I finally got around to shooting Charlie’s nursery and I’m excited to share the details. This room was so much fun to decorate when I was pregnant. I created a mood board before I even started and looking back, I stayed pretty close to my original inspiration of a gender neutral, bright and airy space with pops of color and sweet, nostalgic elements. I love this room. Which is important since babies don’t really care about their nurseries yet so it’s really more for mom’s enjoyment. :)
The first thing we did in this room was building the book rack. I loved reading when I was a kid and want to instill the same fondness for stories in my children. Plus, kid’s books look like art so it’s fun to display them.
Right now we have wire to keep the books from falling, but will make something more permanent when he’s mobile. This was an instance where I ran out of steam and just needed to be done with this project so I could move on to one of the seven hundred others I did while pregnant. :)
How fun are these felted fox and hound? I found them at Scott’s Antique Market and had a total “OMG I HAVE TO BUY THOSE” moment. Best impulse purchase ever.
Art from Eclectica Kiddo! My friends, Emily and Laura, have a really amazing art line for kids so of course I was excited to get a few of their pieces on the walls in here. The yellow and red trucks print below is from Eclectica Kiddo too:
These prints are all from Blanca Gomez, who I found a while ago and blogged about long before I became pregnant. I loved her images and always knew they would have a home in my first nursery.
My grandpa built all these toys when he was involved with Habitat for Humanity. He would help build homes and then during his off time, he would build these toys for the children who would live in those homes. I’m really proud to display these. And I think he would be proud of me because I built this shelf, power tools and all, by myself when I was about 8 months pregnant. *Flexes muscles*
These old soda crates hold all our diapers, wipes, lotion, and all that other stuff that accumulates on a changing table. It’s great because everything is corralled in one place so it’s easy to keep neat and we just pull the crate out like a drawer if we need to.
Awesome felt bunting randomly found in Michael’s. I love that it kind of hides the mess of diapers in the soda crates.
I made these crib sheets using this tutorial after I couldn’t find what I wanted in stores. I made a bunch using different fabrics, but this is my favorite one. And since Charlie doesn’t actually sleep in his crib, it stays on all the time. That’s right, our crib is usually used as a giant laundry basket to help me sort and fold clothes. :)
Speaking of the crib, this one is from Ikea (only $70 bucks!) but I just painted the spindles white (no VOC paint!). I did the same thing to the changing table so they matched.
I made this banner from felt and drop cloth fabric, inspired by a line from one of my favorite songs. I had grand visions of sewing each letter on with contrasting thread but called it a day with some felt glue. ;)
A globe from Parker’s grandfather and a basket filled with the sweetest stuffed animals.
Recognize this garland from my baby shower? Emily made these and I had to find a place for them here, I love them too much.
Also, I had mentioned in a previous post that I might try to DIY some blackout roman shades and I didn’t end up doing that. We bought these from the Shade Store and I still can’t believe how much they cost, BUT we love them and use them all the time, so it was money well spent. I have velcro posted on the wood to help reduce any light coming in from the sides and it’s really effective. We got the same ones for our bedroom and they’re awesome. Love these!
Emily also needle felted this garland because she can do any craft or art project and knew I really wanted one. Isn’t she the best? It pays to have talented friends.
Can you even handle that face?! Oh, my heart. This book is his current fave, obviously. :)
That’s the nursery! Here are some sources, in case you’re interested:
Crib: Ikea, Changing Table: Ikea, diaper pail: Ikea, yellow rug: Pattern Society, Bamboo light fixture from World Market, roman shades: The Shade Store, red school bus on canvas: Eclectica Kiddo, taxi cab pile up print: Eclectica Kiddo, red and yellow truck print: Eclectica Kiddo, red pouf: World Market, rocking chair: family heirloom, Holy Moly banner: DIY, Yellow school bus print by Blanca Gomez | Traffic Jam art print by Blanca Gomez | Girl and balloons art print by Blanca Gomez | Bonjour Mademoiselle art print by Blanca Gomez | Girl and balloon art print by Blanca Gomez, Colorblock basket from Target
I’m sure I missed a bunch, but if you have any questions ask in the comments! xoxo