so we get to see her when we visit Ryan’s family. Still, it was nice having her in our neck of the woods!
She came bearing gifts, like these adorable baby booties:
…and this helpful reading material:
You know, my pregnancy has been many things…but I’m not sure orgasmic has been one of them. Better read the book so that I can really take advantage of this final month. ;-)
Mary Margaret’s trip was so fun…but TOO short!!! Come back to the South, Marge! We miss you already!
One reason why I was so excited for Mary Margaret to visit us is that our nursery is finally…DONE!!!
I know I’ve been revealing bits and pieces of it to y’all, but I didn’t want to wait until the big reveal until it was really finished. We got our glider on Monday, which was the last piece of big furniture we were waiting on, and we hung the nursery art yesterday. I think it’s really finally finished, and I can’t wait to show y’all! So, without further ado…
Lila Scott’s Nursery:
(fun fact—Mary Margaret’s mom Molly knitted that blanket for us as a shower gift!)
Our crib and dresser are pretty plain—kind of antique-y in style. We kept the bedding simple—no bumper, sheets and crib skirt from Pottery Barn. Honestly, we probably didn’t even need a crib skirt—the way the crib is fashioned, it’s kind of hidden. Oh well!
The glider is SO soft—a beautiful soft gray color. It’s super comfy too, which is good, because I’m sure we’ll be spending a lot of time in it. Ryan is practicing already:
We put together this storage unit from target:
…which is holding a surprisingly large amount of material—we’ve filled the storage cubes with everything from pacifiers to burp cloths to toys to books. Very helpful!
As for wall art and accessories, you’ve already seen the bird mobile that hangs above the crib:
…and these wall hangings that I made:
This tree and bird art
…is actually a decal from Etsy—so easy and really cute!
As for wall art, we kept it pretty simple. We ordered these two prints from Etsy:
And hung this needle-point above the crib:
The needlepoint is from my grandmother’s house, and actually hung in the rooms of my mom and her sisters when they were growing up. Now we’re passing it around to whoever has the baby in the family!
The curtains are nice and sunny, bright yellow with white polka dots, from Anthropologie:
(Ryan likes to spy on the dogs from the far window)
Annnnnd…that’s about it!!
I’m really pleased with how it came together. We didn’t really have a set plan in terms of what we wanted it to look like, and just kind of built it piece by piece and little by little, but I think the end result is a perfect reflection of our (okay, my) style—a little crafty, a little vintage-y, and nice and cheery for sweet baby Lila. Plus, I mean…BIRDS!!! If there’s one thing my nursery had to have, it’s birds. :-)
And now we just need a baby to complete the look!
Thanks for taking a tour of the nursery! Have a great Leap Day!