. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Isaac's nursery

April 18, 2016

Isaac's nursery


I was so excited to decorate Addilyn's room when I was pregnant with her and thought planning a little girl's room was the best ever, but I think I had more fun decorating Isaac's room.  His room had been my craft room/guest room.  We still wanted to keep the bed in there, but moved everything else to the basement (which could now afford to be reorganized as its a play room, office and craft and storage space - help!).  I know the antler/rustic theme is super popular but that didn't stop me! I started collecting things for his room as soon as we found out he was a boy and love how it turned out!


Our close friends made us this wooden end table and it's my favorite thing in his room.  They had just moved into a new house and had lots of trees and I asked if they could save a thin stump for me when they were cutting them down. I honestly thought he'd give me a slice of tree trunk and I was going to cure it and glue it onto a cheap ikea end table.  But then he gave me this!  It is so beautiful and is perfect.  Such a special and appreciated gift!


chair: amazon
curtains: kohls
bins on wall: hobby lobby
roam pillow: made by me
ram head: target clearance
ottoman: old from target
ladder: garage sale a few years ago


I found this frame at Hobby Lobby and wrote this quote out I saw online.  The ladder I had in our garage for the last few years.  I got it at a garage sale for a dollar and am so glad I saved it!  We had a few friends make us blankets and I love them.  I'm a huge fan of handmade things, especially when they are so cute and match his room so well!


We made this headboard a few months ago.  It was super easy and cheap.  I shared how we did it here!  A long time ago I turned my grandpa's old suitcase into a little end table (tutorial here). It definitely doesn't match the theme but I'm way to sentimental since it was my grandpa's to not keep it in there.  I searched forever online for a comforter that was grey and orange, and this one was exactly what I was looking for.  It's reversible and perfect for this room! 


shelf & frame: hobby lobby
fox: amazon
hedgehog: boutique 
name blocks: Blocks Paper Paint (I LOVE these and am using them for Isaac's monthly update pics!)


crib: amazon
quilt, sheets, pillow: made by me
rug: fabric from Joanne Fabrics
wall decals: hobby lobby


I made Isaac's mobile and I love it.  I saw a few similar ones on etsy but they were all over $50.  I cut out animals from felt and sewed them together.  Spray painted a branch white and made a few yarn balls and used pom pom balls to add to it.  

The blue cart next to the dresser is from Ikea.  It has shoes (so many!), burp clothes, blankets, bibs and towels on it.  I love it! Eventually I'll probably switch it out for toys when he gets older. 


I found this dresser on a garage sale site for $10 and it was bright green, purple and pink.  I painted it and found the knobs at Hobby Lobby.  I collected things from all over for his gallery wall.  One thing is from an antique shop while we were on a family vacation, another from a little boutique store on a girls' weekend and two others gifts from friends.  I love that there is a story behind so many of them. I made the changing pad cover, and ironically haven't even used it once.  Maybe once he starts sleeping in his room I'll use it!


Making things for my kids' nurseries has been one of my favorite things.  I've spent so much time praying for them and dreaming of what life would be like once they were here, while I worked on things for their rooms.  I couldn't be happier with how Isaac's room turned out! 


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11 comments:

Ginny Clothed with Grace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the collage over Isaac's dresser, so cool!

Kelley Moyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO cute! We didn't start using the changing pad until my little girl was 6 months old and we moved her to her room.

Laura Darling said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The room looks great! I love how his crib fits in that little nook! And that end table is amazing. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet nursery! I love those metal bins on the wall, the little built in space for the crib, the wooden arrow, your mobile, the colors, the attention to detail - you can really tell you enjoyed collecting each and every thing for this space. Way to go mama!!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great nursery, I'm loving all the colors. That blue cart from IKEA is gorgeous. I feel like I need it.

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We had the same problem when we did up Noah's big boy room. Now I'm being forced to make the area in the basement with the flood, just crummy timing! Love the nursery and the colors!! It is perfect!! I also really love the "something tells me I'm going to love him forever" - I might need to make a printable for Emilya's nursery that says that (except her) lol! I'm excited to get her nursery finished now that I know it's a girl!! I wish I was painting... But I will just have to add lots of pink and gold!!

Amber Massey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is so sweet! I love it!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So adorable!!! I love all the little details :) Also makes me want to get my butt in gear on my little guys room haha!

Emily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! All the details! It turned out so well!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's perfect!!! I LOVE love love it. So cute Katie!!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, it is so cute! You did a great job!!! <3