Baby Belle’s Nursery

We finished baby Isabella’s nursery and it was just in time because the little peanut decided to make an early debut! I’m by no means savvy with interior decorating but I’m so happy with how the room came out and wanted to share the finished product with you all. I had the hardest time deciding on a theme for the nursery. I wanted to do something Disney themed but it was just too hard for me to decide whether to focus on one movie, Mickey Mouse himself, a mix, etc. I think I finally gave up and just typed in “modern nursery ideas” into Pinterest and that’s when I saw it – a black & white themed nursery. At first I thought it might be too serious for a baby but then I started thinking about how easy it would be to match things and how newborns can’t even see color at first. I was sold.

From the beginning, my husband and I both agreed that we didn’t want to spend a ton on the nursery. We knew that the baby would only really be in the nursery for sleeping and didn’t see the point in spending hundreds on an actual bedroom set. Instead, we tried to opt for economical and practical and I think we succeeded. Everything in the nursery was purchased from Ikea, Target, Amazon, & Etsy. The only items I would consider a “splurge” would be the pouf from Crate & Kids and the dream catcher.

The walls are a neutral gray – Behr Gentle Rain. We actually have this color downstairs as well and I love it. I thought it would be a good backdrop to the black & white but I guess we could’ve also gone with a brighter color if we really wanted some sort of pop. The book ledges are meant for photos but I saw them used for books on Pinterest and fell in love. They’re quite sturdy if you use wall anchors and they fit a ton of books! We also opted to not get a changing table and got a dresser instead to save space and be able to store more. All of the prints on the wall were from various shops on Etsy. I purchased the digital files and got them printed at Sam’s Club. If your local wholesale store has a photo center, take advantage! It was so cheap to get these printed, especially the 16×20 ones over the crib, compared to getting them printed at Snapfish or Walgreens. And that’s it. Our attempt to create a Pinterest worthy nursery without breaking the bank. I tagged all of the shops below but let me know if I missed anything!

 

XoXo,
K

Paint the bathroom they said…It’ll be fun they said…

Happy Friday Eve Friends! Tonight, I wanted to share one of our latest projects. It’s not 100% complete but it’s pretty much there and I just can’t wait any longer to share. *eek!* We had our home built coming up on two years ago and it’s STILL a work in process. I learned very quickly that although you want everything to look perfect and be done, it is very expensive to furnish and decorate an entire new home. The good news is that little by little, it gets done.

I had a week off of work recently and had a list of things I wanted to get done around the house. One of those things was painting our upstairs guest bathroom. I was so excited. In my head I thought – this is going to be great! so much fun! what will I do with the rest of my day? Mind you, I had never painted a room in my life. All I can say is OH MY GOD. WHY? What in the world made me think painting by myself would be fun or easy or quick? HA! One example of my naiveness – I only used painter’s tape around the cabinetry & faucet area. I thought my handy dandy edger would give me wonderfully perfect straight lines everywhere else. SO WRONG. Anyway, long story short, it was a very long two days with lots of spills, elbow bangs, touch-ups, and tears (just kidding)…(not really)… but the bathroom was finally painted and it was time to decorate!

Naturally, I bought everything and then tasked my wonderful husband with putting it all up. Thank you, handsome! Check out his handiwork below. I’ll tag where I got everything in case you see something you like. I love the black, white, and gold and the light pop of color on the wall. We still need to put up the towel rings and I still can’t decide whether I like the picture frame horizontally or vertically but this bathroom is giving me all the feels right now.

Before:

 

After:

 

Paint: Sherwin Williams – Sea Salt

Shower Curtain/Towels/Rug: Walmart

Floating Shelves & Soap Dispensers: Target

Majority of Decor on Shelves: Hobby Lobby

Flowers: Home Goods

Bath Time Canvas Print: iCanvas

XoXo,
K