Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t normally post on the weekends, but since we’re still
waiting on baby boy to make his debut, I thought that I’d just go ahead and share some photos of his nursery today!
When we found out we were having a boy,
Cameron and I were very much on the same page with what we wanted for
the nursery…which was nice because I don’t think that would have
necessarily been the case if we were having a girl 😉 (Let’s just say I like pink a little more than he does…)
didn’t want to have a specific “theme” for our nursery per say,
but knew we wanted the room to have a rustic yet modern, outdoors-y,
Portland-y vibe that wasn’t overly babyish. (You can see some of our
initial inspiration here)
We love visiting national parks and knew we wanted to incorporate that
into the room somehow as well, so with that in mind, the
room slowly but surely came together!
I’m so happy with how the nursery turned out! What makes it really special is that it was a joint effort between Cameron and I when it came to deciding on everything, and I love that the room represents both of us. However, when it came to actually putting the nursery together, I have to give major
props to Cam because he was the one that put in the work to bring our vision to life! He painted the room, put together all the furniture, hung every single thing on the walls, and made many trips to Home Depot to make this nursery a reality. I’m so thankful for all the time and effort he put in!
I love the way all the various details of the nursery came together and wanted to highlight some of them individually. I’ve included all the sources for everything at the end of the post! 🙂
One of the things I knew for sure that I wanted for the nursery was these wall bookshelves
that are the rage on Pinterest. (There are a ton of different tutorials/shelf options out there!) I love how much color they add to the room, and I can’t wait to read all these books to our little guy!
We chose our crib
pretty early on in the process and I love the modern shape. Initially we weren’t sure if we wanted to get it in gray or dark wood, but once we decided that we were going with gray walls, it made the choice pretty easy. Because the ceilings in the nursery are slanted, there was no space for a mobile over the crib. However, I still wanted something to add color and thought that a felt garland would be perfect. I absolutely love the way this one from Heyday Fashion
Getting a good picture of the curtains during the day was a little tough, but the panels are actually fabric shower curtains that I had my sister help me alter while she was in town last week
. I think all the camping-themed symbols go perfectly with the vibe we were trying to achieve for the room.
Cameron came up with the idea to use galvanized piping for the curtain hardware on one of our many Home Depot trips, and I really love the industrial element it adds to the room.
This little snippet of the room is probably my favorite! I knew that I wanted to put some antlers in the nursery, so my dad sent me two sets from Michigan from deer that he shot back in the 80’s (and that my grandfather actually mounted) so they are definitely meaningful to have in our little boy’s room! The print
was one Cam picked out and it reminds me of our trip to Yosemite. I also knew for sure that I wanted a Pendleton blanket for our little Oregon baby and I love the one
we ended up with.
The final thing that makes this little corner complete is this pendant light…Cameron actually made it! After seeing a few pricier versions that I liked at Schoolhouse Electric
, he was convinced he could make one himself. He ordered all the parts online, spray painted the bulb cage, and put everything together and it ended up turning out really great! (And much cheaper than the Schoolhouse version!) I love the warmth that the Edison lightbulb adds to the room (especially at night!)
Initially, we were planning on getting a more traditional wood rocker for the nursery, however, our 1920’s house
has an extremely narrow stairway and literally no glider/rocking chair would fit up the stairs. Instead we opted to go with one from Ikea
that we could put together in the room, and it’s actually really comfy! As for the dresser, this one
(also from Ikea!) seems to be a pretty popular option for nurseries to double as a changing table and it worked out perfectly for us.
The slanted ceiling in the nursery didn’t leave too much space for a large gallery wall, but we were able to hang a few things over the dresser that I really love!
The adorable embroidery hoop
features one of my favorite John Muir quotes and it comes from a really awesome Etsy shop, Free Spirit Jenny
! She has really cute things and she actually donates 40% of her earnings to the non-profits Compassion International and Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center.
One of my other favorite pieces in the room is this National Park map
– Cameron and I have been to quite a few of them, but there are so many more that I hope we can visit together some day!
The shelf is something we repurposed from our old apartment
and it gives us a little extra storage, which I know will come in handy! And then I’m absolutely in love with this gorgeous hand-lettered print
from the Etsy shop, Hey Normal Day
! Lindsay is actually local here to Portland and her work is beautiful. And then I just thought the canteen was cute and went with the camping vibe 🙂
The closet in the nursery is small, but I think it will work just fine for our little guy! I’ve already washed a bunch of his clothes/blankets and they’re all ready for him to wear, however, I still have tags on other things. I actually bought duplicates of a few outfits in both newborn and 0-3 month sizes because I figured if he’s as big as I’m thinking
we may end up not even needing the newborn sizes!
I also couldn’t resist getting some Christmas outfits for our little December baby 🙂
I am trying my best to be patient as we wait for our little man’s arrival, but it’s so hard! However, I’m really glad his room is all ready and waiting for him to come home! 🙂