A Colorful Nursery

As I began to think about how Noah’s room will transition into a big girl room for two once we bring her little sister home from Peru I realized I never shared a final reveal of her nursery.  It’s been almost fifteen months and I can’t believe I let that much time pass.  So before we go and completely rearrange the room I thought I would dedicate a post completely to Noah’s nursery!

Starting out as a guest bedroom/office, Noah’s room received a complete makeover.  We kicked off the transformation by painting the walls (Sherwin Williams Silver Strand and Bohemian Black) and then adding a cribchair, and changing table/dresser.  Want to know how we painted the dresser?  Check out this post.  My sister painted the custom painting for above the crib and I got a little crafty and made the butterfly mobile.  After receiving so many books we brought a little order to the book shelves by arranging the books by color and adding colorful boxes for storage.

And in case we didn’t have enough color I made a hot pink clothespin starburst mirror for above the changing table. 

We also scored a great deal on this fabric and used it as curtainscrib skirt, and for the office chair we repainted.  To add a little more personality to the room I added a Cabbage Patch Doll lamp I made back in college and colorful poms for above the book case.

Noah and I have logged countless hours in this room… day and night.  It is by far my most favorite room in the house and I am so glad I took the time to personalize it before she was born.  This room isn’t just where Noah sleeps.  It’s where we hang out during the day and even at night once Michael Luke gets home.

In my original design plans for the room, I wanted something that would transition easily as Noah grew up.  And because at the time I didn’t know if her next sibling would be a boy or girl I tried to keep a lot of the major design items gender neutral (minus the fabric).  A room that transitions easily was also one of my driving factors for choosing bright colors instead of the typical pale pinks.  That and I’m just not a pink person.  Although I am trying my best to not let my color preferences influence Noah.  If she wants to claim pink as her favorite color she can go for it. The transition of Noah’s room from a nursery to a big girl room will be fairly easy because of all the design choices.  For the most part we will just be removing the desk and adding a bed.  With a few other changes along the way.

desk Chair

Over the next couple of months we will begin to slowly transition her nursery in to a little girl’s room for two.  A wonderful retreat for Noah and her little sis… and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Do you have any plans to transition a room in your house?  Or advice to give a mom preparing to convert the nursery into a big girl room?  Did you share a room as a child?  If so, what was the best part about it?

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10 thoughts on “A Colorful Nursery

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks so much, Lee. I have absolutely loved having our desk in the nursery. We mainly chose this route because the desk was there first but it’s been really useful to be able to work a little while Noah plays. Unfortunately, it has to move to make room for another bed but our new situation will be great too.

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks, Whitney! I definitely haven’t regretted putting our desk in her nursery but look forward to seeing how things will change as we convert it to a room for two. Thankfully, I can’t work it on it slowly since we still have a few months.

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks, Kelly. The blue and white armoire is actually left over from my college days. I bought it in high school and then fixed it up for my college apartment. I always envisioned it in my little girls room. It’s so cool to see that dream come true.

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