Our little guy's nursery is finally complete. And with only six days until the BIG ARRIVAL! Whew. Cutting it close, I know. But when all you can do is waddle around, wag your finger, and direct your hubby where to put this and where to put that you're in no position to dictate the urgency of the situation. Even though having an unfinished nursery the last few months made my eye twitch, I had to practice patience. Imagine that. Now, lets be honest... its basically just a refurb of big brother's nursery (benefits of having a second boy), BUT lucky for us, he won't know that. ;) We spruced it up with a new name sign and some additional decor and wa-la, READY! Below are the pictures, tutorials, and links. Please note: Affiliate links are used in this post and compensation may be paid on purchases through these links.
One of my favorite things about the theme is the alligators. My fancy hubby made the name sign and I absolutely love it. Came out great. He printed out stencils and then cut it out of wood. Add a little paint and boom.
Now the crib bedding... I mean THE. CRIB. BEDDING. Can I get an Amen?!
I purchased the rest of the Bananafish Nantucket bedding from Target but it looks like they no longer stock it. Whaaaa. :(
The RAG RUG. Oh my Lord, the rag run. #LoveHateRelationship
This insanely gorgeous piece of art only took 4-5 months to make. I decided to channel my inner Pinterest persona and make my OWN rag run instead of forking out the $500 to buy one online. Welp. I will tell you that hours... wait, days... wait, months later, blistered fingers, crossed eyes, and an almost mental breakdown later I'm not 100% sure it was worth it. Ha. Haaaaa. However it is gorgeous and adds so much to the nursery, so I'll just let you decide if you want to make your own or nab one. #NabOne
Purchase a non-slip rag mat. (See links below)
Purchase 1 million yards of jersey knit fabric in desired colors. (You think I'm kidding)
Cut jersey knit fabric into 1 in x 5 in strips (or however shaggy you want your rug to be)... oh please, do behave.
Start tying those little jersey knit strips in each hole of the non-slip rug. I skipped every other hole.
And wa-la! 5 months later you will be done and it will be MAGNIFICENT! ;)
We purchased the gliding rocker from wayfair.com, they also have it at Amazon (link below). Its super comfy! The curtains came from Etsy.com, the cute mini bookshelf we found online, and the dino rocker came from grandma. ;)
We actually made these pictures ourselves after we couldn't find what we were looking for. We simply painted the picture frames and mats in the colors we wanted and printed out pictures made from clip-art!
This side-table was a cheap purchase from a local store that we painted lime and white. Basically anything that you don't find, just make yourself with paint and a little DIY pinterest action.
I seriously needed a before pic of this 1980's monstrosity. This fan was legit oak and chrome-gold. #saveus Hubby spray-painted the body white, and the blades blue, added new bulbs and presto! Saved us $150 on a new fan!
These fun little wall boxes came black, I think from Wal-Mart! They were in packs of 3 for like $10 or $15. We painted them in our color theme and added little stuffed animals.
Can you seriously handle this dresser? This beast used to be solid.. SOLID oak from Lord-knows which generation of hand-me-downs. My honey pulled off the cabinet door and added a rod to showcase a super-mini-newborn closet and painted the beast white. We replaced all the handles with wooden knobs painted in lime and navy. Its a winner.
This fun decal came in a large sticker sheet as a gift, sorry I WISH I knew where they got it! We will be tracking each boy's height here. :)
My hubby made this fun chalkboard with a little chalkboard paint outlined with wood slats painted white! I'm sure it was wayyyyy harder than that to make, but as the mere supervisor I can't be sure. ;)
Only thing missing from our nursery is... THE BABY! :)
Lots of fancy unused education. Real life hustler. Show me your growth-game, baby.
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