Monday, September 8, 2014

Baby T's Nursery

Baby T's nursery has been pretty much done since July - the crowning molding was the finishing touch (because you know...every baby needs crown molding haha)! Closet/dresser organization is an ongoing process but we are pretty much ready for this baby to get here....logistically speaking (although we hope he/she cooks a little longer)! 

I knew I didn't want a "theme" in the nursery because it would be too limiting and I would not be able to branch out with ideas I had. I was also afraid I would get sick of a certain theme (yes, even owls). The first thing we chose was the baby bedding (which my parents got us as a Valentine's that tells you just how long ago we started planning this room! ha). I obviously wanted something neutral since we weren't finding out boy/girl and once I saw the Sumersault Doodle bedding I knew the colors/patterns would be perfect inspiration for the rest of the room! We decided on a grey for the wall I know - we really went out on a limb here ;)

I also knew from the beginning I wanted to do a collage of "E"s above the crib since it will either be little Eli or Emma's room.

We were lucky to find the exact dresser we wanted from a facebook buy/sell group for a fraction of the price and already built - score! I bought the lamp from target because I couldn't pass it up - luckily it worked out well in here!

I found the 2 quote prints on Etsy for above the dresser and knew I wanted 2 more prints. When I came across the multi-colored deer I was instantly sold! The feather print took me a little longer to hunt down. I kept coming across arrows (which I also loved) but I didn't want it to look like the arrows were shooting the deer haha. I found the feather print in black/white and was able to have it custom made with the colors I wanted. Justin helped hang in this configuration and I'm in love!

When we were deciding on a bookcase I knew it had to be pretty big since I have all my childhood books and we wanted to be able to have them out rather than in boxes. We went through them and separated out younger/older books - so yes - we still have {lots} of books in boxes for Baby T when he/she is older! Justin painted the backing of the bookcase aqua and I love how it came out!

This is one of my favorite parts of the room :) I knew I wanted to incorporate a picture of Hunter & Lexie in the room but wasn't sure if Justin would go for it or not. I was literally thinking of how to approach it and Justin suggested getting our announcement picture we took printed on a canvas! I was so excited and love how it hangs over the dogs bed (we wanted them to feel like home in the room). Speaking of it feeling like home - I'm pretty sure they think it's their room and we have added all of this and decorated it for them - they will be very surprised come October! haha

So the closet isn't completely organized yet but we have a pretty good start on itWhoever designs closets to have 2 doors with a wall separator is a moron! This is such a big closet but so awkward to use because of the wall in the middle (the inside of the closet goes all the way through). We've got diapers stacked up to the ceiling by size. We have drawers in the middle space that have misc items (paci's blankets, wipes, toys, etc).  On the other side we have the closet doubler so we can hang all of the tiny clothes! A lot of the items stacked on the shelves (and on the floor) will be opened when baby comes but for now we are storing in here.

 I can't believe that in less than 2 months this room will have an occupant! Not right away since the baby will sleep in our room for a while - but I'm sure I'll take him/her in their room a lot considering even now I like to just go in there and hang out!

Room/Decorating Details

Mirror - Kohls
Deer print - Etsy (TheLionAndTheLark)
Adventure print - Etsy (LaLunaDesigns)
Feather Print - Etsy (MelindaWoodDesigns)
Dream Big Print - Etsy (PaperCanoePrintables)
White Frames - Ikea
Dresser - Ikea
Lamp - Target
Diaper Pail - Ubbi Diaper Pail
Bookcase - Ikea
Lion & Giraffe Prints - Etsy (MonkieBirdie)
Chalkboard Quote Prints - Jane (westwillow on Etsy)
Canvas - Printcopia
Dog bed - Home Goods
Crib - Babies R Us
Bedding - Kohls
Decorative E's - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Land of Nod, Garden Ridge
Side table - Ikea
Closet dividers - Etsy (DoodlebugPrints)
Closet Doubler - Walmart
Closet Drawers - Ikea
Curtains - Threshold @ Target
Rug - Target
Paint - Behr Paint & Primer Plus - Casual Gray, Home Depot