We completely overhauled the nursery for this past fall's One Room Challenge and after having our little man in January and living with the space for a bit we've added some additions to the nursery. Honestly, the original design scheme was of minimal decor, and we really like it that way. It feels fresh, open, comfortable, without having things EVERYWHERE. But, since Killian moved into his room about 6 weeks after he was born, we've found a few things that we would love to change.
We hung this shelf high so as to not have it get into the way while changing our little mans hundredth diaper . We actually re-used the same shelf we had in the last house's living room, you can find the tutorial here. The light ended up being PERFECT for changing diapers or feeding in the middle of the night. We built the fixture ourselves but the bulb in from Ikea and gives off the perfect soft glow at night.
The large empty space next to the sconce looked fine at the time but we've since realized we had the perfect addition for the space!
As you can see we are currently using the letterboard for his 12- month pictures and adding some inspirational quotes. In future I see this as a fun way to leave fun messages, jokes and other tid bits in the nursery for the adults. Who knows maybe it will be in his big boy room as well?!
This print was inherited from my father whom inherited it from his parents, it reminds me of him for many reasons. One of which is that it could very well be a perfect enactment of his version of heaven on earth. This geese squawking outside, water ready for a fishing pole, wood burning in the fireplace.
We had it in our bedroom in the last house but I realized while staring at the XOXO wall that it is the same color scheme with a nature vibe that I originally designed the room in!
One day I might go ahead and get it reframed in something a bit more streamlined, but for now we couldn't be happier to put a piece of Killians grandfather into his nursery!
Baby Blanket Storage
You may remember from the nursery reveal that we had a geometric green blanket for Killian, whelp we were gifted two more beautiful blankets. His great-grandmother made the perfect little green tree of life blanket (She made Haverly one that we still use as well!) Apparently, at the time she picked the color I hadn't revealed what I was doing in this space yet, well the dresser and blanket are almost an exact match. Killians Great Aunt and Uncle also sent over a beautiful soft green and white blanket.
So, it was time I pulled out the small ladder I snagged at the Brimfield Antique show last fall and used it.
After some light sanding and 4 coats of spray poly this vintage wooden ladder really adds some interest the room, all while being super functional. We used small brackets to secure the ladder to the wall because who knows how soon this little man will be crawling! Akk!
Shelves for books
I’m not exactly sure why I didn’t add a good space for books in his room orginally. Possibly because his sister’s room is directly across the hall and has a huge bookself in it, or because I was 7 months pregnant and doing most of the nursery makeover by myself -mama’s brain can only handle so much.
Regardless, we've realized it would be nice to have something to hold at least the favorites at any given time. So we added this IKEA bookledge that was in Haverly's room at the last house (you can see that reveal here)
Although I didn't expect to be working more on the nursery anytime soon since we have SO many other unfinished spaces needing attention, I’m so glad we took the time to make these additions to the nurser. They make spending the me in the space even more pleasurable.