Friday, June 27, 2014

The Nursery Tour

I don't think I could ever explain in words how glad I am to have this nursery behind me. Working full time and having everything else to prepare for this pregnancy has proved to difficult on my creativity and I was literally stressing till the last minute over this room. We knew we wanted to put both the kids in one room so we could keep a dedicated office/guest room, so the idea of putting a boy and a girl together and having it be gender neutral but having distinct areas for each of the kids was almost too much of a task for me, and many a tear had been shed. I finally figured out a concept revolving around the striped blanket on the baby's crib. Once I knew I wanted that, things kind of just started to flow, and once I picked up the rug I knew I was going to be happy with the route the room was going. :)

Although Ava no longer has a pink galore room I think she is really excited and most excited to have a roommate, at least till we move! Also I received some questions about the wood frame above the crib and how it was made. I actually made the wood frame last summer for a family photo. I went to Home Depot and purchased the thinnest fence wood I could find, I then had them cut it for me to all be the same length. I then took the pieces home and stained them with a grey stain and then took two extra boards and laid them sideways across the back of the boards and screwed them together and voila! (Although it was actually a lot more of a pain in the butt than that). Then when I was doing the nursery I decided it would look fab in the room and moved it in there. For the Darlings print, I actually made that as well! I had seen this Sugarboo print (here) but was not about to spend $400 on something I knew I could recreate sort of. I bought a canvas at Hobby Lobby and some stencils. I then painted on the letters with acrylic paint and changed it to Darlings instead of Darling since I have two:) Then I just attached it to the frame with command strips and bam! Done and done.

Oh and in case anyone is wondering, I also made the feather mobile above the crib. That one had quite a few more steps and required hubby's assistance, so maybe I will do a tutorial on that later lol. Below is a list of where all of the room items are from! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Crib: Walmart (old)
Crib sheets (both beds): Pottery Barn Kids (here)
Crib pillow: IKEA (here )
Crib skirt: Target (here)
Bear in crib: Gifted from a friend
Toddler bed: Yard sale site
Quilt and pillow on Ava's bed: Home Goods
Wall prints: Pinterest and gifted
Wooden crate on dresser: Home Goods
Dresser and lantern: IKEA (here)
Deer head: Ross
Resin letters: Hobby Lobby
Lamp: Target (here)
Book shelves: IKEA
Herringbone rug: Pottery Barn Kids (here)
Frames on wall: Walmart and spray painted
Wall mirror: Dollar store (old and repainted)
Crib blanket: Land of Nod (here)


  1. the colors are perfect! i love it!


    1. Thank you! I think the colors are perfect for a gender neutral room!

  2. I love this nursery. I actually saw the post on your instagram of the changing table and saved it on my phone. I couldn't really find an exact picture of what I wanted to do over the changing table and this totally helped ;) So cute!


    1. YAY! I'm so glad that helped you! I hope yours turns out adorable too!

  3. I love this!! I'm due with another girl in dec. so it's fun to get ideas on how to mesh two little sisters in one room!! Also, I'm so excited for the bellefit girdle giveaway!! I hadn't heard of it until your blog, and it looks like it's so much more effective than the belly belt! So, naturally I need one now!! xoxo

  4. Love this room! I'm doing a nursery with some similar neutral tones (maybe adding a splash of deep navy and some gold) and I love the overall look of this! You did great! Do you remember what color you spray painted the frames? P.S. Your feather mobile is very eye-catching! Love how earthy it is.