Michael and Haylie Jensen

Michael and Haylie Jensen

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nursery Journey...

Ok its finally time to reveal the nursery that I was all consumed in. I actually finished it in time (phew) but it took me a while (obviously) to snap the photos. Life is just so fast pace now. I guess it's always been but throwing our AJ into the mix its just crazy! Mike and I couldn't be happier with the way our life is panning out. I couldn't be happier with the way the nursery turned out! Ha ha I'll never forget my moms face when I showed her all of my ugly purchases and explained my plans. There was definitely laughter, late nights, deep talks and tears through out this whole nursery journey. I wouldn't change it for the world, my mom and I had a blast creating what was once not so pretty to perfection, well perfect for Anna and me. 

So with no further delay.... 
here she is....



Crib $100 -KSL

Notice how the "Before" crib had short legs and no spindles on the four corners. I went to Home Depot and found all 8 additions! So worth it!! I found the wood decals at Home Depot as well and we used wood glue to attach them to the crib- super easy!

Wood decals and spindles: $150

Sanded the crib (what a job! Especially with a belly) 
Painted white 
and waxed 

Painted brown
and waxed

Painted tan
and waxed

Scraped off wax

And finally painted cream. We painted it so many different colors and waxed it every time so that when we scraped off the wax the crib would show a bunch of different colors. When we ended up sanding it the last time we saw a cool turquoise color- super surprised cus we didn't even use turquoise. Basically doing it this way makes it look super antique! Love it! 

I made this special blankie for my AJ. Many Many Many hours of work, but very worth it- She better have it forever! More detailed pictures to come...

This cute window came from my mom for Christmas- she's the best!! 

Dresser $35- DI in 2009

Wall paper $20 (discount- it took 3 months to get here) Kwahl Paint 
used wall paper paste and stuck it to the front of the drawers 

Painted yellow and then stained it. 

Knobs $12- Hobby Lobby (super cheap cute knobs!)

Dresser and mirror together! 

Ta Da! Her nursery is the cutest room in the house! Now its time to work on our bedroom! 
These amazing doors will be our new head and footboard! 


  1. it looks amazing! And wow what a lot of work for the crib! but it turned out so good! Im sure well worth all the sanding, painting, and waxing! you are so creative!

  2. Oh my gosh Haylie!! You my dear, are incredibly talented and AMAZING!!! I love it!