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All Children, Except One, Grow up

33 weeks down, 7 more weeks to go!

Elizabeth Sturm Freelance Photography took our gorgeous maternity photos. They came out better then I could have ever hoped for! She has such an eye for her work and really captured the essence of our family. I can’t stress enough what a wonderful experience the shoot was. I am so in love with every photo!

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Faith, and Trust, and Pixie Dust

We’ve taken our second to last baby class. Only one more to go and around 8 more weeks until little girl is here. The wall decal arrived and I was so excited to put it up.  The shipping was super quick and the decal was fairly easy to apply. I was a little nervous about the gray because there were several shade options. Luckily, the color I chose is perfect!

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The corner book shelves (used to be spice racks) are spray painted and hung. They took around three coats of white spray paint to cover fully.

Fur brother Gortys is patiently awaiting Lyra’s arrival!

Progress

We were able to make our way to the wonderland of IKEA to purchase some final wall features for Lyra’s nursery. I purchased two simple white shelves to display photos, nick knacks, and other adorable items. The shelves are EKBY ÖSTEN with separate brackets called EKBY STÖDIS

I also purchased two spice racks called BEKVÄM which I will spray paint white and use for book storage.

The large decal for over the crib is on it’s way!

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Never Grow Up

We’ve purchased all the large furniture items for the nursery. Luckily all pieces were found through second hand! Nothing is better then finding a quality piece of furniture for a great price.

Currently, I have been working on the small details bringing the room it’s personality.

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As an avid Funko collector family it was a must to get Lyra her first! Even better a flying Peter Pan. Etsy is probably the best place to find unique and quality knickknacks. The little box with Peter’s Kiss was found here . Featuring a hand stamped box with a small thimble.

Jar

Storage is also very important for any space. I used an inexpensive glass jar and added a thematic decal to the outside. This is great storage for pacifiers or whatever else you can imagine!

Window

The finished changing station! I absolutely LOVE the curtains I stumbled upon in a HomeGoods store. They couldn’t be more perfect!

Tick Tock

The nursery is coming along nicely and budget friendly. That old brown dresser is finished with a fresh coat of white paint and new hardware.

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The prints above are all unique. The Peter Pan map is from an old 1950’s board game that we’ve been holding on to for years. The narwhal was given to me as a present which fits perfectly into the theme. The bottom left is an adorable stencil Miguel spray painted on canvas. Lastly, the top right is a print from Etsy found here .

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The lamp is a very fun addition to the nursery. I originally  purchased the lamp for our master bedroom but found it fit better in here. Turned off the lamp looks normal but when turned on…

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The shade comes to life with all the best Peter Pan characters! I think this is my favorite piece in the room.

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The last detail on the dresser is an antique looking clock. Placed right by the crocodile canvas reminding Captain Hook of the tick tock.

Main Nursery Finishes

I believe the most important choice in a room is the paint color. I was looking for a bright, calming, and refreshing hue.

The selection I landed on is called Garden Twilight a Home Depot Behr color. I used the Behr Premium Plus paint and primer with zero voc. I don’t believe you need the most expensive paint out there. This product covered wonderfully on dark walls. It only took one coat plus a couple touch ups.

For the dresser I went with a Home Depot brand chalk paint called Americana. Chalk paint requires no sanding or finishing of furniture. It also gives more of a rustic look. To seal the chalk paint I sprayed two coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.

Below I included a visual guide of primary finishes I used in the room:

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