Sunday, May 19, 2013

Baby Alden's Nursery

I have so many blog posts to catch up on.  I have pictures, trips, restaurants, and even two months of Kellan's monthly updates to blog about.  Those posts will be coming shortly but I just had to go ahead and jump to the present because we finished Baby Alden's nursery tonight and I am so excited to share the pictures.  His arrival is scheduled for May 30th (if he doesn't come on his own before) so I really wanted this room to be done by this weekend.  

I LOVE decorating children's rooms.  Kellan's nursery was my favorite room in the house and I didn't think it was possible, but I think I might love this nursery even more.  I will be blogging pictures from Kellan's new "big boy" room soon too.  We moved the majority of Kellan's decorations to his new room and I'm keeping him in his crib for a little while longer so that went with him too.  I also decided to keep the turquoise wall that we painted in Kellan's nursery and plan a new color scheme around it.  This was a relief to Michael who is never thrilled about changing wall colors.

Alden's new crib with his new bedding made by the fabulously talented Evelyn Kientz.  She made Kellan's bedding too and I am so in love with both of them.  I bought all of the fabric from and Michael cut the boards, stapled it on, and hung them for me.

I am so happy with the color scheme and fabric patterns that I finally decided on.  Evelyn put it all together and I couldn't have imagined it turning out any more perfect.  Target also just happened to have receiving blankets, fuzzy blankets, and sheets in the colors I needed.  This grey and white polka dot crib sheet is one of them that I found.

The IKEA storage shelf stayed but I did get new canvas drawers to match the new bedding.  The old drawers went to Kellan's new room.  I got the book wall idea from Pinterest.  We are thinking about adding another row of books above this one just because I have so many and there is plenty more room.

Kellan's nursery had a green owl and an orange owl that I used as book ends on this same shelf.  I thought it was only appropriate for baby brother to have his own owls when I saw these two at TJ Maxx :) Kellan calls the white owl "Owl" and the turquoise owl "Monster."  My sister made the diaper cake for my diaper shower and I'm leaving it intact for as long as possible :)  The gray and white basket, the chalkboard, and the yellow lantern were all TJMaxx finds too (my favorite store).  The turquoise A either came from TJMaxx or Marshall's.

The yellow and white frames and the metal "A" came from Marshall's.  The  clock and the turquoise frames stayed from Kellan's nursery and I just added new fabric.  As soon as little Alden is here I will be replacing the photos with a family picture and a brother picture.

The lamp and "baby" frame on the table came from Target.  My sister found the leather turquoise A on the lamp.  Evelyn also made the tablecloth.  I love that yellow fabric.  The turquoise polka dot blanket came from Target and the yellow chevron pillow came from Home Goods.  I found the gray recliner online but I can't remember the website.  I just basically Googled gray recliners and there were only a few options that didn't cost an arm and a leg.  I highly recommend a comfy recliner for all of those late night feedings (and all during the rest of the day too).  Lots of mommy-Alden time will be spent in this chair :) We still read to Kellan every night before bed in his brown recliner so that went to his new room too.

We left Kellan's changing table in here and just added a new changing pad cover and laundry hamper to match.  The changing pad cover I ordered from Etsy and the laundry hamper was another TJMaxx find.  Its hard to keep this area cute and organized when its constantly in use...especially when a certain 19 month old loves to dig through the baskets and pull everything out.

Thanks to the diaper shower that my family gave us, we are well stocked up on diapers and wipes.  These are just the ones that we have in newborn size!!

The "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" canvas came from Home Goods and the frame from Marshall's.  I will be adding a new picture to this frame too after Alden is here.  The mirror was the same green mirror from Kellan's nursery and we used turquoise duct tape to cover it.  Michael did a fantastic job keeping it wrinkle free and even :)  He's the perfect craft husband.  He thought I was crazy when I told him what I bought the duct tape for but even he thought it turned out great.

I hope Alden loves books as much as Kellan does.  I read to Kellan from the very first day we brought him home and I plan to do the same with baby brother.  This crate also (surprise, surprise) came from TJMaxx.
Alden's room is ready for him to move in :)  Now if I can just keep big brother from tearing it apart until he is here.


  1. I love it! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

  2. I LOVE that book crate. Apparently I need to spend more time in TJMaxx and Home Goods.

  3. Awww, you definitely shopped at some of my fav stores for the treasures in this room! I love the bright yet soothing colors! I can't wait for you to properly introduce Baby Alden on the blog! :-)

  4. Hello,

    So cute! We are doing the same color scheme for our nursery. Where did you purchase the storage bins from?

    1. I had the yellow and turquoise left over from another room but they came from target and I'm sure they still are. I've also seen them at lowes. The grey I had to order from closetmaid. They come in charcoal and light grey.

    2. Great! Thank you :)