we moved into our house six years ago. at that time, we replaced flooring, painted and decorated to make it our home. the only room we didn't touch is the one that we were planning to use for the nursery. the family who built our house used this room for their little girl because it has great lighting and a nice size closet.
we decided, until our baby arrives, that room would become the "junk room" or "dog's room". year after year, i'd walk by that room and see the scuffed up pale pink walls, broken mini blinds and old bed that the dog slept on. seeing that room would make me sad. it would remind me of what was missing in our lives. and it was an eye sore compared to the rest of our house.
needless to say, finally decorating the baby's nursery was so special for me. therapeutic almost. it means that we are finally fulfilling our dream. we are growing our family and welcoming a new little person in our home.
getting the nursery ready for baby was truly a team effort. my dear friend and neighbor T painted the room. my mom finished all of the touch up painting. my hubby put together the crib. my aunt gave design advice, painted his dresser/changing table (I bought it second hand), hung all of his pictures, window coverings and shelf…and put together the bookcase. and many of the items shown were gifts for our boy from dear friends and family. thank you to everyone who contributed to this beautiful, safe haven for our baby.
now that shabby, unfinished room is my favorite room in the house.
the theme for baby sunshine's nursery is "california dreams". the grey and white give the nursery a dreamlike feel. the collage of wall signs add a splash of color and were inspired by crafty Katie at Just Add Sunshine Inc on instagram. all of the signs in his room are dream or california related. the california sign with a heart on san diego (to signify where our baby boy was conceived) was a gift from her shop which i will cherish always.
it is a dream come true for us to welcome this baby boy into our lives.