This poor little blog of mine has been so neglected these past couple of weeks. I blame it on being 38 weeks pregnant and falling asleep on the couch way too often. It makes it really hard to sit down, feel creative, and actually make a post. But I did want to do a few special posts before my bébé makes it's debut, which could be any day now! Ah I have to pinch myself because it all still feels so surreal and I am so excited.
After sharing a couple of sneak peeks of our baby nursery on my Instagram throughout the past few weeks, we are finally all done. On Sunday we put up the wallpaper by the baby's crib, and by we I mean just James, because I was having regular contractions all day. I really thought it was the real deal and James was telling me to hold my horses and just wait until he finished the last strip of wallpaper before I have this baby. Well false alarm, thankfully, we finished everything and baby decided to stay in a little longer. Now I am hoping it wants to stay in until after my Mum arrives on September 30, but unfortunately it is not up to me.
If you saw my nursery inspiration post than you would know I wanted this room to be gender neutral, fun, whimisical, and comfortable. I also wanted it to be a room that James and I would want to hang out in. After many, many hours this Summer of painting, building furniture, and decorating we are all done and I am so happy with how it turned out. I have to say this has been the most fun room I have designed in my house, and I am a little jealous my bedroom doesn't look this styled. So here is my bébé's finished nursery, I hope you like it as much as we do.
I have been collecting different pieces of art or cards before I became pregnant knowing I would love to one day make a gallery wall with them. So with those and some sentimental photos and gifts I put together this fun feature above the dresser. It is so nice to have special keepsakes displayed for baby to grow up with. That gorgeous white mobile was handmade by my sister Alex, and I hung it above the changing table so baby has something to look at while I get the amazing job of changing diapers done.
How amazing is this wallpaper? I am so in love! I knew this wall was missing something so after searching online for different papers I found this great company called Majvillan and ordered a roll right away. FYI if you have never hung wallpaper up before it is so much easier than we thought. Now I want to wallpaper my whole house!
I wanted to make my own mobile for above the crib because I couldn't find any that I loved or I found that they were too expensive. So on one of James and my weekly hikes I found this branch in our favourite forest, cleaned it up, and sewed and glued these seven little birds to it. It is all a lot easier said than done because it did take me an embarassingly long amount of time to make, but I am happy my baby will look up at something I made by hand for it.
I wanted to make a comfortable little reading/nursing corner, and everyone was telling me to get a really good rocking chair because I will be spending a lot of time in it. So I found this super cozy rocking chair second hand online originally from Ikea.
Having accessible shelves for books and toys was also important for when baby is old enough to play so this bookshelf also from Ikea works really well. Now we just need a few more toys and books to actually fill it up.
It is so exciting knowing now the only missing piece in this room is the baby and all we have to do is be a little bit more patient. For now you will see me sitting in that rocking chair everyday, imagining life with this baby, and wondering who he or she is. Have I mentioned how excited I am?
So there you go, the full nusery tour, I would love to know what you think!
I am hoping to share a few more posts before baby arrives, so keep an eye out for those.
Until next time, Bon Weekend xoxo