Family: Nursery Peek

Hi friends! I’m kind of in shock that we’ll likely be meeting our newest member of the family THIS WEEK. It feels like all of the holidays rolled in one; such a magical surprise, and we’ve been waiting in anticipation. We’ve been getting things ready around the house for a while now, packing hospital bags, washing tiny clothes, and making sure preparations for Liv and the pups are in place. Even though she won’t be sleeping in here for a couple of months -don’t worry, we would never subject houseguests to sleep next to a screaming newborn haha- her nursery is finally ready, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a very small space, and our goal was to maximize what we have and make it as cozy, light, and well, pretty as possible. I decided to go with a mermaid theme since we have a lot of beach days ahead of us. 🙂

Here’s a little peek at the nursery (which used to be a guest room):


(We’re thinking when she’s a little older and we have guests, we’ll probably just set up the pack n’ play in our room and our guests can have the nursery since it has a queen bed)

The crib was Livi’s, and for the bedding, we went with the Marine Queen set from Land of Nod. 

Nursery 4

The prints in the room are from Etsy (this one, this one and this one).

Nursery 2

Nursery 3

We got wall shelves from Target, added some books, this sweet little mermaid, a frame (ready to be filled with her first pic), and I ended up making the “Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?” sign with a piece of wood, some acrylic paint, wood stain, and stencils. I got the idea on Pinterest and was so excited to order one, until I found out the girl had MADE it. Cool, bro. Way to go all crafty pants on me. I decided to go for it. I’m not the craftiest of the crafters (I enjoy it, but not my forte), but I think it turned out pretty well. (Word to the world: stencils are kind of a PITA.) 

Nursery sign

This weekend, the Pilot hung up this gorgeous mobile (also from Etsy).

Nursery mobile

I emailed the seller a picture of the bedding, and she matched it perfectly. 

The result is a simple and dreamy little room that I think little miss will enjoy.

Now we’re just waiting for her to get here and join the party. 😉

Nursery 5



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  1. It looks so wonderful! As a mermaid lover, I’m swooning over here. The “Look at this stuff” sign turned out amazing and I totally want one…guess I’ll be putting on my crafty pants too 😉
    The last picture is so sweet! So excited for the big announcement!

  2. So cute! You did a great job with the Little Mermaid sign and I LOVE the mobile!

  3. Candy Horton says:

    I love the UofA board book. Bear down!

  4. Excited for her arrival!

  5. Glad to see a combo guest room baby room that is so cute! When I have a baby the nursery will have to double as a guest room too so it’s nice to see it can work!

  6. Love the mermaid theme! So cute!

  7. The mermaid theme is adorable!

  8. So excited for you! I love the mermaid theme. Very cute!,

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  10. I love love love this! Such a mermaid fan! Why did I not ever think of this when my girls were babies!

  11. Such a pretty nursery/guest room! I love the theme, and how it’s not over the top, like some nurseries. Very excited for your family 🙂

  12. I cannot believe the time has already come! I’ll be keeping you and the rest of the family in my prayers. My favorite part of the nursery is light colors. It’ll be the perfect place to raise your sweet baby girl.:)

  13. Looks awesome, Gina!!!

  14. Oh my goodness the room is so cute! Love the mermaid theme (I do adore mermaids 🙂 ) Many wishes for a healthy delivery, and even more for a healthy and happy baby!!!

  15. What a sweet nursery! I love the homemade sign and the three mermaids picture! Too cute!

  16. I love the homemade sign and that mobile – such a fun theme!

  17. Love the nursery! I’m due with my first this Friday, so I’m with you on the waiting game. Ahhh! I wish you all the best, thanks for letting me come on this journey with you, it’s been so helpful as I prepare to meet my little one too!

  18. Cute! I haven’t kept up with the name letter reveals… Is Arielle ruled out yet?

  19. You guys did a great job of maximizing your space to make the best use of a nursery/guest room. And your DIY plaque is AWESOME!!! Your crib/changing table are gorgeous.

  20. such a sweet nursery! i loved the little mermaid growing up, so this makes me really happy 🙂

  21. Looks darling!! Little miss will feel right at home 🙂 I’ll be watching for the exciting news! Praying and hoping for all good things! <3

  22. OMG I love the mobile! What a great use of limited space and I love the theme!

  23. I spy a book with a little girls name on it. I think we got our final clue 😉 It’s pretty cute

  24. What a FANTASTIC mermaid theme! The “Look at this Stuff, Isn’t It Neat?” sign is absolutely perfect!

  25. Shaina Anderson says:

    that sign turned out perfectly!! I’m glad to see a combo nursery/guest room. That’s likely what we’ll do with the next babe unless our room is miraculously big enough to put him/her in there. We shall see.

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