Today’s post opens at the close of the One Room Challenge. As part of the six-week ORC, my husband and I have taken our guest room and transformed it into the perfect, star-filled, Harry Potter nursery for our baby girl. We could not be more thrilled to finally show you how it has all come together!
Wands at the ready, let’s step inside our magical, Harry Potter-themed nursery…
Cubiculum infantium revelio! (That’s “nursery reveal” for the muggles.)
This post was sponsored in part by UncommonGoods and I Love Print. I received product as compensation. All opinions are my own.
It’s come a long way from where it all began…
The starry accent wall may just be my favourite detail of the whole room. It really turned out even more beautifully than I had imagined, and all thanks to my hard-working husband who carefully placed each of those star decals.
You’ll also notice that fun turquoise and white woven basket beside the crib. I have UncommonGoods to thank for it! They generously provided some products for me to use in this space, and I know that the basket is going to come in very handy.
This corner is definitely my favourite, and I just can’t wait to rock our little baby girl in the refurbished antique rocking chair. The storage ottoman was an awesome find from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and cost me… wait for it… zero dollars! (In that I had a gift card.) It is exactly the shade of turquoise I was looking for and will hold things like blankets, burp cloths, and things for late-night feedings. (Snacks, perhaps?)
The pink cushion is DIY that I sewed last weekend. It’s actually a remnant from my flower girl’s dress! I think the swirls on it look like magic spells.
If you continue on your tour, you come to this corner of the nursery:
This will be our little girl’s reading nook, and we’ve already got plenty of books to spark a love of reading! (Of course, you can never possibly have too many books!) You also get another peek at the handmade wooden rocking horse that we made over. It was mine as a child, and my husband painted the seat (saddle?) and handle bars pink. I love it!
I’m completely ga-ga over the Mexican tin star mobile we created. I’ve always loved these stars, and I knew when we planned our Harry Potter theme that I would incorporate them somehow. I may or may not have dragged my in-laws all over several artisan markets, scouting them out over the Christmas break… Thanks, you guys!
Our refurbished navy-blue dresser takes centre stage on this side of the room. She really is a beauty! A far cry from where she started, certainly… This piece will serve as our changing table, though we’re still missing some important baby items, like a changing pad. 🙂
I was absolutely thrilled to partner with I Love Print for the gallery wall above the dresser. Annalisa graciously provided that delightful watercolour Hogwarts print that you see in the centre. It was the jumping-off point for all of our pink accents! Before it arrived, I was leaning towards lavender as the accent, but when I saw it next to the navy, I knew we had to capitalize on that raspberry-pink.
The little Dumbledore cartoon to the right of the print is something I picked up at an Etsy fair back in September (yes, I knew I would do a Harry Potter theme even before I was pregnant!), and I made the flying key and “K” initial myself.
You also get a great view of Hedwig and Scabbers in that shot! Hedwig (the snowy owl) was an amazing find (and treasured gift) on the part of my mother. She’s actually a puppet (!) and her head swivels and her wings move and everything! Scabbers (the rat) is a fabulous little Ikea find.
I take it back, those two are my favourite details! 🙂
I lined the drawers of the dresser with this gorgeously-detailed paper (Ikea scores again!). I think it looks like the Forbidden Forest. And if you look carefully, you’ll notice that Prongs is hiding amongst the trees…
The other lovely product sponsored by UncommonGoods is this fabulous Map of the Heavens print. When I saw it on the UncommonGoods site, I knew it would be the perfect accent for our Harry Potter theme. I think both Firenze and Professor Trelawney would approve!
My experiences with UncommonGoods and I Love Print were fantastic. Products shipped exactly as I expected, and so quickly. Because of the short turn-around time for this project, I really appreciated how easy it was to work with both companies.
My old teddy bear, Pebby, got a snazzy new lightning bolt bowtie for the occasion. You’ll see more of that fabric really soon in another baby project I have on the go. The “Wingardium Leviosa” embroidery sampler was made by my dear friend Annie.
So there you have it. The to-do list is done, and we can finally relax and just enjoy this space. I can’t wait to spend time in here with our baby girl. July cannot come soon enough!
Nursery To-Do List
Prep the room (including filling holes and an old cable outlet) Prime the room Paint three walls “Snowfall White” Paint the focal wall Decorate the focal wall Paint the ceiling Paint the closet Paint the trim and doors Shop for a crib and mattress Shop for an area rug Buy or make curtains (bought them) Prep and sand the dresser Paint the dresser Hardware for the dresser (using the original hardware) Repaint the rocking chair Throws and cushions for the rocking chair Buy frames for art Buy shelves or ledges for books Hang shelves/ledges Assemble crib Install curtain rod and hang curtains Hem curtains Artwork Side table Paint rocking horse Sand bookcase Paint bookcase Accessories Organize the closet
Special thanks to my One Room Challenge sponsors. Their partnership is greatly appreciated!
I also have to say a big thank you to my parents for giving us so many of the pieces of furniture to use in this space. We loved breathing new life into these pieces, and cannot thank my parents enough for their generosity.
The final thank you needs to be to my wonderful, handy husband, Erick. He put so much much time and effort into this nursery transformation. Without him, none of this could have happened. I may have come up with the initial idea, but it was his hard work that pulled it all off.
And on that note…
Reveals to Watch | Week 6
Fall 2015 One Room Challenge | Reveal
Crib | Picture Frames | Rug | Turquoise Cushion | Curtains | Woven Basket | Map of the Heavens Print | Hogwarts Print | Picture Ledges | Snowy Owl Puppet | Stuffed Rat Toy | Star Decals | Lightning Bolt Fabric | Curtain Rod | Ottoman | Side Table
Newburyport Blue by Benjamin Moore (colour-matched to SICO)
Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore (colour-matched to SICO)
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Pink
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