Friday, July 1, 2011

The Nursery


It dawned on me recently that I have never shared pictures of Aidan's nursery with you all. So, here is a look into my little guy's room. (Which will soon belong to baby number two, after we convert Aidan's playroom into his new big boy jungle room!)

Since we're the adventurous type and choose not to find out the sex of our children, we had decided to go with a neutral theme that would work well with a little boy or girl. I found the most adorable bedding at Pottery Barn Kids that sold me on our nursery theme... Beatrix Potter! Who doesn't love Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter, afterall? We were extremely lucky to have my brother and sister-in-law purchase the bedding  for us as a baby shower gift. Pottery Barn Kids isn't cheap, but I am so pleased with the bedding. I know it will be put to good use for the next few years!

I bought these letters (originally white) from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them Peekaboo Blue by Kryon. They hang over his crib as you can see in the picture below.

 

Here is a view of Aidan's room from the closet. The bed and dresser were purchased from Target by both sets of grandparents. They are a dark cherry color and I love them! Aidan does too... especially the crib which he has woodchucked to shreds. Ugh!


Above his dresser/changing table is a little shelf I bought at Home Goods for $10. On it are some sweet little items we've received since he's been in utero. The little Peter Rabbit doll and small book were decorations from my baby shower. To the right of them is a small, china bank that my Mom found at an antique store. It was made in 1923 by Royal Doulton as part of their Bunnykins line. To the left is a small silver picture frame holding a baby photo of Aidan that I received from my sister-in-law at my baby shower. It is engraved with Peter Rabbit, his mother and sisters and has the first few lines from the Peter Rabbit story written on it, as well. Next to that is a Precious Moments cross Jason's cousin gave Aidan for his baptism. And finally, next to that is a Royal Doulton Bunnykins baptism set from Aidan's Godmother (my sister, Elizabeth), that he also received for his baptism.


Between his crib and dresser hangs this awesome poster my Mom found at a local store in her hometown. It is the Beatrix Potter alphabet. I bought the frame at Michael's when they were having a 40% off sale on frames and I also had a coupon for an additional 20% off. I love a good sale!


Here is what his room looks like from the doorway. Those five pictures hanging on the wall on either side of the window were a fabulous Craigslist find. All five pictures, plus a volume of Beatrix Potter's Stories book were only $15! And, even better, the people selling them actually lived in my neighborhood!


Here is a close up of one of the pictures. They're actually wood and each have a picture of a different scene from one of her stories painted on it. 


Here is the other side of his room. The white door is his walk-in closet. It's a lifesaver having so much extra storage space in his bedroom. His growth chart is to the right of his closet door. To the left is a shelving unit that I bought on sale at Target. I also purchased the cloth storage bins to go with it.


This picture is on top of the shelves. It's actually Adan's footprint, that was made into a caterpillar! A company called Piggies and Paws takes prints of your child's hand or foot, based on what type if picture you want, then turn it into a design of your choosing. They have about 300 to choose from. I had two done last September (his handprint was made into a lion and is in his playroom) and can't wait to get more done this year!


A few things on the shelf are a bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear company we received from Jason's coworkers when Aidan was born, a large Peter Rabbit doll and a Peter Rabbit Easter basket from Pottery Barn Kids that my sister gave him this year.
We still haven't purchased a lamp or rug for the room. I'm waiting to see what sex Baby Number Two is before I decide on what I'd like to get. I'd also like to get a small table or chair for the corner by his closest. But for now, the room is fantastic for Aidan!

I think he likes it, don't you?!

Linking up with Amanda @ Serenity Now today.   :)
~Emily

2 comments:

  1. What soothing colors!!! G's room is a similar shade of green, but maybe just a touch more yellow? I love it, though!

    You asked on your other post (about Aidan's future big boy room) about transitioning to a toddler bed. Personally, I think it's way easier just to transition them directly to their big kid bed. First, it saves you having to buy multiple sets of furniture/linens. Second, a toddler bed is SMALL and there's a far greater chance they'll fall out of it than a twin or a full. Just my opinion!

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  2. I had a Bunnykins China tea set growing up :) There are lots of pieces to it and my mom still puts it out on display at Easter time.

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