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Sunday, February 8, 2015

baby sunshine's nursery reveal

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. 
his room is ready for his arrival.

all photos were taken by the talented Lindsey at The Joy Archival
to see more of her amazing work, follow her on instagram



62 comments:

Just T said...

Perfect nursery for baby sunshine!

Elisha Kearns said...

oh.my.word! I loved it all! You did such a great job!!!

waitingforbabybird.com

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Great job with the nursery!

Just an FYI, you will need to move some of the lower-hanging artwork and the mirror above the crib after a few months. We learned the hard way with my daughter that if things are close enough for them to gran, they will! (A few months being close to a year when they are moving and grabbing at things a lot) :-)

Holly said...

Pinterest worthy!! It's gorgeous <3

Ashley said...

Love it!!! And he will too!! Won't be long now!!

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

Love it!! Sooo stinkin cute!

Anonymous said...

Looks absolutely beautiful and conveys an enormous sense of love and happiness.

Krystal Sullivan said...

LOVE the nursery! I especially love how you took the pictures - very creative. The natural light in the room is just beautiful! And you are way ahead of me - I still have a few more things to touch up in our nursery :)

Always Maylee said...

I love his room!! Everything is adorable and I can tell how much thought you put into all the little details! Can't wait for his arrival!

Do you mind sharing where you got the bicycle print from?? Thanks! :)

Gypsy Mama said...

Wow I love it! looks very warm and cozy for a place where you will be spending many hours and creating many memories!

Amy said...

Jessah these pictures bring tears to my eyes. To see you, heavily pregnant, standing in your sons room makes me so so happy. His room is perfect!!! 😍

Heidi said...

Simply stunning! Look at all this love!!!

Cristy said...

The room is lovely. Well done!

Lindsay lynheartslife said...

It's gorgeous an wonderful and perfect!

jAllen said...

Jessah, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the California theme! I also recognise that sheep!

Amanda said...

Oh Jessah, it's just fabulous! I love all of the details! You can tell you put a ton of work into making this room really, really special for you and your little man! Can't believe you're ready to meet your SON! How incredible… what a difference a year can make, huh? Congrats, sweet friend! Enjoy your special room!

sschnitzler said...

You've created one of the most sweet and relaxing nurseries I've ever seen. Perfectly placed hints of color, soft plush touches and huggable baby softies make it the most welcoming environment for baby Sunshine. Thank you for opening up your home and sharing his room with us.

Aramis said...

Looks beautiful, lady! We are still in the process of getting ours together, but we're getting closer every weekend. We're too lazy to do anything once we get home from work during the week!

JoJo said...

My jaw just dropped. The nursery is amazingly beautiful. Love the theme.

Anonymous said...

beautiful nursery. can't wait for "baby sunshines" arrival!!!

-infertilemyrtle

Bren said...

Baby Sunshine's nursery is stunning! I love every single personal touch and all the thought that went into each part putting it all together. The California tributes are my favorite! He is going to love his new room!

Northern Star said...

Lovely! I love this! Exciting!

Kristin said...

Stunning! I love the California dreaming theme - so perfect

Kaity said...

Aww...love! The color scheme is gorgeous and I love that it's not too boy-ish, if you know what I mean. You're getting so close! Eek! :)

Kaity said...

Aww...love! The color scheme is gorgeous and I love that it's not too boy-ish, if you know what I mean. You're getting so close! Eek! :)

Laura Rahel said...

The nursery is so gorgeous, dear friend! So excited for you and thankful you have such wonderful people in your life who helped you give baby sunshine a beautiful place to come home to!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Jessah! It is PERFECT! I love it! I absolutely love the gallery wall - just too cute!

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

I love it!! The colors. The theme. The chair. The artwork. The doors. Especially the door knobs - I have a thing for glass knobs.

Ashley Sanderson said...

His nursery looks absolutely amazing! I can see all of the hard work and love that went into it. I completely agree about putting together the nursery as being therapeutic. It's perfect and ready for him!

Ashley
The Mrs. & Co.

Whitney @ Southern Hope said...

What a beautiful, peaceful space to raise your son! I'm so excited for you, it's absolutely gorgeous! He'll be here before you know it!!

Chelley N said...

So gorgeous! And the love that obviously went into it makes it that much more special.

Katie said...

This room is amazing! I'm sure I'm going to see it on Pintrest very soon.
You are so close!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Michelle Levine said...

Love this ! Especially the artwork on the walls and the patterned chair!

Darcie K said...

It's perfect!!! PERRRRRRRRFECT!!!! I love everything about it... Good job lady! And, I LOVE that you finally got to decorate this room! Yay!!!!!!! Xoxoxoxo

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

His nursery is beautiful!! You did a great job!!

J and A said...

Jessah! It's perfect!! I LOVE it. I am so excited or you guys. Enjoy these last few weeks.

Amie said...

It's so beautiful!!! I love all of the colors :)

Em said...

This looks just heavenly. I love it.

Erika said...

Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this room!!! It is SO peaceful and happy!!! You did a fabulous job!

Dream Chase said...

I just love it!!! It's awesome!

futureMom said...

This is amazing! Wow! That baby is so lucky!!!

Ashley said...

I am absolutely in love with that chair! The nursery is amazing! I can't wait to see your sweet little guy in there soon!!

Monica Ziegler said...

So cute! Where did you find the chair and ottoman. I've been on the hunt for something similar.

Julia Spencer said...

Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

It is perfect! I love gray, we used different shades of gray in both of our kids' rooms. And that chair and ottoman is fantastic! You will make such great memories in that room.

shay said...

The room is so beautiful and perfect! Love everything about it!

Melissa Long said...

Stunning! I love the color combination!

Mrs B. said...

Jessah this is so beautiful. I am so so happy for you x

Michelle Keller said...

Beautiful nursery, Jessah! Would you mind sharing where you bought your fabric for the chair? I love the design! Thanks so much!

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

This is such a beautiful nursery! I absolutely love it. What a dream come true. I think it's great that so many people helped you put it together. (Think I could get them to come help me with mine someday?!) ;-) I could not be happier for you!!

JenS said...

It's gorgeous! Our nursery is the best decorated and most finished room in our house. I had a few breakdowns over paint color (like massive sobbing because I hated all the samples on the wall), but once I found what I wanted, it all came together and now I love it. Can't wait for you to show baby sunshine his room :)

Aubrey said...

Perfection! Love love love! My boys have the same crib and Harper gray and white bedding :). XO

The Run Away Stork said...

Oh Jess! The nursery couldn't be more perfect. I love everything about it, but what I love the most is the picture of YOU with that baby in your belly. Congrats sweet friend. I am so happy and excited for you guys!

Katie said...

what a perfect nursery!! I love the colors and everything in it!! you did great!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Monica and Michelle…The chair is Little Castles brand. They sell it at Buy Buy Baby and Target online. It is a special order item.

Finley S said...

Jessah this is stunning. So excited for you! That room is just gorgeous like your glowing self xx

paulsgirl1297 said...

WOW I have been away from the blog world for so long !! I read your blog at least 3 times a week and now I am so glad I came back to this world. Your Nursery is absolutely gorgeous

Katelyn @ Real Housewife of Greenville said...

The nursery is absolutely beautiful! It will be the perfect room for your perfect little boy!

Liz said...

Such a beautiful nursery. That baby boy is so lucky!

Janna Renee said...

Perfection...It's EXACTLY what I would want for a boys room! Red and turquoise are perfect together.

Lynn Muir said...

It is so fun to see one of my signs in your beautiful nursery!! It all looks amazing. Congratulations and best wishes!! It was an honor to make that for you.
Much love- Lynn Muir, The Urban Post

Michelle Keller said...

Hi Jessah, where did you purchase your curtains? Thanks so much!

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