Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nursery Reveal: Part 1

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We are expecting our third baby in July! 

When we found out it was a GIRL I was very excited!
I've been busy painting, sewing, and decorating for the last few months. The nursery is FINALLY finished!

I thought I would share it with you in stages....just to make you wonder what it looks like all together :)

I started with our crib.  I LOVE the lines of our crib, and the shape, and the fact that it doesn't have a drop down side.....but the color had to GO!

This is what I started with.


Close up:


Again, I love our crib, and it has sentimental value (having been used by my two previous little ones), but I have never been crazy about the color.

So, I decided to go for it, and paint it!

I took six cans of Kilz Primer, six cans of Krylon spray paint, a few coats of a polyacrylic sealant.


(don't worry, I used a really good spray paint respirator to keep those fumes away!)



Here is the result:


Close Up:





And yes, I made the bedding myself.  A true labor of love!

I am so happy with how it turned out!



Before and After:



34 comments:

  1. Congrats on the your pregnancy and LOVE the bib transformation and the bedding is adorable i cant wait for the full reveal!

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  2. It looks gorgeous!!! I'm always scared to paint furniture, but that looks really pretty!!!

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  3. looks great white, can't wait to the rest of the nursery. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  4. Very cute! And congrats on the new baby!!

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  5. The crib looks brand new! I love the white with the purple bedding! So precious! And congrats on the baby girl! xoxo

    http://www.cautionblondeblogging.blogspot.com/

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  6. its looks AWESOME!! great job, baby girl will love it! <3
    *kelly

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  7. Looks so GREAT! Good job, what a lot of work! Love it!

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  8. Love it! Thinking about painting our crib too so looking forward to your spray painting post!

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  9. Wow, you are really ahead! I'm due in two weeks with our third (also a GIRL!) and I'm STILL not done with the nursery. Love the color change. I wish I would have thought of that with my furniture.

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  10. So beautiful. But just looking at the amazing redo for your baby girl is making me want one more baby myself.

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  11. This looks AMAZING! GREAT JOB!!!

    I REALLY need to do our girls cribs, but I'm fumed out on the kitchen chairs I've been doing tonight and I can't bear the thought of doing TWO cribs. Maybe after a week I can rethink it...LOL!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  12. Congratulations (on the baby and the great nursery!)--I love the crib's new look and the bedding is beautiful!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  13. Congrats on the baby! I had no idea you would need so much spray paint for one crib! Dang! Your bedding is also very sweet. Oh to have a gift to sew things for...

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  14. Yay! I am so excited for the tutorial. We just had our second and are getting ready to move him into the crib but I keep telling the hubs that I want to change the color first as I am not crazy about it at all either. It was a very similar color to your original crib. Congrats and it looks awesome I'm so excited to learn and take this new project on!

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  15. I'm so glad to see this! I'm wanting to paint our crib for our 3rd baby due in May but was intimidated by the process. I like that you used spray primer and paint--guess I know what's on my to-do list!

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  16. Awesome! Visiting from HOH. Come visit me sometime!

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Ginger

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  17. What a great job! I love the result,and the bedding is beautiful. I can't wait to see more!

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  18. That looks great, Sarah! So fresh for your new arrival! I helped my daughter update a hand me down crib that was a light wood tone; I painted it Heirloom White for her for my granddaughter. What a difference paint makes!

    visiting from Frugalicious Friday. : )

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  19. This looks great! I can't imagine the patience this took! I'm due with my first at the end of next month, and while we're DIYing almost every aspect of her nursery, I refused to paint the crib! Kudos to you...the paint plus the bedding really look amazing together!

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  20. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! You are one talented woman who has left me completely inspired. Thanks for the great blog and I love the crib re-do!!

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  21. Beautiful and congrats! I shared it with a friend who just asked me about painting a crib. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  22. It turned out gorgeous and I love the bedding too! Great job!

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  23. I'd love to have you stop by and link up for my new Blog Party.
    Make & Share
    Friday - Saturday .)

    ~ Christy

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  24. What a lovely crib. Love it in white! You did a great job with it. Congratulations on your baby girl, bet you can't wait till you meet her :)

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  25. Oh wow! As I was reading, I was thinking, what color black? White? Turquoise.... And was SO happy to see WHITE! It looks fantastic!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  26. Looks beautiful!

    I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and link this up to So Sweet Sundays, going in until tomorrow night! :)

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  27. Congratulations!!! The crib is awesome, looks great! Is there anyway you'd be able to share how you made your bedding? I am a novice sewer and like to plan ahead! :) Thanks

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  28. This looks amazing! You did & awesome job! congrads on baby#3! I'm pregnant as well with baby#3 which is a girl too! So I'm crafting away things for her nursery too! Would you mind sharing some tips on the bumper pad & skirt? I've done the crib sheet so far that's the easiest! I have plans for the bumper pad but stopped because I don't want it to be wrong. The crib skirt I'm debating on ruffles or no ruffles, plus have to measure the crib & stuff. But not due until sept so I got time!

    Karin Marie ;)
    blondechic1413@yahoo.com
    babycakesandpeanut.blogspot.com

    P.S I so want to spray paint a chandelier too your is gorgeous!! :)

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  29. No blog yet Rebecca... SomedayApril 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    So I love your blog, I use a lot of your ideas/suggestions!!! But I am looking into making my son's crib bedding and wondering if you used a pattern or what for yours? Thanks

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  30. Whoever is leaving snarky anonymous comments on my blog, don't. If you have something to say to me about any of my projects, own up to your comments and don't be anonymous!

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  31. Quick question! First off, this is BEAUTIFUL! I already bought a second hand crib that is white, but has some scratch's on it that I want to paint. Is spray paint a "safe" choice? Knowing that babies will be putting their mouth on it?

    Thanks! :)

    Megan

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  32. Looks great! How much sealant did you use for the crib?

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