Dec 22, 2010

Nursery Reveal

This chair was made by the blind - how neat?!

There are still a few empty frames on this wall - one will hold his newborn picture, not entirely sure about the others yet, and the shadow box will hold his hospital picture and bracelet.


I really love the way his room turned out.  I had several ideas in mind for a boy nursery, but ultimately decided to go classic and 'baby' as the other rooms seemed to be great for a toddler or slightly older child, and because I never imagined having a boy and thought it would be fun to really play up the little boy aspect.  Once we decided to go blue, I started looking for bedding - which turned into quite an adventure.  There were lots of options, but nothing that really did a lot for me.  I wanted simple and classic and everything seemed to have a pattern or something that just didn't work for me.  We finally found the perfect set at Pottery Barn and it was fitting since the bedding on all of the other beds in the house came form there.

I didn't really have much of an idea of what his room should look like other than a vision of it being simple, classic, and very much 'baby boy.'  Oh!  As for one of the wall prints (that might be a giveaway on something else I eluded to recently...), I was going to order a print of his name/birth stats once he was born and decided to make my own with just his due date and our guess at his weight/length, but it fits in the frame just as well as what the one I would have ordered would, so I think I will likely just print my own - plus, the photo paper really makes the color pop and once the matting is in place I don't know that we'll be able to even tell a difference!

When I look at the pictures I can't help but ask myself what seemed to take so long to put together in there, but the biggest hurdle was deciding what to put above the crib.  I'd ordered a really cute ABCs print from Etsy that had the same colors as our room, but just didn't feel right about putting a giant frame above the crib - even with sturdy mounting I still felt a little uneasy.  As soon as I saw the elephants, I knew they'd be the perfect fit and I love, love, love how they look with the colors.  There are still a few minor things to add, but overall - it's done!

 I've already started collecting things for his next room - it's going to be so much fun! 


Jill Foley said...

Yeah!!! I've been checking ALL day to see if you had revealed his room yet. I love it! You did a great job.

I noticed the particular wall hanging you referred to and wondered if you accidentally let that be shown. : )

Now waiting is the hard part - but soooo worth it!

GinH said...

My parents came up fpr the 3D so we were out and about some... as soon as we got home I tried to post! :) no accident...decided not to blur it out and just see who picked up on it! Its official enough since I've had some things monogrammed! :)

pippasmum said...

I love it! It makes me so happy to see the love that you have for him already. Every baby should be so blessed!

Anonymous said...

Love the room and LOVE Oliver! LOVE IT! The nursery looks great, you guys did such a great job!!!

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