Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Modern Boy Nursery

The nursery is complete! We started with the apple green walls and just let it go from there. I had wanted a nature inspired modern nursery for our little guy. I had originally thought about having tree decals on the walls or painting tree limbs. Now I would call the theme "Eclectic Nature Nursery"

The changing table is a dresser from IKEA and is great for storage and seems to be the right height for changing a diaper. We just added a changing table pad for around $15 and a soft cover. I added a few baskets for his newborn diapers and the changing area is complete.

The dresser fit really well between the window and the area where the vent is in the floor.

We created a collage above the changing table. The leaf painting was made by my cousin Natalie and it completely inspired a bit of an orange theme in the room. We have two frames up that I left empty to add photos in later.

I just thought this was such a sweet saying to hang in a nursery.

The last frame in the collage is a fun print I saw online of an orange fox. I thought it worked well with the orange leaf painting and cute little plush owl pillow.

Wicker storage baskets by the changing table for teeny tiny newborn diapers and itty bitty socks!

This is probably my favorite addition to the nursery. I bought him from Edynsgarden on Etsy.com for a cool $18 total with shipping. I had my eye on this cute plush owl pillow for months, then one day I said "okay, our nursery NEEDS this owl".

The top drawer of the dresser has our cloth diapers that we will use once he outgrows the newborn disposable diapers. We also have boxes of wipes and a small box of rattles and toys.

I love all the fun colors the cloth diapers come in! We went with Bum Genius freetime all in one diaper after much research. We plan on diapering with disposables for the first few weeks (plus we were given lots of newborn diapers at my shower) and then switch to the cloth after that.

These cloth diapers are all one piece, so no folding or stuffing. They just need to be washed in the washer every other day of use and then dried. They fit babies better if they are over 8 pounds but they do make newborn sized ones too. This color is called "Ribbit"!

We added a super cheap (and I mean cheap, its particle board) book shelf from Target for $15. It fits the space and is added storage in the awkward little nook.

The orange lamp is another HomeGoods find and the book is a classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

We added some of our favorite childhood books that we can read to him during down time.

The teddy bear is Kyle's from when he was a baby and I love that now it has a place in our nursery.

I love the clean lines of this two tone crib. It is Mercer by Babyletto and we found it at Walmart.com. I think cribs are so over priced, and this one was no exception. It is adjustable in height and coverts to a toddler bed and has a nice drawer that pulls out on the bottom for added storage.

The crib is over near the window, across from the changing table and fit pretty well in the space

I found the bird painting at HomeGoods for $30 and I loved it! I was looking for something to fill the space above the crib and the fun oranges and blue birds were perfect. After we have his newborn photos done we might put a photo above the crib.

I am very pleased with how well everything fit in small room. I think the room is only about 9x10 with a few cut out spaces.

Just this last weekend we bought the chair from IKEA. It's not a rocker but it does bounce a little with your feet. The thing I love about it, it fits my shape perfectly! It hits my neck, lower back and knees all at the right height which is ideal for a nursing chair.

Soon I will be enjoying my new little man while sitting in this very chair. Such an amazing thought!


  1. Wonderful Chelsea!!! What a nice way to welcome baby Heath into this world! ;) Love Heather

  2. Love the nursery! The green walls are so fun and inviting.

    ALSO, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award for upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers. You can check out all the details here:


    Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thank you! We love the bright green walls too. Thank you so much for the Liebster Award, how cool is that!

  3. Where did you buy the fox print?

    1. I actually found the image online just searching for cartoon foxes.

  4. Hi Chelsea,

    My name is Hannah and I work for Parents Magazine. I'd love to feature this nursery in a modern nursery slideshow I am doing for Parents.com. Can we chat offline about this?

    Hannah Werthan

    1. That is very flattering! Thank you Hannah. If you would like to contact me directly you can email me at schafer82209@gmail.com