Our baby’s nursery
It’s hard to believe that my little baby is already 6 weeks old.
Even though he still hasn’t spent a full night (or even half a night) sleeping in it, I’m going to give you the grand tour of Michael’s room today.
Maybe one of these days, mommy can let go and allow him to actually spend some time in there. After all, that Moses basket is starting to get pretty cramped!
Before I get into all of the photos, here’s a little background information…
We didn’t really choose a theme for the room and just bought what we liked. That being said, you’ll notice that we apparently have a thing for zoo animals, especially giraffes.
MT and I chose a very neutral paint color for the walls because it suited our more classic tastes- and because we didn’t feel like painting over a circus-themed mural in two years. In other words, laziness and practicality came into play a bit in this area. For a little more color and fun, we used accents of blue and green.
We wanted something traditional and agreed on a dark wood finish. If we were having a girl, we would have went with antique white. It was also important to get pieces that Michael can still use as he grows older. For instance, the crib converts into a twin bed, and the changing table converts into a book shelf.
OK… it’s picture time!
Area rug: Overtsock.com
Giraffe: Toys ‘R Us
Window valances: Target
Paint color: Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore
Wall art: Etsy (Animal Cracker shop)
Frames: Local frame store
Bedding: Also by Bellini
Honey bear musical mobile: Baby Earth
Book shelf: Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture
Ceramic elephant and zebra: eBay
Piggy bank: Consignment sale
Changing table: Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture
Basket: Babies ‘R Us
Elephant: Gift from Italy
Glider/Chair: Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture
Fleece throw blanket: Target
Nightstand: Also from Bellini
Baskets: Target (We also have another for stuffed animals.)
That’s basically it!
MT and I also picked up some “M”, “P”, and “T” initials to hang on the wall months ago, but they look sort of complicated to hang. Needless to say, they are sitting in a drawer and will probably never see the light of day again.
Since these photos were taken, the baby also received an adorable rocking horse as a gift, the bumper was removed from the crib for safety purposes, and there is now a fitted Christmas sheet on his mattress.
MT and I are really pleased with the room, and I think it will be very simple to update when Michael gets older (although I don’t want to think about my baby growing up just yet!).
If you have questions about anything you see here, feel free to ask in the comments or shoot me an email. I also plan to do a follow-up post soon in which I’ll show you the baby’s bathroom.
Have a great day!