I found a lot of my ideas on pinterest see here, although I tweaked some of them to make them my own. When I was thinking of a theme for the room I thought of doing some sort of animal like maybe an owl, but decided against it because they freak Tyson out 🙂. Instead I wanted to do my design around color. I didn’t want to go with the traditional pink for the room so I decided on gray and yellow with some white and black mixed in.
So, originally we were going to use my mom’s old crib that way we’d save a lot of money because cribs can be super pricey. Tyson’s parents always have bought a crib for each of their children for their first baby. I wasn’t expecting that to happen so we shopped and shopped for the perfect crib. and this is the one we picked and we love it. Since the nursery is so small, we thought of getting a mini crib (which basically it is about a foot shorter in length and 6 inches shorter in depth). But we decided that we won’t be here forever and got the regular sized crib, and it fits perfectly in the room. Also, the skirt and the sheets are custom, made by me. I’m actually surprised that it turned out as well as it did.
This is a built in dresser/shelves that I decorated. The white boxes came from Ikea, the bottles I got from DI and I painted the inside of them yellow so the outside would still be shiny. I made the flower on the canvas and the bow holder. The bow holder is made out of a oatmeal container with fabric glued around it.
I decided on a rocking chair from Ikea, I wanted to keep it simple looking yet more modern and I knew I couldn’t get one of those big cushy chairs because it’d take up too much space. This rocker is very comfortable and since quiting my job sometimes Tyson will come home from work and find me in there rocking because I like it so much. I was so so so lucky to have found this lamp with this particular shade that came with it. I looked and looked for a shade that that would go well with the room and I couldn’t find one. One weekend we were passing through Ogden and we decided to stop at Gordmans and we found this lamp on sale for half off!!! You can’t see the table very well, but I found that at TJ Maxx for $30 and I found it online later for $50!!
I found this fabulous frame at work and my boss let me take it for free!!! I had been looking for a large frame that had some details on it, but I’d looked at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby and their frames were about $50 or more. So, when I found this at work and it was just sitting there on the floor, I thought it would be perfect, and it is!!! I wanted it to be the statement piece of the room.