For Bennett's nursery, I started planning it way before we knew whether he was a she or he! I wanted to get a lot of the things planned early because Bryan was suppose to deploy that spring (I'm thankful he didn't though), so we wanted to be able to decorate together, so we had most of the nursery set up by 16 weeks! Granted the finishing touches didn't come to much later, but we KNEW what we doing!
Since I started planning his nursery early I kept it gender neutral, and figured once we found out the gender I could either add pink or blue accessories. Well, turns out Bennett was a BOY! However the direction that I took ended up being great for a boy and I seriously couldn't imagine his nursery being for a girl...maybe I 'knew' all along he was a he when I was shopping for all the fabric?!
I think I shared with you all before that my mom and I sewed all the bedding and curtains for his nursery. Also most of the accessories in his room are DIY. I had so much fun doing projects for the nursery and I really felt like it was such a bonding time I had with him, being able to create all those things for him! I had a lot of fun with his nursery, from picking out the little details to picking out the fabrics we used!
Since we are renting our place here in Okinawa, we can't paint and we have paneled walls (think 1960's!). They are not ugly, but they are pretty annoying! I so wish we could have painted his nursery to make it come together even more, but I'm over it! But you can be sure that when we finally get somewhere we can paint I will be painting the kids rooms!!!
Anyways on to pictures!
|I made the Air Force blanket on the back of the glider.|
|The alphabet cards I bought off Zulily! They are hung up on 'lime green bakers twine' and little clothes pins.|
|I did make this lamp shade =) I couldn't find something I liked so I decided to improvise!|
|I hand painted Bennett's name canvas! It was so much fun and turned out pretty awesome! I loved the name canvas' I seen on Etsy and some other places online, but I couldn't justify spending $100+ on it when I knew I could make one!|
|The bedding! I love LOVE love the fabrics that I chose for this!!! It was definitely a labor of love when we made his bedding!|
So as you can see from the pictures his nursery is done in aquas, lime greens and a little browns/greys. Also we decided to add in some alligators =) I love how it all came together, and I am very happy with the colors, matter of fact whenever I buy things for him or have things made (monogrammed items, Easter Bucket) I usually have it done in Navy, Lime Green and aqua colors =) I just LOVE that color combo for a boy! His nursery looks pretty much the same from when these pics were taken, which was in August. The only thing that really changed is we added three more baskets to the bottom of the changing table. Also we had a puzzle done of cartoon alligators and had that framed and it's hung up above the table with the lamp.
Anyone planning nurseries right now? I seriously have so much fun doing this, I think it's just so awesome being able to plan for your future bundle of joy!
Next up Baby #2's Nursery Inspiration, hopefully tomorrow!