To give you a full appreciation for the transformation, this is what the nursery looked like when we got started.
Then my dad worked his magic, and Ben and I put our own hard work into the room, and we got this:
And I am IN LOVE with the result.
Let’s take a look around, starting with the crib and glider.
(There actually IS a name on the wall at this point. But we’re still not sharing.)
The dresser/changing table (filled with adorable onesies):
Ben took out the mirrored doors and installed these closet doors instead.
And I painted the door knobs.
Here is the inside of the closet, which will never be this organized again.
The border, the start of it all:
The border is from the Lambs & Ivy Team Safari collection. I had to return almost everything else that I bought to go with it because of quality issues (and actually had to have a roll of border replaced as well), but I am still happy we went with this “theme” since I think the border is adorable and animals playing sports is pretty easy to piece together ourselves.
And finally, his books (in baskets until I figure out a bookshelf solution):
A lot of people helped us put this together, really. The crib is a gift from my mom, the glider and dresser are hand-me-downs from my boss, and my friends got me all kinds of helpful items at my shower. The little guy has a lot of people who love him already, including a grandpa who flew all the way from Boston just to paint his nursery. Lucky kid.
As I said, I am absolutely thrilled with the way this turned out. I had a vision in my head and I was afraid it wouldn’t come out quite right. Instead, I think it came out better. As soon as I put the last touches on the room, I felt ready to actually have this baby. But until he decides to make his appearance, I might just go sit and stare at his lovely room.