The time has finally come! The baby nursery is...done! It has felt like such a work in progress but the entire process has been so fun and enjoyable (well, at least when my pregnancy hormones weren't in overdrive).
Because we redid the room from scratch and had many moving parts to take care of, I would go through moments of panic thinking she would be here before the room was. Mind you, we got the room done--for the most part-- in my second trimester so my freakouts were totally unnecessary and uncalled for.
I decided I wanted to get the room done in the second trimester because as they say that's when you feel your best and even though this pregnancy has been amazing for me, I really did feel my best then. Also, in my first trimester, I was too shocked and stressed. Stressed about me not knowing ONE thing about babies or what they need, let alone what their nursery should look like. And in the third trimester I wanted to make sure everything major was done so I could relax and prep for labor and baby, hence why my baby shower was in my second trimester. I found it best to not stress about anything in your final three months. I want to just enjoy my last couple of months being pregnant (I'm going to miss it SO much).
*One bit of advice, take the first three months to get accustomed to your new changing body and life. There are so many emotions you will feel and you want to embrace them. Remember, you have 9 months of pregnancy so you don't have to figure your life out the second you find out you're pregnant.
Nursery Makeover Process
My fiancé and I moved into our house about a year ago. Baby P's room was a guest room, the smallest bedroom in the house. We wanted a small nursery to keep things clean and minimalistic.
The original flooring of baby P's room were carpet. We changed that out with a dark brown waterproof vinyl.
Ivory was the color of the walls, which we kept except for one wall. We took the longest wall of the room and made that an accent wall with three thick horizontal stripes. The color we chose was "Bird of Paradise" by Benjamin Moore.
There was no original lighting in the room, just one window. There was an outlet in the ceiling for a fan or light. We went with a Conley 2-light Flush Mount from Wayfair.
The original closet was your typical double door closet. It's wide and had one white rack for clothes. We removed the rack and had my very talented step-father build a custom "California" closet. *Background-- he's really my second father. I was lucky enough to have two. My real, biological father passed when I was young and Bill stepped into our lives not long after that. He is an extremely talented carpenter/contractor and we were lucky enough to have a part of him in our little girl's room. Locals-- if you like his work email me privately to get one for yourself.
Before & After
The most special part about creating this peaceful wonderland for baby P was doing it as a family. Scott and I painted the room ourselves and picked everything out for the most part together. It was a collaborative effort in creating something for our daughter. We can't wait until she's here and for our little family to be complete.