Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nolan's Nursery - Decisions made & before shots

The big day is TOMORROW! We are starting on the nursery! I have decided on furniture, paint & decor. Now its time to get started. Thank you to my mom's co-worker for painting his room. It will be Valspar Churchill Hotel Maple on the bottom, valspar Du Jour for the stripe, and Allen + Roth rivermist on top. Here is a picture of the samples how they will be.

While Greg, mom's co-worker, is painting Tommy and I will be going to Baby's 1st Furniture on Richmond and Chimney Rock to purchase the nursery furniture! I decided on Baby's Dream Legendary curve top, safety gate crib in espresso. This is a great gender neutral crib that converts into a toddler bed then a twi size bed! And the great thing is that the safety gate is the rail for the toddler bed, so you don't have to buy that later on to convert! Now I had no clue what a safety gate was before I started looking. Recently it has been outlawed to even sell drop gate cribs, because it can hurt the baby, but it was convenient because if you are short (like me) you could get close to the mattress when placing the baby down to sleep. This safety gate is about a 6 in. section that flaps down so you can get closer to the mattress when the baby is larger and the mattress is set lower. I highly recommend this style of crib if you are looking into buying soon. Here is a picture of the crib.

We are getting the matching double dresser with hutch to serve as storage and changing table. Its a beautiful and very versatile piece of furniture as it doesn't look like baby furniture so it can grow with the kids. 

Now the nightstand with this set looked too library-ish so I decided to go with Baby's Dream (same manufacturer) Renaissance night stand. This is the other set I was contemplating but the crib didn't come with a safety gate. 

And lastly, Greg had mentioned this week he wanted to go to the Lay-Z Boy store and look into getting a recliner. Every wife's favorite piece of furniture :/ So I found a compromise! Best Chair designs gliders for nurseries and they can recline as well. So I found one that is spacious enough to fit Greg, while holding Nolan! So we are getting the Best Chair Irvington. The only thing is I didn't decide on a color, most likely I'll go for a chocolate.  Once I find a picture of exactly what we are getting I'll post it. 

Now for the before pictures of the room. I still call it a room until it is finished, then it will be the nursery!

The wall that the crib will be against

 From the window looking into the hallway 
I think Lacey is about to be really confused that this room won't be hers

 The opposite wall of the crib that will house the dresser

From the doorway looking into the room
The glider will be in the far corner

I'll post pictures throughout the process of converting this room into Nolan's nursery! Stay tuned...


  1. Looks like you're getting a great start! Wow, that's wonderful that someone is going to do all the painting for you. Good friends! Love your furniture! Can't wait til the next post!

  2. This is going to be so exciting! I'm sure Nolan's quilt will fit beautifully in here! :D

  3. I love love love the colors!!!!! Yea team blue!!! Love little boys! They always keep you on your toes.