Our baby boy’s nursery

When I first set out to design out nursery, my plan was fairly open. I built a design inspiration board to get me started. I selected a variety of pieces as I found them mixing and matching to get to where we ended up. Everything in the room was new or “new to us”.

We hung the blackout blinds, curtain rod and curtains. We also replaced the light fixture with an Ikea one versus one that had originally been hung when the house was built in 1979 (certain kinds of retro just aren’t cool).



The gallery wall is still a work in progress.

Under the TOP SECRET, we hung the letters of our son’s name which we painted the same blue as the dresser. Ok fine, I owe some credit here. My husband painted them – all by himself! 🙂

The grey frame holds an illustrated print of a variety of vehicles that I found on clearance at Chapters.

It is the Owl pattern in the wood frame is a sign my Mom is cross stitching for us. I printed off a template online just to see how it would look on the wall. Obviously, she needs to wait until he is born to add his birthdate info.  Yes, that means Ruby June is NOT our little man’s name.

The small silver frame holds our pregnancy announcement – a photo of a Rawlings baseball and glove with October 2015 written on the baseball.

The small blue frame holds a print of a chihuahua in a hot air balloon that I found on Etsy.

The green frame I bought at the Dollar Store (believe it or not). It’s currently empty. We are debating between putting a photo of the 3 fur-babies in it or one of our son’s newborn photos.

The metal stars were an item from my previous home that we decided to “re-do”. They were originally green and red. My husband spray painted them orange and yellow. We hung them on the wall using sticky tack (which took me way back to the days of hanging posters in the dorm room in University).

The antique dresser was another DIY project we tackled.


I bought the antiqued mirror at HomeSense and the rocking chair was a custom order.

The pillow cover came with my bedding set from Pottery Barn, but I made the actual pillow insert for it.


The handmade felt mobile was a custom design from lovelyfriend on Etsy.

I found the ”Always be brave and wild at heart” painting at a local coffee shop.

The “Follow Your Dreams” sign was another HomeSense find.




I found the magazine rack on an online classifieds site for $15. The vintage books were a gift from a friend who was looking to downsize. The collection includes a ton of classics like Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Cinderella, etc.


Yes, we have an abundance of clothes after buying some, receiving gifts and especially after my sister-in-law gave me my nephew’s hand-me-downs. Right now, the Ikea shelf and storage containers hold our cloth diaper supplies and a few random items that we won’t need right away (like the baby monitor).

The chihuahua piggy bank is one of my favourite items – a birthday gift to me from my best friend. 🙂 image

My husband actually built and painted the 2nd shelf that hangs just above the bar. I love having more storage space for blankets and other items. The Ikea laundry hamper also fits nicely in the closet.

The baseball-themed closet dividers were another Etsy find. 

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I’ve got the quilt and stuffies hiding out in the crib for now. Clearly, once baby moves into his crib these items will move out.


The knitted Blue Jay’s hat was a special purchase I made for my husband. Since the Jays are on a winning streak this year, we haven’t been able to find any newborn-sized Jay’s merchandise. It’s all sold out. I found this hat on Etsy for our little guy to wear during playoffs and maybe even in a few newborn pics.


I found the “Shoot for the moon even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” sign at my friend’s crystal shop. It was one of the last pieces I purchased for the nursery, but I thought it tied in nicely with the stars on the gallery wall and the mobile. My husband also swapped out the original light switch for a dimmer light.


So, that’s it – our nursery! My husband and I put a lot of effort into making it a special space for our little man. ❤


31 thoughts on “Our baby boy’s nursery

      • Oh, you shouldn’t feel bad at all! It means you won’t have to do laundry as often lol. We got some hand me downs from my SIL and BIL, but a lot have barf stains on them so I don’t know that we’ll be using them much. Also, those boys are now 12 years old, so the cuteness of the fashion is a bit outdated. I’ve got about 5 onesies and 5 sleepers for NB, and 6-10 onesies and 6-10 sleepers for 0-3 months, which I figure it’s a good place to start 🙂 But I’ll be doing laundry a lot more often!


  1. I love it! We have similar taste (drooling over your closet space and the louvred doors – nice touch). It’ll be funny when I start posting our nursery pics – you’ll think we’re twinsies!

    What’s your favourite part or piece of the nursery?


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