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Maddie’s Nursery Part II


Welcome back to part II of my nursery posts.  If you missed part I, catch up here.  After I got the room emptied out, I turned my attention to paint and furniture.  I discovered during wedding planning that there are a MILLION shades of pink and that came back to me again when picking a pink paint for her nursery.  I turned to Pinterest to get some ideas for what shades of pink I liked and which brands made what but I quickly found that the same pink paint would look completely different in each picture I found.  I was looking for a pink that wasn’t bubblegum pink or too dark but I also didn’t want a white/pink so something in the middle.


I picked up all these swatches in Ace to try and narrow it down.  The one card by itself at the top is from Sherwin Williams and is actually the lightest shade of pink they sell (Lighthearted Pink).  I really liked it and painted my craft closet as a test but felt it was too dark.  I do like the color though.


I consulted with my little helper and we narrowed down the swatches.


I bought several samples from Ace and Home Depot and tried them on one of the walls.  The samples I bought were all the lightest shades on the swatches.


I picked my top 3 choices and painted bigger sections to look at in both day and night time.  I must have gone in the room 25 times to try and decide!



After much debate, I finally went with Beloved Pink by Behr from Home Depot for both the bedroom and attached bathroom.



Once I finally got the paint squared away, I turned my full attention to decorating.  I pulled together ideas of what I liked and made a little vision board to keep track of what my plan was.


My mom, Carter and I made a trip to Atlanta to look at furniture options at Pottery Barn Baby and Restoration Hardware.  I went thinking I wanted a specific crib and headboard that I had seen at RH Baby online but they didn’t have it in store to see.  They did have another crib and headboard option in store that I ended up liking better.  The headboard wasn’t as high as the one I had originally seen.  I love the tufted furniture and the detailing I picked was just gorgeous.  The crib and headboard I selected are from the Colette collection.


The only other big piece of furniture I wanted was a rocking chair and ottoman.  I headed to the only baby furniture store in Chattanooga where I also got all the furniture for Carter’s nursery and checked out the chair options.  Adam isn’t a fan of the glider I got for Carter’s room so since we have more room in Maddie’s room I went with a larger chair and ottoman.


I like having the ability to pick the fabric and wood color and ottoman style.

I debated on getting a dresser or chest for her room but since she has such a massive walk-in closet off the bathroom, I opted out.  Once she gets a little bigger and is using her closet (her clothes will live in my closet for the time being), then I will put a closet system in her closet to have it fully functional and organized like Carters.


Finally, it was time to have the furniture delivered!  Carter was on hand to supervise installation and make sure everything went smoothly.  I debated the furniture placement in the nursery but ultimately decided to go ahead and put the guest queen bed in front of the bay windows.  I know it’s just temporary until Maddie grows out of the crib in a few years anyway.


After assembling the crib and queen bed, I knew it was the perfect choice of furniture.  Her room was on track to being gorgeous!


Big Brother took care of testing the crib assembly by giving the bed a few big bounces!  He loves to come in her room and get in the crib.


One other thing I knew had to get changed out in the room was the ceiling fan.  The previous fan was dark brown and just didn’t work with my overall plan at all.  I searched high and low for a white fan with a chandelier fixture and finally came across this one at  It was a Friday night project but Adam and I got the old fan down and new one assembled and up and I couldn’t be more happy with it!  It is exactly what I was looking for.  I also have to give a shout out to Lamps Plus and their customer service – they were extremely easy to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable about their products.

Check back soon to see the finishing touches and big reveal!

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