Tuesday, April 22, 2014

McKenzie's Nursery #2 Revealed!

Hello Friends!! I am so excited to FINALLY reveal McKenzie's Nursery today! Since we moved from a smaller space in Anchorage, Alaska to a larger place here in Georgia, simply moving Kenzie's previous nursery into this much larger room left it feeling bare and uninviting. To bring her room to life, I worked to incorporate elements that she will enjoy now and several years down the road. It's been a long time in the making and I've come to terms with the fact that it will probably never fully be finished - more like a continuos work in progress. McKenzie is 18 months now and before we know it she will be transitioning into a "Big Girl" bed and I'm sure a little rearranging will have to take place then too.  For now I decided to keep the same color scheme that we used in her first nursery, which can be found here and add a few fun accent pieces that I thought would transition into "Big Girl" status nicely. I used a lot of white and beige to set the stage for a calm and soothing nursery. I didn't have a huge budget so you will see that we re-used many items from her first nursery and added A LOT of DIY decor, with the help from my handyman hubby. I did find myself browsing a little nursery inspiration online as well and couldn't help but throw in a few new items that I knew Kenzie would absolutely LOVE! I am so happy with how everything turned out and I'm excited to finally share it with you today! Soooooo... without further ado, here is McKenzie's Nursery Number 2 Revealed!  For Item Details & Credit List, see captions :)





I enlisted my husband to help me create this Pallet Wall to help define the little nook that conveniently fit her crib perfectly. The pallet wall adds a little touch of rustic to her girly chic theme and it pairs wonderfully with ALFRED The Deer Head from White Faux Taxidermy and the adorable Wooden Flag Letters from New Arrivals Inc
White Washed Pallet Wall-DIY,  Deer Mount-c/oWhite Faux Taxidermy, Wooden Letter Flag - c/o New Arrivals Inc., Crib - Restoration Hardware (discontinued), Bedding - Pottery Barn Kids (discontinued), Triangle Decals - Urban Walls

When you walk into Kenzie's room you are met with a big bare wall to your left, so I thought these adorable triangle decals from Urban Walls would be the perfect accent to help fill it out a bit! They speak beautifully for themselves so not much else was added.
I found this amazing Alphabet Wall Art Tutorial from the blog Crafts Unleashed and thought it would perfect for this wall! You can find my tutorial here. I also added the numbers 1-2-3 on the front panel of the these storage cubes from Lowes (I just noticed I should probably switch the 2 & 3- it looks a little off,  arranged this way -hmmm?)).
Alphabet Wall Art - DIY, 1-2-3 Storage Cubes- Lowes/DIY (coming soon), Plush Lamb - Restoration Hardware, Books -Thrifted, Small Teddy Bear - Stuck On You, Bean Bag - Sam's Club

 Mirrors - Target

I searched high and low for an affordable pair of chevron curtain panels in beige and had no luck, so I decided to make them myself. I love how they turned out, however a lot of sweat and tears went into making these. Feel free to take a look at my tutorial here.
Curtains - DIY

Teepee - DIY:No Sew! 

I added a fun Teepee to her corner for a cozy place to curl up with a book or to simple play pretend! I made this using a "No-Sew" technique and shared my tutorial here. Our ceilings at our last place were much higher than the ceilings here so I did modify the tutorial a little so that it would fit ok. All I did was cut the poles down to 6ft tall from the original 8ft that my tutorial calls for. Easy Peasy!


White Chest- Fred Meyers (Local Alaska Store), Wall Shelf - Land Of Nod

Laundry Basket - Fred Meyers (Local Alaska Store), Monogram Blanket - Pottery Barn Kids (discontinued)

Ornate Picture Frame - Pottery Barn Kids (discontinued), Brush and Come Set - Gift, Mason Jar Spray Painted Gold, Personalized Wooden Blocks- DIY


Dream Catcher - Little Brave Creations

The M & H Pallet Wall Art is another DIY project.


Gold & Glitter Arrow Wall Art - DIY


I originally wanted to put Kenzie's Chalkboard Toddler Table & Chairs  below her wall collage, then decided last minute to add this cute little "Pretend Play" area with this Painted Tree Branch as a hanger for all of her dress-up clothes. We haven't acquired any dress-up pieces yet so I just hung a few items from Kenzie's closet that we love.
L to R: "Oh The Places You'll Go" Print - Cheeky Albi Designs, Mirror - Target, Map Letter "M" - Cheeky Albi Design, Verse Print - DIY,  Gilded "L O V E" Print - DIY, Tree Branch Hanger - DIY
Crochet Hat - Thrifted, Fur Vest - Old Navy (sold out), Feather Infinity Cowl - VonBon Apparel

Well, That's All Folks! I hope you enjoyed peeking into my little McKenzie's Nursery! Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts and/or questions, I will do my best to reply as soon as possible!

20 comments :

  1. So cute!! Love the curtains. We are having serious issues with curtains in my boys room at the moment. I have something very particular in my head and just can't find them. Think I'm just going to have to get the sewing machine out so look forward to your tutorial :)

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    1. I hear ya Debra! Who knew finding chevron curtains in the right color would be do hard? These are actually "no sew" panels. I'll try to have my tutorial up by this Friday!

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    1. Thanks Mom! I learn from the best! ��

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  3. I love this!! So beautiful and the teepee is precious!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! The teepee is so fun and easy to make!

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  4. Beautiful!! I especially love the pallet wall and the alphabet :)

    www.dettecakes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I'm so proud of them! Lots of hours put into those two but so worth it! ;)

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  5. wow! totally amazing! Melissa! You should be an interior designer!

    How much of my retirement do I need to procure to get you to come do Fern's bedroom for me? Seriously. I'm so blown away. It's a total dream.

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  6. Shayla you are always so sweet AND FUNNY! I wish I had the talent of an interior designer. I could never be one. I'm way to fickle about things and too much space to decorate make me anxious! This room came together after many sleepless nights trying to figure out what would work. With that said-I'm always excited to help out friends. So when are y'all moving to Valdosta, Georgia?

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    1. Haha! Thank you Sarah! I thought I was during a few of these DIYs :/

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  8. WOW! Melissa looks great! Can't wait to see the curtain DIY

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    1. Thanks Nicci! I hope my curtain tutorial didn't scare you off, haha!

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  9. Love the room! Great job! May I ask, what color is the wall paint?

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! You know, that is a good question. :/ The walls were already painted when we moved in. I found left over paint in the attic and of course it was a custom mixture with no label. I wish I knew.

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