I’ve dreamed of turning this room (or any room) into a nursery for our first baby and here we are! I’ve always loved neutral colors and that didn’t change for this room. As my Mama says, “little boys can’t keep white clean!” – oops! Here’s to hoping we keep this room decently clean and surely he can’t mess it up too much the first few months ;). We bought our first house in September 2015 and I’ve LOVED making it a home for us. I absolutely love to decorate and nest! Even before we were pregnant – nesting was my jam!! Most rooms came pretty easy for me but this room was so difficult. I wanted it to be perfect and had the hardest time making decisions. I’m pretty sure my rambling about what to do drove Mitchell crazy. At one point he said, “just get what you need and get it soon” LOL. But don’t let him fool you – he had some opinions and when it was all done he said, “Babe, this does look really good”… sort of like all the light fixtures I wanted to change in our living room! He didn’t understand but when they were done – he definitely approved! hehe. Love that man of mine!
Back to Baby H’s room… first on the list was to paint! We wanted a light gray – who knew there were SOOOO many shades of gray and some would suddenly appear blue or green ?! my eyes were going crazy! We finally settled on Sherwin Williams Light French Gray. My sweet mama bought us a crib and mattress which was the next addition to the room. You can find it here. I had this goal of having everything set up and completed before the third trimester (HA!) that definitely didn’t happen but we did manage to get the important stuff done by then!
Everything else sort of just fell together – I knew I wanted to have my Dad’s brown dresser as a changing table. We were able to have it sanded and painted white here locally in Raleigh. I changed the knobs and viola!. It’s the perfect piece. I love that it was my Dad’s and it matches the room so well.
A glider was a little tricky to find – I knew I wanted it to LOOK good but more than that I needed it to be comfortable and function-able! We tried out a ton at Babies R Us but they were also so pricey! After reading every review on Wayfair we finally settled on this one. I loved the look of it and everyone raved about the comfort as well. I was a little nervous to order a glider without sitting on it but when it arrived, we loved it!! It rocks and glides and looks like a regular chair. Win, win, win! I came across the perfect pouf ottoman on a stroll through Home Goods and then the rug at Target. My two favorite stores! We purchased some blackout curtains from Target to keep the room nice and dark so baby will sleep… and sleep well we hope :)!
We added the lion and lamb animals to his crib because, well, I just thought they were cute. But then we started noticing a song in church “The Lion and the Lamb.” We instantly thought about the nursery and how much we loved that we had those stuffed animals. We literally hear this song all the time now!
“Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles
And every knee will bow before You
Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
For the sin of the world, His blood breaks the chains
And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb”
I pray that our son understands this truth. Our God is roaring with power and fighting our battles. He is the lamb that was slain for the sin of the world. His blood breaks the chains. What beautiful truth these lyrics hold. As baby H grows older we will use these animals to help teach him about Jesus and share the good news with him.
Designing a nursery has been such a joy for me and I’m so excited to share it with you today! I hope you enjoy the little peek into our home. We can’t wait to bring baby H home and show him his room. It’s ready for you, sweet boy!
Lion, Pottery Barn
Various books given to us from friends and family instead of cards.
Lamb, table and pouf: Home Goods