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Nursery Makeover – Crib & Dresser

Our Jenny Lind crib that we ordered from Dear-Born Baby arrived. Last Friday, my Mom and I drove up to the store to go pick it up. Last night, Aubrey started to build the crib….

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Before I forget, we also picked up a mattress for the crib at the same time…

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I ended up getting the Health Assure Mattress from Dear-Born. It has an unbleached organic cotton cover. It’s extra firm on one side (for babies, as pediatricians recommend a firm mattress to prevent SIDS) but you can flip it for the toddler years as it’s made from “soothing muscle relaxing Memory Viscose Foam”. Man, this baby has a better mattress than I do.

First step….figuring out the pieces.

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Mak the Cat was interested in the process.

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All the activity started her going….

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And she started doing “sillies”.

Last night, we also finished the dresser…

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Before

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After (Ok, I still need to fix that missing decorative trim at the bottom left)

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I repainted the top in white, because, well, that is what we had stock of in the basement, and I replaced the old knobs with new glass knobs from Lee Valley. I also took a bar of soap to the joints of the drawers to help them open and close better. Super easy + does the trick. 🙂

And here is the current state of the room. It is obviously a work in progress, but it is nice to have some major pieces in the room.

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14 Comments

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    Lovely Little Nest
    March 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    The dresser looks great {even without the trim}! Love the new crib. What will you be putting in the IKEA frame?

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    Lindsey
    March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Ohhh…I really love it! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Jacci
    March 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I'm totally with you on your choices – like exactly what I would love in my own nursery. It's really going to be PERFECT 🙂

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    sarah
    March 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Love the crib Lindsay. Room looks great already.

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    Lindsay
    March 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you!

    I'm not sure what will go in the frame yet – it's right now resting ON the crib, but I think the frame will go up there as long as we can secure it VERY well and it can go high enough so little fingers don't get to it. I was thinking of doing a print of some sort, but of what I'm not 100% sure yet. 🙂

    Thank you for your kind comments. It's actually now a fun room to work with, and the memories of the original debacle have since faded (not gone) but faded from my memory. 🙂 Ha

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    Rambling Renovators
    March 10, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Its looking great so far Lindsay! Nurseries are so much fun to decorate.

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    Kay*
    March 10, 2010 at 2:58 am

    oh i LOVE that crib – so perfect!

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    VidaModa
    March 10, 2010 at 3:56 am

    great job Lindsay!! I love the crib, and of course the dresser looks perfect! Lucky baby 🙂

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    Must Love Home Decor
    March 11, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I love your taste and your blog is great!

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    Magchunk
    March 11, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Looking good so far! Baby's gonna love it. Those knobs make all the difference with that dresser. Fantastic job!

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    Hopeless Chest
    March 11, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Wow wow wow. I love what you did with the dresser. It's very similar to the one that they did on YoungHouseLove.com. There's was mid-century modern. I love the traditional spin. The glass knobs are so cute. I was just looking at Lee Valley for new drawer pulls for my new desk.

    The nursery is going to be absolutely adorable.

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    Anonymous
    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    We <3 our Jenny Lind crib. Hope your little one will too.

    jbhat

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    Lindsay
    March 15, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Thank you everyone!! I'm absolutely loving the room, I now go into it and get excited at the notion that soon, a little baby will be in that crib. It kind of make it all a little "real". 🙂

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    Angela
    March 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Oh, I love the new knobs you chose for the dresser. It looks so classic.

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