Sunday, August 11, 2013

Baby Boy Nursery: Robby's Room Is Finished!

I finally finished R's room. Because he came a little early, it wasn't complete when he arrived! And then when he was here, I had about zero time/energy/composure to do anything for a while. We're finally back into somewhat of a routine (FOR NOW! Why does it feel like right when you can count on a "schedule" it all changes again?!?) and I have added the finishing touches to his room.

When I found out I was having a boy, I knew I wanted to do something with a navy, light blue, gray and white scheme. I always wanted to incorporate navy (for a boy or girl!) and wanted a mix of modern and traditional items. I'm not into anything too "babyish" looking. When people asked me what my "theme" was going to be, they definitely weren't going to hear "Peter Cottontail" or "Mickey Mouse." (But if that's your theme, I am sure it's AWESOME!) Can just "coordinating colors" be a theme? Because that's what mine is.

I bought a generic white bookshelf and made it my own by lining the back with a gray and white Greek key patterned material. (In case you are interested: To line the back, I measured each section between the shelving and cut white foam board - like the kind from elementary school science projects - to fit. Then I laid each piece of foam board on the fabric and cut and stapled. The last step is just pushing each fabric covered board into the back of the bookcase.) This project would not have been possible without the hubs! According to him, it was a b*tch to put together. This is what happens when you try to save $ and buy the cheaper bookshelf I think. The cheaper bookshelf is always a b*tch to put together. Thanks Andrew!

His changing table/dresser is from Pottery Barn Kids. I like that it doesn't scream baby and could be used elsewhere in the house in the future. The art hanging above the dresser is also from Pottery Barn Kids. (By the way, I like that I just said that my baby has "art" in his room. Let's be honest, it's probably just a mass-produced poster.) I think it adds a touch of whimsy! Who doesn't love a zebra holding a kite?


The curtains were made by a lady in Waco with fabric I picked out. I found it on clearance at a store that was closing and got a great deal. I love Roman shades and think they are perfect for a boys room.

R's crib was the very first thing that was bought for the room. It is from Bratt D├ęcor and I can't say enough good things about it. The hubs, on the other hand, says this one was a REAL b*tch to put together. I wouldn't know as I was asleep on the couch disappeared to do other chores during the put-together. Little man has slept here since he was about one week old. (Huge fail keeping him in our room for the first week but I couldn't get up the stairs yet. NO ONE got any sleep when he was in there with us. Our room sounded like a scene out of Aliens - R is a noisy sleeper). I didn't go overboard on the whole baby bedding thing- I just wanted something simple and clean. The crib skirt is from Serena & Lily and I took it to a local shop to have it monogrammed. The minky dot white bumpers are just from Carter's, which I ordered through Amazon. (If you aren't an Amazon Prime member you totally should be! Free two day shipping! And they store your credit card number so you don't even feel like you're spending $$$! The hubs LOVES it.)

The mobile hanging above R's bed features safari animals in different colors. This is about as "babyish" as I get. I wanted a pop of color here since the rest of the room is pretty mellow. I love classic, wooden mobiles versus plastic, newer looking ones. He loves staring at this and sometimes I think it buys me ten extra minutes after he wakes up! Score!

We ordered our glider through a friend's store (Babies on the Boulevard) here in town. She has the sweetest baby things! I love the navy color and would use it even if we have a girl someday (obviously by adding a pink pillow of course). My mom found the side table at a furniture outlet and came across the adorable elephant lamp at HomeGoods. Marmi has a knack for finding the perfect accessories. Having a baby definitely made me realize I have a thing for elephants.

That's it! I am sure I'll add/change things as R grows. I guess a room is never really "finished."

 P.S. The paint color on the walls is Sherwin -Williams "Feather Gray" but it looks more blue than gray.

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