Friday, January 29, 2016

Adventure Awaits: Baby Boy's Nursery (Reveal)

I seem to have this habit of finishing our babies' nurseries shortly after their first birthday. While in my mind I'm all "it needs to be done before he's born" the reality is that isn't until they're nearing their first birthdays (or in some case 18 month birthdays) that it all comes together and I can sit back and cross it off the perpetual "room refresh list."  

As soon as I found out I was pregnant with our first little boy back in 2009, I knew I wanted to create a vintage Peter Rabbit nursery for him (uber preppy, might I add) and when our second son was born in 2012, I took his nursery plans in a completely different direction with a neutral gray palette with bright pops of bold patterns and color. 

Since we'd be using the same nursery furniture that we used for our first baby for our third baby and the same nursery space for the third baby as the second baby, I ultimately decided to stick with the gray walls and follow it up with a predominantly neutral nursery with black/gray patterned accents. I also wanted to incorporate the ever-trendy adventure theme without going too overboard. 

It all started with that amazing moose bust from Etsy shop NearAndDeer. As soon as I stumbled on their Etsy shop of custom faux taxidermy animals, I knew I needed that insanely awesome moose bust as the focal point of the room. While I had a hard time deciding whether to use fabric or paint on his antlers, ultimately I went with gold paint, trying to maintain that neutral woodland vibe. They were so excellent to work with and I cannot wait to use them again for a nautical piece in our Big Brothers Shared Space.  

While there are some things I wish I could change about this room (swap out the old recliner for a more streamlined grey version, replace the beige carpet with something more textured, add wainscoting to the walls... the list goes on...) the reality is we won't be in this house a whole lot longer and Collins will soon be transitioning to a big boy room without need of a change table and rocker so it didn't make much sense to make any big changes to the space.

I've rocked three babies in that chair and I'm so grateful for every single one of those moments. Three babies have laid their chubby little cheeks to sleep in that crib and it makes my breath catch in my throat when I think about disassembling it for the last time. 

I love this space so, so much and watching it come together turned out even better than I expected. Although it's the tiniest of the four bedrooms in our home, it's hands down one of my favorite spaces and definitely filled with so much love. It's so tiny, in fact, that I had to take the pictures with my cell phone instead of my camera!

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

Crib Sheet: Trend Lab Crib Sheet Buffalo Check  
Grey Pouf: One Kings Lane
Framed Wall Art: Etsy
Lighting: Home Depot, Outdoor Lighting (Similar)

Wire Baskets: Magnolia Market
Moose Bust: NearAndDeer
Pennant Banner: Hobby Lobby
Wall Hooks: Land of Nod 

Arrow String Art: Etsy
Gold Bull/Stuffed Bear: Target (Recent)
Yarn Monogram: Handmade gift
Fabric Mobile: Handmade gift

Chalkboard: Hobby Lobby
Curtains: Land of Nod
Mustard Striped Canvas Bins: Target (Recent)
Rug: Homespun Chevron Rug

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  1. This looks so fantastic, AP! I love every single thing about it!

  2. A baby nursery is a very important place, where we can get different types of baby products available for babies to learn, play, and care. Every parent build a nursery in their home for their newborn. But due to lack of guidelines and instructions, they are unable to build a baby nursery. From this article, we have found certain instructions on how to prepare a baby nursery. Thanks for such a wonderful article.
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