House Tour: The Nursery

Boys Room Cover Shot

I know– I’m breaking ALL the rules by not waiting until Saturday to show this. But they’re my rules. And my rules are made to be broken. Just ask my boys, right?

I’ll admit– while there are many things I’ve eased up on as a mother, my kids’ beds are not one of them. They only have organic mattresses and pillows, despite the fact that we’re on a budget and we scrimp and save in other ways. This just isn’t an area I am willing to compromise on.

This room is TINY, in case you can’t tell from the pictures– around 9′ by 14′, in fact. But it’s right off of our room, and easily fits two toddlers. We love having the boys so close for those bad dream nights.

Back in the day, when I was designing Gregory’s baby room in Dallas TX, I knew I wanted owls for the theme. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate woodsy/rustic furnishings, using the colors light gray and blue. When we moved the boys in together here at our new house, I found fabric online and used my new sewing machine to whip up curtains, duvet covers, and pillowcases. I knew that we couldn’t paint a birch tree accent wall like our old place, given that the main wall in this little room has large french doors, so I went with birch tree curtains instead!

Boys Room Wide Shot with curtains signature

 

Boys room owl lamp signature

 

Boys Room Owl Bedding Set signature

 

Boys Room toys

 

These wooden toys were handmade by a friend of my sister in law. Aren’t they just precious?

Boys Room wooden toys

 

Boys Room curtain closeup

 

Boys Room Owl and chevron bedding set signature

 

Boys Room Elephant Pictures

Fun fact: I hand-sewed (no machine even!) this owl blanket while I was pregnant with Gregory.

Boys Room rocking chair

 

You may have noticed you haven’t seen a dresser yet. That’s because we hid it in the closet! We also painted it with chalkboard paint so that we could label the drawers on the outside. And, yes– the handles are made from rope. I got it from a thrift store a few years ago, and it was beat up and missing a few handles, so we just took the plunge and removed them all!

Boys Room Chalkboard Dresser Signature

 

Boys Chalkboard dresser closeup

 

Boys Room Rope Handles on dresser

Boys room closet

 

At one end of their closet is an attic crawlspace. I hope they never find it!….

Boys Room crawlspace

 

Originally, Jesse told me this sign was too girly. I didn’t listen to him. “You Are My Sunshine” is a very special song for me, and I use the song lyrics whenever possible 🙂 The footprints below are from the birth center when Gregory was born!

Boys Room You Are My Sunshine

 

Boys Room Laundry Basket

 

Right outside the door, we have hooks for the boys with their jackets and bathrobes

Boys Room coat hooks with initials

 

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed the nursery tour!

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  • http://bybmg.blogspot.com Becky @ bybmg

    Such a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing. I love the dresser.

    • themrscone

      Thanks, Becky! You should’ve seen the dresser “before”, haha.

  • http://www.aanikalouise.com Aanie

    Oh it is totally adorable! And I love how much you handmade yourself!! Handmade is so special isn’t it? Beautiful job 🙂

    • themrscone

      It is special. Every time I look at it, I remember being up late at night sewing, waiting for him to arrive.

  • http://www.afterelevenblog.com Whitney Cramer

    I love it! My favorite are the curtains! We tried doing owls in my little girls room and come to find out, the owls were scaring her. BUST! lol. So after we had purchased everything, 2 weeks later we had to sell it all and we went with Minnie Mouse. lol.

    • themrscone

      Haha! We had a small brush with the scary factor. Gregory told me that the owls were flapping all around his head one night, but all I had to do was go in and “shoosh them away” and he was fine again 🙂