In today’s blog post I’m going to share the reveal of our new baby boy’s nursery. As of today I’m 29 weeks pregnant, so he won’t be here for about another two months or so but we had about a month “break” in our home renovation schedule/timeline so we decided to use that opportunity to get the nursery accomplished and not leave it waiting until the last minute.
Before I start with the nursery pictures, I’ll give an update from Hartman Homes. In my last blog post I mentioned that we were about a week away from closing on the sale of our 3rd flip house. Well, praise the Lord, that went smoothly and we closed on it exactly as scheduled! And then a week later we closed on the house we bid on and purchased at auction in April. Exciting stuff!! Demo day for that house is scheduled for next Saturday, so stay tuned for an update soon after!
Alrighty, back to the nursery reveal. This room previously functioned as a guest bedroom. Due to the fact that all of Nathan’s family live at least 1000 miles away from us, that room was utilized quite frequently. However, we had no option but to turn it into a nursery to accommodate our newest arrival. Here is a picture of how this room previously looked.
So, my vision for this nursery was for it to be masculine and have a vintage feel to it, yet not have a specific theme. I’m not big on specific themed nurseries these days… like nautical, or a certain cartoon character, or monster themed, etc. I feel like that limits the room so much, and also doesn’t allow for it to grow with the child.
I chose to do navy blue walls and chose the Sherwin Williams color “Anchor’s Aweigh”. The room already had a bead board accent wall and we painted it in Sherwin William’s “Greek Villa” which is a creamy white.
One of the most exciting parts of this room is the fact that it cost me zero dollars! Let me explain. I sold almost everything out of this room either through Craigslist, FB marketplace, and at a yard sale that we had. I then used that money to furnish this nursery. We also reused a crib and changing table/dresser from the twins old nursery, which was free. The rocking chair, twin bed, and curtains we previously had as well. The rug was previously used by Hartman Interiors as a staging item, but I reclaimed it to belong in this nursery after I realized how well it matched.
Some people may think that it’s odd that we keep a twin bed in a baby’s nursery, but we have found that it to be a good idea. Any parent knows that when you have a baby, there’s a high probability that one of the two parents will end up staying in the nursery, even if only for a few hours every now and then. For us, we prefer to be comfortable when sleeping in the room with a sick or fussy baby. The answer for that is to provide a bed for the adult. The bedding on the twin bed used to be on my bed when I was a little girl and my mama had saved it and given it to me. The bed itself was owned by Nathan’s great grandmother years ago and is over 100 years old. I think it’s so cool how this room brings in history from both of our families.
The rest of the items I purchased specifically for the room and I’ll share the sources at the end of this post.
Also, we always choose to keep our name choice a secret until the baby is born, but these pictures give a hint. The initials are above the bed, but we won’t be sharing the actual name until he is born.
And now…here are the after pictures.
*Large mirror: Target
*Floor lamp: Target
*Crib skirt, crib sheet, and changing pad cover: Babies R Us
*Intitals amd striped picture frame on the wal: Hobby Lobby
*Rug: World Market
*End table/chest: Yard sale find for $15!
*Lamp on end table: Walmart
*Large wreath above the end table: Yard sale find for $5!
*Antique print of a boat: Miss Minnie’s Antique Shop near the coast
As always, thanks for reading!!