I may be a tad late posting this baby nursery tour since my little man is now almost 1 and a half years old! But, this is absolutely my favorite room in our little rental house and the only one we completely finished decorating the way we wanted it.
Since we’re now about to move (Hint at a future official announcement coming soon), I thought I should document this room. I love everything about this space to the point that when we actually found a house, I teared up thinking about leaving Gabe’s first room behind.
We didn’t have a specific theme in mind for his room, but we wanted to use primary colors. We also tried to create a Montessori-style nursery, meaning he sleeps on a mattress on the floor and has access to all the things in his room. Don’t worry, it’s super baby proof in there!
His bed has one of my baby blankets (the blue & white striped one) that was made by my late Grandma Tottie & the white blanket made just for Gabe by my Aunt Kathy. Another Montessori element is we have a mirror on the wall next to his bed so he can see himself; this was a bigger deal for when he wasn’t able to move all over the place and helping him learn how to lift his head, roll over and crawl. Now, he just likes to lay there an make faces at himself.
On the other side of the room we have this giant shelf we found at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We painted it white and use it to store all his toys. This is Montessori-inspired, and we try to rotate his toys out and not keep too many out at once (though we are kind of failing at this now). My favorite things on the wall are these embroidered alphabet letters above the shelf. We found them at Goodwill. Amazing!
I also am partial to these hand puppets from my wonderful sister!
The other side of room is filled with some things that are really special to me. A rocking chair passed down from my Grandma and a Montessori-weaning table handmade by my Stepdad. And of course, Gabe’s little diaper changing area (just kidding, that’s not super special!)
I also have this sweet little family photo board (the board was from another local thrift store!), and this mosaic owl given to us by my Stepmom.
AND, the last side of the room is this dresser, which was another thrift store find that we repurposed. It was green and we painted it white and added the hardware from Hobby Lobby. I absolutely love it AND the yellow curtain.
And guess where we got all the different rugs? Yep, more thrift store finds! I love having a variety of rugs in there. I think it adds so much fun to the room!
I probably could have shortened this whole thing by just saying this room is filled with loads of hand me downs, thrift store finds and family gifts, and it couldn’t have been a happier place for our little boy’s first bedroom. I’m off to go get all weepy!