Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ORC Week 5 - Unexpected Book Display for Safari Glam Nursery

It's CRUNCH TIME for ORC participants people and I AM IN IT SO BAD!!!!!

The installers started working on the carpet and it is nearly done! I hope to get in the furniture within the week, thank you all for your words of encouragement on this 'snag' on our project.

Anyway before the reveal next week (which I hope I will be able to participate in), I wanted to share with you the solution to our AWKWARD INDOOR WINDOW DILEMMA I shared with you all HERE.


My Dilemma BEFORE
So much better and so useful too!

I'm pretty psyched as to how it turned out! I was seriously contemplating on these...

Both really beautiful but really, very expensive! Also option 1 scared me with pictures of a toddler climbing on those shelves and for option 2, for sure I would need more than just 1 unit.

I got the shelves from...


This wasn't the first time I ordered from this site, I ordered some shelves for Sophia's closet too!
That's a whole other story which I will be sharing in the blog after the nursery is done.
Shipping is pretty fast ($15 fedex ground) and as you can see, price, is super reasonable.

My Hubs added these extra wood on the sides so we could screw  the shelves into place without damaging the original window casing!
I just added extra wallpaper to simple roller blinds I bought from HOME DEPOT. All in all, the project cost me $83 - that
includes paint, wood, blinds and shelving! Not bad at all!
I also had to start working on the decorating even though the furniture is not in the room yet.

Used painters tape to mark the placement of furniture so we know where to hang
Thank you all too for your input on the curtain dilemma I shared last week. I finally chose Curtain #1 and I LOVE IT!

I added these paper flower garland, a clearance find after Easter from TARGET, to two of the windows

You know, I love decals, so I got this (also from TARGET)
to temporarily decorate on a wall
 Finally, I had to share with you what our CRIB WALL currently looks like...

Absolutely divine 

Have you seen the other blogger's room progress? Some are really looking fabulous already!
I can't wait for next week and savor all the goodness that we're all sure to be in for!
Let's check on all the other's progress HERE.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

If you want to check out the other week's progress, Check them out here...



  1. Oh my word, that is a genius idea for that window. How fun is this room going to be. I am loving it.

  2. I love the curtains and the paper flower garland is perfection! I kinda want to add paper flower garland to all of my windows now =) Oh, and I think the bookshelf is a great use for that awkward window. I can't wait to see the reveal next week!

  3. I love your solution for the window. It looks so good! I'm thoroughly enjoying your ORC posts, Vel, and I'm excited to see the nursery when it's all done. (Yay, on the carpet getting installed.)

  4. I love what you did with the window! Perfect solution, although I am wondering what it looks like from the other side now, lol

  5. You found the perfect solution, Vel! love those shelves, so nice they're clear and the books are the only ones getting all the attention! Love the wallpaper too.

  6. Such a great solution Vel. Love it. And that wallpaper...Wow! Can't wait to see the reveal.

  7. Very clever solution! Love it!

  8. Your solution to the indoor window is fabulous! Gorgeous AND useful! So excited to see the completed room next week!

  9. Vel, you found the perfect solution!! It looks great, I love the art you chose and the window coverings as well!! Very excited to see your finish!!

    The Arts by Karena
    Giveaway from The Enchanted Home!

  10. What a genius idea for book display. The acrylic looks so chic too. And petal pusher in gold just never gets it! xox

  11. I love it! You have the most beautiful ideas. I can NOT wait to see this room finished! xxx Maria

  12. Wow I'm so impressed! I hated to say it but I was scared about the indoor bedroom window- all I could think of was a safety issue but you fixed that dilemma beautifully! The plastic shelves are so smart for the books and the wallpaper on the window covering was genius! Love the curtains and the flower garland! This is a very sophisticated colorful and cheerful nursery!

  13. LOVE the Juju hat! So stunning!

  14. Such a wonderful solution for the window!!! Loving this room already!

  15. This is going to be so good...can't wait to see the finale!!

  16. What a great idea to transform the window into a bookshelf!

  17. I'll never tire of that wallpaper. And what a cool solution for that window! xoxox

  18. How smart of you in your window solution! I would have never thought of that. Looking good!

  19. It looks amazing, Vel! Your indoor window solution is just brilliant!!! I love the pretty floral garland too. Can't wait to see your reveal. :)

  20. I knew that you would come up with a great solution to the window and your certainly did! I LOVE the wallpaper and can't wait to see the big reveal!

  21. Hi Vel! Oh, this is wonderful and looks terrific! The garland is so pretty too! You are doing a great job. Thanks for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. I love this! Yeah, those first prices would have scared me away too! this is a great solution. I always loved having book displays for our kids when they were little. It really encourages them to reach out and grab a book to enjoy - a great habit to get started young!

  23. Such a great solution for the window dilemma, I love that it's stylish and budget-friendly too. I am glad you picked the pink curtains, they look so fresh. I have been eyeing that gorgeous paper floral garland from Target but unfortunately didn't get them. I like how you used them on the curtains, such a fabulous and pretty addition!


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