Dustin and I have been working hard the last few months to get ready for our little bundle of joy (with some help from family and friends!). We have done a lot of cleaning out, organizing, painting, and sewing to get everything just right. I think we are almost there, too! At least, we are almost-there-ish enough to share it with you! We are so excited to bring our baby Trent home to this nursery!
So let me take you on a tour….
Here is a close-up of one of the bumper pads and the sheet – which has directions for “how to fold a paper airplane”. I made all of the bedding with some guidance from my good friend, Janie, and I fell head over heels as soon as I saw this fabric! So we based the rest of the decor around it and these colors. This is also a better look at our sweet rocking horse – my uncle made it for me when I was a kid, and my dad found it in his attic! Now little Trent will be able to enjoy it, too! I saw directions for how to make this rag quilt on Pinterest, and I love how it turned out! I used the main fabrics from the nursery and then also some other ones I fell in love with! It will be a great tummy time blanket until we turn Trent’s bed into a toddler bed. I made it large enough to be a bedspread for when that time comes!
After some definite turmoil over a chair we ordered from Target, we found this at the Ashley furniture outlet. It rocks and reclines – perfect for feeding baby!
I saw a similar pillow to this one on Etsy, and made this one to coordinate with the rest of the fabric in the room. This little nightstand was a gift from my college roommate, Kelsie. She repainted it to match my college bedroom, and I repainted it to match the other furniture. My mother-in-law had the idea to use some of my scrap fabric to make the quilted coaster-thing for the top of the nightstand! It turned out so cute!
We are using this desk my aunt gave me back in college (notice a re-using theme in the room?) that we repainted white for storage in the nursery. Dustin just recently put these shelves up, and they make me soooo happy! I love all the little goodies and gifts that will remind us of friends who already love our little baby!
This adorable train was from the Circus theme shower my girlfriends threw for us. Dustin and I made the art for this frame from the verse 1 Samuel 1:27. These adorable ceramic shoes were one of our earliest presents – my mom got us this boy pair AND a girl pair for Christmas, before we had found out the baby’s gender.
I love how this old chest turned out with a fresh coat of paint! I remember buying it from a Goodwill in Arlington before my junior year of college for $40! I love how this robin’s egg blue, gray and white look so fresh! On top of the chest, I am collecting pictures from both our families – still missing some, but I know we will love telling Trent stories about his family heritage, especially his great-grandparents that were so influential in our lives!
Here you can see a close-up of the paint on the chest, and the saying on the wall. I saw something similar at Canton, but wanted to make it in the nursery colors and to fit the space a little better. We are so excited to meet this little boy!
This is our changing table that I found in Canton. It was originally a 1950’s buffet table that I repainted. Dustin was a great help with the math involved with getting those chevron stripes straight and lined up!
Here’s a close-up of the curtains – I love the gray ribbon! The top drawer of the dresser was originally for silverware, but it works perfectly for little baby socks, hats, and mittens! I can’t believe how tiny they are! So far we just have the newborn and 0-3 month clothes in the dresser… we are so blessed to have received all these clothes from precious people in our lives!