It is the longggg awaited nursery tour! I know it’s taken me forever to get this up, but to be honest, it’s kind of taken me forever to complete the nursery! I’m definitely not that person who had the nursery all curated and decorated and ready to go weeks before my due date. Oh, no. I’m the one who had a stack of picture frames still sitting on the side table and boxes of baby stuff in the corner on the floor weeks after baby was born. Yes. That’s me. Hashtag keeping it real. So anyway. Here it is! Our nursery! The room that so far we only really spend time in when we’re changing Sam- diapers and clothes. Since he sleeps in his bassinet in our room right now anyway. So yeah. If you ask me, getting the nursery “ready” for baby is nottttt something to stress out about! Hear that mamas-to-be who are reading this? It’s not! Don’t stress! It’s bad for you, anyway. And it’s bad for the baby. Tell ’em Katie told you so. ;)
The color of the walls. I honestly do not know, and I wish I did. I really do! Because there are a few spots that could use touch-ups. And also because I’ve been asked a lot what the color is, and I wish I could tell you so you could get it too if you wanted it! Alas, the walls were already painted this color and we decided we liked it and so we left it. Annnnd that’s that.
This chair. Oh man. It was my mom’s and lived in my parent’s room for a few years and then when I was getting pieces for the nursery, I asked my dad if I could have it and he so kindly said of course! And so I sit in it and read to my baby sometimes, and it makes me smile every time I see it. Reminds me of my mama. :) Plus, it’s gorgeous and oh so chic, which I love.
If you asked me what my “nursery theme” was, I would tell you, I don’t really “do” themes. It’s true. I remember people asking me what our theme for the wedding was, and I would just kind of stare blankly at that person and say, “Uhhhh… Wedding?” I mean, what does that even mean, right? Is it just me? Anyway. Our theme for baby was just that. Baby. So I chose a mostly neutral palette, especially since we were going to stick with the blue walls (which I was at first against) so everything else needed to just flow well with that. I didn’t want some sort of BLUE explosion upon entering or anything! And I love how everything turned out. When I go in the nursery, I feel calm and it makes me smile, which I think is the most important thing, no?
Mobile- Pottery Barn
Moses basket- Amazon
Crib sheets and changing pad cover- Oilo
Changing pad- Amazon
Dresser- Naturwood (from my aunt)
Picture shelves- Ikea
Shelf- handmade from a friend
Garland- c/o With Love, Kenzie Ann (this was a custom order and I’m so in love with it! Use code WITHLOVE10 for 10% off a purchase of $20 or more)
You Are My Sunshine print- DIY (tutorial coming soon!)
Paris picture- Montmartre
Bathing bunny- Anthropologie
Diaper Genie- Amazon
Elephant bath towel- Pottery Barn
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this peek into our nursery. I sure do love it! The wall with my “sunshine” print will be expanded on and eventually I’ll make it a gallery wall. I’m pretty excited about it. I’m also excited to spend more time in there with Sam Sam. :)
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy
The nursery is beautiful!!!
And I love that onesie :)
Thanks Natalie!! :) The onesie was a gift- but ain’t it the truth? haha
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
SO CUTE! I love your view on getting the nursery ready- definitely NOT something to stress over! and hahaha I totally agree with you on the theme thing– why on earth would you need one for a baby’s room (or wedding for that matter)?!
Aw thanks Ashley! And RIGHT?! So glad I’m not alone on this! Themes are just way overrated, in my opinion.
Looks beautiful!!!! I love the neutral colors, they blend so well :)
Ahh thanks Brianna! :) I’m pleased with it!
LOVE it! We used pretty much the exact same blue for The Love Nugget’s nursery. I wanted as close to Tiffany Blue as possible and it was perfect! It’s even cuter with your adorable little man in it :-)
YES, it is the perfect color of Tiffany blue! And I’m in love with it! :) Great minds think alike!
I love everything about it. And I totally feel you on the theme thing! Everyone asked me the same thing & I finally just started saying fall simply because we’re having it in October and since we’re letting nature do most of the “decorating” for us, I guess it’s accurate? But I could barely decide on colors, let alone a “theme”.
Aww thanks Jamie!! :) I think your “theme” is perfect! I love it!! Can’t wait to see pictures! And yeah, it’s hard enough choosing colors, why make it even more difficult with some dumb theme?! lol
Leslie @ With Love, Leslie
I love it! I am normally against blue paint but I really, really love that blue!! Perfect for a little boy :)
I was against the blue at first- I was dead set on a pale grey color- but it just sort of works perfectly, and I’m so glad I stuck with the blue instead of painting over it!! :)
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
Haha, I said the same thing to people when I was wedding planning. UM, why does everything in the world have to be themed? Who has time for that? The theme for my wedding was “Heck yes we are getting married!” For some reason that blows peoples minds.
LOVE the nursery! Simple, but detailed, meaningful and MOST importantly functional!
RIGHT?! Haha glad I’m not the only one with the whole “wedding theme” mumbo jumbo! ;) And thanks for your sweet words about the nursery!
I love the color!
Isn’t it so pretty? Even prettier in person! The perfect Tiffany blue!
Love Sam Sam’s nursery! It’s funny how important it is to get the nursery ready, yet they aren’t even going to sleep there for a few months. I don’t really do themes either. I just put everything together that I like and that’s my theme- ha! Love that you used your mom’s chair. So special! Looks like Sam loves his room!
Amen to the “theme” nonsense! I do the same! :) And thank you! I love it a lot.
Thanks for keeping it real, we are 5 weeks away from our due date and at this point only have the room painted. I have read so many other post where everything is all set and ready and sometimes feel like a failure as a first time mommy. But then read post like this and realize its all ok, I can give my self a break :). After all there are other things that matter and other life changing events that have happened in this last 8 months and a girl is entitled not to have life all together after loosing a father unexpectedly while 4 months pregnant right? So thanks for keeping it real.
Oh, sweet girl, I am so sad to hear about your dad. Sending my love and prayers your way. I know how hard that is. <3 As for the nursery, it can wait!!! I'm glad you found some encouragement in this post- that's exactly what I was hoping for! Because I felt the same way, seeing everyone else with their completed nurseries! There is NO rush. And you are not at all a failure- don't ever say that!! You are doing amazing and your baby won't even know what their nursery looks like, let alone care! ;) Lots of love.
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I love it! So great that you were able to use your mama’s chair and the existing blue color. It all turned out beautiful! I’ve been wanting to get some of those picture shelves for Hunter’s room … definitely heading to Ikea to check ’em out!
Thanks Ashley!! :) Those picture shelves are so great! They have shorter ones, too. I kind of want more!
Love!!!! Tres chic bebe!!!!
Thanks girly! :)
This nursery is absolutely adorable!
Thank you! :)
Looks great!! Actually looks very similar to Finley’s nursery, but hers is more teal with neutral walls. Themes are confusing. Totally agree. Fin’s theme is ummm…her room? Ha! I think Sam will feel very at home in his room. You did a great job and thanks for keeping it real!
Haha I love it- “her theme is ummm… her room?” YES, thank you! Thanks for your sweet words :)