one room challenge linking event week three: construction zone


Oooph. This week was rough, but luckily not because of Calling It Home's One Room Challenge Linking Event! My husband and I spent the latter part of last week into the weekend sick with a horrible bug, but we are back at it and hopefully this blog post will make some sense...

For the first week of this spring's One Room Challenge Linking Event, I revealed my plan to design a nursery for our baby girl, who is due right after the room reveals next month!

Last week I discussed problems picking out the paint color and difficult decisions while choosing furniture, but alas, I found the perfect paint and I am happy with my furniture choices, so without further ado...

This week the nursery was somewhat of a construction zone, as the crib finally arrived, so we got busy assembling said furniture!

As I mentioned last week, we chose the Babyletto Hudson Crib in the "Washed Natural" finish, which was back ordered until about two weeks ago. You can imagine my relief when I was able to order it and when it arrived in time for the One Room Challenge...and, of course, the baby!

Yippee! I almost ran over it! But I didn't! So onto assembling:

(If you are very observant, you can see that our glider arrived last week, too!)

I took advantage of the somewhat assembled crib to think about the layout for my Little Darlings prints from The Animal Print ShopI registered for (and received!) a variety of prints, which I framed on my own using Sharon Montrose's framing tips. Ultimately I chose the following frame for my 8.5" x 11" prints:

After removing the mat and a little trimming, my prints looked great in their Pottery Barn frames!

I will wait to reveal how the prints turned out once on the wall--gotta leave a little something to the imagination! In the meantime, here is the crib assembled--I still need to find a skirt and style it with linens, but so far so good!:

I assembled our Honest Dresser when it arrived (in what seemed like a million pieces) a few weeks ago. With some help from my husband, we got it put together pretty fast! Now to figure out how to put on a diaper...:

For the space above the dresser, I wanted to recreate a dress display like the following one by Paloma Contreras over at La Dolce Vita. My mother kept most of my little smocked dresses, many of which she sewed for me, so I want to feature them as a special focal point in the nursery: 

via Babble

To build my clothing rack, I found a floating shelf that would be long enough for the towel bar I bought, and deep enough for the little wooden hangers I found:

After the dresser, this project was a breeze!

As you can see, I have also mounted the curtain rods and was testing out the new curtains before potentially destroying them sewing on the yellow pom pom fringe, which will be my big project this week, along with hanging the paper lanterns. So be sure to come back next Thursday to see how we all survive!


Tilisa said...

It is looking so good! I love the crib and I can't wait to see the prints! They look amazing!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Love your plans for the room! I also use a garment rack to display some of my daughter's clothes and it's one of the most complimented pieces in the room! said...

Love your inspiration board!
I look forward to see this nursery complete... :)

Stacey said...

There's nothing more special than creating your baby nursery. Those are great memories in the making. I still love that artwork!

We'd love for you to link up this post with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would enjoy seeing your progress.

Stephanie Rech said...

FUN!!!! The progress looks great! And isn't it nice having a handy hubsy?! I got lucky like that too. Although he may wish me harm after I have him help me with a DIY that may end up being a DI WHY!?!? Having fun following your progress! Cheers, Mama!

Stephanie with Ambience Inspired Interiors

Jana Bek said...

AHHH I'm so excited for your design! Smocked dress focal point = heart melting! Cannot wait for this reveal!!

Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks said...

Love that you are going to incorporate some of your things into your daughters nursery! Its even more special that your mom made them! I have a few of my outfits from when I was little and have put them on my daughter. I am also saving all the outfits that I have made for her for when she has her own kids.

How exciting that your baby girl will be here shortly! Can't wait to see when she makes her appearance!

- Jaclyn

Molly said...

That dress display is genius-what a cool way to display your sweet dresses! Can't wait to see it all styled up!

Unknown said...

Looks awesome so far!!! Love that little dress hanger display :) There is to much adorableness so far.

Lauren | Lovely Decor

mollie's mom said...

I love the dress display idea and the wall color and prints. So sweet.

Nancy said...

what a perfect nursery for your new baby girl ;) i can't believe you're almost due...seems like just yesterday i saw your cute announcement of the pregnancy on instagram. time flies...especially once baby gets here. enjoy your rest until then...i mean after the ORC finale and before baby :)

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

Your furniture is looking great and I love your art prints. The little dress display is so cute and I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Tiffany said...

I absolutely love those prints. Nothing cuter than baby animals. Your nursery is going to be so precious. Btw, I feel like a shit for spelling your name wrong last post. Sorry Emilie.

Unknown said...

Looks great! LOVE the idea of that bar... for anything, really, but for your smocked dresses? So touching! Keep it up, mama!
CHarlotte @ Ciburbanity

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