It’s only taken me six whole months to reveal our little guy’s nursery! Better late than never, I guess! I love the way it turned out and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. It’s not anything elaborate (and most of the ideas came from Pinterest, anyway, so I can’t take much credit) but my hope is that it gives you a little inspiration if you’re thinking [or dreaming] about creating your own nursery. Goodness knows I was saving nursery ideas long before I was even married. Please tell me I’m not crazy.
Originally, I was set on doing a gender neutral room so that we could use it again for our future babies. I decided on yellow, teal, and gray and set off to find the pieces to put it together. My mom started crocheting a blanket for the baby in those colors and I used the yarn colors as a starting point. I quickly found out that I just couldn’t find anything I really loved in those colors. It was the wrong shade of green, the wrong style, too girly, too expensive. Then one day, my mom mentioned that she was going to start over and crochet the blanket with a different design and “was I 100% sure of the color choices?” before she did so. My escape! I threw all my original plans out the window and decided to go with a boy-themed, navy and green nursery. I figured we could always replace the green with pink if we have a girl someday.
The first thing I purchased was a green wooden “B” to hang over the crib from Pottery Barn Kids. They were running an awesome online sale on their wall decor so I snatched it up. Then I set out to find matching green and navy fabric. People looked at me like a crazy person as I wandered through the fabric store trying to match fabric to a giant letter B in my cart! I had absolutely no luck finding the shade of green I wanted, so I ended up repainting the letter to match the fabric I found. I also picked a navy fabric with a simple white design.
Lowe’s paint matching service is awesome. They matched the navy and green fabric swatches I brought along perfectly. I used the green to repaint the letter and the navy for one wall in the nursery. We painted the other walls a simple gray.
We decided that we wanted to go with white furniture. I remember walking through BabiesRUs very early in my pregnancy and being amazed at the prices for nursery furniture. There was just no way we could spend thousands of dollars for a crib and a changing table. So, in typical Jess-fashion, I went home and researched (and researched) the best crib for the lowest price. I found one I really liked on Amazon with free shipping, so we checked that off the list. My very handy husband sanded, repainted, and replaced the hardware on two old dressers. We found one at a reused furniture shop and the other through an online yardsale site.
And then came the fun part…all the finishing touches! My grandma sewed a crib skirt and beautiful curtains for the windows and closet. My husband built an amazing closet. We hung shelves from ikea and found bins, baskets, and picture frames from various stores. After much agonizing, we decided to splurge on a glider from Target. And I’m so glad that we did!
I felt like the nursery was missing something…like it needed a theme or a special touch. I had seen a lot of the woodland theme recently pop up on Pinterest and thought it was adorable. (and, as it turns out, that was the surprise theme of my baby shower!) My very talented sister created some beautiful woodland artwork for the room. It was the perfect finishing touch!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour! Thanks for stopping in!
Here is a list of my sources:
Letter B: Pottery Barn Kids
White Shelves: Ikea
Blue bins in closet: Amazon
Picture frames: Hobby Lobby
Green book bin: Home Goods
Mirror: Hobby Lobby
Wire Baskets: Hobby Lobby
Arrow on Peg Board: Hobby Lobby
Peg Board: Lowes (painted white by my husband)
Wooden Blocks: Amazon
Stuffed Fox: Amazon
Stacking Toy: Amazon
Gray Crib Sheet: Carters
Curtains & Crib Skirt: made by my grandma, fabric from Joanne’s Fabric
Artwork: my amazing sister
Changing pad cover: Target