Monday, May 6, 2013

I Did It. I Finally Finished The Nursery.

I feel like most of the rooms in my house are constantly a work in progress. Although we moved into our house, a veritable blank canvas, just a little over three years ago, I've just now begun getting tired of the decorative choices I made back then. Things like paint colors, the arrangement of furniture, bathroom mirrors and even bed spreads are being changed out left and right. 

Back in 2011 when we found out we were expecting another boy, I couldn't wait to get started on another baby boy nursery. Unlike the first time around, Maclane's nursery was 90% finished by the time he arrived. I also took the room in a completely different direction than I did the first time. We don't have to talk about how he didn't start sleeping in there until he was well over six months old. 

Whereas Carter's nursery was more "vintage preppy Peter Rabbit," Maclane's nursery had much less of a theme and much more of a "grey palette with bold patterns and pops of color." Shortly before Maclane was born I shared a rough and dirty "finished product" of his nursery but I would be lying if I said I was 110% in love with how it turned out.  

For one thing, the room lacked a light. Any sort of light. And it took nearly seven months to pick out a fixture that I loved and three additional months for my husband to install it. And then there was the curtains. If you know anything about me, it's that I have a serious rug problem that is only rivaled by my affinity and indecisiveness for window treatments. 

Although I absolutely loved the print on the curtains I found from Target they just weren't the right shade of orange and it literally bugged me every time I would walk by or into the room. 

Then there was the age old question of, "what else to do with the wall above the crib?" 

It took me nearly eight hours to string up that yarn letter "M" and as much as I adore that letter, the wall definitely needed something more. I just didn't know what. Thankfully, The Land of Nod provided me with endless options and after a few returns, I found the perfect bunting to string up with the "M" and paper lantern to hang in place of a crib mobile. 

I think it's safe to say that Maclane's room is finally finished. That is, until it's time to switch him to his big boy bed. See? I'm already thinking ahead...

The view from the doorway:

A couple close-ups of the crib bedding, which I have to add was so incredibly affordable. I may have promised my husband that I would use it again even if we had a girl because I insisted on buying new crib bedding after splurging on Carter's set.

You can read here to find out what's in each of those baskets:

A sneak peek of Maclane's baptism bubble and one of his Pumpkin Butter Kids gowns that he wore while in the hospital:

The Details: 

Grey Wall Paint: Behr Premium Ultra in Porpoise (790-E3)
Crib: Davinci via Great Beginnings
Changing Table: Davinci Rowan in Espresso via Amazon 
Swivel Rocker: Best Chairs, "Mandy" from the Storytime Series

Crib Bedding: "Khaki in the Mix" via Land of Nod
Curtain Panels: Navy grommet panels, Target Home
Ivory Shag Rug: 5'3" Keno Shaggy White Rug via Rugs USA
Grey Knit Pouf: via One Kings Lane

Accent Pillow: Room to Romp via Etsy
Airplane Lovie: Alison Little via aPEARantly sew
Yarn "M" Above Crib: Handmade by me, purchased the large cardboard "M" from Joann Fabrics

Picture Frames Above Changing Table: Hobby Lobby
Matte Prints: Petite Collage Framed Prints via
Orange Canvas Storage Bins: Land of Nod
Orange Polka Dot Storage Bin: Hobby Lobby
Submarine: Green Toys

Giant Sheepdog Stuffie: Truffle Chaucer Large Dog via Jellycat on Amazon
Felt Pennant Banner: Land of Nod
Chevron "M" Frame: Handmade by my sister-in-law
Elephant Picture Frame: Pearhead via

Doggie Bookends: Skip Hop Zoo Bookends via
Colored Wall Hooks: Every Which Way Wall Hook via Land of Nod
Paper Lantern: "Animalantern", Land of Nod
Printed Flag Bunting: Capture the Flag garland, color old out, Land of Nod

I will be linking this post up with Aliya on Friday for her "Refresh Your Space" Spring Cleaning/Organizing link-up! Be sure to check it out!
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