I am officially declaring this “Waiting for Caleb Week” on the blog! He’s due in just eight days on January 20th, so HOPEFULLY this will be our last full week without our little baby! Fingers crossed and good vibes for us, please and thank you.
So I’m kicking off the week with his official nursery tour today! I’ve shown bits and pieces here and there on Instagram but it’s 100% complete now so I can finally do the full tour! I’ll have my usual bumpdate tomorrow, and then I’ll share our maternity pictures later in the week. If you’re not into babies, sorry, but this week is all about us waiting for the the baby. Normal blogging will resume shortly, but our brains are currently occupied and wondering when he will make his appearance.
The nursery is fairly small, about 10 x 10, but we chose the smaller of the spare bedrooms in our house because we thought it was the perfect size for a nursery. We’ll move Caleb into the larger spare room when he’s older and keep this as a nursery for baby number two! The room is directly across the hall from our bedroom where he will sleep in a bassinet for awhile before being moved to the crib.
When we moved in, the room had wooden floors that were a bit dinged up, and white walls that needed a new paint job. We got the room carpeted, painted the walls gray, and added a ceiling fan/light fixture since there were also no lights. After we got those initial renovations finished, we were able to start on the fun part of decorating and furnishing the room!
When we found out we were having a boy, I immediately started looking up nursery themes and sets online. Jerry gave me the go ahead to choose and decorate however I wanted. I had a few different options and bedsets on watch on eBay. I eventually settled on light gray and yellow elephants and I am so happy with my decision. I love how the colors look together and it’s not a theme I’ve seen often in nurseries. We also added a few pops of gray chevron here and there.
My parents were kind enough to furnish the majority of his nursery as a gift. They purchased the crib, dresser/changing table (both from Target), and glider chair (from Walmart)! We found the bookshelf on Craigslist that was the same exact color as his other furniture since it was also from Target, and that did it for the furniture pieces. Since this is likely the last time his nursery will ever look as nice as it does now, I asked my dad to take a few pictures since he’s a photographer. I added a few of my own photos at the bottom with some of the smaller details too. Enjoy!
^^ This wall is when you enter the room and go left. It contains the bookshelf and crib. The pennant banner above the crib was quilted by my grandma and says “Caleb.” I love pennant banners and made a paper one at his gender and name reveal party to reveal his name, so Grandma made us a much nicer one for above his crib.
^^ A view into the crib. The elephant quilt was purchased with his bedset, but the quilt hanging on the other side of the crib was also made by my grandma!
^^ This is the wall opposite of his crib, when you turn right into the room. It includes the dresser/changing table and diaper genie, and that’s about it!
^^ I love quotes and have various words hanging all over my house. I found this set on Etsy. You could purchase the files, which my parents then downloaded, printed, and framed for us. I LOVE IT! These hang above his dresser.
^^ More little details. His diaper caddy is on top of the bookshelf and ready to go!
^^ This was made by a coworker’s daughter as a gift and hangs next to the door and closet!
^^ Another crib shot!
^^ Canvas handmade by my friend! I am in love with this. It’s currently the background of my phone.
^^ The window wall is front and center when you walk into the room. My mom made the valance! Next to the window is the glider.
^^ The glider sits in the corner of the window wall and crib wall. The canvas tote next to it contains all of his bathing supplies.
^^ Bookshelf closeup. Yes, he has Little Critter and Arthur dolls! The gray and yellow box on the bottom contains mementos from the baby showers and cards we received for him.
^^ On top of the bookshelf. Diaper caddy purchased from Target. The elephant (as well as the elephant in his crib) was purchased at a Ronald McDonald fundraiser giant garage sale.
And that’s it! Not pictured is the inside of his closet which stores his huge stash of diapers and wipes, his blankets, and plastic drawers containing socks, onesies, swaddlers, and shoes. We also have some of his other things stored in there until they are ready to use, like baby carriers, video monitor, etc., and then some clothes hanging, of course.
Now we just wait for the baby to come home and fill the nursery. 🙂