I am practically jumping up and down with excitement, not so easy when you are 37 weeks pregnant, trying to sit and type. Today one of the last things was crossed off of my ‘Things to do before the baby gets here’ list. It was a decent sized list, and Jason and I have been slowly chipping away at it together. As I come into my last two weeks of pregnancy (!!!!!), finishing off the little man’s nursery took top priority.
We had painted the room a couple months back (Behr’s Caribbean Coast), and I salvaged a vintage dresser off of Kijij in what seems like ages ago. I was given the crib from my Mum, who used it for both of my brothers, and I just loved the vintage/classic look of it, and knew it would fit into the vision I had for this room. I knew from our experience with Marley, that a buying a new convertible crib for him was not something we needed to do, because we transition directly into a queen sized bed from the crib.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been in love with the Pottery Barn Baby ‘Madras‘ nursery bedding. I love the clean lines, classic and fresh look of it. We have a few different sheet patterns to have fun with the look, crabs, whales and boats. The colors and pattern screams “BOY” to me, but gives you plenty to work with as far as a color scheme. Pick a few from the madras pattern, and make those your accent colors. In my case, I chose the navy blue, green, orange and white. I especially fell hard for the idea of bringing some orange into the room, afterall, my husband is Dutch! Regardless, I really love the combination of colors we chose, and the outcome of them.
The glider was used in Marley’s room, and is so comfy, trust me, I have slept in it a time or two. It glides beautifully, cleans up like a dream and is so comfy. I have slept in it a time or two, and have zero complaints. The glider is from Dutailier and is called the Adagio.
For the mobile, I was inspired by my friend Jill‘s post on a nursery, and loved the look of the mobile she chose. After looking around the Etsy shop Lil’ Sprout Creations, I stumbled across this beauty. I instantly fell in love and sent Amy a message asking if she would do a custom one for me, to incorporate the orange in it. She was happy to oblige me, and was a dream to work with. I chose to do the DIY mobile kit, and built it from the instructions and materials she sent me. The instructions were very straight forward, and I managed to build it within an hour while watching TV.
For artwork, I had originally wanted to get some vintage beachy photos and frame those in a collage over the crib. After some consideration, I decided something a little more child-like and whimsical was best, this is a baby room after all. So naturally, I started searching Etsy and Pinterest for prints that were kid friendly, but not overly baby-ish. I wanted to find a happy medium, something he could grow into. I found these prints, and fell in love pretty hard. I adored all of the colors she uses, the patterns and the fun and cute designs. Anais has some really fun, beautiful and creative prints that I simply adore. The frames I used to showcase them are from Target, I almost yelled out-loud when I saw them, they are so perfect.
For smaller accents through out the room, I kept my eyes open over a few months, knowing the look I had in mind. The little throw rug, navy blue blackout curtains are from Target, most other items are either thrifted or found at HomeSense (the Canadian version of HomeGoods.).I even adore how my beloved Applecheeks diapers create a beautiful and colorful accent to the room.
I adore putting together a cohesive, clean and inviting space for someone. The excitement of making a special place that will just be theirs is fun and exciting. I love the planning stages, the creative process and the thrill of finding that perfect missing link, especially when you get it for a steal. There are few things better than finding a gem at the thrift store or on clearance. I scored huge on the bedding from Pottery Barn, finding the bumper pad and crib skirt on for clearance from last year. There was a pregnant happy dance involved in that find.
All in all, I am so completely happy and in love with this room. I can picture our little man sleeping in the crib, us rocking him in the glider, changing his little bum while he checks out the scenery outside. I love it all, and I can not wait to watch him grow up and into this space we have created for him.