I wanted to make my little man's room VERY special for him, so the task of creating his nursery was a long and time consuming one for me. I'm not one to just want to go out and buy everything. I'd rather try and figure out a way to make it or buy a cheaper piece of furniture to refinish. Most of everything in Emerson's nursery was either hand made or refinished by myself or a family member or friend. The only major items we bought brand new were the glider and the crib.
I started out with a theme. I have an English degree and both my husband and myself are big readers. So that's where I pulled the letters part of the theme from. My husband is a programming engineer and loves numbers and math. That is where I pulled the numbers part of the the theme from. I wanted Emerson's room to not just be a room where he sleeps, but I also wanted it to be stimulating and educational for him too.
Next I moved on to colors that I like. I'm not afraid of color. I didn't want to the colors to be the typical boyish or babyish colors. I'm not a fan of extremely baby looking nurseries. So I looked around on Pinterest until I found a few color schemes that I liked and then I just pulled from those. We ended up painting the walls a light gray and went with a burnt orange, teal, and kind of a moss green for the accent colors. I made sure not to be too matchy matchy with the colors. I didn't mind if a few of my teals were not the same shade of teal, or if my greens didn't quite match.
That's pretty much how I got started with everything. I used Pinterest quite a bit for ideas and adapted things I found on there to fit into Emerson's nursery.
Now I'll break down all of the various elements in the nursery and how they were created or where they were purchased from.
The print I ordered of of Etsy and the lamp came from Target.
The quilt for the inside of his crib was made by my mother with fabrics we selected to match the room. The back side of the quilt is a very soft minky dot fabric. The crib sheets I ordered off of Amazon and they are black chenille to match the changing pad.
|The alphabet wall and the mobile above the crib were handmade. I purchased a variety of wooden letters from Michaels and Joann's Fabric and then I spray painted them. My best friend created the mobile from a picture that I found on Pinterest.|
|The little rocking chair was refinished by my grandfather. It used to belong to my mom. The yarn wrapped "E" was created by my best friend as were the 3 stacking teal storage boxes.|
|Emerson's complete Letters & Numbers themed nursery.|