Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby Boy Nursery Reveal

Welcome to Cayden's room! Alhough the walls have some empty frames for newborn pictures that I haven't printed yet I decided the room was completed enough to call it ready for a reveal post! A little about the room: I'm not really in to theme rooms, as in the "room in a bag" type themes. I'm also not into baby-ish stuff with little bears, duckies, lots of pastels. I really wanted to create a room that he could grow into. It's a boy room, not a baby room that he will grow out of in two years. Although I did fewer hands-on DIY projects in this room than I did in Adalyn's room, I feel like I put just as much love and personal touches in it.

I made this cute little door hanging on a whim. I bought the letter at Hobby Lobby thinking I'd use it on the frame wall, but I ended up not using it there so I modpodged some scrapbook paper (left over from lining his dresser drawers) on the front and hot glued some twine on the back. I think it's just so cute!
 The view walking in from the door. I wrote an entire post about my pinterest curtains I made here. I absolutely love them.  I feel like they bring so much character to the room! They may actually be my favorite thing in the room!
The bedding is the Alligator Madras Nursery Bedding from Pottery Barn. I loved the plaid bumper and crib skirt and the wide blue and white striped quilt and pillow make me happy. (I know bumpers are not recommended but we've never had a scare with Adalyn's and I love the look of them and the purpose of them. If we are ever uneasy about Cayden sleeping with his face too close to the bumper we will revisit the topic, but I'd rather a padded bumper than a breathable one.) 

Oh look! There's my precious boy with his waking-up-face in his cute bed. I love his alligator sheets!
I opted to not get Cayden's name on the quilt so that I can possibly resell or reuse the set at a later time. I did get his name on the pillow and I love it!  (This pillow will be in all of his growth pictures.)
The glider had been in Adalyn's room and I'm glad the greens could work together. 

The Ikea Foto light over the glider was our overhead table light in our kitchen until last spring when I was at Ikea and saw a new light fixture I wanted for our kitchen. Light fixtures are so inexpensive at Ikea! This one was going to be sold on Craig's List and was sitting in the basement when it struck me that I could put it in the nursery. Jonathan rewired it to be a plug in light fixture! (I wish the cord was white but that wasn't a possibility.) 

I got the little Roxo Stool table from Ikea. Perfect for a glass and nursing accessories (that are hiding behind the adorable metal "C" from Hobby Lobby.
The decal on the wall is from Five Star Signs on Etsy. I was so very impressed with the quality and ease of application. (Many wall decals are difficult to apply to the wall but this one was easy!) I think this is a perfect focal point and it looks so cute and preppy.
I love the prints that are next to the glider. I already catch Cayden looking up at them. Of course all of the prints in the room came from my friend Shannon. I had some ideas of quotes and graphics that I wanted in the room to make the room personal. She helped me lay out the frames (all from Ikea - surprise surprise) the way I wanted them on the walls. Then we decided on what to put in the frames. She used the colors of the room and made all of the prints coordinate. I love how they all turned out! These two are two of my favorite prints (click on the picture to enlarge it to read them). The empty frame is for a newborn picture.
Here is the wall of frames. I love how this turned out. 
The middle frame is deep like a shadow box so I took the glass out and had Shannon make a plain chevron graphic and found that cute small metal "c" at Hobby Lobby to put in it. It was the perfect size!
The two empty frames are for newborn pictures. I really love the personalized birth stats print. It's fun that all of the prints go together since they were made together. Each item on this wall has a special meaning. Love it!
I love how the blue diaper/wipe bin and laundry bin (both from Buy, Buy Baby - can't remember the brand) match the walls perfectly. What are the odds?? I also just use a trash bin in the kids' rooms since I don't believe that those diaper genies do anything special. (Plus a trash can looks nicer than the diaper genie.) Do you spot Adalyn's step stool? She has one in his room and one in the living room. She likes to see what's going on at the changing table and crib. She stands and talks to him and tries to give him his paci. It's so sweet.
I love this print with this Bible verse. I really wanted a verse over the changing table to make it meaningful.  I sit at night and feed Cayden and read those words. (Sorry about the glare on the frame.) 
Can you see that precious little robe hanging on the hook? So cute!
Here is the wall with the door and closet on it. The chest fits in that corner nicely.
The green lamp came from Target. It was their cheap brand ($15 I think). I was a little worried to try a bright lamp but I think it makes it look whimsical and like a kid's room. And the green matches perfectly.

The set of cars/trucks are from Ikea. Jonathan picked them out as our first boy toy that we bought. When we got them home I put them on the chest and loved how they looked there so I left them. Again, I love the touches of colors since they are all in the bumper.

The frame on the wall  is from Ikea. The two pictures in the frame are pictures from Cayden's hospital pictures on his first day. The top space is waiting for a picture and the middle picture he actually looks like he's smiling. I just love that picture. 

The monkey was Adalyn's gift to her brother when she came up to the hospital so I decided to leave it out as decoration.
My aunt sent Cayden these precious shoes with his name and birthday (on the other shoe). I love that they are saddle shoes and they are just so cute. They had to be part of the decorations!
One of my sweet friends that I work with brought us this wooden block when she brought us a meal after Cayden was born. I've never seen anything like it. Each side of the box is engraved with birth stats, the top has a "C" on it, and the bottom is engraved with who gave us the block. This is seriously such a wonderful baby gift! Love it!
I love this growth chart! (Adalyn also got a similar one in a different color.) These charts were on zulily from Farmhousefive Art for more than half off the regular price. I actually ordered this before I even decided on a room design, but I figured it would go with anything! I can't wait (but I can!!) until he can start using it!
I have to add a picture of Cayden's closet. Jonathan moved the clothes rack up in order to make space for the Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit and he added a second rack. He put the shelving unit together and we added a drawer insert in one shelf and bought 5 Drona Boxes to organize stuff in the other shelves. I was going to leave more shelves open for books/toys and we may do that at some point, but for now I love being able to keep stuff in the shelves out of sight!

I'm pretty sure his closet will never again be this full! We were very fortunate that an old coworker of mine from the bank contacted me after Cayden was born and asked if I was interested in her son's old clothes. I knew she had good taste and that her son was always dressed really well and all the sizes were the correct seasons so of course I was interested! I didn't need any 0-3 or 3-6 month clothes but she gave me 0-24 months worth of clothes. (Plus a huge box of shoes.) Instead of buying each piece we bought the whole lot for one price so since we had bought the 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes I went ahead and put them in his closet with the clothes he already had so his closet is bursting at the seams! The shelving bins and also those garbage bags on the top shelf have all of his 6-24 month clothes. We are set! So thankful for that blessing!

Thanks for taking a tour of Cayden's nursery. It's my favorite room in the house right now. I just love it and I hope you do too! 


Crystal said...

You did such a great job! I love it!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Oh, Abby! It looks great!!! Such a pretty room for a sweet boy!! I love it all!

Janine said...

It's absolutely adorable!! Love all the personalized touches!

Lindsy said...

I love it! Did Shannon do the birth stats print because I adore it. I love the decal too - so cute! It all came together awesome.

Natalie McCabe said...

Hi Abby :) my name's Natalie, I'm 20 and from the UK. I hope you don't mind me commenting but I love to read your blog and have been reading your posts for a while now. I first came across your friend, Janine's blog (on an island where we'll meet) and that's when I also started reading yours and Lindsy's blog too :). You have an adorable family, I love seeing pictures of Cayden's chubby cheeks and the way Adalyn loves on him. I've somehow found the time to read your posts back before you had the kiddos, I can't believe how much I feel like I know some of you just by reading your blogs, it's crazy, unfortunately I haven't started a blog yet, I don't think it's as big over here in the UK than it is in America, or as I said to Lindsy and Janine, they aren't as interesting anyway :)! I am planning to start one soon though, maybe when I begin my wedding preperations in the next couple of years. I look forward to reading your future posts aslong as this is ok with you. It's been lovely "seeing" your family expand :) oh and by the way, Cayden's nursery is adorable! Natalie...

Our Family of Four said...

Very cute! You did a great job and I love the colors and photo colages.

Stevie said...

Someday can I hire you to decorate for me?

Justin and Jessica said...

Super cute! :)

Sarah Beth said...

Gave your blog the Liebster award for under 200 followers! And I love your nursery. I have to get me one of those Kentucky pictures =)



Sarah Beth said...

Gave your blog the Liebster award for under 200 followers! And I love your nursery. I have to get me one of those Kentucky pictures =)



Brittany said...

I stumbled on your blog when I was browsing for examples of this bedding in different nurseries!

I absolutely love the wall color you picked out! What the brand/name of the paint?

Erin said...
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Erin said...

Hi! I also found your blog through looking for nursery ideas. Such a cute little boy nursery! What paint color did you use? I would love to know! Thanks!

Daniel Ryan said...

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