Nursery Nitty Gritty

First, thank you so much for the sweet comments on the nursery!
I’m hoping this post will answer some of the questions we’ve gotten,
but if not, leave a comment and I’ll answer anything else.

I haven’t shared any before pictures of this room, so I thought now would be a good time.
This is when we moved into the house.



Once we moved in, the room became the junk room.


Overall, I am so impressed on how this nursery came together.
Gender neutral and nautical both tend to be a little bit more boyish,
which is why it looks more like a baby boy’s room than a baby girl’s, but that’s okay for now
and I don’t think a baby girl will mind too much until we get some more girly pieces in there.
The room is so cozy and warm, quite the opposite of Kenley’s bold and bright room,
which is what we were going for.
I thought two bright colored rooms right next to each other might be a little much.


Now onto the details. We found the fan on Craigslist for only $75! It was an absolute steal,
especially once we realized that it retails for $259 (which is a little absurd, in my opinion).
This was one of the first purchases we made for the room because we couldn’t pass it up.

We’re using Kenley’s crib from Babies ‘R Us (bite marks and all), which has since been discontinued.

The curtains were somewhat of a splurge and are from West Elm, but I absolutely love them!
Even after I had to exchange them for the right color (plaster vs. slate – what horrible names
for two closely colored curtains). Plaster is the current color, the slate was way too dark.
They were also the most nautical looking curtains I have found. Did I mention I love them?
The curtain rod and ends are from IKEA.


We got the oars as a shower gift (what a great gift right?) and I think they totally complete the room.
I wasn’t sure what would go over the crib until we received them and I immediately knew.
I have some ideas for them once we know what colors we’ll be adding to the room.


The light is ALÄNG from IKEA and the boat wheel is from Hobby Lobby.


The Threshold Criss Cross Fleece Rug (Gray) from Target was another one of those purchases I couldn’t pass up.
I had been eyeing it since it looks (to me) like a fishing net, but I hadn’t committed to it yet (why are rugs so expensive?).
During a trip to Target, I spotted it on sale and knew that my RedCard would save me an additional 5%, so I got it.
For your frame of reference, this is the 5×7 size.


I ended up making this sheet myself with the Emily Herrick – Going Coastal – Sea Star in Gray fabric,
but I have to admit, it wasn’t my best work. I got super lazy in measuring the length and it is not as snug
as I would have liked, but it definitely works.


We found the boat bookshelf off Craigslist as well and Greg sanded and painted it.


Two other Craigslist purchases were the DIY ombre dresser and the three nautical pictures. The glider
is from Kenley’s room (also from Babies ‘R Us and now discontinued). The cute diaper caddy was a shower gift.


We purchased the nautical map from a marina in Anna Maria Island, so it’s a legit nautical map.
After mulling over very large and expensive frames for the map, Greg decided to make his own out of molding.
It looks awesome.

My plan is to either add navy or light pink to this very grey room.
I unintentionally purchased the PBK Key West fitted crib sheet as I was randomly
passing through the store and saw it laying out. It was the known to man,
and as you can see it’s no longer available online, so I couldn’t pass it up.
If G2 is a girl, awesome, I will just get the matching crib skirt with a gift card I have.
If G2 is a boy, I will exchange it for the PBK Jackson crib sheet and get the skirt.
Other pink or navy blue trinkets will be added over time to make this room the baby’s own.

Thanks for letting me share this fun project. Now let’s put a baby in there!