Monday, July 15, 2013

The Nursery

It isn't a surprise to me that I haven't featured Isaac's nursery on the blog yet. It's always been in the corners of my brain as a "must-do" blog post. But then, somehow the last 8 months have snuck by because, I've either been waiting on an element for the room, or the carpet isn't vacuumed into perfect carpet triangles, or the room has been occupied by a sleeping baby. Fast forward to today and you can see that I'm still waiting on random items to complete the look of the room and there are no carpet triangles. Regardless, I'm proud to show off my little guy's domain.

A typical morning: playing with toys on the floor. 
Our baby's gender was a surprise at delivery, but that didn't keep me from having a boy's room. I wasn't happy settling on a gender neutral room, so we simply decorated in phases. Prior to the delivery, we picked out furniture, girl bedding, boy bedding and a paint color that would compliment either bedding. The room was painted and the furniture was put up before my due date. Later, we ordered the bedding and remaining room items after we learned our kiddo was indeed a little boy. Since then, the room has come together piece by piece into a space that is both equal parts serene and playful. I wanted something that was sweet but boyish, fun, not too old looking and not too "themed." I'm really pleased with the way things came together despite having an essentially empty, blue room to start with. It hopefully serves as an example that things don't have to be completely in order prior to baby -- besides, he didn't sleep in his room until he was almost 7 weeks old, which gave us plenty of time to tie bumpers and hang curtains.










The Details: Wall Color: Raindrop by Sherwin Williams. Bedding, Pillow, Quilt: Pottery Barn Kids. Crib, Changing Table, Dresser: JC Penney. Glider: Hayneedle. Wall Art: Handmade by Laura. Curtains: Land of nod. Books: Varied. Wall Frames: HomeGoods. Book holder: Gift from a friend (modeled after this). Framed Print: Etsy (frame from Hobby Lobby). Basket: World Market. Blankets: Homemade gifts. Table frame: Mud-pie. Decal: Etsy. Mirror: Kirklands (then spray painted). Letters: Etsy. Baskets: Target. Lamp: Marshall's. 

8 comments:

Erika said...

Love his room!! I am perhaps most excited to see that you have a Pete the Cat book. LOVE those!!!

E said...

Adorable! I especially love the curtains & the alphabet around the mirror. Well done mama!

Tonya said...

Super cute room!

Becky said...

It's adorable! I love the wall color! He's such a little cutie :)

Nancy Beyer said...

Love the ABC's around the mirror! His room is adorable! We aren't finding out what we are having if/when there is a #2 so I am excited to see how others do their nurseries when not found out.

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful room! I love the alphabet around the mirror. What a great idea!

Hannah said...

Love his room! My son's room is the only decorated room in our house (someday more will be done...). Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog so long ago. Love that we both have Isaacs!

Emily A. Clark said...

Neat idea with the alphabet around the mirror! Thanks for linking up!

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