Look who is already 3 months old? And to celebrate I am finally ready to reveal Shep’s nursery! Decorating baby #2’s bedroom has been a labor of love and I am a little bit sad it’s complete. For my first baby I felt like everything had to be just perfect when we brought him home from the hospital – only to have him shack up with us in our bedroom for the first 5 months of his life. This time I took my sweet time adding the finishing touches to Shepherd’s bedroom because I knew we wouldn’t be using it right away.
This time around we booted the baby to his bedroom at 4 weeks old and he has been sleeping through the night since 8 weeks. I would like to think it is because of my stellar parenting skills but I think I can only contribute it to a having a baby with a laid back personality. (Thank you Jesus!)
My inspiration for the room came from the fabric of the crib skirt. My friend Paula, owner of Stitchabella Quilts, made the skirt and surprised me at by baby shower with the custom quilt. I am so in love with this baby bedding I will probably never let him lay on quilt because it’s just too pretty.
Once I had the fabric for the crib skirt I was able to choose a paint color. You can see where we painted the nursery and what a disaster this bedroom looked like here.
I made the mobile out of spray painted embroidery hoops and hung them with fishing wire.
The accent wall’s triangle pattern is actually decals. I usually like to stencil but the decals were an inexpensive and less time consuming choice. I was afraid using a decal would look cheap but everyone asks me how I stenciled the wall so I am guessing you can’t even tell the difference.
I used the same rocking chair that we did in our first son’s nursery. I would have loved to get a new rocker in a gray color but this one works fine and saved me $500 not having to purchase a new one. This is were I spend most of my time and investing in a quality rocker is worth every penny!
I think I spent less than $600.00 on the entire nursery because we were able to reuse many items from Big Brother’s nursery. I mixed in lots of inexpensive art and and fun elements that will translate into a big boy room when he’s no longer a baby. I made the mistake of making my first baby’s room too babyish (it was an brown and blue owl themed room – before owls were cool) and I had to scrap almost all of his decor when he moved into a big boy bed. This time around I vowed not to waste my money on decor I would end up hating in a few years. So many of the room’s decor could even be moved into a different room – that’s how much I love it. But I tend to change my mind more frequently than I change me underwear – so don’t hold me to it.
I repainted my older son’s changing table in Fresh Mustard by Country Chic Paints. I tackled this project one week before Shepherd was born and it was while I was searching for a new paint line to carry in my retail stores.
I have often wondered how many times I have changed diapers on this dresser? I love using a dresser instead of a traditional changing table because you can continue to use it even after the beloved diaper days are over. I bought this dresser at a flea market in OKC.
The modern pattern of the curtains with a vintage dresser are a fun combo and the pom-pom tassels were from my baby shower.
An inexpensive postcard can double as a piece of table top art displayed with a photo holder made from a tree branch.
The toy box/bookshelf combo has been so awesome for storage and is one of the most functional pieces of furniture in our house. We spend a ton of time in this room and this allows for big brother to store some of his toys to play in here while I am feeding the baby.
I promise I will have a list of sources where I purchased everything in the nursery next week! Until then let me know what you think about our baby room makeover!