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Monday, July 30, 2012

Armoire to Dresser Transformation!

When we first started working on the nursery I posted about how Eric took this broken armoire


And turned it into this:



After Eric had it all reassembled it was ready for a new coat of red paint.



Then I added a coat of glaze to give it a vintage aged look.



It fits perfectly in the corner of his nursery and I love the extra storage!


One of my favorite additions is the new Corvette drawer pulls we bought from Hobby Lobby.


So glad I have such a handy husband, this is the perfect piece for Carter's Chevy nursery!



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Carter's Vintage Chevy Nursery Reveal!

Over the weekend we were finally able to put the finishing touches on Carter's nursery. Of course we have a few more things we would like to do, but for the most part it is ready for him to arrive!

We went with a vintage Chevrolet theme, not your typical nursery decor, but it was so fun to do! A lot of it was DIY and I'll have a few more tutorials to post about soon.
Here is what the room looks like when you walk in the door:

And the opposite wall:

We have the glider I reupholstered and posted about here. With the beautiful quilt I received as a shower gift. My mom found the red ottoman which also serves as a great place to tuck away his books.

We found this 57 Chevy shelf at Hobby Lobby and it was the perfect place to display Carter's custom license plate (also a shower gift).


Above the closet we hung vintage Canadian and Mexican license plates I found on ebay to represent Carter's heritage.


Instead of curtains, Eric built wood valances so we could incorporate some California and Montana license plates.

I posted awhile ago about making the crib bedding here, here, and here. I couldn't find anything premade that went with our theme/my vision of the nursery so I found some fabric and made my own.

Before we knew if Baby O was a boy or girl we decided on names and I found this at an antique fair. Not only did it say Carter, but my mom is from Montana so I figured it was meant to be!


The other wall has a collection of Chevy items from Hobby Lobby.


I made a mobile to hang above the crib by spray painting a metal wreath form and hanging felt tools from Ikea from chain.


One of my favorite parts of his room is this old rusty tailgate we hung on the faux brick wall I posted about here. This was a craigslist find we anchored into the wall over his changing table. The little metal tools next to it are also from Hobby Lobby.


I've also posted about the broken armoire Eric upcycled into this fabulous tower of drawers here and how we painted it here. We added Corvette drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby.


I found some red metal bins at Target that I've used to organize the diapers on the changing table and the little red motor oil cup next to it holds his diaper cream and hand sanitizer.


Lastly, we found this amazingly soft navy rug at Homegoods, somebody has already staked his claim ; )


We are so thrilled with how it turned out, now we just have to wait on Carter to make his appearance!