Nursery & One Room Challenge Week 2 Progress

As you saw last week, we have joined in on the One Room Challenge Spring 2018! Ready for week 2?

It was in pretty rough shape last week when we got started. Here's a reminder: 

Very embarrassing. Very bad. Terrible awful.

We have made some progress since we took this picture though! I organized and cleaned out a bunch of the items in that room and we worked on the crib and getting that painted out. Here is our mood board for the room again:

The two tone crib is gorgeous and I love the clean modern lines on it. What I don't love? The price tag. It is well over $300 and that is just way outside of our budget right now. So, we headed to thee ole Craigslist to see what we could find. Don't worry, we researched each item for warranty and recall information ahead of time.

We came across this honeyed oak crib and changing table set. Originally we wanted a dresser to put the changing pad on, but since it came with it, we figured we'd make it work. It was only $80.00 for both! I like that price much better.

We had to pick it up disassembled because we don't have a truck or anything, but here is the original look:

We took painters tape and measured off the legs on each end. We decided to paint the outside and leave the rails and legs to give it a bit more dimension. It doesn't have the exact same clean lines as the inspiration one, but it still looks really great and has simple lines, at least.

I literally was painting it on our fire pit in the back yard. It worked pretty well because you could easily move it around.

Reassembling it was another story, entirely. Brennan's close friend came over and was watching the basketball game with him. I managed to convince both of them to put the crib together, ya know, teamwork! Good thing they were both athletes because without instructions, this was not an easy process.

We also painted all of the walls! It was the peanut butter color I described hating so much when we first walked in to tour the place. Brennan did most of the painting of the room. I selected a really light neutral color that would go well over the peanut butter color. We didn't want to have to prime and do all of that work so we made sure it had a similar undertone to the new color. 

Here is the "before:"

The room instantly started to brighten and feel cleaner with each and every roll! Here are the two colors next to each other:

Here is little Sebastian hanging out with his Papi while he's painting. He even brought his toy rabbit to help us out. I do sort of wonder how our infant will be able to have any toys of his own since Sebastian has such an affinity for stuffed animals.

Next week we are working on setting up the space and organizing the furniture in the most functional way. We will also be able to finalize some of the specific accessory and decor choices because we will know the gender by then! We find out this weekend! I can't wait!

Here's our To-Do & Shopping List:
  • Lighter paint color
  • Better curtains (but with black out for more baby sleeps)
  • Rug
  • Paint crib
  • Rest of the furniture
  • Organization and storage options
  • Changing station assembled
  • Lamps/lighting
  • Assemble crib 
  • Wall art
  • Organize closet
  • Accessories
  • Name art
  • Chair
  • Pouf/footstool- hoping for this one from my registry!
  • Smaller desk- likely this one from IKEA because we have a $50.00 gift card and it will adjust for when the baby grows up a bit and needs a little coloring desk or something. 
We need to decide on the layout and those elements, since we're keeping the desk in the room it does add a layer of challenge to deciding where to place the pieces that looks good and is functional. 

In the mean time, here's a cute picture of my brother in our backyard playing a game with all the neighborhood kids. haha.

Hopefully after we know the gender this weekend (!!!) and now that we have the pieces assembled and mostly gathered the goal before next week's post is to make sure that we have it all laid out! Hopefully it is going to be a good week of getting some more work done in there!


  1. Your nursery plan is adorable! You will love that rug so much, we bought it for our Fall ORC and it's soft and so pretty!

    1. Yay! Thank you! I am totally in love with it. We may switch it to the more blue based one if we find out it’s a boy this weekend. Or.... maybe buy both and just have one for me? Hehe. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love the new lighter wall color! It looks SO much better. I love your thriftiness too! $80 for both pieces is such a steal!

  3. I am loving the new wall color! So much brighter! And those two tone cribs are so cool, but I'm with ya on the price tag part. Great way to improvise :)


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