04 June 2011

Holden's Nursery

I've been meaning to take pictures and post about Holden's nursery for a long time and I figured it's now or never since I will be transitioning out a lot of his "baby" furniture and replacing it with "big boy" furniture. Lori was watching Sarah's House on HGTV one day and stumbled across what would be our inspiration for his nursery. She taped the episode and had me watch it later. I fell in love with the design and we went to work. We had these plans in the works long before we even purchased the house we now live in.

To get an idea of what it looked like before we went to work on it...here ya go. I'm so glad we were reminded to take pictures of our house before we made all of our changes.

That paint color was EVERYWHERE in our house! I hated it. The only place it remains is in the master bed/bath. 

First came the furniture. We found the glider at goodwill for $26! They are usually well over $100. A couple of coats of paint later, Lori working hard on making new covers for the cushions [which were soooo gross], and voila! Please ignore the pillow that is being used as the back cushion. We had some issues with it that still need to be worked out. A pillow works just as well :) If you'd like to know details on where I got anything else just lemme know and I'll send you a link. 

The paint colors are both from Sherwin Williams - Accessible Beige for the lower part and Tradewind for the upper part. Allan, my family and Allan's family were amazing when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant and had just moved in...they did ALL of the painting! I think Lori, Robert, and my mom were in charge of this room and they did a fabulous job! The cube shelving on the floor and the 3 pictures were purchased for his big boy room and will be moved to another area, I just didn't feel like moving them out of the room :)

Isn't this such a cute lamp? And it's perfect for a child's room because it NEVER gets hot! The shoe was made last Christmas and turned into an ornament. It's just too cute to put away with all of our Christmas stuff! Yes, that is his footprint on the bottom! 

One of the main reasons I fell in love with this design was that it has been a breeze moving from nursery to toddler's room. Nothing that needs to be changed can't easily be moved to the attic. I will be using this room as inspiration for holden's "big boy" room. I won't be getting rid of the crib though quite yet...more to come soon!

Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to put the room together, especially my sister, Lori, and her husband, Robert!

-Little Wife Power House


  1. I'm so glad you like it. I think it turned out perfectly. H is a lucky boy to have you as his mommy. :)

  2. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I'm glad you guys like it as much as I do. I'm sad to be changing it up but excited at the same time. Why do babies have to grow up so fast?!

  3. Oooo...I LOVE Sarah's House :) I bought a Canadian Proxy just so I could watch her shows on Canadian HGTV :) The boy's room from the Farmhouse season of Sarah's house will be the inspiration for Kal-El's bedroom here in our new house if I ever get to it.

  4. Absolutly love your nursery/big boy's room!