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