Our little man is due in 5 days so I thought it would be fun to post a few pics of the nursery. I used the same nursery décor for both of my girls so it was fun to mix it up a little bit for a boy. For the most part, I like to keep things simple and I am pleased with how everything turned out! Here are a couple of shots looking into the room:
We ended up going with the Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed Nursery Bedding from Land of Nod. I liked the mix of prints they incorporated into the pattern and thought I could easily add my own elements where I wanted. And, how cute is that little bear play mat on the rug?!?! A good friend picked it up for me at Pottery Barn Kids and I’m obsessed with how soft it is.
There are a few elements of the nursery I am especially proud of because they were made for me or have sentimental value of some sort. The first is this amazing picture collage hanging above the crib:
I asked my friend, Rachel, if she would paint something for the nursery because she is ridiculously talented, especially with children’s themed art. I had something specific in mind, but she asked if she could take some creative license and I could not be more pleased with what she came up with. I love the bright colors contrasted with the white shadow outlines. I keep telling her she needs to start an Etsy store (hint, hint).
This next item is one of my all time favorite organizational tools for baby. My mother-in-law actually made me one when I had my first daughter and once we found out we were having a boy, I begged her to make me another one. Since we don’t have a changing table, this wall hanging is perfect for housing everything from diapers to ointments to medicine. We have it hanging right above the changing pad so everything is easily accessible.
I took on a little project of my own once we found out we were pregnant. One of my friends introduced me to the Purl Bee blog which is loaded with fun crochet and knitting patterns. I found this adorable chevron baby blanket and used a soft cotton blend instead of the suggested merino wool. I also adapted the pattern for crochet since I find crocheting easier.
Last, but certainly not least, is this beautiful poem, “If,” written by Rudyard Kipling and penned by my great grandmother. It hung in my brother’s room for many years, but my parents passed it along to me to hang in their first grandson’s room.