July 7, 2016
Neutral Gray and White Boy Nursery
Today I am excited to share our sweet baby boy's nursery. This has been months in the making and super fun to put together. I believe this is the first time that I have ever done a room start to finish - most rooms in our home are a constant work in progress! But by the generosity of some great hand me downs, two wonderful baby showers, and a few things we already had around the house, I am very pleased with a brand new finished baby room!
Putting together a boy's room was a fun creative challenge. I lean towards all things feminine so it was a little stretch to come up with something I loved that I felt fitting for our son. Luckily in the past few years, baby things have gotten really good. I like that the room feels like an extension of our home and style - just minus the pink flowery things! Plus if we have a little girl one day down the road, I can quickly add in my favorite accent of pink and we have a whole new look!
The crib and changing table are both hand me downs from my nephews which is a huge blessing. Plus they are both from Pottery Barn Kids (and are white!) which I have no complaints about (obviously)! The chair is borrowed from my office and the side table and pouf are both from around the house. While I was taking pictures I did move a few things around to get better angles resulting in me going, "oh this looks cute here!" So there are a few pictures where things got moved and I had to take pictures of both variations!
This little black and white activity gym was one of my top splurges from our registry (from Pottery Barn Kids). It is all kinds of perfection with it's black and white details and gold accents. I am afraid I may love it more than the baby ever does! And the area rug, which pulls the whole room together, is from TJ-Maxx.
We went back and forth about whether or not we wanted to buy a rocking chair. But we decided to spend the money on a new couch instead (which has proven to be the most comfortable place to sleep in these last weeks of pregnancy). This chair from my office serves as a perfect stand in matching well with the neutral theme I was going for.
The little stuffed animals are from Pottery Barn (bear and mouse) and the quilt I made.
The crib is simple and sweet finished off with a little elephant mobile. Pillow is from TJ-Maxx and mirror from HomeGoods.
Since we already had a changing table with storage, I didn't need another large piece of furniture but still needed a few spots for extra stuff. I found this little basket at HomeGoods to hold extra blankets, stuffed animals, and toys. Diaper bag is from Petunia Pickle Bottom.
We are planning to cloth diaper so our changing table is all set with some newborn BumGenius diapers and homemade cloth wipes (flannel fabric cut in squares).
Below I organized all the baby necessities by basket. We received these amazing handmade burp clothes and receiving blankets from a friend. And I also included baby lotions and swaddling blankets.
The next basket is diaper things. More cloth diapers (newborn and regular sized pocket style from BumGenius), extra cloth wipes, travel disposable wipes, and wet bags.
We also received a ton of hand me down clothes from my nephews so I have organized them by size. This basket holds all newborn to 3 months sizes. We have up to size two clothes which are all in bins stored away (the closet in this room is still reserved for some of Brent's stuff which limits are storage space in the room).
The next basket holds a few packages of disposable diapers, velcro swaddles, extra linens, and a first aid kit with baby supplies.
The next set of baskets are stored on a shelf we purchased which you will see in a few pictures below. This wire basket holds more cloth diapers.
This basket holds clothes one size bigger (3-6 month range).
To make the storage bins be aesthetically pleasing, I placed in this one some pretty folded blankets and my Solly Baby Wrap.
The bins were rubbing on the shelf so I used these sticky felt furniture protectors to slide more easily. Bins are also from either TJ-Maxx or HomeGoods.
The last bin holds bath things to be taken out and used when baby starts getting baths.
It's amazing how little a baby needs, while at the same time, so easy to accumulate a ton of baby stuff. I really tried to stick to necessities (which financially was getting all of our diapers and our stroller) and only stick with the really cute unnecessary but fun stuff (toys and decor).
On the side table sits an Oh Joy giraffe from Target and this handmade wooden car from the farmer's market.
The art prints are these sweet characters I found online by Christopher David Ryan. He has a whole series of drawings called Sleepyheads. The frames are from Target.
The storage shelf is from Target. It is a compromise between extra storage space and having a place to style things. I am happy with the purchase and was able to get it on sale. The lamp and art is borrowed from around the house and the elephant piggy bank is from Pottery Barn Kids.
Now all we need is a baby! I am really pleased with how it all came together and look forward to using the space soon (and not just wandering in and looking at everything!). Oh the silly things a pregnant woman does!