Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Nursery Reveal (Finally!)

Well, its about time right?! Now that my little baby boy is 4 months old I'm finally starting to get the hang of things! Plus I'm a perfectionist and I can't get the pictures right...something about the blinds and the curtains being squashed most of the time but what the heck, here it is! The pics look fuzzy b/c they are each over 5MB and blogger is smushing them.

I went back and forth on color choices and I really wanted my curtains to be in the Circusy fabric you see on the Pillow shams (on daybed) but it was a little $$. So I took the advice of my G-town girlfriends and headed to Mary Jo's. THAT PLACE IS AMAZING! It was between the red and this chocolate brown that I loved but I went with the red! I had originally wanted to find red and blue fabric but I figured I could still paint the walls blue. Real original right? Baby blue walls? My husband called me at work and told me I had to pick a paint color within the hour b/c the painters were there. So I just said eff it and picked the lightest blue I could google. worked.

I took the most boyish Norman Rockwell's out of a book I found at the Tobacco Barn in Asheville and had them framed above the crib.

Lovies trying to escape. That frame was an awful faux-marble so I went a little nuts with red spraypaint. I wanted a bookshelf that was more of an etagere and found this one at Tobacco Barn! It was also updated with some glossy white spray paint.

Curtain Fabric is Robert Allen's "Cat's Cradle" from Mary Jo's. I have the BEST curtain source. She is in Atlanta and you just mail her your fabric and she mails back perfect pinch pleat lined curtains. Less than $80 for a pair.

The charcoal painting is of my grandfather Bob Boylan. I wish I could have known him but from the stories I hear he was quite the character. My dear friend MOS gave me the red lamp for my baby shower and the rest of the table contains pictures of everyone in baby's family .

The oil painting is from Post & Gray. Should I have it framed? I guarantee every one of those frames are from Homegoods. The steamboat piggy bank and silver brush were mine.

I really wanted the Pottery Barn glider but I bought this lovely off Craigslist. Not as comfy as PB but works just as well! I had it upholstered in a white matelasse.The little red table is from Homegoods and it got a quick red spraypaint. The shelves are from Exposures and also were doused with red spraypaint. Let's just say at 7 months pregnant I was outside for a day with a mask on and red/white hands.

The dresser is from Tobacco Barn, and the mirror is from a booth at Market....looks just like the ones in Restoration Hardware right? I think I need something on each side of the mirror. What about one of those leaning ladders to hang all his blankets on?

Another shot of the glider side. My crib is Craigslist Jenny Lind from my newly made friend Kristin! I should have done a cribskirt in the material from the curtains or shams but just ordered the pique Pottery Barn.

This Tole chandelier was purchased from Bamboo's moving sale. It was hot pink so I sprayed that puppy white! YHL gave me the idea to put it on a dimmer and I'm so glad we did. Mr. Bourbon Mountains went one step further and put the dimmer on a remote. 

Cute knobs for the dresser from World Market.

I don't love this daybed but needed a place for me to sleep. You can't tell but the Shams are in a Circus print from Calico Corners. I need a better duvet to cover the gaps between the bed and the floor. Any ideas? Oh wait, I have a close-up of the shams....

I cute is that?

So I'm no professional but not too shabby right? I love it. My husband didn't understand why I would do all this for a baby's room but this was really for me. Honestly it was mostly done with items from Craigslist, Tobacco Barn, and pieces from our home. And honey....just consider it my push present. ha!


  1. Girl I love it, it looks amazing!

  2. It looks great. I seriously buy all my frames at Homegoods, they are so cheap. I love Post and Gray. I go there everytime I am in Charlotte. I especially love the bookshelves I have been wanting to do that in Sterling's room. Oh and thanks for the heads up on cupcake- heading there today to stock up because Mama can never have enough wine in this house.

  3. Katharine,
    The nursery is fabulous and your baby boy is so stinking cute!!!

  4. Looks amazing! Love all the family pictures as well.

  5. I found your blog via blue hydrangea... love your nursery! My little guy is two months older than baby Ford. Would you mind sharing your curtain source in Atlanta? I have been holding off on window treatments for our house, but how can you beat $80??? Thank you!

  6. I LOVE it! You did fabulously! I keep meaning to get to Post and Gray!

  7. Don't remember how I found your blog, but love it! And love the nursery. Would you share your curtain source?!?!?

  8. I can't believe I haven't commented yet on the adorableness of this room. I was on here yesterday stealing the pictures for my post about it's cuteness set to post early next week! Also, got a few more pics for you in a sneak peek posting in the morning and your disc should be here by this weekend with the rest!

  9. Love it! All of the details are fabulous-- you can tell your heart went into it. :)

  10. Love love love!!! ESP baby bourbon mtns!!!

  11. What a stunning nursery! I found you through Pawley's Island Posh and am your newest follower. We have a lot in common with the Bourbon love!

  12. Your nursery is fabulous and the family pictures are a great touch! Would you mind sharing the name of your lady who sews your curtains?

  13. This is FANTASTIC! Pinned! I love your fresh, modern take on the red and blue color combo. Okay, now...when can I move in? ;)