Monday, 17 March 2014

Nursery Tour!! Bright Colours, Scripture and Star Wars

I am officially on maternity leave! My last day was this past Wednesday, and as a wonderful surprise, the crib sheets I ordered two months ago finally came in the mail on Thursday morning. Best first day of mat leave ever. I'm so glad I held off on sharing pictures until these sheets came in, because along with the change pad cover and the breast feeding pillow cover, I feel like they really complete the room.

Ok! Let's get started!! When Chris and I first started envisioning the baby's room we first of all wanted the colours to be gender neutral, but not pastel. We knew we wanted it to look modern with clean lines and bright colours, but also have a few vintage touches.  I am so excited how it all turned out.

First of all. This wall. So in love. I adore the clean lines of the horizontal stripes and the pop of colour from the one orange stripe. The orange is brought together in the room by the change pad cover (in a Moroccan print) and the two framed bible verses on the adjacent wall. 

The crib sheets are in a herringbone print, and the breastfeeding pillow, obviously in chevron. The flip side of the pillow is a bright orange minky fabric.

This is the wall you see as you walk in the room. The bible verses on either side of the window are from Jeremiah Chapter 1. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (vs 5) "Before you were born I set you apart" (vs 6) These verses meant a lot to me as we were trying to get pregnant. I just kept submitting to Jesus, knowing that He already knew our baby and had set him or her apart for us, and more importantly for His Kingdom.

The dresser is from IKEA. Originally we were going to refinish an old dresser and paint it a bright colour, but I'm so happy with the white dresser and how it looks with the crib and the white stripes. Also, loving those green curtains so so much.

A cute print form IKEA and a sweet little giraffe rattle.

On the right side of the dresser is the laundry hamper. I have a large wet bag which I will be hanging inside the hamper or (just placing beside), for the cloth diaper laundry. On the other side of the dresser is the waste basket. Cute. Small. Functional. You can also see a humidifier in the picture. Alberta is so dry, it's somewhat necessary! 

Now for the shelves..

The top shelf has the cutest wooden yellow bird that we found at Superstore on clearance (Score!) along with blocks that we'll use to take pictures of babe. The "weeks" block can be changed to "days", "months" and "years" Very functional! The blocks were a gift, but I believe they were found at Chapters.

The middle shelf holds a stuffed whale that was saved from Chris' childhood toys, and a tin watering can with billy balls in it- a leftover decoration from our wedding.

The bottom shelf has another IKEA print and a tiny dinosaur 3D puzzle.

To take a look at the wall across form the crib...
We have the shelves, a white mounted deer head, and of course a touch of Star Wars for Daddy.

A close up of the Star Wars print...

Speaking of Star Wars, check out the wall above the door...

A closer look again....

For the record, yes little girls can be Jedi's too ;)

Ok! On to the last corner of the room. The rocking chair!! We got this rocking chair off Kijiji for $50, and I just love it. The blanket on it was one of Chris' baby blankets. Oh my heart...

The little nightside table is (you guessed it!) from IKEA. As is the lamp. The giraffe sitting there is from Chapters, and is still my favourite baby item ever. In the months before we got pregnant we made many detours from the books to the baby section in Chapters. MANY. Each time I picked this little guy up and told Chris how much I wanted him. Each time he told me to buy him and I told him that I wanted to wait until we were pregnant. The trip to go pick him up after seeing those two lines was just as fun and happy as I always pictured it. Well worth the wait!

On the left side of this shelf is another printed bible verse. Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child and the Lord granted me what I asked of Him" and then one last IKEA printable. The right side of the shelf is my favourite...

The teddy was Chris's as a child. The pencil sketch of the pig is one that I drew in Grade 11, and then it's all pulled together with the ABC blocks... Seeing as it's right above the rocking chair with Chris' baby blanket, I call this the vintage corner ;)

Well, I think that's it! Truth be told, it's still missing the mobile. I plan on getting that finished this week, but I just couldn't wait any longer to share the rest of the nursery. So, what do you think?? I'd love to hear your feedback, and feel free to link to your own nursery tours in the comments below!

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  1. I know I am a bit late, but I LOVE it!!!! And even more now that I can picture it as Elliot's room <3 Great collaborative style, you guys :) It looks awesome!

    1. Thank you so much Kate!! It's so funny, but while we designed the room to be gender neutral (and would have added bright pink elements for a girl) now that Elliott is here, I really can't picture anyone but him in it!

  2. Tracy Carnegie2 April 2014 at 12:22

    So Here I am reading a lovely blog... multiple writings and then..... You know those days you're stumbling through blogs and realize - Geeze I know that gal from Junior high! Small internet world :D Congrats on : Wedding, and baby! I LOVE your bedroom design here! It's great that you used Ikea elements with your own Jedi flare!
    Take care - all the best to you and your family!

    1. Wow, Hi Tracy, what a crazy small world! I'm so curious- how is it that you stumbled upon my tiny corner of the internet anyways?
      Congrats to you as well- I'm assuming the last name implies nuptials ;)