Y’all. I am SO excited for today’s post! I have been looking forward to our nursery reveal for a long time, and I’m pumped to finally give you the official tour. One of the things I was most excited about when we found out I was pregnant was getting to decorate the nursery. I had already decided on a theme for either a boy or a girl, and spent many an hour perusing Pinterest for inspiration.
But… as ready as I was to get started on putting the nursery together, I had to wait until we moved into our house before really doing anything. And no, I did NOT wait very patiently for that. ;)
The first thing we did in the room was put up the shiplap wall (I’m planning on about a blog post about how we did it, so keep an eye out for that!), and once it was installed and painted I was able to get to work. I had begun collecting decorations and baby essentials over the past couple of months, and it was SO fun watching the room come together. I stained a bookshelf we got off Facebook market place, stripped then stained the top of the dresser/changing table, made the framed artwork on the crib wall, and poured so much love into this little room. I don’t think I’ve ever spent as much time thinking about, shopping for and talking about any other room I’ve ever decorated (not even my college dorm room!) so you can say it holds a special place in my heart.
It’s crazy to me all the memories and special things this little room already holds…
Memories like when Isaac and I put up the shiplap wall.
All the shopping trips I went on with my mom finding things for the room.
The furniture my old partner teacher gave me.
The hours spent rocking in that chair as I waited for James to be born.
All the books people lovingly gave us and the books from my old classroom.
The Eeyore I got in London because my grandpa had one just like it.
And the quilt my mom made that I absolutely LOVE.
It’s the room where we had our newborn pictures taken.
And the room that has heard baby cries, grunts and coos, and where I’ve nursed my sweet son many a time.
It may just be a room, but it’s so much more than that to me. And I’m so excited to share a bit of it with you today.
The dresser I bought at an antique store in Grapevine. It was already painted that gray/blue color, but I stripped the paint off the top and stained it to match the frame above it and the bookshelf. I absolutely LOVE the character it has, and that it’s a dresser that can stay with James as he gets older. It’s also the perfect height to be a changing table right now so win win!
The bookshelf is one of my favorite finds! We bought it off Facebook Marketplace for only $25. It was raw wood, so perfect for staining. All I needed to do was sand it down, then stain and seal. It’s the perfect size for the nursery and I can’t wait to keep filling it up with more and more books as James get older.
Also, pay no attention to the announcement sign. Obviously I took these pictures before he was born haha!
Originally I was going to put the crib on the shiplap wall, but I decided I liked it better against the plain gray wall instead. Especially since I didn’t want the shiplap Texas and the shiplap wall to clash! I actually prefer it this way and love how it all turned out! It’s fun to see how things I bought and things I was given all came together to create the cutest little nursery.
I cannot tell you how much I love this Texas! I found it at the Vintage Market Days this past spring and painted it the same color as the shiplap wall. The words I got off Etsy and attached to the Texas. If you know me and Isaac you know how much we love the state we live in, so naturally I had to include it in James’s nursery. :)
Since I wanted to tie in some more of the woodland theme into the room, I bought this vintage style map of the 100 Acre Woods (from Winnie the Pooh) and framed it. Y’all. It’s one of my favorite parts of the whole room! I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh so it’s fun to incorporate a part of my childhood in the nursery. The framed jars I got at a store called the Painted Tree which sells vintage and handmade items. I loved how it added more character to the room and tied in more of the green/woodland in the room.
And of course all my ring slings have their own special place in the room! ;)
These hanging baskets I bought at an antique store in Grapevine and LOVE how fun they are! Right now it’s perfect for holding diapers and a random assortment of items, but as James gets older I plan on using it to hold his toys!
And big sister Lillie also loves the room. I’ve stumbled upon her laying on the rug in there a few times! She wasn’t sure what to think about James when we first brought him home, but now she totally loves him and gives him kisses all the time!
This is the quilt my mom made for James and it’s so special to me. Growing up she made me and all my siblings quilts that we all still have, so knowing James has his own quilt from her makes my heart happy. Also, it turned out SO cute and helps tie in all the greens in the room. And I have to give her a huge shoutout! She hand cut every. single. triangle. Gigi sure loves her grandson!
If you’re interested in where I got specific things in the room, let me know and I’ll tell you! :)