Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DIY // {Julian's Nursery}

I had so much fun putting Julian's nursery together..and let's be honest...getting this nursery set up was more for myself than it was for the baby :P Even though he won't remember it, I still wanted Julian to have a space of his own for his things. It's probably my favorite room in the house so if you want to see how everything came together check out the post below.

I knew from the very start that I wanted the theme to be vintage sports. My husband loves sports and I love vintage, so I thought it would be cool to merge the two and create a fun room that was stylish but still fitting for a baby boy.

I knew from the beginning that I didn't want just a standard matching nursery furniture set with matching bedding and matching curtains and matching everything. I wanted it to look like it all went together without it feeling like I picked up everything in the same exact place.

On top of that, I really wanted the furniture to be able to grow with the baby, so for the changing table we went with a simple gray dresser and added a changing pad on top. That way once Julian is out of diapers we can keep the dresser and just take the top off. You can shop them here and here
Our crib is by Delta and you can shop this model here. I love this piece because it can go from a crib to a toddler bed and then to a full sized bed. It's great for us because there is no need to go out and buy each new bed every time Julian is ready for the next size. The cute sports ball shaped throw pillows I picked up at TJMaxx but I linked some similar ones here. The bed sheet is linked here and you can shop the floor lamp here. The fun sports wall art is from Hobby Lobby and the adorable banner was actually made for my baby shower.

The rocker we chose is this beautiful gray linen. You can shop it here. Let me tell you, this rocker is my favorite piece of furniture in the room. Not only does it rock but it also reclines! (It doesn't rock when it's in the reclining position.) It is so comfy and the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some sweet baby snuggles. We especially love it for story time. The pillow on the chair is sold out but the matching pouf is linked here. The white faux fur is from TJ Maxx but I've linked a similar one here.

The windows in our house are super tall which makes finding curtains that are long enough kind of hard. The 84" ones are too short and the 96" ones are too long. So these blue ones are a temporary solution of us right now. They are from Marshall's and to make up for the shortage in length I hung twin flat sheets behind them. I chose a dark gray color to make sure the room was extra dark for sleepy time.

The inspiration for this entire room was actually the old football you can see here. I found it at an antique store in town and loved how worn it looked. The other sports balls around the room include a basketball and soccer ball, which are both my husbands, and an old baseball that we found at home when we bought our house.

I got so lucky when I found these storage bins at Ross. I can never find a complete set but I was super excited when I found these and knew they'd be perfect for the nursery. They hold socks, bibs, and burp cloths. The wall art, football statue, and football frame are all from Hobby Lobby. 

Overall, my favorite thing in this room is the peg board that hangs above the diaper changing station. I made it based on the Shanty 2 Chic version which you can see here. I used the stain Early American by Minwax and bought some hooks from amazon. The actual peg board and wood was purchased at Lowes and it was seriously so fun to make. It's one of my easiest and favorite diy projects!

The four sports ball mini canvases are from TJ Maxx and the buckets are from the Target dollar spot. I put some patent prints of a football, baseball, and soccer ball on some clipboards we had around the house.  I swapped out the knobs on the dresser for some cute sports ones from Hobby Lobby. You can check them out herehere, and here. I found the tall metal numbered storage unit at Hobby Lobby as well and felt like it went in perfect with the theme.

So that's Julian's room. I didn't think I'd have as much fun putting a boys room together as I did. I loved how it all turned out and I'm still thinking of things that will change once he gets older. Thanks for stopping by! :)