The time has finally come to show you the finished nursery for Baby Jones! As I mentioned in my nursery design board post, the goal for her room was a woodland theme with a girly twist incorporating grey, pink, and accents of yellow and teal. I realized recently that this is the first time I’ve ever had a room that I needed to decorate where I started with an idea and actually pushed and pushed until each piece of my vision was finished. Considering I still have a formal living room that has nothing but a couch in it (2+ years later), decorating the nursery from top to bottom has been so much fun. Sadly on the day we took the pictures it was rainy and gloomy outside, but I hope our vision shines through, even through the dark day!
Below is the view you get as you first walk into her room. The accent wall of pink mountains Adam painted for her are the first thing your eye see, and they’re one of my favorite parts of the entire room.
Adam built her a shelf over the changing table for easy access to diapers (they’re so small!), reusable changing pad covers, and all her lovely creams and powders. Below you can also see the changing table topper that Adam refinished and painted the same grey of the walls for the top of her dresser. When we’re done with diapers (someday!) we’ll remove the topper and enjoy the beautiful dresser on its own.
I loved putting together her mini version of a gallery wall. It was a delight to make seeing as I basically had two rules. #1 – moose, and #2 – more moose. If there aren’t more moose, a bear will do. My final addition was the tiny little print from Etsy seller Tiny Fawn secured with washi tape. Tiny Fawn’s work is amazing as she layers together bits of paper to create animals and shapes that scream nursery. If you’re putting together a nursery or kids room, you’ll want to check out her shop. I open her top drawers daily just to look at her collection of tiny clothing. I can’t believe that soon I’ll actually be pulling these delicate items from her drawers to dress her.
At first I struggled to fill/style the acrylic wall shelf, but before I knew it the shelf contained a baby shoe collection with a few mementos sprinkled within. The Alaskan mukluks below were given to Adam’s parents by a friend of theirs stationed in Alaska when Adam was a baby. They’re traditionally made using real seal fur!
Also in the shelf there is a wood carving of a fish Adam whittled and two birch tea candle holders from our wedding. As well, in the shelf contains a tea candle full of shells from Adam and my walk on the beach on our last day in Myrtle Beach this past April. I had hoped that while on my birthday trip that maybe the 5th time would be the charm. As I walked the beach on that final day I gathered shells and told myself that if we had indeed gotten pregnant, someday I’d display them in my child’s room to remind me of our journey to parenthood and how special my 30th birthday trip would become on our road to becoming a family.
I’ve loved putting together this little corner of the nursery. The refinished and repainted hexagon shelf contains an antique glass bottle from our wedding table decorations, another of the birch candle holders also from our wedding, a tiny faux-taxidermy fella I affectionately named “Walter”, and a weaving from the Etsy shop Burbon & Gin Weaving. Right now the white frame contains an adorable picture of Adam as a baby under his Christmas tree, but soon it will be replaced with a photo of Baby Jones.
Around the tiny corner you’ll find a feather wall hook holding the first piece of clothing I bought Baby Jones once I found out we were having a girl. It’s so small! And fuzzy! And has ears! I couldn’t resist.
I know I know, NO PILLOWS IN THE CRIB. Easy there SID’s folks. This amazing moose throw pillow only lives in the crib for now until till a baby takes over as the rightful owner. Once she’s here the moose shall live on the chair. But in the meantime, MOOSE PILLOW!
This amazing quilt you see below was made by my mother-in-law for Baby Jones. When she gave it to me at my baby shower she said she plans to travel to Chicago this winter with her sewing kit so that once she meets her granddaughter for the first time and learns her name (friends and family are all in the dark on Baby Jones’ name, not just you internet folks) she can hand sew her full name into the patch she adds to all the quits she makes.
And there we have it, the reveal of Baby Jones’ nursery. I have loved every step in making this room come to life. From creating the first secret Pinterest board, to hoarding furniture and tiny baby items, to slowly setting up and installing each item in its rightful place. This room has become my favorite room of the house, and I can’t wait until I can walk Baby Jones into her room for the first time and show her the work Adam and I have put in to make it perfect for her.
*Shoutout to Adam for doing everything from painting her room, to building her custom closets and shelving, to installing crown moulding, finishing and repainting toppers and shelves, hanging, screwing and installing everything in her room and also taking all the pictures for this post. I couldn’t have survived this pregnancy without him.*