When we learned we were expecting a second child, we knew we had to move our son into the guest room and convert his room back to a nursery. I kind of dragged my feet on everything. I was exhausted and fairly unmotivated. Eventually, and with the help of my mom, it did get done.
The nursery is the smallest bedroom in our house. It serves its purpose, and we’ll have to get creative with the space as she grows up (if we stay in this house longer than we anticipate.)
When my son moved into his new room, he got a new bed, and the toddler bed was converted back into a crib. The walls were painted a light lavender/gray color. I found the curtains on clearance at Target, and my mom made a new chair cover for the rocking chair. She then made tiebacks for the curtains in that same fabric.
The dresser was our son’s, and he got a new dresser. I do have a matching (purple) changing pad cover, but it was in the laundry – and the baby doesn’t care if the cover is purple or green.
I wasn’t really going for a theme, but purple and gray became the theme. We used my son’s old mobile, because he barely used it, and there wasn’t a lot of sense in buying a new one.
The crib skirt came from Target (online) and the sheets came from Babies R Us. My mom crocheted the rug and I love it.
I found some canvasses I liked on Etsy and my friend April ended up making two canvases which I absolutely love. I had envisioned a quadrant of four pictures, so I found two white square frames at Jo-Ann’s (they were on sale) and I printed two newborn photos at Sam’s in 8×8 size. I made a “matte” using gray cardstock. The baby photos cost less than $20 for the frames, photos and cardstock.
I’m kind of obsessed with the photos and canvases and I’m frustrated I didn’t put them up many weeks ago.
We received a few baskets with baby gifts and I converted them into storage for the room. One is on the dresser holding diapers and wipes. The other is perfect for baby books. I left the Ikea spice racks to hold books in this corner. (we had a large cushion for my son in this corner where he would sometimes read.)
We had a travel sized pack & play in the corner, but the baby slept there only a couple of times. I’ve since moved it over to my mom’s temporarily.
I’m still looking for baby blocks to spell the baby’s name on her shelves. Someone had gifted a set for our son and I think they’re a lot of fun.
And a fun panoramic photo I shot this weekend:
On that nightstand, we have the baby monitor, a nightlight that my son rarely used, a book and my Kindle. There are blankets underneath that we use throughout the house. I JUST put the photos on the wall this weekend, and I’m really happy with how everything has turned out.