Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thompson's Nursery Reveal

I can't believe baby Thompson's nursery is finally complete!  This room has been a labor of love since this fall when I found out we were having a boy.  The week we found out our baby's gender, I immediately started searching for the perfect shade of blue paint, and started scouring Pinterest for baby boy nursery inspiration.  

Finding the perfect shade of blue was easier said than done.  I knew I wanted something light and bright, but finding the exact shade that wasn't too green, too purple, or too grey was more difficult than I thought.  We finally found a sample of Olympic's Bashful that I fell in love with.  The room started out with a lot to be desired.  White walls, a dated ceiling fan, and some old furniture that I'd been meaning to redo for months.  Here are a few pictures of the before. 

Once we found the paint color we wanted, our next task was reconfiguring the closet.  The original closet only had one bar for clothes, which wasn't conducive for hanging and storing baby clothes.  We used IKEA shelves to completely redo the closet, and it's one of my favorite parts about this room.  You an read the full tutorial here.  

Next we purchased six baby animal prints.   These were the inspiration for the whole room.  T and I fell in love with these prints when we were looking for nursery ideas, so they were an absolute must. Once the prints were purchased, I slowly started acquiring the big pieces of furniture that we needed for the room.  I had an old dresser that I wanted to use for a changing table.  It needed a new coat of paint, so we painted it with Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and added new knobs to the drawers.  I love how much storage this piece has compared to other changing tables. 

The nursery is very small, so finding an upholstered glider that would fit in the space was a challenge.  Target came through with a petite wingback glider and ottoman that were a perfect shade of grey and reasonably priced.  I also knew I wanted a fun light fixture in the room, so we found an old brass fixture on a consignment site, spray painted it white, and changed out the bulbs.   We installed a dimmer switch so that we can control the brightness of the room during the evenings.  

Since the room is so tiny, there was no room for a bookshelf.   We hung three of these IKEA spice racks to display a good portion of the books that we have, and the rest are stored in his closet.   I also framed this cute free printable above the shelves.   

This is Thompson's going home outfit, handmade by my mom.   I can't wait to see our little boy wearing it soon!

I tried so hard to avoid having to make my own curtains and crib skirt, but I could never find something that I loved that wasn't ridiculously pricey.  Originally I wanted something solid and basic for the curtains, but once I saw this tan buffalo check in the fabric store I fell in love.  I used Pinterest tutorials for both the adjustable crib skirt and curtains, and I think they are perfect for the space.  

And to tie in the colors, my girlfriend Elizabeth of Wheaton Whaley Designs made this precious blue houndstooth pillow with a tan monogram for the glider.  I know I'm totally first time momming here, but seeing that sweet little baby boy monogram just makes my heart so warm.  

And that's it!  Now all it needs is a little baby boy.  I'm due in a week, so we're definitely entering the final countdown.  I've listed all sources below, but please let me know if you have questions about anything!


Paint Color- Olympic Bashful
Blue Heirloom Bubble- Custom by The Tipsy Bunny
Rug- Similar
Curtains- Made using this tutorial
Crib Skirt- Made using this tutorial
Curtain and Crib Skirt Fabric- Similar
Chandelier- Vintage and repainted white
Garden Stool- Similar
Changing Table- Vintage and Painted with Annie Sloan Paris Grey


  1. It turned out perfectly!! Love those curtains...they really make the room! Come on Thompson!!!

  2. I love this!! Every single detail looks fantastic! He will be in there before you know it :) so exciting!

  3. What a perfect little boy nursery. Love all the special details!

  4. Wow, I love this nursery! It's so clean and beautiful! :)

  5. What a perfect nursery! Love the curtains, light fixture, and just everything really :)

  6. The nursery is precious!!! So exciting!!


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