My maternity leave is over and my sweet baby boy is finally here! I am enjoying every single minute of this baby because he's our last and I will never hold a tiny baby of my own ever again. The concept of "good things come to those who wait" has always been a challenge for me. I am the sneaky unwrapper of Christmas presents, the one that "just tastes" dessert before dinner so a 9 month pregnancy is a serious test of my patience! Once I find out that I'm expecting I want that baby in my arms. Like, NOW! My husband and I originally decided that the baby would be in our room until he was big enough to "move in" with our older son in his room. We have a big bedroom and we have his & hers closets that are the size of small bedrooms so the plan was to share a closet and put baby's crib & dresser in the other closet. But alas, the nesting instinct overcame me and the guest bedroom became the nursery. The 9 month wait was just too long. I needed a project!
I started by painting the light teal room to the same grey that we have in the rest of the house. It's Mineral by Behr, then I added the horizontal stripes. It's probably my favorite part of the whole room. The adorable Jenny Lind crib was a FREE hand-me-down from a friend and the bedding and changing pad are from the "Not a Peep" collection by Land of Nod. I designed the framed wall art myself and had it printed at Staples. It's a song lyric that I have sung to all of my kids. The white curtains, dresser and chair are all from Ikea. Up until this point the room was mostly white, grey and yellow. I liked it at first but then it felt a little too.... predictable. Plus I still had a few more months of pregnancy left and I needed more to do. That's when I decided to add some dusty orange and a few shades of blue into the mix. I made the half-circle fabric bunting over the window by tracing the circular shape of my kitchen bowls onto the fabrics, cutting it out, and sewing them to a ribbon. I covered cardboard letters from JoAnn's with scrap paper that matched the room and added the poms & paper lanterns over the chair to even out the colors in the room. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I am even happier that my little guy is finally here to enjoy it!
Did I sneak my little guy into some of the nursery pics? Why yes, yes I did! Because after all, of all the things I made in this room, he is by far the cutest!