{nursery in a small space}

Hello everyone!  How I’ve missed you!  I’ve spent the last three weeks snuggling this darling baby girl…


Isn’t she scrumptious? I seriously cannot stop kissing those chubby cheeks!

I’m slowly adjusting a new “normal”, and life as mom of six kids.  SIX.  Yikes.  Doesn’t that sound like a lot, lol?  My parents left last week, and my husband is back to work this week, so I’m on my own!  It’s actually going pretty well, and I have A LOT of helpers at home to hold the baby and run to get things when I need them.

My project list is literally a mile long, and I’ve kind of gone crazy over the last week.  I really haven’t been able to do much to our house since moving in 9 months ago, thanks to yucky morning sickness and being huge.  :)  Now we’re getting ready to demolish the tile in our fireplace (yay!!!) and start on about five pieces of furniture.  I need another six hours in the day. Please???

Okay…on to today’s post!

We bought this house just a month before we found we were expecting another baby, and had we known, we would have added just one more bedroom to the requirement list.   With all the bedrooms full, we needed to come up with a short term plan for the baby, until we could figure out a long term plan.  Fortunately we have a small sitting room off of our master bedroom, and after measuring it out, thought I could make it work.  Here’s how I did it…our nursery in a small space!

nursery in a small space | oldsaltfarm.com

I knew I had just enough room for the basics, so I worked to maximize my space.

My husband made the armoire when our twin girls were born, and we’ve since used it for all of our babies.  It has LOTS of room, and  the drawers are spacious. It’s a closet, dresser, and storage area, all-in-one.  It’s a great option when you don’t have a closet, or need to fit a lot in a small space. The bottom drawers hold clothes for future seasons–I always buy a season ahead–and other extras.

nursery armoire | oldsaltfarm.com

Here is what the inside looks like:

nursery armoire | oldsaltfarm.com

The inside drawers hold clothes, pajamas, onesies, burp rags, and socks.  I used small inexpensive baskets from Target to hold all of her bows, flowers, and jewelry.  Blankets and extra bedding are on the other shelves.  There used to be a large shelf above the shoes, but I took it out and added a tension rod so I could hang up dresses.

nursery armoire | oldsaltfarm.com

I needed a nightstand that could also act as storage, so I bought two plain crates from Michael’s ($12, but use a coupon!), painted them white, and stacked them on top of each other.  I added baskets and filled them with necessities…diapers, wipes, lotion, hand sanitizer, kleenex, baby wash, and more.  I was able to fit a ton in that small space!

nursery nightstand | oldsaltfarm.com

Babies go through clothes so quickly, and hamper is a must!  I tucked a lined basket on the far side of the armoire, and it’s perfect!

nursery laundry basket | oldsaltfarm.com

I’m the kind of girl that doesn’t like anything “out”.  I love that I can tuck her car seat and diaper bag on the far side of the crib–out of sight, but right where it’s accessible!

nursery organization | oldsaltfarm.com

The crib has a long crib skirt on it, which makes it perfect to hide large boxes of diapers and wipes underneath it.

nursery  | oldsaltfarm.com

There wasn’t a lot of room for many decorations, because as you an see, it’s mostly windows.  I love it though–it’s a sunny and happy place to be! (Except the last couple days that have been rainy and overcast–of course when I want to take pictures, lol!) I’m a simply girl though, and tend to be a minimalist, so this really fits my style!

I’ve never been a changing table girl, so I didn’t add one.  There is one more space on the other side of the crib I could have put it, but I’m debating about an overstuffed chair and ottoman.  We’ll see…

I {love} it!  It’s exactly what we needed, and it’s true…you can do a lot with a small space!


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