Today is finally the day! It’s NURSERY REVEAL DAY!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!
I have a million emotions about what this nursery means to me and the labor of love it has been. If you’re new here – Hi! – you can read the story about why we chose this nursery for the one room challenge. There have been so many elements of this room that had to stay on the DL and I can’t wait to share those with you but the biggest secret has been the gender!!!!! If you remember, my best friend Molly and Alex didn’t know what they were having but I did. I have been plotting and planning this space sine July all while keeping it top secret. For someone that I spend literally every day with this has been difficult at times! But enough about that – let’s just get to the good stuff.
We revealed the space on Sunday in a surprise gender reveal party. Lemme tell you – it was down to the wire. I’ll get more into that next week!
I feel like Chip and Joanna Gaines – Are you ready to see your nursery?!
If you guessed BOY you’re right! I’m in love. I have lots of pretty pictures to share and SO MANY amazing finds from my sponsors that I finally get to showcase. Prepare for photo overload!
Batman the kitty couldn’t help but be a part of this photoshoot. He’s very excited to have a little brother.
The beautiful custom art pieces above the crib were created and donated by Maria from White Hydrangea Design. At 24×36 these are the focal point of the room and just make the space unique. I designed them with the saying (which is meaningful to Molly and Alex) and I really wanted the negative white space within the frame – Maria took an idea in my head and created these gorgeous pieces – they literally took my breath away. As soon as my husband hung them on the wall there were instant tears. She was such a pleasure to work with and the quality of workmanship is fantastic.
Another one of our amazing sponsors was D. Lawless Hardware who supplied the gorgeous oil rubbed bronze pulls. We worked with D. Lawless in our ORC Kitchen as well and we were supposed impressed with the quality we came back to them again and they didn’t disappoint!
The fabric for this beautiful handmade quilt was sponsored with a discount through Tonic Living – who has an absolutely gorgeous selection of fabric and drapery. I went with the Windsor Park Palm and the Petite Arrow as the coordinating fabric. I’m in love with the movement and colors of this quilt and how perfect they are in the nursery. Of course we have to talk about how AMAZING this quilt is! Molly’s good friend Amanda makes each of her friends a quilt for their new baby (how sweet is that) and she also happens to have mad crafting skills in her shop Mimi Lynne Designs. Not only does she sew quilts but she also makes custom bows, headbands, and more! HUGE thanks to Amanda for donating her time on this quilt. It’s perfect.
Some local artists and small business also kindly donated items (and their time) for this special space. Julie from Whimsy and Wild donated the Dream Big, Over the Moon for You and the Baby print. They are so sweet in this gallery wall and on the shelves! The giraffe print was donated by Shelby from Shelby Kregel and was honestly the first thing Molly knew she wanted regardless of gender. I popped it in a white frame and he’s looking handsome over the glider. Speaking of the glider! Davinci Baby generously discounted the microfiber glider and ottoman for this reveal and it’s perfect for my best friend and her husband who are very tall. But, I’m 5’2 so lots of people are tall compared to me…
Another fabulous local sponsor was Bailey and James – a boutique located in Rockford, MI.
Bailey and James has the sweetest little boutique and the owner Amber is a pleasure to work with. They recently opened a section of the store called ‘Bailey’s Babes’ and I’ll be sharing more on that next week! Here you can find everything from beautiful paper to home goods to faux florals. It’s a haven for all things unique and beautiful! When you go you’ll find some gorgeous hand lettered words on the store front by the lovely Meredith from Tiny Bits. She also sells hand lettered art prints in the shop that are stunning! This little babes middle name is a surprise so I’ll be sharing her contribution to the nursery SOON!!
From the decoupaged alphabet wall to the handmade crocheted blanket by Molly’s mom (Grammie PenPen) to the custom black walnut shelves each item in this nursery was built and designed with nothing but love for this new life.
And now for some fun before and after’s to see how far this space has come!
And here’s a sneak peak at how they feel about there new space 🙂
I couldn’t have done this without my amazing sponsors, Molly and Alex allowing us to invade their home and life for 6 weeks, and my husband and family for being all.the.things. Life is about moments like these – surprising your best friend and her husband with the nursery of their dreams and the joyous news that they are going to be parents to a sweet little boy. All the feels you guys…
Thanks again to Linda from Calling It Home for hosting this amazing challenge and for supporting the brands that support me and this blog! Be sure to check the other guest participants here!
I’ll be back next week with more sponsor goodies and a peak into the gender reveal party!
Oh and here are some sources you may be dying to know that I haven’t already mentioned!
Constellation Rug – Overstock
Semi-Flush Pendant – Joss and Main
Crib – Pottery Barn
Curtains – Ikea with Custom Ribbon Trim
Mirror – Home Depot
Decoupaged Letters Paper – Paper Source
Mitten Pillow – Sew Nifty Thrifty
Burp Cloths – Sewing On Love
PomPom Bins – Pehr
Lauren Koster says
It looks amazing, Colette! what an amazing gift!!
This looks fantastic, what a brilliant gift for mom & dad! I don’t know how you did it but BAM, probably the best gender reveal idea I’ve ever heard of, bravo.
Oh Em Gee! Love every single detail! What a lucky family to have you create such a beautiful space. That accent wall has me with all the heart eyes! It’s been a true joy watching this room come together. Can’t wait to see more of your work. Congrats ~~ Well done! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
Oh Collette, you did an amazing job! I just think it’s the sweetest gift that you and your hubby did for your friends. I love that dresser and rug in this room. Great idea for going dark with this space. The baby will hopefully sleep well! Congrats for completing the ORC and congrats to your friends on their baby boy on the way! Xoxo, Tee
This is absolutely stunning! What a good friend you are! I would die for this nursery! lol. Beautiful job 🙂
This has got to be one of the sweetest ORC ever. I am not sure I would have been able to keep this secret because I would have been too excited! You did it and it looks amazing! Well done!
Diane Rath says
What a wonderful nursery to welcome your new addition!! Everything is so sweet- I especially love all the tones of blue!
This turned out SO good Colette! The wood wall and all the craftsman details are gorgeous! And I love that the reveal was a gender reveal too. It was so fun to follow along 🙂 Congrats to you and your friend!
Thanks Lisa! I’m heading over to check out your ORC kitchen now!
Everything turned out so well! Still loving those shelves.
Thanks Sarah! Me too!!!!
Beautiful!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the reveal, and can’t decide which I like best that gorgeous rug or the sweet little boy bedding. Not to mention that beautiful wall treatment!!! It is perfect Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your baby BOY!!!
Thanks Jen! I can’t decide what I like best either haha
absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE the color on that dark wall!
thank you Christina!!!
Hey there! Didn’t realize you were a fellow Michigander! I love this space so much. That beautiful gallery wall you created and all the special touches are sure to make it a comfortable and happy place for this very lucky family. Nicely done!
Hi Libbie! Yah I am!! Where are you located?! Maybe we’re already insta friends and I didn’t even realize it!!
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
So cute! The paneled wall is my favorite element. So pretty.
Thanks Jessica! We love it too – such a simple way to update a wall!
What a darling nursery! You did an amazing job! Such a beautiful gift!!!
Thank you Jennifer!
Wow, this nursery came together beautifully! I love all of the special details.
Oh my, you did a FANTASTIC job. I LOVE the accent wall; both design and color. I can tell so much love went into the space; so many great details. Awesome job, my friend!
Thanks Kelly!!! We can’t wait to meet him!
This looks fantastic! I love the colors not babyish in anyway, stylish all the way! What a cute idea too! Congrats on finishing and good luck to your friends.
Thanks Jillian – I am this baby’s Auntie Frenchy so it HAD to be stylish haha.
Nicole @ The Inspired Hive says
Such a sweet nursery! I love the color choices and the alphabet wall!!!
Thanks Nicole! That alphabet wall was SO EASY!
This baby’s room is GORGEOUS. I love the bright blue with the toned-down green, the thick band of dark fabric on the drapes, the rug…but really, it’s that little quilt that’s killing me. So…handsome? I just love it; the fabric choices were so dang spot on. Way to go!!!
Thanks Audrey!! I LOVED that fabric so much.
ah it came out so great, you did an incredible job!