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Baby Girl Nursery -Aqua, Grey & Pink

So I'll preface this with the simple fact that I decided to completely redo the bedding and accent colors about, oh, 2 weeks after giving birth.  I blame my post partum hormones and for whatever reason I left out pink in the original plan.

I love how the room turned out so much that I can't even remember when it was a junk, I mean craft-filled-catch-all room for us.  When we first bought this house I thought it'd be nice to have 4 bedrooms because we'd always have one extra, but now I can't be more delighted than to know another blessing will occupy it completing our family.

Paint Colors:

Dolphin by Martha Stewart (Home Depot) *turned out way lighter in person
Mariner by Sherwin Williams
Disney's "All That Glitters" top coat (only found at Wal-Mart) - I might try to recoat this again using modpodge and glitter.

I can't begin to tell you what a PITA it is picking out paint.  Ugh.  My first gray was too dark and then we found this one.  Yes, there really are 50 Shades of Gray.  My eyes were playing tricks on me (read: colorblind) so much.  I went through a million grays that were too brown or too blue.  Once on the walls, I originally had lavender curtains too which I thought would make the gray pop more, but instead it drew the blue out of it more, so I settled on classic white sheers instead. 


I'm horrible and after having bedding made for us by a family friend, that was beautiful, but again I blame the hormones. And my indecisiveness.  Hell, I probably would've bought 3 wedding dresses if I could have.  Here's the original bedding.  I know, I know.  I suck.

I ended up purchasing the final bedding set by My Baby Sam in Aqua Pixie

Furniture & Decor:

Nothing is new as far as the furniture goes and as much as I'd just love if it all matched like in the Pottery Barn catalog, I love the history of my changing table. My changing table is an old oak dry sink.  I have no clue when it was built but I know that it has had my butt, my brother's butt, my niece and nephew's butts, and my kids butts all on it.  Plus it is great storage and solid. 

The glider was an expensive, yet awesome sale purchase we made with baby #2 and that is why there is some green in the patterned fabric above.  It's so comfy and is the Dutailier brand.

The bookcase is from Ikea, the Expedit line.  The bins are from Target, but I think they no longer sell this brand.  The lamp is a repainted garage sale find with a silver metallic shade from Target.  I had the three square mirrors from Ikea and bought them forever ago. I added cardstock to them which I liked more than paint because it gave it a textured finished look. I made the sign above her crib using my Cricut and cardstock just placed on a blank canvas.  I love how it turned out and was so easy.  The pompoms were from my shower and the rest of the wall decor and chandelier came from Hobby Lobby.

Here's a close up on the glittered wall


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