Monday, February 10, 2014

Creating Walker's Nursery

I was recently contacted by One Kings Lane to blog about Walker's nursery, and of course I jumped at the chance! Walker's nursery is my favorite room in our house, and I so wish I had One Kings Lane's Nursery Guide when I was pulling it all together. 

When we found out we were having a boy, I knew I wanted to have a sweet nursery that was most definitely boy, but wasn't theme-y. I also wanted to ensure the nursery reflected our personal style and the style of our house, as well. Additionally, I wanted the room to be sentimental. His name is a family name, and I knew I wanted to incorporate parts of our family in his room. Finally, I wanted the nursery to be comfortable and one that could grow with Walker through the infant, toddler and young child years. 

When we moved into our house, we painted all rooms {except for our bedroom and bathroom} Behr's "Plateau," and I knew if we ever had a boy that we'd keep the color and work around it. I must admit, I'm a big neutral fan. 

When you walk into his nursery, you immediately see his changing table to your left {below}. The "W" sign was made by my mom and her company, HomeGrown, with wood from my family's former sawmill in East Texas. I love that I can look at this sign and immediately see my family and my hometown's pine trees. {How I miss pine trees…} 

The changing table/dresser combo worked perfect for us since his room is relatively small. The dresser was in my room when I was a baby {and was also used by my brothers and sister in their nurseries, as well}, and all it needed was a fresh coat of paint, which my husband gladly applied. I also wanted his diaper changing supplies handy, so I ordered a vintage locker basket from Etsy in which to house them. 

Walker's crib was a gift from my parents, "Foxy" and "Papa." I'm obsessed with his bedding, which is from Carousel Designs. Before we found out the gender, I just knew this was the bedding I wanted, because it's neutral, soft and is very boy without screaming "boy!!!" at your face. {The sweet minky blanket is from HomeGoods.}

We have the soft, plush rocker in our room right now {from Babies 'R' Us}, so we're using the glider that my mom used for my brothers and sister in the nursery. Just like with the dresser/changing table, the rocker just needed a fresh coat of white paint, which my husband applied. The glider pad is part of the bedding set from Carousel Designs; the pouf is from Kohl's; and the sweet table was my husband's grandmother's. It was originally a dark brown, but I spray painted it white to match the other furniture in the nursery. 

To make it a bit more "boy" and rustic, I chose wood elements for the décor: lamps, picture frames and shelving. The lamp and picture frame are from Target, and the sound machine was a shower gift {from Babies 'R' Us}. 

I'm going to add a large newborn portrait to the middle of the shelf when they come in. Caroline Jurgensen took ours and I just know I'm going to be in love with them. 

The shelf was in the room when we purchased the house, and try as we might, we couldn't get it off the wall. So, we chose to work with it! 

The frames you see on the shelf are from Target, with prints from Printable Wisdom on Etsy. The fox figurine is from Target; the airplane is from HomeGoods and the Willow Tree figurine was a shower gift. 

Above his bed was a bit tricky due to the shelf, but I had a fun idea for something that would be a bit different: frame lullabies. So, I purchased a vintage lullaby book on Etsy and used an X-ACTO knife to take the ones out I wanted, then framed them in wooden frames from Hobby Lobby

I carried the wood element over throughout the room, and this is the first design element you see when you walk into his nursery. {From Printable Wisdom on Etsy.}

I wanted to showcase the outfit I came home from the hospital in almost 27 years ago {and yes, I know it's a dress but it's just too sweet}, so I purchased this wooden shelf from HomeGoods. Above the shelf features a fox figurine from Target and a picture frame - also from Target - that houses our announcement photo, taken by my friend and co-worker, Liz

Walker got so many sweet toys and stuffed animals at my baby showers, so I wanted to have a fun toy basket for him as he grows. This huge one was only $21.99 at HomeGoods and holds so many toys, puzzles and books! 

Since we have very tall ceilings, I had to have the curtains in his room made. And since I was having them made, I decided to bite the bullet and have a nailhead cornice made, too. I ordered the fabric from Carousel Designs and had a sweet local lady make the blackout curtains and cornice for me. I was so pleased with her work! 

I hope you enjoyed my tour of Walker's nursery! You can see my original post about the room here, and One Kings Lane's Nursery Guide here

*I was not compensated by One Kings Lane for this post.* 

1 comment

  1. It is so beautiful! A perfect room for a little baby boy :)


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