Emma Grace's Nursery
So I tried to complete the #OneRoomChallenge for her nursery in 6 weeks and well that didn't happen because #life. Hah! BUT the good news is that I did get it done before she arrived, and that is the ultimate goal right?
I'm so excited to share her sweet nursery! Believe it or not, putting together a nursery theme/design is really hard. You can Pinterest room ideas for days and think you have it all together, but when it actually comes down to committing to a look and then purchasing items it gets a lot harder! I didn't want to go to "themey" (not sure if that is even a word...) so I just went with a general color scheme and started from there.
I struggled between creating a little more modern/neutral look to go with the house or just going full out girly nursery and well I think I just went full out on the girly nursery, hah! I did try to keep some elements gender neutral for if/when baby #2 comes down the road (like the changing table, wall letterboard, lamp and side table, etc).
I am obsessed with her giant wall letterboard that I got from Pine and Birch (linking it here for you!). It's called a woodgram and it's the coolest thing ever and comes with so many marquee letters! I love this piece because when she gets older I can't wait for her to pick out what it says on her wall and to start teaching her letters and words and letting her create herself. Hoping it will double as a decor and a learning piece in her room for years to come.
The lamps are from Hobby Lobby that I purchased as part of our wedding decor years ago (I spray painted the base black to anchor in the black in the letters to the room). I do still see them at Hobby Lobby in their original gold color! The gold side table is from Target.
The alphabet blanket was a baby shower gift from my mom and it is PRECIOUS. It's hand stitched and has an animal/object for every letter of the alphabet sewn next to the letters. It is so so cute and I can't wait to practice saying the alphabet with her using the blanket. Linking a similar option here for you! Personalized ABC Quilt
The rocking chair is also from my mama! She rocked all three of her babies in this chair and I can't wait to carry on the tradition with Emma Grace and then pass this rocker to my sisters to rock their babies in. Linking similar one here for you. White Windsor Rocking Chair
Ah the changing table area! I had to really beg Collin for the shiplap wall and he finally gave in and I am so glad he did! It turned out so great and he did it in just a few days all with supplies from Lowe's and help from his friend Matt. Linking the shiplap boards here - you can get them in different lengths and then have them cut to the size you need.
The changing table I purchased from a sweet mama on Facebook marketplace and my amazing mother-in-law repainted it white and distressed the shelves and top for a vintage look and feel. The changing pad and cover are both from Target. The changing pad is waterproof and we were able to anchor it to the furniture so when she wiggles around during diaper changes she will stay put and so will the changing pad! I love the cover because is it super soft fabric from Burt's Bees and is a pretty pink stripe.
Every good changing table needs a great changing station set-up - so I purchased this rolling white storage shelf from Target (only $30!) to house diapers, wipes, baby lotion, diaper rash cream, etc. I'll be changing about 10 diapers a day to start and didn't want to have to open a drawer every time I needed supplies. The diaper genie is a must and I have it handy right on the other side.
The pink mirror is from TJ Maxx! I am linking another one I really love and almost purchased until I found this one at TJ maxx and loved it.
I love her little gallery wall! I've had the iron chandelier wall hanging for a while (since college!) but I found a similar one here. The Hello Darling wall decor is from Hobby Lobby. The swan head wall decor is so so cute and from Target! The Other items were custom framed wall art pieces from my sweet mama! I added a maternity photo of me with EG so that she can always see her mama from the crib!
I love the sweet wooden name cutout above her crib! Our sweet friend Ashley custom made these for us and worked so hard to get the right size and font that we loved! I was so pleased with how they turned out. Her crib is from Target along with the crib mobile. The mint quilt is Anthropologie!
I knew I wanted to incorporate some bookshelves but I really didn't want another piece of bulky furniture in her room. Plus that would be one more piece of furniture we have to anchor later when she starts crawling and pulling up on things! I found these precious scalloped wood floating shelves from hobby lobby and they work perfectly. I had so much fun organizing the shelves!
I had been hunting a wire laundry cart for a while until my mother-in-law found this one as a local flea market for $30! I had Collin spray paint it mint blue to match her quilt. We keep all her keepsake quilts and stuffed animals in here! I linked one that looks exactly the same here!
The last few pieces I wanted to share are the darling ruffled pink curtains that I got from Target (and these sheer white gold dot curtains I have hanging underneath) , along with the rocking chair ottoman/pouf and the pink rug! (Clearly I had a lot of fun at Target...)
That is just about everything in her nursery!! Except for our sweet lab Remi hah! I had so much fun putting it all together. It definitely takes time and I am glad I started early when I had the most energy during my pregnancy.
If you think I am missing something or if you want to share your favorite part of the nursery with me be sure to comment below!
Stephanie Grace Benton