Finnegan’s Nursery

My favorite room to decorate is a baby’s nursery. When I was planning Harper’s nursery, I knew I wanted gender neutral (partly because I thought I’d reuse most of it for baby #2 and partly because I didn’t want an explosion of pink and purple.) Well, I didn’t end up reusing as much of it as I thought I would. A lot of it was just too worn out. But we reused all of the big stuff. So Finn gets big sister’s crib, dresser, glider, side table and wall shelf. And a few other small things like the lamp, crib skirt and mobile.

Last time, I only had a color scheme in mind, but this time I had more of a general “feel” of the room in my head. I like the style of Wes Anderson movies and I wanted foxes, so I was envisioning Fantastic Mr. Fox. I also like geometric patterns and the aztec/tribal prints you see a lot now.

So it’s Aztec meets Wes Anderson meets Woodland.

Finnegan's Nursery

As with Harper’s nursery, I relied a lot on Etsy. I found this crib rail cover on Etsy and used it as the inspiration for the colors – navy, gold, mint green, orange, teal.

The triangle wall decals are from Etsy too. My husband and I painstakingly applied each triangle and it took a total seven hours (or over the course of four Harper-naps.) I actually meant to hang them further apart, but I miscalculated and once we started, we had to commit. I still can’t believe I got him to go along with that crazy idea, but it looks pretty cool as a focal wall.

Finnegan's Nursery

Finnegan's Nursery

Finnegan's Nursery

Finnegan's Nursery

His room has a cathedral ceiling with a large window. I had my mom make this bunting to hang across the window just like she did for Harper, but on a larger scale. I picked out the fabrics on spoonflower.com and had them shipped to her with the measurements and voila!

Finnegan's Nursery

I found these Wes Anderson movie poster prints on Etsy and have two hanging on either side of the window. The shop didn’t have Fantastic Mr. Fox, but I grabbed 4 other movies that we love.

Finnegan's Nursery

Finnegan's Nursery

The wall shelf above his dresser has a painted canvas done by big sister (I put on masking tape in the shape of an F and let her paint all over it, then peeled off the tape), a birth announcement print gifted by Aunt Lisa, and a wood section decorated by me. The framed print is from a local Austin craft fair.

Finnegan's Nursery

This moon print is also from the local craft fair:

Finnegan's Nursery

As is this wood sign:

Finnegan's Nursery

I love “Where the Wild Things Are” but couldn’t find a print on Etsy that I liked that actually had the correct quote (a lot of them say “I’ll eat you up, I love you so” but that’s not how it’s written in the book.) So I whipped this up in Photoshop myself.

Finnegan's Nursery

This “Our Darling Boy” print is from Etsy:

Finnegan's Nursery

And this fox pillow is from Etsy:

Finnegan's Nursery

Here’s the rundown of where you can find everything:

Crib: Babyletto Hudson from Amazon
Dresser: IKEA
Glider: Little Castle Monaco Glider from Wayfair
Footrest pouf: Target (no longer in stock)
Wall shelf: IKEA
Side table: IKEA
Rug: Rugs USA
Wire shelf: Grid Tower from CB2

Decor:
Triangle wall decals: Vinyl Lettering Etsy shop
Crib rail cover: Caden Lane Etsy shop
Crib sheet: By George Baby Boutique Etsy shop
Gray chevron crib skirt: babylovin Etsy shop
Triangle minky blanket: 3LollipopGirls Etsy shop
Fox pillow cover: LoveJoyCreate Etsy shop
Changing pad cover: iviebaby Etsy shop
Crib mobile: AzureAlchemy Etsy shop
Fox garland: Unique Extras Etsy shop
Arrow garland: The Bees Knees Shoppe on Etsy
Wes Anderson prints: ClaudioVarosio Etsy shop
Our Darling Boy print: digital download from iviebaby Etsy shop and printed on iprintfromhome.com
Growth chart: milkmoonkids.com
Navy fabric bin: Land of Nod

Not pictured:
Extra crib sheets: 3LollipopGirls Etsy shop
Extra changing pad cover: iviebaby Etsy shop
Matching boppy cover: Hannah Made Modern Goods Etsy shop

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harper’s nursery

I began planning Harper’s nursery before we knew she was a girl – I knew I wanted it to be gender neutral for the most part. The first purchase was the dresser, then the crib. I chose yellow, orange and teal to be the primary colors after seeing the color combo in the Flor catalog. The walls are a light gray. Inspiration for the wall of books came from Pinterest. I knew we’d have a lot of books for her since my sister is in children’s book publishing and other family members are big book lovers.

Basically everything in the nursery is from IKEA, Etsy or Target. Links to the furniture and most of the decor are below. A few things are handmade by my creative family members, like the bunting (thanks Mamie), quilt (thanks Aunt Kari), and knitted blankie (thanks Aunt Lisa). And a few things, like the embroidery hoops, pink monster doll and the print on the bookshelf are from a local craft fair. The map lamp and play sign on the bookshelf are from Fab.com. And a few odds and ends are from Container Store and Anthropologie.

There are even a few things from my childhood. The blue doll on the shelf in the below picture was my favorite doll growing up (and she just so happens to match the nursery!) I also put a few old books on the shelf for her, including the first book I learned how to read.

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

For the closet, I hung a coat rack and made some clothes dividers. She has more clothes than I have!

Harper's Nursery

Harper's Nursery

I love how it all came together. I spend many hours in there so I’m glad it’s colorful and fun!

Here are links to most of the store bought furniture and decor:

Crib: Babyletto Hudson from Amazon
Dresser: IKEA
Glider: Little Castle Monaco Glider from Wayfair
Toy shelf: IKEA
Wall shelves: IKEA
Side table: IKEA
Carpet tiles: Toy Poodle Flor tiles in Clementine, Breeze, Dusk, Oyster and Sunny

Decor:
Crib sheet: Oliver B White/Yellow fitted crib sheet from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Crib mobile: AzureAlchemy Etsy shop
Harper pillow: RainyDayQuiltCo Etsy shop
Owl pillow: Target
Blue chevron fabric bin: Creat4usKids Etsy shop
Gray chevron floor pouf: Zeldabelle Etsy shop
Gray chevron crib skirt: babylovin Etsy shop
Changing pad cover: sweetheartnsunshine Etsy shop
Growth chart: milkmoonkids.com
Animal fabric bins: 3 Sprout from Amazon
Coat rack: P’kolino Safari Wall Hooks from Baby Earth

Prints:
What a wonderful world print: thewheatfield Etsy shop
You are my sunshine print: petitcollage Etsy shop
Alphabet print: 1canoe2 Etsy shop
Personalized Harper print: HenryJamesPaperGoods Etsy shop
Solar system print: pennyluxesales Etsy shop
Run Wild My Child print: TheWallaroo Etsy shop

the beginnings of a nursery

An empty room now has a purpose! We started with a dresser from Ikea and then put the crib together. Well, I can’t say we. Drew did all the work. The dresser is probably the most complicated one sold at Ikea – it took him like 6 hours over two days to put it all together. The crib was a lot easier.

Of course, the cats felt like they needed to help. Maeby made sure to shred the crib box to pieces.

And Margot thought she was helpful by just relaxing in the box and batting at the packaging – her favorite thing to do.

Putting the crib together

“Mmm, these wooden dowels are yummy. I must chew on them.” -Maeby

Putting the crib together

Putting the crib together

Putting the crib together

30 minutes later, the crib is complete!

Putting the crib together

Putting the crib together

Next purchases – a crib mattress and a glider!