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Sweet friends! We are just a few weeks away from the arrival of Baby Boy #3!
After 4+ years of trying, I see now that the Lord’s timing was absolutely perfect and that every detail along the way of waiting was carefully attended to by a loving Father. More than anything I wanted to create a space for our new arrival that would reflect the thoughtfulness with which God showed in gifting him to us.
I really hope Baby Z likes it as much as I do. 🙂
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Removable wallpaper is a very popular trend right now. I really wanted to incorporate it somehow into the baby’s room. When I came across Rocky Mountain Wall Decals, I knew they would have just what I was looking for!
I have a bit of a love obsession with buffalo plaid, so the Buffalo Check Wallpaper was perfect for the statement wall when you walk into the nursery.
My friend, Marcy from Project Artwork, offered to help put up the wallpaper and let me tell you – it was so much fun! It took several hours, but it was really very simple! The most challenging part was lining up the patterns, but other than that, the process was pretty easy. I absolutely love how it turned out.
All of the Rocky Mountain Decals come with instructions and a cute little tool that helps smooth any wrinkles. Whether it be for a nursery, playroom, bathroom, etc. check out their other removable wallpapers and decals to find easy inspiration and HUGE impact for your next decorating project!!
This room has its share of furniture that was built with allllll the love and patience by the hubby. I think that IKEA should offer marriage counseling after people invest in their products – ha! 🙂 If y’all can stick together after putting together a piece of IKEA furniture – you will survive anything.
Pinterest basically communicated to me that the IKEA Hemnes dresser is the only dresser you will ever need for a nursery, and I can honestly say it’s true! It has lots of drawers and is the perfect width for a changing pad.
Speaking of changing pads, I was TOTALLY hooked on this new changing pad design called the Keekaroo Peanut Changer! It is made out of a material that is wipeable so that you don’t have to keep washing a fabric changing pad cover. Since life is going to be full, I am looking for all the shortcuts I can get.
When I saw THESE beautifully styled shelves paired with the IKEA Hemnes dresser, I was so inspired to create my own! At first, I tried to recreate the shelves exactly as the ones that had inspired me, but then it just wasn’t right. So I kept playing with it until it became my own. It was such a good lesson for me to not rush into copying something, but to be thoughtful and intentional within my own creative place.
When I was pregnant with Noah, I fell in love with a glider from Restoration Hardware Kids that was like a million dollars. We tried to save up for it, but it felt so EXTRA and unnecessary when we knew there would be so many other baby expenses.
We wanted some kind of chair in the room for feedings, though, but I just couldn’t get that expensive one out of my head. This is the part where Ryan tells me that I am a rich girl trapped in a pastor wife’s life. 😉 Then one day I woke up and happened to look out the window onto our patio and there was this adorable white glider with blue and white striped cushions. It was almost uncanny how perfect this little chair was for the nursery we had been putting together for Noah! It felt like Christmas! But I could not figure out where this chair came from! Later in the day a mom of one of my 2nd grade students at the time texted to tell me that she had left her old glider on our patio and that she hoped it would work.
Boy, did it ever! That little glider saw all the nursing days with Noah and then all the trials and tribulations of feeding Jethro. I honestly didn’t want to part with it! So we had it recovered for the new nursery and I still love it and all of its history.
I wanted something encouraging to look at while feeding the baby, so we decided to invest in a beautiful custom piece from The House of Belonging. One of my biggest weaknesses is fear – especially fear surrounding my children and their health (anyone else with me?). The Lord always puts Joshua 1:9 in my head as a reminder of Who goes before me (because I seem to forget this about every 14 seconds).
I also desire to raise strong and courageous boys who trust in their strong and loving Father. So this verse not only encourages me, but also speaks a word of truth over our little buddy and all that God wants him to be by His grace.
Above the glider I had to hang more taxidermy because apparently that is my new hobby (see the boys’ room and also the preschool welcome center that I got to design). These animal heads are handmade by the cutest little shop on Etsy called In Rainbows. The lion and tiger choices were another way to affirm the message of courage and bravery over Baby Z.
Next I wanted to find a small piece of furniture for organizing toys and books. Jethro comes in regularly to knock all of the blocks over and also swipe the Happy Bear book (which is super cute, by the way – find it HERE).
I definitely think my favorite thing about this room is the subtle messages of strength, bravery, and sweet peace it communicates! I can’t even tell you how many times I have wandered in there to escape everything (ie. the older two boys fighting to the death with a laundry basket – true story) and just pray/dream/imagine what life will be like with our new little wonder. It blesses me so!
Next time you see this room – baby Z will be in it! <3
Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Simply White
Removable Wallpaper – Rocky Mountain Decals
Crib – IKEA
Crib Sheet – Buy Buy Baby
Pillows in Crib – Target (Grey) and Target (Cream)
Lion Stuffed Toy – Sari Sari Baby
Zoology Reversible Quilt – Clementine Kids
Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree – Homegoods or Amazon (similar)
Be Kind and Brave Banner – Matriarch Handmade
Gold Hook – Sugarhouse Supply Co.
Rug – IKEA
Dresser – IKEA
Shelves – IKEA
Top Shelf Items –
- Small plant – Target
- Black Frame – Amazon
- Bunny Print – Etsy
- Black and White Blocks – Wee Gallery
- Wooden Zebra Toy – Amazon
- Globe – Target
Bottom Shelf Items –
- Stuffed Animal – Target
- Letterboard – Amazon
- Personalized Banner – This Paper Book
- Plant – Homegoods
- Sleepy Eyes – Amazon
Diaper Caddy – Crate and Kids
Wooden Rocking Boat Toy – The Wooden Wagon
Changing Pad – Amazon
Gold Mirror – Target
Gold Lamp – Target
Animal Heads – Etsy
Faux Sheepskin on Chair – IKEA
Adventure Starts Here Pillow – Target
Joshua 1:9 Sign (Custom) – House of Belonging
White Bookshelf – Crate and Kids
Cactus – Target
Wooden Rainbow – The Wooden Wagon
White Bear Nightlight – Anthropologie
Table Lamp – Target
Wooden Giraffe Stacking Toy – Pottery Barn Kids
Stuffed Toys – Pottery Barn Kids
White ABC Wooden Blocks – Hallmark
ABC Canvas Bins – Crate and Kids
What is your favorite thing in this nursery?
So happy for ya’all.
Such a beautifully decorated room, Julie! It’s so calming and just lovely. Can’t wait for your new little man to arrive!
Happy Home Fairy
THANK YOU so much Julie!!!!
Love, love, love! What a precious place! I can’t wait to see it again with your littlest snuggled in this cozy spot!
Beautiful room. Please be mindful of the strings on the venetion blind.
Happy Home Fairy
Oh Belle! YES! Thank you! I knew someone would notice that! We are totally on it. I just wasn’t on it before this photo shoot. Thank you for the accountability!!!
Love everything in here! Especially how it is simple and clean, yet so cozy and welcoming. Enjoy with your newest addition!
Happy Home Fairy
Kathy, these words blessed me! Thank you so so much!!
Hi! What size IKEA shelves did you use? I’m trying to decide between the 23” and 31” widths above a dresser that’s the same width as the hemnes!
Where is the bookshelf/storage unit from?
Happy Home Fairy
Crate and Barrel. 🙂