I’m so excited to finally show you Connor’s nursery! The space has, for the most part, been finished for several months now and the finishing touches came in a few weeks ago with the curtains. I had so much fun dreaming up this sweet room and seeing it come together. The entire process was such a delight and every time I walk into this tiny room I feel an immediate calm come over me. And yes, the room is tiny …
6 feet by 9 feet counts as tiny, right? 🙂
This room is directly attached to our bedroom and used to be my scrapbook room. I condensed and consolidated all of the scrapbook/craft items and created a small work space in our basement so that this room could be all Connor’s. So far, with him home for a bit over a week now, I am loving how this close proximity is working out!
I love how this wall collection came together! The ‘hi’, ‘hello’ and ‘hi. I love you.’ signs all came from Hobby Lobby online, ‘believe’ was on clearance at Target and C is just a wooden letter from Michaels that I painted white. ‘Oh My Deer’ and ‘Be Strong’ were also digital prints I purchased from Etsy and are displayed in a Silverhojden and Haverdal frames from Ikea.
For the changing table/dresser, I went with a Hemnes 8-Drawer dresser from Ikea, and it couldn’t be more perfect for our needs and the space available.
In the dresser, I used a few different organizer units for diapers and clothes, including the SKUBB box set …
This mini crib is the perfect fit as well! I didn’t even know there was such a thing but this little guy is the width of a standard pack-in-play and actually converts to a twin sized bed! I purchased it … guess where … on Amazon! It is a Dream On Me Aden Convertible Mini Crib, with a Dream On Me 5″ mattress. The fitted sheet is actually standard size so my mom had to make it smaller, but it is from Living Textiles. And my mom also made the crib skirt! I purchased the material from Carousel Designs, and went with a very simple two panel design for the skirt. That left enough fabric left from the 2 yards I purchased for my mom to also make 2 pillows. 🙂
(The elephant came from, I think, Ikea years and years ago… )
After much contemplation over what to use for window coverings, I ended up deciding to just use curtains and I’m so glad I did! I love the look and how this color works so well in the room. We purchased 2 panels and split them in 2 so that each covering wasn’t too bulky in this small area. Both the curtain panels and rods were purchased at Target.
Also … another feature in Connor’s nursery that he and I are both loving is this white noise machine by Dohm. I remember from my days of photographing newborns that they just love white noise, and sure enough, Connor is super soothed by the sound this little device puts out.
I was a little nervous about having the nursery so close to our room, thinking it would be super disruptive to Matt’s sleep if Connor is crying, but so far so good! My hope is he can use this room for as long as he’s nursing, if not longer!
Also, just 2 things have been adjusted since Little Dude arrived. I had to move the pillows on the floor because this is where we put his Rock-n-Play Sleeper and I also added in a small, narrow side table where the Boppy is in the above photo.