Well, this little guy is bound to be here in less than three weeks! I’ve got just about everything accomplished that I wanted to get done around here, aside from a few loose ends to wrap up, but we are as ready as we will ever be for the arrival of Lawyer’s little brother, Jock!
I took some pics back in July of the nursery and wanted to share those…it came out just about as close to how I envisioned a nursery being for this boy (ripping up carpet, putting down hardwood floors and adding a brightly colored rug was apparently not an option with the husband)! I got a LOT of my inspiration from other nurseries that I saw on websites, blogs, online stores, etc. so I thought I would do a post with pictures and then link to places that I purchased some of the items. I know I found that SO helpful when others linked to their finds!
I still have some things I really want to do in here, like add a floor lamp or hanging lamp near the rocking chair; add some espresso-colored baskets to the Ikea shelf to break up the “clutter” and color; change out the knobs to something fun on the changing table; add a rug, etc. But overall, it’s ready for a baby!
This little stuffed owl was the first piece I bought that I knew I wanted a room built around (color, quirkiness, etc.)…I didn’t want a particular theme at all but I wanted the room to feel cohesive. So I settled on an eclectic room that combined a bit of modern and vintage/retro. To me, the owl represents wisdom, knowledge, learning and also is quite the popular “symbol” for quirk and vintage. I adored the colors, especially when combined with the espresso and knew that would be my color palette!
One “must have” that I really didn’t want to skimp on was a cozy rocker/glider that was also a recliner. You can’t imagine how hard those are to come by, especially when you have a particular color you want it in AND a particular style. This chair pretty much fit the bill and it will definitely be a place we cozy up to every day!
Sigh…this painting…my sweet son saw these owl stickers at this Granny’s and decided to paint a family portrait with us as the owls. His baby brother is sitting on his head!
I really love this little (and two pieces make it REALLY little) vignette with the boxing gloves and picture above it. That is my husband’s grandfather when he was into amateur boxing as a “kid”. Oh and those ABC’s….those were NOT an option….I absolutely had to have those and knew those would be the centerpiece of the room!
Luckily the Ikea shelf and changing table are all leftovers from Lawyer’s room when he was just a wee tot…those were about the only things I have kept since Lawyer was a baby. I wanted the Ikea shelf to be functional (I’m getting there…still need my baskets with “useful” things put in) but I also wanted it to display all the quirky things in the room.
A few glimpses of quirky items in the cubbies of the shelf…
While I do want a touch more color when you look at this wall, I kind of find it soothing in contrast to all the bright colors and “stuff” going on with the opposite wall. That map? Well, another “must have” item….we are quite fond of maps around here and I just loved the vintage charm of the school “chalkboard” map. I fully plan on letting the kids color in each state we have visited or use it as a learning tool.
Well, that’s about it! If you are interested in where I got most of the items, check out the links below!
Crib :: All Modern Baby
ABC Wall Letters :: Etsy
Stuffed Owl :: Etsy
ABC Blocks :: Perpetual Kid
US Chalkboard Map :: Etsy
Sailboat and Wave Blocks :: Nova Naturals
Table/Chair Set and Shelf :: Ikea
Rocker Glider Chair :: BuyBuy Baby (in stores only)
Solar System Mobile :: PB Kids (no longer available)
Oh and here are some GREAT places for nursery inspiration!!! I truly can say that by browsing these places, I KNEW what direction I wanted to go in.
Oh Dee Doh
Lay Baby Lay