The Evolution of A Nursery

by HEAB on August 13, 2013

With our first nursery, I thought I needed so many things, and said things had to come from certain stores.  As a first time mom, I wanted everything to be perfect for our new baby girl.  I still want things to be perfect for our last baby girl, but now I know what truly matters.  It’s not the matching crib set (trust me, you probably won’t use the bumper or quilt anyway) or the overpriced glider I thought I wanted (Didn’t get it.  Went with a La-Z-Boy recliner.  Best decision ever!).  It’s more about filling the room with love and making it a happy comfortable place for you and the baby.  Now that we’re on our third (& last!) nursery, I filled it with my favorite odds and ends from around the house and bought some curtains and a used dresser.  Last week, after hanging the curtains, I looked around and realized her room is done.  Just like that, it all came together.  Baby girl, we’re all ready for you…

  • Pine cabinet is from my room when I was little.
  • The rug used to be in my massage therapy studio.  I think it’s from Target.
  • The framed Farmer’s Market poster on the left, a letterpress print by local Nashville artist, Bryce McCloud, used to hang in the kitchen of our old house, and the blue print on the right is a watercolor of one of Antoni Gaudí’s apartment buildings in Barcelona.  I bought it while backpacking through Europe the summer after college.
  • Silver lamp is from Target.
  • The Curtains are from World Market, and since they’re sheer, I added black out panels (from Target) behind them. I’d been eyeing these curtains for a while, and if you sign up for World Market emails, they often offer 10% off online purchases, free shipping, etc.  Love World Market!
  • The bird mobile hanging on the window was a gift from this very talented blogger.

  • Summer is now in a “big girl bed” so that her new baby sister can use her old crib.  It’s a Graco from Amazon.
  • Crib sheet also from Amazon.
  • Photos hanging on the wall are pictures I took two summers ago in Michigan, and the frames are from Etsy.

  • The hanging banner is a leftover party decoration from Charlie & Katie’s one-year fiesta.  You can find it here on Amazon.
  • I found the dresser/changing table on Craigslist for a steal (So excited.  Had been checking everyday since we moved, and this one was perfect!).  It’s from the Simply Shabby Chic line at Target.
  • Changing pad was also inherited from Summer, and the cover is from Amazon.

I couldn’t be more happy with this sweet little room.  With every nursery we’ve decorated, I’ve made it a little more our own.  I had fun with Summer’s room, but it just felt so much like a typical nursery, you know?  Pretty generic.  We have since updated, and Summer’s room is so much better – the perfect little space for a toddler!  With Charlie and Katie’s room, I got a bit more creative, but with baby #4’s room, I felt like something finally clicked.  I love the not-so-typical nursery colors and the mismatched furniture.  Definitely much more our style!  Oh, and don’t worry, the La-Z-Boy is just a few feet away in the living room for all those middle-of-the-night cuddle sessions. :)