As I plan, prep, prepare and “pin” for nursery #2, it occurred to me that I never shared with you the nursery I designed for G. How dare I? It is a room I love dearly; one that truly was built with love. These images were taken just weeks after G was born (almost two years ago — how can that be?!?!?) so a few things have changed. Though, not many.
G was named after the hubby’s grandfather and the men on that side of the family are among a long line of “outdoorsmen” with strong ties to a ranch in west Texas. The ranch, that lifestyle and that pastime hold a special place in my hubby’s heart and are a large part of his history. Being that G’s middle name came from such a generation of men, I wanted to incorporate a rustic feel and ranch style elements into his nursery. I’m not big on themes — and certainly didn’t want G’s room to feel like a baby hunting lodge — so I used primarily a classic style and simply included a few, subtle rustic touches.
Here are a few images. (Oh, and, you know me…I like to keep G’s name private so please understand the editing out of his name in the following photos.)
Instead of a mobile, we took soft, little plush geese (actually, I think they were dog toys) and hung them above his crib with fishing line.
I purchased a Restoration Hardware lampshade and placed it onto a deer antler lamp base that we already owned. I also framed a few beautiful images of the ranch and placed them here and there.
I found a cute, stuffed deer head online at Cabela’s and created the coordinating base from a wooden oval-shaped plaque, batting and fabric.
I custom-painted this bookshelf to match the Restoration Hardware bedding.
For this picture display, I used barn wood frames and created custom mats from scrapbook paper and ribbon that coordinated with G’s room.
Bedding: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Storage Bins: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (They don’t make mine anymore, but they are just like these.)
Changing Table Wicker Bins: Target (liners from Restoration Hardware)
Curtains: Pottery Barn (already owned them)
Star: Hobby Lobby
Rocker: Storkcraft Hoop Glider in Espresso (not the most plush rocker, but great for the low price!)
White Shag Rug: Wooly Bully Shag Rug (Lowe’s)
Wall Vinyl: I used Quote the Walls and created a custom wall vinyl in ‘Rope’ font.
Name Wall Hanging: I used small square canvases, applied a bit of batting and wrapped them in coordinating fabric, including a polka dot pattern, white burlap and a creamy-white suede. Then, I glued painted wooden letters to the front.
Wrought Iron Coat Rack: already owned
I didn’t write down every detail, so if you have questions just drop me a line.
The creative juices for nursery #2 are a-flowin’ and I have 95% of the mental map. Now I just need to stop yawning and make it happen! :-)