Friday, January 29, 2010

Big Reveal - Susanna's Nursery

Okay, here's the big reveal.

If you missed the before pics, they are here.

I'm afraid it sort of turned into a theme room. Husb pointed it out and I think he might be right. I didn't plan it that way. Take a look and comment what you think the "theme" turned into. Maybe husb is just crazy. But, most likely, I got too carried away!

The blue box is where I put memories; all her baby shower cards (am I crazy?), ultrasound pics, etc. The little wicker lamp with the shells on it was given to me by my grandma shortly after I got married. The ceramic frog with the top hat is from husb's grandma; I think she made/painted it.

Every kid that ever sees that rainbow toy calls it either a cake or an ice cream cone - it cracks me up. Because of the cake comments, it always reminds me of Meg's rainbow cake now.

How precious is that bear talking to the porcupine?! I always imagine what he could be telling him about those little eggs. The little striped notebook is where I write memories and keep track of sleeping, growing, and developmental milestones. The little yellow books were mine when I was a little girl.

The bag hanging by the door is her diaper bag. I like having the diaper bag in her room because I have a routine of coming home and bringing it straight in while I still remember if it needs to be restocked with diapers, wipes, etc. Then I hang it on it's hook and I know it's ready to go for next time.

Mark approves! What do YOU think???

***Sources & Budget:***
I anticipate budget questions coming in, so I'm editing this post to include budget info with source info now.
Furniture: $30
table and paint $30; crib, changing table and closet are Diktad from Ikea (discontinued) FREE from boy nursery; Book shelf and shelf above changing table also FREE from boy nursery

Bedding: $75.95
Canopy $19.99; blanket $9.99; crib bumper $14.99; crib sheet $14.99; changing pad cover $15.99

Decor: $20.98
bear prints and girl with elephant print both Ikea (discontinued) and FREE from boy nursery; memories box $3.99; Storage bag $9.99 (set of 2); misc. accessories $7 = $20.98

Window Treatments: $70
curtain fabric $30; blinds $20; rods $20

Paint: $44
Benjamin Moore colors, Behr paint: Country Comfort #305 (yellow), Sweet Daphne #529 (green)

Grand total $240.93


  1. I think it is adorable! I like the fact that it is in not your typical girls room colors. I think Ty is right, but it's still adorable.

  2. I love it! It doesnt look like Mark's room at all! You were successful at making it a totally new room! I cant wait to see it in person.

  3. Ok I love it! Super cute!! I think that Ty thinks it turned into a circus "theme". That's what the flags remind me of...I like that it is different and not pink!!

  4. You are right, Ty does think it is circus! I'm okay with it though!

  5. I think the bear and the hedgehog are from "Hedgehog in the fog", or are a reference to it: