Sunday, May 31, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Nursery Edition (a bit late)

Kelly has been hosting this blog carnival for several weeks now and I was excited about Friday's nurseries post. But after working late Friday and having some computer issues, I didn't get to participate until now. So without further delay:

Welcome to Will's room!

The plaque on his door painted by Lea Ann
Peeking into his room from the hall. The crib is convertible and we like it. We tried to leave the bumpers off for safety reasons but his feet kept getting stuck inbetween the rails.
The comfy swivel-glider-recliner. I have spent many hours in this chair. During 5 of the 6 months I was nursing, I would nurse and pump at the same time for the first morning feed. I kind of loathed getting hooked up in the chair after awhile. But now it is nice to snuggle up with Will to read a book or rock him back to sleep if he wakes in the middle of the night.

I picked out the chair and Brad picked the color. I was going to get a neutral color but when I got to the store I just couldn't decide! Brad came with me next time and picked out this lovely blue. I got nervous after ordering it but was so happy when it came in. I think it looks great with the room and have picked out some boy bedding that matches for the next baby, but if it is a girl, I would like to get a different one and put the chair in Will's 'big boy room'. We are planning to leave the gender a suprise so we have a while to get those details in order!

I love these red and blue and white curtains. They are Pottery Barn Kids and we bought them off Ebay. There are usually a couple of books on the dresser. Having the dresser with drawer came in handy while nursing/pumping because I kept burp cloths in the top drawer. Since the chair swivels I was able to grab them quickly. Will spit-up a lot for the first 9 or 10 months!

Will's essentials for bedtime or naptime in order of importance: 1) a pacifier 2) his monkey blankie or lion blankie 3) the dinosaur that plays 'Twinkle Twinkle' 4) a blanket. If he doesn't have these things when we put him in the crib his starts crying after a minute or so and stops once he has them. He has started throwing these out of the crib in the morning or after naps before we come get him.

The sweet patchwork detail of the sailboats. The crib skirt has miniature versions that are so cute! The bedding is Pottery Barn Kids but we got it off Ebay.

Black and white prints of sailboats that his Poppy took. (yes, I know they're slightly crooked. I hung them while I was pregnant and gave up on getting them perfectly straight)

His dresser and changing station. We keep the diapers and ointment in the red canvas box. We haven't used the penguin humidifier much but I think it is so cute. I was planning to hang black and white pictures of him around his name but now he messes with the letters so much that I don't want to put anything else up. The lamp (there is a matching one by the chair) are buffet lamps from Target. I also got the shades there which have cut-outs of a car, a boat and a plane.

The beautiful canvas growth chart that was a gift from Brad's parents. You can put pictures in the circles going up the lighthouse. Will likes to pull it down so it's a bit wrinkled here.

Bookshelf from Target. Will loves to pull all the books off. I bought the sailboat at Hobby Lobby for $15. I recently saw nearly an exact replica at a furniture store for nearly $70!

Sailboat from Hobby Lobby for $5! I was inspired by one at and decided it wasn't worth $80 so I painted my own. Lettering isn't perfect but I think it is cute. The duck held a floral arrangement that Brad's coworkers sent to the hospital the day Will was born.

Will's room just a week or so before he was born. Thanks for stopping by!
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Ashley said...

This is a theme room done RIGHT!!! I LOVE it!

The Baby Cove said...

Such a cute room! Love it!

january.mommy said...

I agree with Ashley - a theme room done RIGHT!

If I ever have a baby boy I'd love to do his room in this theme too!