It’s done! Or, rather, I’m done decorating it. For now. I had so much fun putting Jack’s nursery together. It was a wonderful distraction through some of the tougher months of this pregnancy. I think having something tangible to work on was really good for me. But now I’m tired and ready to move on to the part where an actual baby lives here.
I am absolutely thrilled with how everything turned out. I think it’s comfortable and casual and kid-friendly while still feeling like a place where grown-ups hang out too. My hope is that it will be able to grow with Jack over the next few years instead of requiring a complete overhaul when he’s no longer a baby. You can never predict the future, so maybe in three years I’ll hate the colors or he’ll be begging for trains all over every wall, but I think I did what I could to make it flexible.
So without further ado, the grand tour:
Here’s where all the sleeping and sitting happens. It’s my favorite part of the room.
This dresser sits in front of a big double window and also serves as a changing table.
I hung white cotton curtains extra-wide and cheated them to the left to make the window appear to be centered on the wall, then DIY’d some room-darkening shades out of miniblinds and dropcloth.
The closet is super tiny, but we added some storage and function with an over the door organizer, rolling storage cart, and hooks mounted inside.
I feel like fireplaces are not often seen in nurseries, but I took advantage of the opportunity to have a little fun with this coal-burning one we never use. The basket and ottoman nearby are great for stashing toys and extra blankets.
I recorded a video tour of the room on a whim this morning. It’s a completely ridiculous video. I kept forgetting I was taking video, not pictures, and turning the camera on its side. And I was shocked to realize afterwards that I had rambled on for nearly ten minutes. Also, there may or may not be a cat attack caught on film. That dangling lens cap was just asking for it. If you want to waste ten minutes of your life on my shaky videography and rambling narration in exchange for a panoramic view of the room and a few extra tidbits not otherwise mentioned in any blog posts, this video is for you. If not, just watch it for the animal sightings.
Want to know more about where I got or how I created something? Here’s a list of sources and related posts. Also, view our House Tour page to see updated/better pictures as the room evolves.
Art above crib: Pinterest Challenge: You Are My Sunshine
Yarn Ball Mobile: The Mobile That Tried to Kill Me
Green and white dot blanket: Well-Received
Crib skirt: DIY Crib Skirt
Yellow table (inherited): Not So Mellow Yellow
Table lamp (thrifted): A Little Lamp Switcheroo
Bentwood Rocking Chair (craigslist): A Soft Spot for My Tush
Rug (Marshall’s): A Soft Place to Land
Boppy cover: Why I am Not a Seamstress
Dresser (craigslist): Two Yuppies Drive Out to St Helena Parish; Jack’s Dresser, Part 1: A Hot Mess; Jack’s Dresser, Part 2: A New Frontier; Jack’s Dresser, Part 3: In the Navy; Jack’s Dresser: The Finale
Changing pad: Summer Infant
Hamper: Marshall’s, Liner: Bummis
Closet door organizer: Amazon
Rolling storage cart: Target
Woven Basket: Target
Brown Ottoman (Target, discontinued): The Most Elusive Ottoman
Swing: Bright Starts