Hi everyone! It’s been a little while! I have been meaning to get around to writing a blog all about my sweet boys nursery, but let's be honest…I am still totally adjusting to being a new mom and trying to figure everything out (including time management). Y’all, being a stay at home mom has to be THE hardest and best job in the entire world, but that’s a blog for a different day!
Before getting pregnant, my husband and I knew we weren’t going to find out the gender of the baby so we wanted to make the nursery something that could work for a boy or a girl. Now let me just tell you that I have no design skills when it comes to home décor lol, but I knew exactly how I wanted it to look... if that makes sense? I pictured everything in my mind and of course Pinterest. I came across a company called New Arrivals, Inc. and I just loved the nurseries that they had done before, so I knew I had to enlist their help!
Check out some of their awesome neutral bedding options here: Neutral Baby Bedding
I was able to work with and create Graham’s bedding with founder of New Arrivals, Inc. Tori Swain. She was a joy to work with and totally got my vision and made it come to life. They had so many amazing options for everything that it was hard to choose! I am grateful that she helped create the nursery of my dreams!
Anyways, like I was saying it’s about time I give you guys a glimpse of Graham’s awesome nursery! There are a lot of sentimental and meaningful things we incorporated. It’s probably my favorite room in our house now. Haha!
Lets just start with the bedding. I knew I wanted creams, whites, and pops of a little color, but mostly greens. Tori sent a ton of fabrics to choose from, so after I picked out some of my favorites, she got to work. She made the most adorable bedding, complete with different sets of sheets and matching changing table sheets, dust ruffle, crib rail, pillows and curtains. I am beyond happy with how everything came out, and it will hopefully be enjoyed by more babies to come! You are the bomb.com Tori :)
I have always loved animal prints in nurseries, and I knew this was a must have for me, so Tori got me in contact with Oopsy Daisy, and they sent me these adorable prints to go over Graham’s crib, and I am just obsessed with them!
The little white dresser is from Wayfair, and I use it as his changing table, and I also store things like his hats, socks, bed sheets etc.
My mom and I chalk painted my great grandmother’s chest of drawers and I couldn’t be happier with how it came out. Not only does this piece have meaning, but also you just can’t find furniture made like this anymore. My mom also gave us the cowhide rug that was a lucky find at Buc-ee's (no joke!) and the tuffted Pottery Barn ottoman that ties the room together.
Fun fact: My mom cross stitched the "Children Learn What They Live" by Dorothy Law Nolte in 1987 when she was pregnant with me. She reframed it for our baby's room and it is such a special treasure.
"If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live."
My Mother-in-law and Father-in-law gave us Graham’s crib, which was one I had been eyeing for a while, so I was so excited when they surprised us with that! I have the best in-laws ever….like seriously.
My dad gifted us with our Best Chair rocker. I would highly recommend it, because it does it all! Not only is it super comfy, it swivels, rocks and reclines! You know we’ve fallen asleep in that thing a few times with those middle of the night feedings and wake ups. It's great because it fits me and my 6'4" husband.
My mom's friend Pat made Graham this incredible cedar toy box all by hand! A lot of thought, effort and hours went into this project. He even made it a slow close lid so it would never smash Graham's fingers when he closed it! This is one of those pieces that will be passed down and cherished by generations to come!
My hubby happens to have a little handy man in him himself. He made the cool little wood/industrial pipe shelves for Graham’s room and his bathroom. They fit perfectly with the feel of the nursery and add a little masculinity to the room.
Well, I think that about covers it! Thanks for checking this out, and I hope you enjoyed the little tour of G-Man’s nursery. We sure do love it :) Thank you again to Tori and New Arrivals, Inc. for helping us create the most perfect nursery!