Friday, August 29, 2014

Rowan's Nursery~Where to get it guide!

Happy Friday!
I have been getting a ton of questions about where I got the items for Rowan's nursery!
Well, here you go... 

The first thing I purchased for the room was this light fixture.
 I've always loved the look of a Sputnik fixture and the vintage looking Einstein bulbs made it even better.

Lowes: 18-Light Brushed Nickel Chandelier $198

Love seeing the exposed filament! 

Due to the size of the fixture I had to change the bottom bulbs to small round ones so I didn't walk into them in the middle of the night. The ceiling is 8' and the long Einstein bulbs landed exactly at my height, 5'-8", so I didn't want to chance it. I balanced out the look with adding small bulbs throughout. 

Love it! 

I played around with the window wall a bit. I started with an existing bookshelf we had and displayed some accessories. The metal "RM" letters, Tycho poster (Rowan's 2nd concert-inside my belly), wooden bird, lamp, metal boxes, etc. I really like the look but it wasn't really functional as we needed space for a dresser. 

I found this dresser for $20 while driving around one day. Originally brown I painted it with chalkboard paint and it became a fun little project for Doak and I and it looks great in the space.

See Post: DIY Chalkboard Dresser

Accessories on dresser:
I found these items thrifting! The globe was free as it was broken and the baby shoes... OMG!

Doak and I had another fun craft day fixing the globe and chalkboard painting the surface. It's cute!

The silver paper mache animal heads were a must have.
 I may have a little obsession with decorative animal heads... you can see them displayed throughout our house.

See Post: Antler, Atlers and More...

See Post: Modern Taxiderm

At Home:
Ranging from $19-$29

Perfect over the headboard!

See Post: DIY Wood Plank Headboard

Derek's dad gave Doak a dreamcatcher for over his crib, now bed, and we love it. I knew it was a must have for Rowan's room too. 

We found this at a local Pow wow near our home. The neutral colors are perfect with light cream suede and white and grey contrasting feathers.

Osborne Landing Pow wow: $35

No bad dreams for Ro Ro!

This gorgeous wooden bird was a gift from Dan and Johnna. It was purchased at an art festival in Austin, TX.


I was going to make a mobile but after receiving this I didn't need to. The sharp contrasting design underneath the bird is perfect for Rowan to gaze up and adore.

The bedside table and lamp are from Target... therefore very inexpensive.
The little clock was a thrift find for a couple bucs! 

I have a bit of a pillow problem. I'm a total junkie!

See Post: Pillow Obsession

At Home: Faux Fur white and beige
Marshall's: Grey/White Chevron
TJ Max: Shell (Used by our ring bearer for our wedding!)

Target: Grey X Comforter and Chevron blanket

At Home: Sunburst Mirror $79.99

And another view.

CB2: Grey/White Rug $89.95
At Home: Faux fur rug $39.00 

I love layering rugs and these two were perfect. The design on the Bergama rug from CB2 couldn't be more perfect to play with the accent wall. It is also reversible so if I want to lighten up the space I can do so. The best part is it is an indoor/ourdoor rug. I have a few of these in my home for the simple purpose of function. They are water and stain resistant and so easy to clean!!! 

Clothing is a great way to accessorize too. Especially baby clothes!

All of the pieces hanging on the closet were thrift finds. My Sollybaby Wrap is also hanging... I will post about that later. And the baby hats are from H&M and Gap. 

Dancing Buddha!
I found him thrifting and absolutely loved this guy. Had him hanging around my office until I found the perfect spot spreading some love in the nursery. 

Ikea: Closet Hook

I had this desk in the guest room before the nursery existed and didn't want to get rid of it.
Looks get as a changing table!

Pottery Barn: Bedford Desk $619 

I purchased the desk at a model home sale for $150. Score!  

So there you have it... Hope this helps!

Ben is into the accessories too!

And Bebe clearly made his way right at home...
Baby is staying in our room so I will allow it... for now!
Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!!!

We headed into Pittsburgh in the middle of the night and excited to be with family and friends for the holiday!

Much love,

Friday, August 22, 2014

DIY Wood Plank Headboard~Rowan's Nursery

This DIY headboard could not have been any easier and was so inexpensive!
It was the perfect way to complete Rowan's Nursery.

So many ideas went through my head when looking at this bare wall. I needed to create something myself because the "daybed" is actually a full bed pushed up against the wall and not a standard size that could be purchased.

Photo 1 & 2: I always loved the look of the reclaimed wood headboard or walls but wasn't sure if I wanted to commit to actually installing them to the wall.

Photo 3 & 4: And while the thrifty idea of pallets sounded like a great idea I didn't have the extra space to waste behind the bed. 

I went with this Highbury Oak Laminate from Floor & Decor.
It is $34.15 for a box of 10 planks. I needed 9 so it was perfect.

*The color has a gray undertone which gives it a reclaimed look. 

I placed them above the base moulding and lined them up.
 I put a small piece of double sided tape on the top of each plank and done.
It took me ten minutes tops! 

The thin planks were key for this space. The nursery was a guest room before Rowan's arrival and we wanted to keep the bed in the room for late nights with the babe or extra sleeping space for guests. 

Anthro Compare
The Hidalgo Bed from Anthropologie has a similar look ranging from $1,999.95-$2,998.00!
I'll stick with my $35 vertical plank version. ; )

We love it... 

Have a good one!

Much love,

Friday, August 15, 2014

DIY Chalkboard Dresser~Rowan's Nursery

Rowan's home!
Had to skip a post last Friday because I was in the hospital... Rowan Thomas Molitor was born on 8/6 and tipped the scale at
9 lbs 4 oz.

And he loves his new nursery!
(Don't worry momma's-the pillows are from the daybed and are for photo decoration only in the crib)

Before Photo~$20
Der, Doak and I were driving home one day and spotted this very plain but functional dresser in someones yard. The sign said $30 but she gave it to us for $20. I needed some storage for Rowan's closet but after it was painted it was too cute to hide away.

Kilz-Oil Based Primer
Valspar-Black Chalkboard Paint

1st Coat-Primer

The oil base primer dried surprisingly fast. 

Doak took a break from riding his bike to help with the first coat of chalkboard paint.

Working mans hands.

1st coat of chalkboard paint complete
2 coats total

And here it is... a fun addition to Rowan's nursery!

Playing with designs


The alphabet

Doak had a blast taking a shot at some chalk designs too!

Intense artist

Cleaning off to create a new design.

And of course a little photo shoot to welcome Rowan into his new room.

We are all so crazy about him...

Even Bebe... our first born (cat).

Much love,