Charlotte’s Nursery Transformation

When I was pregnant with Charlotte I was so excited to create her nursery. Her bedroom is the smallest of the three in our house and it is a teeny tiny square room. When we moved in the room was dark green so we painted it this peachy beige color first. Then we slowly collected pink, coral, gold, and grey decorations. We had her room all set-up prior to her arrival.
Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Grey crib with bookshelf and infant toysThe crib is a Graco Rory 4 in 1 crib in grey. The shelf was handmade by my dad. The quilt was a baby shower gift handmade by a friend’s mom. I made her crib sheet. The baskets and shelf hold infant toys.Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Book wall using Ikea shelves. Front facing bookshelfOn the opposite wall of her crib is her dresser and book corner. The dresser is from Ikea. We painted it pink and added gold knobs from Hobby Lobby. The shelves are Ikea spice racks that we painted to match her crib. I made the cushion. The curtains are also from Ikea.Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Once Charlotte arrived we only used her room to store her things and to play. She slept in our room initially. We added a glider to read books and for nursing. Since she didn’t use her crib much and the room is so small, we placed it next to the crib.Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. GliderAs she got older and began moving around, we made more changes to her room. First, we needed more space so the glider came out. We also removed the bookshelf and dresser for safety and space. My husband added shelving to her closet to store all of her clothes that were in her dresser. Wooden crates and baskets were used to place her toys at her level. Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. RIE and Montessori Inspired infant bedroom nursery Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. Before her first birthday, I strung some dried plants on the wall and added a framed photo of her. She began to love baby dolls and stuffed animals so I added a wooden doll bed found at the thrift store. This is the wall that had her dresser on it previously.
Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. RIE and Montessori Inspired infant bedroom nurseryA month later she began to pull on those Ikea spice rack bookshelves. They were also just the right height for bumping her head. We took them down and tried them on a crate we added.Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. RIE and Montessori Inspired infant bedroom nursery. Wooden crate shelvesTwo months later, we switched out the crates for this cube shelf. We used her bedroom a lot to play since it is gated off from our dogs. Our dogs were still getting used to a walking toddler, so this was a safe place for her to play. This shelf gave us more space to add materials. I also brought up her rocking chair and we tried to use the Ikea book shelf again, but she continued to pull it down. I blame that for my lack of properly installing it! We eventually switched to baskets for her books.Pink, coral, grey, and gold eclectic vintage inspired baby girl nursery. RIE and Montessori Inspired infant bedroom nursery. Montessori inspired bedroom. Cube shelf for toys.Her room stayed like this until she was about 15 months old. That is when we super baby proofed her bedroom and she began sleeping on a floor bed rather than a crib. All of that is explained in her toddler bedroom post.Montessori inspired toddler bedroom. Montessori floor bed. Handmade patchwork quilt. Felt ball garland. Wood crate end table.Her bedroom is about to get a new addition though. Her Papaw is building her something special. Stay tuned!

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