Decorating a room is my jam.
I could literally do it all day, everyday, and never tire of it. I dream of having people hand me thousands of dollars to make over their spaces in their homes. Oh, wait, that’s called an interior designer – I guess I steered the wrong way when I chose my occupation as a hair stylist. WHOOPS. Needless to say, when we found out we were expecting I was jumping at the chance to design a room from start to finish.
Max’s nursery is this sweet, smedium size room. Yes, smedium. Not small, almost medium. It is the only room in the house that started from truly from scratch. Zero furniture – unlike most of our rooms that is a mix of new and old. Trust me, I like to have a mix of everything, but sometimes when money is tight a room has what it has because it’s what you can afford at the time. Which can result in the room not flowing so nicely, and making do with what you’ve got.
We set a budget early on for Max’s room, not a big one. Seeing as it has been 5 years since we had a baby, we had to buy all of his gear and that sucked up a lot of the budget. Between the nursery and all of the gear we landed at about $2,500. Which, for strollers, car seats, pack n plays, and the entire room – it really isn’t too shabby at all.
It was so exciting to create a mood board and immediately follow through with purchasing the furniture. Not a wish list at all, it was all becoming a reality.
You can read about where to purchase all of these pieces, HERE. Minus the rug, which we ended up finding the softest shag rug at HomeGoods.
Completing our feature Shiplap Wall was SO easy and made such a subtle but exciting impact to the space. You can read about how we installed the wall HERE – painting it with the amazing Chalkworthy Paint.
(Look at that chunk folks!!)
Since we’ve revealed Max’s nursery, we have added a few different pieces to it. But there are still SO many blanks to fill. A reveal is never really a reveal in our home – because our minds are constantly changing and sometimes even our tastes evolve as the years pass. Filling up the walls have been a challenge, I do not just want to slap things up just to have the space complete. So, for now we have re-used an old mirror we had laying around, a few pieces of art work but there is still a ton to put together to really bring this space together. Take a look – tossed in a few of Max in his crib, he was being so patient with mommy while I snapped pictures nearing his bedtime!
The larger art work is from HomeGoods – which as you know, grab it if you see it kind of store. There today, gone tomorrow.
These hexagons are actually raw wood, found in Targets art aisle (still!) That I painted with Chalkworthy. I tossed a couple “mini figs” as Owen calls them – because if you have a toddler/kid under 10 you know these small characters are LIFE.
Oh, hey baby.
I added an old mirror above the dresser, and hoping to eventually accumulate enough prints to create a gallery wall here.
The wall opposite of the crib is short, when the door is open and with the closet beside there is not a lot of space to work with. However, leaving it blank felt, well, blank.
This woven art I fell in love with a long time, and plan to find a bookcase to adorn with toys and books for Max.
The boys love picking a book off of his shelves to read to him – Max is in the belly laugh stage which is utterly adorable.
He is still sleeping in our room – in the pack n’ play. Why I have not moved him into his crib I have no idea. He sleeps through the night, for the most part, minus the past two weeks since I mentioned it here on the blog. I jinxed myself 🙂
I know this room will come together eventually. Don’t rush a room folks. Find pieces you love, old or new.