WARNING: PREPARE FOR PICTURE OVERLOAD! :o) Once hubby and I decided to start trying to expand our family, I immediately began planning our future baby’s nursery. Who am I kidding? I began planning the nursery as soon as we got married. Maybe before. I’m a girl. We do these things. Sorry I’m not sorry. Thanks to the wonderful world of Pintrest, I began collecting a plethora of adorable nursery ideas. I never really wanted a theme for the nursery. I didn’t want it to babyish. I wanted something cute and eclectic and something that could easily transition from baby to big kid. I think that this nursery hits all those points, and I love it! So without further ado, Emma’s nursery –
I saw this nursery on Pintrest and loved the display above the crib. So I glitterized (Is that even a word? It is now!) wooden letters and raided my fabric stash. So pretty! P.S. Did you know that they make glitter spray paint? Go get some! Now. Seriously. Its awesome!
I saw these cute little felt taxidermy heads on Etsy. Some people think they’re weird. I think they’re fantastic! However, they cost like $30 a head (Worth it! They take forever to make)! So I figured out how to sew my own. Not perfect, but I’m pretty proud of them. I love the metal storage rack as a bookshelf. The books are facing out so they’re easier for baby to see and more decorative.
The little alcove by the window makes a perfect reading nook. I wanted a lamp above the chair, but also wanted to be able to turn it off and on easily while holding a tiny, squirming human. So I ran to Target and bought a wireless light switch like this one. I hung the switch right next to the chair so I don’t even have to move to flip the switch. Pinned a nursery with a mobile made of paper cranes. I love the idea, so I made one too!
My sister ordered this print for my baby shower. She had all the guests sign little “balloons” and stick them on. Of course Emma was born a couple days ahead of her due date, but it was nothing a Sharpie couldn’t fix. Adds character!
Do you know how hard it is to get good pictures of a small space? I literally climbed out the window so I could get these shots!
The coral dresser was the first nursery decision I made. Got the idea here, found a dresser on Craigslist, and went to town. The hanging storage holds all the many, many, many diapers she needs.
What’s a nursery without some super cute (and funny) art? P.S. Chalkboard wall!
And the best part? The beautiful things that were made with love and have special meaning. Like the rocking horse my great-grandfather made for me and the quilt my mom made especially for her granddaughter.
I worked long and hard on this room (I seriously painted it like 3 times. Unnecessarily. Long story. Bad memories) and I love it! What do you think?
Sources: Crib – IKEA (Gulliver), Wooden Letters – Woodland Manufacturing, Metal Storage Rack – Restoration Hardware Baby, Diaper Storage – Amazon, Mobile Hanger – Amazon, Curtains – IKEA, Hanging Lamp – IKEA (cord & shade), Art – You Are So Loved, You Are Getting Very Sleepy, Personalized Monogram (E is for Emma), I DIYed the Nothing Says You Care Like A Clean Diaper and Crying is for Babies, Other Babies