Remember that time I blogged about the nursery inspiration board and how I’d share pictures a few weeks before Natalie was born? Well how about 3.5 months AFTER she was born? (My bad.) I thought I’d have it done and ready for her several weeks before the due date. Boy was I wrong. I literally finished it in the wee morning hours while I was in labor. (I know, I’m kinda crazy.) She did come a week early, but when I realized it was happening, I started freaking out and went into ridiculous nesting mode and THE.NURSERY.HAD.TO.BE.FINISHED. I was more concerned with finishing it than I was about packing my hospital bag. (Yeah, hadn’t done that either. Told you I was crazy.) Needless to say, I finished it, but not without lots of help!!
My wonderful mother-in-law helped so much! She helped me sort clothes and toys, sewed the pendants for Natalie’s banner, and if I couldn’t find what I wanted, she would make it! I couldn’t find the right blush color for the crib sheet, so I picked a fabric I liked and she sewed the sheet and skirt for the crib. My incredible mom was another huge help! She spent hours helping paint the walls, washed the baby clothes and ironed the curtains, and was there for any little project I needed done. So thankful for her! My lovely cousin Alyssa also helped big time! She picked out fabrics and decor with me, and she was there at the last second working on the poms and mobile with me while I was having contractions. (Which is true love if you ask me lol.) The nursery would not have come to life without them.
And of course I have to thank Jake. My sweet, caring, resourceful Jake. He knew I had a vision for it and worked SO hard to make it happen. From painting to putting together the crib to hanging the shelves and pictures to hunting relentlessly for the perfect dresser/changing table, he’s officially my hero. Love him so much.
Anyhow, without further ado, here is the nursery!! I’m really not one to brag, but considering this is the only room in our entire house that is completely finished how I want it, I’m kinda proud of it. Haha.
The beautiful quilt was a gift at one of my baby showers!
I hunted for a long time to find fox pictures for the walls. I didn’t want real pictures, but I also didn’t want silly, cartoonish foxes… So I was VERY excited when I found these b-e-a-utiful paintings on Etsy by Alison Fennell! They are perfect.
Saw this on pinterest and decided to make my own version of it.
LOVE this glider soooo much!
The chevron rug was one of the first things I got for the nursery. I knew it wouldn’t be complete without a little chevron!
The wooden frame and fox picture were a gift from my friend Amy!
And Alyssa got this awesome fox from Anthro for Natalie.
This nightlight was a slight splurge but totally worth it in my opinion ;)
And here is the mobile that I finished making at about 3am the day Natalie came!! Jake had cut down the branch a few days before, and Alyssa helped punch out the million and one circles for me. It took forever to glue them all and hang them, but I’m very happy with how it turned out and Natalie loves it, so that makes it all worth it :)
And of course I have to share a few of the little peanut herself ;)
I think I’ve covered where I got almost everything, if it’s not listed it was probably a gift or handmade. But feel free to ask if you’re wondering where I got anything :)
Rug, Glider, Changing Pad and Cover, ABC Lamp, Curtains, Nightlight, and Baskets from Potterybarn Kids / Frames and Wooden Chalkboard from Michaels / Pillows and Hamper from HomeGoods / Dresser bought from a previous owner, changing topper from Potterybarn Kids / Crib and End Table from Wayfair via Storkcraft and Winsome / Fox Stuffed Animal in crib from Hobby Lobby / Fox Stuffed Animal on Glider from Anthropologie / Fox Paintings and Wooden Candles from Etsy via Eastwitching and The Flower Patch