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Maddie’s Nursery Part III – The Big Reveal!


Happy Monday!  Last week was crazy getting back into a routine at home after being gone for two weeks.  We spent a week in Michigan with my husband’s family and then the kids and I spent a week in West Virginia with my family.  We had a blast but it’s always good to get back home!  Maddie turned 9 weeks old yesterday which seems impossible.  I’m cherishing every second I get to spend with my two babies while on maternity leave.  Today, I want to share the big reveal and final touches on Miss Maddie’s nursery so let’s get started!  If you missed the first two posts about her nursery, start here and then here.

After the paint was dry and the crib and queen bed were delivered, it was time to start putting the room together!  I kept my vision board handy on my cell phone as I shopped for items for her room.


One of the first items I knew I wanted in her room was the big crown to hang over the crib.  I went with this one from Restoration Hardware.  I was shocked at how heavy the crown is once it arrive.  I could barely move it myself.  We enlisted the help of our brother-in-law to get the crown hung up – since it’s over the crib we wanted to make sure it was bolted into the stud.


I debated the crib placement with the crown – either flat against the wall or turned out in the room – I have enough room to leave it turned out and I liked the focus on the crib tufting, but overall think it looks better flat against the wall.  I went with pink crib sheets to match the wall color as well.  Since I went with solid sheets, I took them to a local monogram shop and had her monogram embroidered in silver on the corners.  For now, the crib is occupied by some of her bunny stuffed animals.  Once she is sleeping in the crib, those will find a new spot.  If curious, my favorite stuffed animal brand is Jelly Cats – they are SO soft and sweet.



I looked around several places for drapes for both the windows and for the panel in the crown to create the draping around the crib and lucked out by finding not only ones at Target but ones that were the exact shade of pink as the wall paint!  I had been trying various shades of white and nothing was looking right.  The drapes are just perfect.  They are the Faux Silk Pleat Curtain Pane – Simply Shabby Chic.  The hardware for the drapes at the windows is from Bed Bath and Beyond.  I love the crystal touch on the ends of the rods – very chic.  I can’t find the exact ones I purchased but you can search “crystal curtain rod” and see some very similar options.




I’ve always loved mirrored furniture and thought the mirrored nightstands would be perfect for her room.  I didn’t have a ton of space on either side of the bed so I needed something petite but that still offered some storage.  I looked at options from Pier I, Pottery Barn, Overstock and Target and decided on the ones from Target (similar style here).  They are exactly what I wanted – the right size, 2 small drawers for storage and just overall beautiful!  Plus, I don’t have a huge investment in them if/when Maddie decides she doesn’t like them as she gets older.  I pulled the lamps from our nightstands in the master bedroom and donated to her room – I got them from At Home several years ago but have seen similar ones there still.  I did change out the shades for white ones from Target.

The chair and ottoman arrived from the local children’s furniture store here in Chattanooga and the fabric is just beautiful.  Not to mention, the chair is SO comfortable.  I added another mirrored nightstand with lamp (also from Target, 10 years old and no longer available but lots of similar styles now available) and faux floral arrangement from TJ Maxx to decorate.  The last touch for this nook was the mirror.  It took quite a bit of searching to find the exact mirror I wanted but I was set on finding it!  I finally came across it on Overstock!  It’s the Yseult Geometric Wall Mirror by Christopher Knight Home – Clear.  When it arrived, it was larger than I expected but that was a welcome surprise.  It fits the space perfectly and covered up the cable box from where the flat screen TV used to be mounted.



My niece passed down a dollhouse bookshelf to Maddie and while it was cute with it’s original color scheme, it jumped out in the room and I decided to repaint it.  Always easier said than done!  I took on this challenge when I was 9 months pregnant and it took numerous coats of paint to cover up the original colors. What a project it turned out to be!  When all was said and done, I’m glad I went though the hassle because it turned out adorable.




For finishing touches, I ordered Maddie one of the infamous “Everywhere Chairs” from Pottery Barn along with a rocking bunny (similar one here).  The light pink comforter is one I have had for years and wasn’t currently using.  I believe it’s from either Target or Kohls.



Lastly, my true labor of love and the one thing I didn’t have complete prior to giving birth, was the “Maddie” floral sign for her wall.  It took me quite a bit of searching to find a vendor that could cut the name to the size that I needed to cover this really long wall.  I had hoped to be able to utilize a local vendor to save on time and shipping costs but no one came through and I finally found a shop on Etsy that was excellent to work with.  They sent me several proofs to get the cut just right and had it mailed to me in just a few days.  The shop on Etsy was Letterworld.  I purchased the flowers from Michaels and Hobby Lobby and luckily had more than enough to cover the letters.  It took me a minute to figure out how I wanted to place/hot glue the flowers but once I went for it, it went pretty fast.  I was able to get it finished a few days after coming home from the hospital just in time for our newborn pictures in her nursery.


I’m not sharing her bathroom or closet yet as I haven’t finished those spaces.  Her closet isn’t in use at the moment – I won’t be using it for her until she’s fully utilizing her room.  For now, all her current clothes are in my closet and the master bedroom.

Thanks for stopping by – I loved every second of decorating our baby girl’s room and hope she cherishes it as she grows up in there!



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