Baby Sister’s Nursery: Come fly away with me!

The nursery is officially done! We actually finished it a couple weeks ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting the pictures. I really wanted the room to feel airy, serene, and cheerful. I tried to stay away from a theme, but there are lots of hot air balloons and clouds scattered around the room in addition to colorful vintage florals paired with soft pink and aqua. It really has a peaceful air to it, which is exactly the feel you want for a nursery. πŸ™‚

My dear friend pointed out this hot air balloon canvas at Hobby Lobby when we were shopping together a few weeks ago, and I love how it ties the whole room together. The colors, the flowers, the vintage feel…it couldn’t have been more perfect if I had commissioned it myself. πŸ™‚ (It was even on sale! A true meant to be moment).

I hung it above the glider so it’s the first thing you see from the doorway.

The white shelf is part of a modular storage system. It’s two cubes stacked on top of each other. We actually had the same units in black, but after a disastrous attempt at painting over them (whatever super cheap material they used is not meant to be painted!) we decided just to order them in white. I found the baskets, tray, and big bin at Home Goods, and the lamp at Target. I stocked the baskets with burp cloths, bibs, lanolin, swaddle blankets, and books. All the necessities. πŸ™‚

I really tried to make it easy on myself and not DIY everything this time. πŸ™‚

Even though it was a ton of work, I’m so happy with the crib transformation from dark wood to white. I really think it makes all the difference in brightening up the room. I snapped up the fluffy white rug at Home Goods. The pink and gold artwork is from Hobby Lobby (it says So Loved, though you can’t really see it in the pictures). I made the hot air balloon and cloud mobile using patterns I found online (full details of all my DIY projects for the room can be found here).

I found this burlap memo board at Hobby Lobby to hold baby sister’s bows, and added cup hooks to the bottom to hang her headbands.

I had a few breakable keepsakes that I wanted to display but they needed to be out of reach for little fingers. We found a set of small shelves at Target and installed them between the closet and the door.

We moved the gutter shelving my dad made to the last wall and put my grandma’s antique steamer trunk underneath it.

Baby is all set with the start of her library. Charlotte has been helping herself to the books though (they are all her board books that I packed away when she outgrew them) so they may all end up in C’s room before baby gets here. πŸ™‚

I think we are all set! All we need now is to add a baby! πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Baby Sister’s Nursery: Come fly away with me!

  1. You have a beautiful nursery room! Do you know the artist/maker of the hot air balloon picture?? I have been on the hunt for this since passing it up in Hobby Lobby a long time ago.


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