Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baby Bun's Nursery

It's finally complete y'all!  I've been planning a nursery forever so once we got our BFP I started visualizing the dream nursery I virtually created on Pinterest. I knew colors, theme, and where to shop but it was a little scary getting started.  I put my faith in action and began selecting furniture pieces and paint colors as we waited through the first trimester.

And this weekend, we finished!  I wanted to share our nursery with you all and rather than flood Instagram with photos, I thought HEYYYY, let's blog about it!  I've linked up the shops or items that I purchased in case you're looking for something similar.  If there isn't a link, it's not for lack of trying!  So without further adieu, I present to you, the room Caiden will call home.

Welcome to our Nautical Nursery!  This is a theme Daddy Bun and I agreed on from the start.  His love for fishing coupled with my favorite neutral hues made this nursery a dream.  Starting in the corner you find our wooden top fish mobile from Dangling Dreams, a shop on Etsy that makes custom mobiles.

The oar was found at Old Time Pottery, a steal for $14 and hubby liked it just sitting in the corner...that is until Caiden comes running through the house chasing a dog with it, HA!  Then we will see if that goes right up on the wall, out of arms reach!

We found his name banner at Wine Country Banners, another Etsy gem of a shop.  The hanging banner is made of chipboard and comes fully customizable, from the colors to the anchors to even the edges of the chipboard design.  Definitely check that out if you're looking to put a name on the wall.

Under Caiden's name is a triple frame set that I created using PicMonkey, a photo creating and editing program.  I also use this to make most of my blog pictures.  I got the frames for 50% off at Hobby Lobby and then sent my created prints to Walgreens to be framed.

Custom Wall Prints above the crib

This is Caiden's dresser, we purchased from Wayfair and built at home.  It's the Cotton Candy collection from SouthShore and is available at Amazon, Babies R Us and Walmart in white, gray and expresso.

I thought the wood accents would transition nicely between the dark furniture and the aqua and gray.  Most of the items shown here were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

You are So Loved Pallet Art
Double Photo Pallet Frame
Children are a Gift Framed Art (note this was a black frame that I painted aqua to match)

Inside the double pallet are two scriptures I purchase from Wildbriar Designs on Etsy.  These were printed down at Walgreens.

The fish was repurposed from another room and the HOPE Anchor was part of a My Fertile Box which is put out by Fertile Gems.

Just love these scripture prints from Etsy, they are perfect for the nursery. 

Over to the right we have the changing table/dresser combination.  These transitional pieces were important so we were able to keep them as long as they last.  This top is removable when diapers are done and Caiden will have a nice three drawer dresser to use in its place.  It's also from the Cotton Candy collection by SouthShore.

If you haven't deduced, I'm a huge Hobby Lobby fan and the store definitely helped to get the walls in order for baby.  These pieces above the changing table were from Hobby Lobby and Beall's Outlet.

Metal and Wood Letter "C"
James 1:17 Pallet Print
Lamp and Base (a WalMart find)

In the corner is the Diaper Genie...yes we went with one.  We plan to change as many diapers as possible in here so it will come in handy for our needs.

The chevron rug came from Rugs USA and it was really a steal at $55, I saw similar at IKEA for much more.  We just needed something to pull away from the navy carpet which we didn't feel like changing.

This print from James 1:17 was one of the first purchases for the nursery. 

One of my absolute favorite parts of the nursery is the reading nook.  This area will be filled with so many books I hope they're falling off the shelves.

This little nook was created from an IKEA hack I saw on Pinterest.  What a perfect way to keep the books visible for future story times.  I can't wait to add to the collection.

The shelves are photo shelves, the bar below is for kitchen utensils and the hanging baskets are secured with two "S" hooks that fit the hanging rail.  The two-hook method gives extra hold for the weight of the baskets.

Photo Shelves
Hanging Rod
Hanging Baskets

The word READ was custom created by Lacey's Letters on Etsy.  I was thrilled with the final product and I can hang it on the wall or leave it on the shelf as shown in this pic.  What an amazing Etsy find!

The glider pictured below is the Naomi Brisbane and was found on Amazon.  Since we have a rocker in the living room we decided to be practical with the cost and I was happy with the quality given the price of the set.  I adored this bear playmat from Pottery Barn and I hope to take growth photos of Caiden on it...until he can scoot away!

I cannot wait to read Wish to Baby Bun!

This baby nest was an inspired idea from the Dockatot but the price was a huge turnoff for me.  I didn't want to invest almost $200 in something that might go unused.  So I was excited when I found KlaraCollin on Etsy who makes these custom Swedish baby nests in her home.  I chose two amazing fabrics, the white, navy and gold polka dots on one side and the navy and white anchors on the other for my design.  And yes y'all it's reversible!! She made this for $60.  It's soft, it's machine washable and it's supporting a small business Etsy shop.  Definitely a win for baby bun.

Also pictured is the crib bedding we chose from Sweet JoJo Designs.  This neutral gray and white and aqua pattern and it matched perfectly with our nautical/fishing design.  I ended up investing in a set from which I didn't use many pieces so if you're looking for crib bedding, I recommend rethinking purchasing a whole set and perhaps consider crib sheets, a crib skirt and blanket separately.  It would have been a real money saver.

I went back and forth on a coming home outfit for Caiden and decided to go with a sleeper I found on clearance at Carter's.  I got this in Newborn and 0-3 months in case my little bun isn't in newborn sizes when he arrives.  The hat, an Etsy find, was embroidered by Three Bears.  It matched perfectly with the sleeper so we have what we need to bring little bun home.    

Baby Bun's coming home outfit.

Y'all making this nursery was a dream come true.  I owe a tremendous thank you to Daddy Bun who painted the walls, helped build each piece of furniture, properly anchored everything to the wall, laser leveled each frame and accent piece, put together the glider and did it all with a smile on his face.  He has been such an amazing partner through this journey and every time I see this nursery it brings tears of joy to my eyes.  The love he put into this is immeasurable.  Thank you to my sweet hubby, my partner, my biggest supporter, my best friend.  I love you.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour!  If you have questions about any part of the nursery, let me know in the comments below!