We've been a little on the busy side for the last month awaiting the arrival of Baby Levi... (still waiting on you by the way little man..!)
Here's a little tour of Levi's Cabin Nursery!
We went from renting to buying our first house at the start of 2018 which meant I could go all out in his nursery! Initially it was just going to be a few pieces of decor around his room but once we closed on the house it was the first (ok, and so far the ONLY room) to get a full makeover fit for our little guy! Jonathan and I both love the outdoors and while I'm sure he'd prefer a cabin in the woods for now we've got a cabin themed nursery!
When I was first looking at baby nursery bedding, I instantly fell in LOVE with this set by TrendLab. It had coordinating items in a few patterns for everything; the crib sheets in a few fabric options (fuzzy and warm as well as classic cotton), diaper stackers and even clothes hampers! There are extra blankets, baby wash clothes and hooded towels too! My mom and my aunt Lynn made sure his room was stocked with all the bedding we could need (cue late night sheet changes that are bound to happen!) You'll see bits and pieces of it around his room!
Behind his crib was MY first attempt at a big wall decal! I've had the idea to do one for quite some time but hadn't had the nerve to actually do one. Well, no time like the present! I'd seen something similar on Pinterest and decided it needed to happen! It went up way easier than I expected and it was the perfect addition to the mountain wall Jonathan painted! (And with any luck Levi will get the hint that sleep is a good thing!)
We were fortunate enough to score our crib with changing station and storage from Jonathan's sister as our nephew Konnor has found himself in a big boy bed! (I can't believe that kiddo is going to be 4 this year! He tells me he can't wait to play with his cousin Levi!)
The storage drawers are perfect for stashing extra crib bedding, all of our baby care items as well as what we are calling the "battle bag." This caddy (also from TrendLab) has a little bit of everything packed in it; ready to carry for diaper changes, bath time, anything we could want in a moment's notice is packed in here!
Tucked in the back you'll also see a teddy bear from our baby shower wearing a camo vest made by Jonathan's Aunt Janelle! It'll be a little while before Levi will need it to go hunting with dad so this bear will keep it safe til then ;)
Tucked in the corner we've got a few little shelves Jonathan made! Artwork from my Aunt Lynn, a working lantern from Jonathan's dad that will serve as a night light and this crazy dancing moose that sings, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot!" (Yes we have THAT sort of humor)
This ($30) dresser was a total steal! We looked all over one day for a dresser because this. boy. has. TONS. of. clothes! From new outfits that we received as gifts to wonderful hand-me-downs he is covered! (I think we've only purchased 2 outfits for him!) Store after store we found dressers that were not quite what we were looking for... I looked on one of our local buy/sale/trade pages and sure enough found this dresser for $30 had JUST been posted! We picked it up (in my Dodge Journey, I swear I can fit everything in there!) and after a quick coat of paint and some new knobs it was perfect!
It even had the spot for a changing station! The blanket was made by my mom and fit perfectly on the top! We found an alternative use for his crib bumpers too!
It just wouldn't be me if we didn't DIY decor for this room! His ever growing gallery wall (I actually added the compass and deer head sign this morning!) has been a work in progress! Its been fun to let go of my usual "straight and centered" style to create this layout. I still have more to add (Don't tell Jonathan!) but I'm taking a little break for now. (Need these for your little one's room? We've got them up under the shop tab! (And we LOVE custom orders too!)
Backstory on this moose... I had been swooning over him for MONTHS. He was a whopping $40 at Hobby Lobby and I was determined to get him on sale... I waited and waited then finally got the nerve up to buy him and he was GONE! I was super bummed he wasn't available online even! Ah well... Come December we were opening gifts at our baby shower and low and behold there he is! My Aunt Lynn had already picked him up and had him sent out to me. Jonathan knew and didn't even tell me! I don't know if its the vest or the shirt but Levi just HAD to have him! Here in this rocker is another special piece to his room; the book of bedtime stories I grew up with. There are 365 stories; one for each day of the year and I can't wait to share it with Levi. I hope he loves them as much as I do!
There are a few other very special pieces in Levi's room... The first being Jonathan's trophy fish seen here! It was too fitting to put this mount in the nursery (and in given time I'm sure Levi will have his own to add in there too!) Our little "Crawl. Walk. Fish" sign is also available on the website (as well as Crawl. Walk. Hunt!) The second sign is one Jonathan has wanted up in his room since the first time he heard the song "Boy" by Lee Brice. He's so excited to have a little buddy and I know he's going to make a great dad. (If you haven't heard it, here's the video! Grab some tissues!)
I've still got a few things to add; I've got some tutorials for the fancy nursery letters to spell his name and I need to get juuuuuuust the right lighting to get his window treatment (curtains courtesy of mom!) But there's a peek into Levi's room! I can't wait to add the most important part; Levi!
We love all things buffalo plaid and anything with a moose (in case you hadn't noticed) but what nursery trends have you swooning?