The Nursery

There were still a few things that needed to be done for the nursery in these last few weeks, but when we found out we were moving to California, those got put on hold. Namely: curtains, a rocking chair, and a rug, since the size and shape of the boys new room will determine these purchases. So once we’re there and settled and everything is 100% put together, I’ll post new pictures. But for now, I wanted to document what I’d done in this house. 
For Peanut’s nursery back in the day, we went with bright and fun colors. And although I loved that at the time, I wanted to go for a more light, soothing, and contemporary feel this time. I love how it turned out and I’m excited to get the last few things done once we’re in California so it can be completely put together!

Paint Color: Glidden “Pebble Grey”
Toddler Bed: IKEA
Crib: Babies R Us
Dresser: 2 IKEA Malm dressers put together, knobs from Lowe’s
Peanut’s Bedding: Target
Arrow Pillow: Target
Bike Pillow: Made by me
Monogrammed Pillows: Made by me
Baskets under the bed (one for shoes, one for diapers/wipes, one for stuffed animals): Walmart
Stuffed Bulldog: IKEA
Train Painting: Made by me (inspired by a train painting I saw in a local restaurant a few years ago)
Blackout Shade: Home Depot (best purchase of my life)
Lamp and lampshade: Target
Yellow giraffe and elephant: Walmart ($1 each!) and spray painted by me
Sunshine Print: free printable I found a few years ago — can’t remember the source
Piggy Bank: Target
Noah’s Cruise: Gift from my mom (purchased at a boutique in Salt Lake City) (found here)
Blue Crocheted Blanket: gift from my grandma
Stuffed Towel Elephant (in the crib): handmade gift from Erin
Other stuffed animals: gifts from grandparents
Crib Bumpers: Made by me
Crib Skirt: Made by me (tutorial coming soon)
Two small watercolors: done by Peanut
ABC print: Wondercloud on Etsy

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  1. Looks amazing! Too bad it all has to come down. It'll be nice to put it all up again though.

  2. Ash says:

    Everything is darling! What a special place for your boys to share!

  3. Sara Jahan says:

    I love all of the little details, from the knobs to the pillows and that lovely crib skirt…that I'm dying to copy;)!Can't wait to see your little one.

  4. Adorable!! Can't wait to hear of baby F's arrival!!

  5. Very pretty. I like the lighter colors.

  6. Danielle says:

    What a great idea to spray paint little animals! You always have the best ideas 😉 Love the colors and the feel of your nursery!

  7. Brittany says:

    You must be so excited to get a baby in there!!!! It's all ready and waiting for him 😀

  8. I love it! The art piece of the trains is soooo cool!

  9. Jen says:

    It turned out wonderful! Now you get to do it again : ) Love everything you made! Great choice in furniture, love the dark wood!

  10. Michelle says:

    It looks great and I love how you coordinated the boys' bedding!

  11. That's beautiful!

    But does it really stay that way? Breakable things and such… kids wouldn't last a morning in that room. lol.

  12. I am dying trying to figure out this little guys name now!!

  13. The yellow safari animals are my fav! Too cute 🙂
    I wanted to buy that arrow pillow so badly last weekend! However, since I already had $100 worth of home goods in my cart I figured I better pass and save the $25 for a yummy meal in 3 weeks for my Cali trip! Maybe next month, arrow pillow . . . next month.

  14. Kristina says:

    I love the little pops of yellow. Very pretty nursery.


    Kristina does the Internets

  15. newpetite says:

    Love the personal touches!

  16. Alesha says:

    Beautiful! <3 I love it.
    Alesha <3

  17. Love it – so adorable and perfect for 2 little boys. I can't wait to find out what the "f" stands for too!

  18. It turned out so so cute!! Love everything!

  19. Merrick, the nursery looks absolutely beautiful! Can't wait for the news! Good luck, speak soon! Zoe xxx

  20. Jenny says:

    Love the nursery. Where did you get that u shaped pillow to keep babies from rolling you have in the crib?

  21. Jenny:

    We bought it from Babies R Us before Peanut was born, but I'm not sure they still sell them there — I couldn't find them online.

    But here's a link to another site that sells them:

  22. super cute! I'm wondering though what it is you have in the crib? Something to keep the new baby snug in a big crib?

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