The Fogue Abode: Nursery/Guest Room Reveal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nursery/Guest Room Reveal

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We are cutting it close, but this weekend was spent putting the finishing touches on the nursery/guest room!  I'm so excited to show you how this room turned out.  

It was one of the last rooms in our house that needed saving in a desperate way.  Until just a few months ago, a bed had been shoved in there and it housed most of our random junk.  Once I cleared it out and was working with a clean slate, I knew I wanted something light and airy that felt homey enough for our guests but would also double as our nursery for little Wes.  

To start out, we needed to give this room a fresh coat of paint.  I went with Valspar's Mink Frost which is a soft brown/grey that is just a few shades lighter than our bedrooms color.  Since the room is dark and the only window is shaded by a large crepe myrtle, it needed something almost white to bounce light from.

We took out the old white and brass ceiling fan that was in desperate need of an update and replaced it with a simple drum light.  This total project was less than $60.  Instead of spending money on a light figure that was already together, which could easily cost $100+, I found a light kit and added a drum shade to it.  

The furnishings were all pieces that we currently own, the green bed that was in the spare room received an update with this washed linen duvet cover.  We moved the dresser and crib from Aspen's room and gave it a more adventurous update with this adorable bedding from Copper Pearl and a soft linen changing pad to complement the airiness of the room.

Much like Aspens nursery, I wanted the theme of this room to be versatile and able to grow with Wes.  I didn't want a generic baby theme, so I loosely tagged it as Adventure themed which embraced some of my favorite details of this room.  

To add a bit of a rustic element to this room, I wanted to use some stacked crates for the nightstand.  I left one of the crates opened up as a fun way to add some decorative details like this airplane blueprint.  I had found this airplane bedding from Restoration Hardware that I so wanted in the nursery.  But with a $90 price tag for a crib sheet, I knew it wasn't meant to be.  But then I saw that they offered a free swatch of the bedding which I ordered and then framed.  This fits perfectly with the paper airplane I saved from my sister's baby shower!  

There are just so many details of this room that I love!  It came together perfectly and is just awaiting it's tiny occupant to arrive, hopefully soon!  

Below I have rounded up a list of sources for everything seen in the nursery/guest room. If I missed anything you are curious in, leave a comment below.

Bed - we had
Dresser - we had
Crib Sheet - Copper Pearl "Dakota"
Deer Head - Amazon
Map - Hobby Lobby
Globe - Hobby Lobby
Lamp - Home Goods
Drum Light - Lowe's


  1. Your nursery is adorable. I’m bringing back my More the Merrier link party (starting next Monday the 16th) would love for you to stop by my blog and link up your nursery and any other projects you've been working on.

  2. Thank you! I will try to check that out next week.

  3. what a welcoming room, for baby and for guests - nice job! Anticipating the arrival of a new little one is so fun and exciting, but I'm sure you are happy to have the room all set and ready.
    stopping by today from This Is How We Roll where I'm your neighbor today :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow morning when the new party starts :)