Well, it's time. The big reveal for likely my biggest project EVER- the nursery! I am so. so in love with how it turned out. When I found out we were having a third boy I was first of all, totally shocked, but also felt super dried up on fresh boy ideas. It took some thinking, but this room has pushed me to create and be more creative than I thought I could be. And it really has come together on its own. I love spending time in here and cannot wait for our little man to enjoy it too!!
Today's post is a lot of photos so bear with me as you keep scrolling, but I wanted to give all of the details proper attention!! I'll be linking up the tutorials for each specific project at the bottom as I post about them in the next month or so.
This is the view from the hallway as you enter the room. We used Valspar's Perfect Storm blue on the walls and although I was nervous about how dark it would be, it turned out just like I imagined. It is bright enough during the day and really cozy at night.
I found this horse at a photography studio's closing sale. I love the personality he brings to the room- he makes it feel like a nursery!
I added the rope detail to this Ikea lamp to brighten up this corner a bit. The globe and tractor were both garage sale finds as well. The nightstand was free on the side of the road. It doesn't get cheaper (or better!) than that.
I designed and Soren build the headboard for the full-sized spare bed in this room. I wanted to keep a guest bed available and it fills the room up perfectly. We even brewed our own vintage stain for the headboard. I'll be sharing a how-to for both the headboard and the stain in the near future. The bedding is all from Ikea except for the throw pillows which I either made or bought at a garage sale.
The constellation wall is my absolute favorite part of the room. It fits in perfectly with the feel of the room and the color of the wall. The stars even glow at night from some glow-in-the-dark tape Soren put up on them. Expect a tutorial for this too!
The succulents are fake- but you wouldn't know it! I tend to kill any and all plants so I put together these faux succulents to add the illusion of something living in the room. I think they do the job well! The only thing I plan to add to the bookshelf is the baby's name in white wooden letters across the top. We haven't picked one yet or it would already be up. Here's to hoping we can decide on a name before we come home with the little guy!
I bought this fantastic bison print on Etsy from a darling shop called dimdimini. I loved so many of her animal watercolors, but this guy was my favorite.
The antlers were pulled off of a friend's barn. I couldn't believe my luck when they showed up at my door. I had Soren mount them to a wooden plaque for me and knew right where to hang them.
I created this arrow pillow by recovering an old pillow and using fabric glue to attach felt arrows to it. The crib sheets are also handmade in that I drew the pattern myself. A tutorial will be coming soon for those too.
Did you see this free nursery printable I recently created and blogged about? The alphabet is a must in a nursery and this print does the job perfectly. I found the little animal prints online as free printables and framed them in some Ikea frames. They have such little woodsy, vintage charm. The horse once belong to our toy box until I took it hostage and spray painted it green.
This glider is another one of my favorite parts of the nursery. Not only is it my favorite color and an amazing print- but the pillows are feather and feel wonderful to sit on!! I sure hope the baby loves it at much as I do!!
This scrappy fabric bunting seemed like the right filler for this corner of the room. I used scraps from many other projects in the room to tie the room together somewhat. I then filled it in with a lot of textured cream muslin. It was a very easy afternoon project that you could personalize in a million ways.
And there you have it....the nursery!! Feel free to email or comment with any questions- I'll be happy to answer what I can.
Faux Wood Patterned Crib Sheets
ABC Burlap Pillow
State Pride-HOME Pillow DIY
Wrapping Paper Backed Bookcase
Fabric Scrap Bunting Tutorial
Free Chalkboard ABC Printable
Faux Succulents DIY
Hand Stamped Gauze Swaddle Blankets Tutorial