Monday, July 11, 2016

Lucas's Nursery

I really, really love Lucas's nursery. 
I painted it when I was 18 weeks pregnant (on New Year's Eve! Oh how times have changed...), when I was still a little unsure of how everything would come together. I wanted navy, Carolina blue (duh!) and gray, with lots of sports accents, and I think I did a pretty good job in achieving my vision! I am by no means an interior designer, and this is no way a "Pinterest-worthy" nursery, but I love it and hope my little guy will, too.

Come take a look! 

Crib sheet: Pottery Barn Kids
Crib skirt: Amazon
Curtains: Target
Monogram: Etsy

Paint color is Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue

Shelves: Ikea
Basket: Home Goods

The shelves are the ever-popular Ikea spice racks that I spray painted using this paint (also used this spray paint to do the large monogram above his crib too!). 

These little baseball guys I actually got from Trav's mom...they used to be in his room! I love that we were able to use them!

Shelf: Ikea
Frame: Michael's

Laundry hamper: Home Goods
Changing pad cover: Pottery Barn Kids
Frames: Ikea
Prints: Etsy
Basket and liner: Pottery Barn Kids
Diaper pail: Buy Buy Baby

That dresser...was a labor of love to say the least! It used to be Trav's and if I had known then what I know now, I think I would have just bought a new dresser! Big thanks for my friend Rachel for answering my 204828 questions, and for providing this helpful tutorial that I referenced about 8000 times. 

Also props to my husband for doing 90% of the work, since I wasn't very good at sanding and then couldn't paint (the paint was oil based, which is a big no-no if you're pregnant)! 

We not only refinished the dresser, but also installed new trackers on the bottom of each drawer (which required several Lowe's trips to get just the right size). And I wanted to get new drawer pulls, because I couldn't stand the old ones. This proved to be a challenge since the space between the 4 bottom pulls was not standard. It was a huge pain, but we made it work! We ended up getting these, these and these!

After about a month, several trips to Lowe's and Home Depot, and tons of sweat and tears, we finally had a dresser for Lucas! He better use this thing forever!!! 

Baskets: Target
Chalkboard tags: Michael's

Closet dividers: Etsy

Ahhh, the closet. Not quite as full as Ella's, but I'm sure that will change in no time ;)

Glider and ottoman: Amazon
Lamp base: Target
Lamp shade: Pottery Barn Kids
Pillow: Target
Canvas bin: Target

Lucas loves his new room so far! Although he has yet to sleep in it (except for his newborn pictures)...



  1. I love it! Every little detail is absolutely perfect. You did an awesome job mama! :)

  2. I love everything about it and I am positive Lucas will too! I love the details you used from Travis's room. I redid a dresser a couple years ago. Such a big project - which I would never have anticipated!

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