We are now 36 weeks into growing this little human and this mama-to-be is traversing her way through full blown nesting mode. I’ve been told countless times that nurseries are more of a romantic notion… “The baby will be sleeping with you. You’re not going to be using the nursery at all.” Whether or not that will hold true for me remains to be seen. In the meantime, I’ve spent many nights dreaming up chic decor that marry DIY elements and eco-friendly functionality. Finally, the room has come to fruition. Even if my little guy spends his first five years in my bed, prepping his nursery has been deposited in the grateful jar of my mind’s memory bank. Preparing his room has helped prepare my heart. As I sanded down and repainted the crib, hung up frames on the wall, and laundered the tiniest of clothes – I could not help but wonder about the little boy growing within me. Will he inherit his father’s athleticism and go-getter tendencies? Will he practice compassion and become enamored with this world and all of its inhabitants like his mama? Sometimes I find myself sitting in the bed, envisioning a baby sleeping in the crib and praying that Mitz and I will become the type of parents he deserves. With that said, this little corner of the universe has quickly become one of my favorites.
We converted our extra bedroom into a guestroom/nursery combo. Fortunately, we already had and were handed down the major furnishings such as the bed, dresser turned changing station, and crib. With a little elbow grease and VOC-free paint, we turned a lot of something old’s into something new’s. The rest of the decor were scoured from re-purposed items already in our home, local thrift shops, and the rest were either gifted or purchased via gift cards from our generous baby shower guests. I kept the color scheme and aesthetics simple with light blues and greige. This way when the grandparents come to visit, they will not be overwhelmed by loud nursery colors.
Thank you for checking out our nursery and I hope you found some inspiration. If you have a nursery post you’d like to share, comment below. I’d love to check it out!