May 4, 2014

Jackson’s Nursery

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Our baby boy is due TOMORROW. AHH! Cue panic. I have had one last burst of energy, so I finished Jackson’s Teal + Grey Chevron Safari Nursery and decided to blog it and tell you all about my DIY projects and where I got things from since lots of people have asked. 🙂

I figured it’s probably easiest to start with a look into the room and move around the room clockwise. The room itself isn’t very big (probably only about 11 by 11), so I made a model of the room on a piece of paper and made cutouts of everything we were looking at buying to make sure it all fit. I highly recommend doing this, because I would have been really upset if the stuff we picked out didn’t fit! Our house already had crown molding and baseboards, but John and I DIYed the chair rail in the room. It wasn’t terrible once we got the hang of it, but of course, neither of us look up how to do anything before we do it, so it was a bit of a learning curve.

In this first set of images:

Crib + Nightstand: Jefferson by Muniere in Slate
Sheet: Bamboo Azure Crib Sheet by Aden + Anais
Crib Skirt: MyFrecklesShop on Etsy
Teething Guard: My FrecklesShop on Etsy (it’s actually three pieces, but I figured he doesn’t have teeth yet…so I just put on the front piece)
Wall Letters: GoingGaGa on Etsy
Curtains: Grey Chevron Blackout Curtains from Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: RugsUSA (because I love the PBK rug but didn’t want to shell out $600 bucks for it!)

teal and grey chevron safari nurseryThe mobile was one of my insomnia DIY Projects during the second trimester. I purchased a mobile from Target so that I had the grey chevron arm, musical spinny thing, and a frame. I purchased the template for the mobile from iManuFatti on Etsy, and then I hand stitched everything. I’m not a sewing gal, so it’s a little wonky, but cute nonetheless!
teal and grey chevron safari nursery

The lamp was another DIY project. I really love Jonathan Adler, but umm…can’t afford his stuff. I purchased a really hideous lamp from Amazon, took the shade off, spray painted the entire thing white, and picked up a grey shade from Target. Cheap. Cute. A la fake Jonathan Adler.

Nightlight: Kinderglo Elephant (it changes colors, doesn’t overheat, and baby can sleep with it when he gets older. Highly recommend!)
Noise Machine: HoMedics SoundSpa Lullaby Sound Machine from Buy Buy Baby

teal and grey chevron safari nursery

Our glider was one of the first big purchases we made. It’s from Buy Buy Baby. I love that you can customize the fabric and colors. This one reclines, swivels, and glides. Looove it. I DIYed the four safari animal pictures. I just found some animals I liked online, traced them onto cardstock and put them in a frame. Easy peasy.

Glider Pillow + Boppy Cover + Blanket: MyFrecklesShop on Etsy

teal and grey chevron safari nursery

These paper mache safari animals were actually the very first baby item we purchased on our anniversary trip in Santa Barbara back when we were only 6 weeks pregnant. They’re one of a kind and what started the safari theme.

Shelves: Target
Banner: DIY
Lovey: Jellycat (embroidered)
Candles: Target (LED)

teal and grey chevron safari nurseryThis is another piece from the Jefferson by Muniere collection. It’s awesome.

Changing Pad Cover: Azure Bamboo by Aden + Anais
Elephant Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids
Teal Handled Baskets: Target
Monitor: Foscam (Amazon)
Elephant Pillow: LilKingdom on Etsy
teal and grey chevron safari nurseryThis is looking back towards the door now. That empty wall will hold a canvas collection of maternity photos once I pick out which ones I want to order. The hooks on the door are another DIY 2nd Trimester Insomnia project. I saw it originally on pinterest. It’s a Martha Stewart project, but I didn’t bother using her stencils. You don’t need ’em.

Elephant Hamper: Home Decorators
Diaper Pail: Ubbi from Buy Buy Baby
teal and grey chevron safari nursery

This is the other dresser from the Jefferson by Muniere Collection. The wall will eventually hold a large canvas of our favorite newborn photo of Jackson. I can’t wait to have Anne Meintrup shoot those photos in less than two weeks! Eek!

Chevron Switchplate: Hobby Lobby
Elephant Stuffed Animal/Embroidered Blanket: Pottery Barn Kids
Chevron J: Hobby Lobby
Crane Humidifier: Amazon

teal and grey chevron safari nurseryWe took the doors off the closet and hung another set of Grey Chevron Blackout Curtains from Pottery Barn Kids over it instead. The right side of our closet holds our City Mini GT stroller, and the left side holds all of Jackson’s hanging clothes. In the middle are some shelves that have all of his blankets, Aden + Anais swaddles, burp cloths, washcloths, towels, etc. I didn’t want to buy tiebacks, so I just grabbed some ribbon from Michaels and knotted them.

teal and grey chevron safari nurseryAnd now we’re back to where we started. Just looking back into the corner. The pictures on the wall are just old frames I had lying around that I spray painted white, and then I used an elephant punch from Amazon and some scrapbook paper to make them. Super simple.

Bookcase + Baskets: Target
Stuffed Safari Animals on Top of Bookcase: Mary Meyer on Amazon
Giant Giraffe: Melissa + Doug on Amazon
Elephant Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids

teal and grey chevron safari nursery
Now all we need is our sweet baby boy in our arms! I can’t wait to bring him back to this adorable nursery we’ve created for him. 😀

Leave a Comment

  1. Melissa

    May 4th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    This is so adorable…great job!! That is one gigantic giraffe 🙂

  2. Aunt Margie

    May 4th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Jackson’s room is just darling. You did a great job. He is one lucky boy! Can’t wait o meet him. Usually get that burst of energy right before the baby comes. Maybe that is a good sign.

  3. Nicole

    May 4th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Ah! My two favorite colors, turquoise and grey! I love everything about this. Especially the ginormous giraffe!

  4. Vickie

    December 23rd, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I love everything about this room. Do you happen to know the brand of the “hideous” lamp you bought on Amazon and repainted it to look like a Jonathan Adler lamp?

  5. Melissa

    February 18th, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Would you please tell me what the name of that lamp is, I have been trying to find it on Amazon but with no luck. Thanks.

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