Over the past several months Becca and I have been working hard on several projects, one of them being our nursery that will hopefully soon be occupied. We have been fortunate to be able to source lightly used items from friends and family over time, and upcycle furniture to fit it in to our space.
The dresser which will also serve as a changing station was purchased from an estate sale for $40, and with a few coats of paint it fits right in. The shelves above were purchased from Facebook for $30, and we painted them to match the dresser.
The ladder shelf was hand made by Becca's brother and gifted to us, I added paint to match the dresser and shelves.
When we chose to make this room the nursery we knew we'd have to be creative with fitting in all of the needed furniture. I came up with the idea of removing the closet doors and we found that the crib fits perfectly in to the nook.
The shelves above the changing area which will eventually have diapers, and all other baby necessities needed when nature calls. I think they are the perfect balance of style and utility.
I'm extremely happy with how the toy chest turned out. The thought here was to blend some of the brown touches around the room with the white, and that's why I decided to stain the top instead of painting it all white. Considering that the first layer of stain was way too dark and it took hours to correct I am happy with how it ties in darker items like the crib.
The dresser, shelves, ladder shelf, and toy chest are all painted with Behr's White Decorative Chalk paint. Becca and I like the chalk paint look and finish since it can hide imperfections very easily. We're no Chip & Joanna Gaines, but I think even we are surprised with the finished product. Shout out to Monica Mangin who I discovered on the Lowe's web series The Weekender, and then I continued to follow because of her achievable project ideas.
Here are a few more pictures from when the room was an office/cat jungle gym.
This is before the room was even painted blue. The cats had a view outside from their tiny couch on top of their litterbox container.
I made this simple high perch for mid-day naps.
The cats loved their jungle gym area but they are happy to give it up for a new family member.