When I found out I was having a boy, I couldn’t have been more surprised or excited! While Rob loves Landyn and also talks about wanting another girl, he has ALWAYS wanted a boy and I knew if this baby was a girl (which I was assuming it was going to be), we’d be trying again soon to have baby #3 and I am pretty positive (like 90% positive) 2 babies is enough for me.
A few months had gone by since we found out we were pregnant with a boy when the One Room Challenge presented itself. I decided entering as a guest participant would be motivation to finish the nursery before I was in my 3rd trimester (I’m now 30 weeks pregnant), the holidays were here and our baby boy (due January 19th) was born!
I was excited to get started and immediately started thrift store shopping for a dresser to paint, pulling fabrics for the window treatments and collecting items (from our home, local thrift stores and favorite retailers) that would pull the space together. However, part of me was a little sad I wasn’t going to get to design a girl nursery again as I had loved every minute designing Lanyn’s and little girl stuff is just so cute!
As I got further and further into designing this space all of that changed… I’m totally team Boy Nursery now!! I loved adding wood elements to make the space a little more masculine, blue is probably my favorite color so I loved working with all the blues in the space and then adding pops of color to make the space more playful to make it less blue and white and more kid friendly was so much fun! While the base of the design (moody blue board and batten wall, blackout roman shade, natural texture jute rug, sputnik lamp, etc.) could totally be turned into another type of room, guest room, teenage boy room, office, etc., the pops of color and added smaller details totally scream boy nursery and I’m loving it!
While I’d love to talk about all the details (DIY board and batten wall, Ikea hack bench, painted thrifted dresser, DIY custom lamp shades, Crayon art, etc.), they will have to wait until another day and another post. I’m going to let the photos below do the rest of the talking for now because I’m obsessed with how they turned out – well beyond my expectations and I can’t wait another second to share them with you!
Photos by Kellie Gehris Photography
Thank you for following along on this 6 week journey to a completed nursery! I couldn’t have done it without you!
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