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Baby Boy’s Nursery is Ready!

With exactly 2 weeks until baby boy’s due date, I can say that his room is finally ready for his big debut. I’m actually a little surprised with myself when it comes to his nursery, seeing as I usually change my mind 50 million times before deciding on the layout for a room, how things should be arranged, what should be on the walls, etc. But his room was different. From the beginning I knew where I wanted all the big pieces (crib, dresser, chair), and everything else just kind of fell into place. It was like some kind of miracle.

I had always said I wanted a neutral nursery that could be re-used for a girl down the road, but as soon as we found out this was a boy, all that went out the window.

Here it is:




1. The world map is actually just a sheet of wrapping paper from | Paper Source | that I put in an
| Ikea | frame.


2. Another Ikea frame, this one has a | mat | in it from Pottery Barn Kids and a cute card we received from my aunt.

3. Just a hand-me-down wooden toy that I love.


4. | Gray elephant pull toy | is from Pottery Barn Baby.

5. White rocking bird is from | West Elm |

6. Habakkuk | print | is from my Etsy shop.


7. Books are thrifted from St. Vinnie’s.


8. Crib bumper and matching quilt are part of the | Madras | collection from Pottery Barn Baby.

9. The wall decals all came from | Sissy Little | Don’t even get me started on what a pain they were to install, but well worth the effort in the end.


10. The driftwood mobile was a super-easy DIY. Truly. Just drill a hole in the driftwood, then string it on to fishing wire and attach to a hook in the ceiling.

11. The curtains are a copycat version of Pottery Barn’s | Harper Shade | Because these are faux they well for us. We already have wooden blinds in the room that we can open and close, but the Roman shades are decorative and stay put.


12. Cloth diapers are a combination | Charlie Banana | and | FuzziBunz | (after hours of reading reviews online).


13. | Rocking chair | is from Babies ‘R Us.

14. Blue plaid fabric is from Ikea. They don’t have the blue online, but a similar one can be found | here |


15. ‘XOXO’ pillow was another | DIY | from awhile back.


A simple reading corner with new and used books.



16. A small collection of baby toys (how many do they really need?) that I’m sure will get hours of use.


17. Another | Sissy Little | wall decal.

And a few more details…

The wall | color | is Sherwin-Williams, ‘Sea Serpent’. We only painted 2 of the walls (I guess 4 if you count the weird little angled walls where the closet are and where you walk into the room), because I was worried it would be too dark. I didn’t want baby boy to feel like he was sleeping in a cave! However, I think if we’d painted the other 2 walls, it would’ve been fine. Maybe down the road we will, but for now, one wall remaining neutral is OK.
The dresser was a Craigslist find that Ian repainted using | Milk Paint | (he mixed slate and driftwood for ours), then added new hardware.
All of the shelves in the room are from Ikea.
The lamp I was in the great room but I brought it into his room because it looks more like a nursery than a living room if you ask me.

Did I cover everything?

I guess we have everything we need…just add baby!

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow! This nursery is amazing!!! One of my favourites! We found out we were having a boy as well, and I always intended on keeping everything gender neutral, but it’s so hard now!!!
    I’m having a give away on my blog that you might be interested in entering, by the way!
    Love your blog and looking forward to reading more! Good luck with your little one and the rest of your pregnancy!

    May 21, 2013
  2. it’s perfect!

    May 21, 2013
  3. Love it! So cute.

    May 22, 2013
  4. It came out perfect ! Believing that the rest of your pregnancy will be light & easy. Looking forward to hearing when your lil man makes his debute. Enjoy every second it goes by so fast. Know that someone in Buffalo NY is always praying for you and believing for all of Gods best in every area of your life.

    May 24, 2013
  5. Cutest nursery ever, Linds!!! Obviously, I am not surprised though 🙂 Congratulations and may God bless your baby boy!

    May 28, 2013
  6. Brittany #

    Hi, where did you get the wire rack to hold diapers above the changing table?

    January 27, 2016
    • Hi Brittany, it came from Pottery Barn years ago. Not sure if they still make that exact one, but I bet you could find something similar. Good luck!

      February 3, 2016
  7. Summer #

    I love your nursery! The wrapping paper map is such a great idea! Do you remember which Ikea frame you used? (Does it have a Plexiglas or glass front? I’m planning my baby boy’s nursery and am debating whether I need to stick with all Plexiglas for safety or not.) Thanks so much!

    February 2, 2016
    • Hi Summer, I’m glad you found inspiration in my son’s nursery! This is the frame I used, and I believe it was a glass front, but I didn’t put it back on, just left the map as it was. I think I ended up taping the wrapping paper to the mat the frame came with to hold it in place.

      February 3, 2016
      • Summer #

        Thanks so much for your replies! So helpful. 🙂

        February 6, 2016
  8. Summer #

    PS: Also love the garland strand you hung over the map — did you make it? Thanks again for the inspiration. 🙂

    February 2, 2016
    • I did make it, and it’s embarrassing how easy it is : ) It’s just circles of cardstock that I cut out and then sewed together (with a sewing machine), leaving a couple of inches between each one. Easy breezy!

      February 3, 2016

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