A Room for Baby.

August 26, 2011

I meant to post pictures of the nursery before Oliver arrived, but I never got to a point where I felt it was complete. There are still a couple things I want to add (e.g. framed maternity photo, framed ultrasound), but for now, this is how it looks. I’ll post links to all my resources, in case anyone wants to purchase the same thing:

Our crib is actually from Walmart: Baby Mod Olivia Crib.  At first I really wanted the Oeuf crib, but it was just too expensive. Steven found this cheap knock-off from Walmart that had really good ratings. We love the modern design & walnut base, and it’s awesome that it came with a mattress & toddler conversion kit. Dang good deal.

The framed vintage map of the US is a flea market find from the Rose Bowl Flea. We had been looking for a good map all day but were unsuccessful. Right before we were about to leave, we saw this one. The seller gave me a discount when he saw my belly & we told him it was for our nursery. ;]

I had originally planned on sewing my own crib skirt & bumper, but found this Dwell Studio for Target bedding on Craigslist for a great deal. From the picture I thought it was more grey than blue, but I still like it — simple patterns, not too baby-ish.

The baby blanket hanging off the crib is from PataPri. I had it custom made with the raindrop pattern I love.

The bamboo mobile is the Forest Friends Mobile from Petit Collage. My mom asked why I bought a mobile that has no color & can’t play music. Because it’s pretty! Duh.

Also. I know my crib sheet isn’t super cute — it’s just white — but it is one of my favorite baby products. The zipping mechanism makes it so convenient to change, which I sometimes have to do twice a day cause he spits up so much. Thanks for the rec, Joan!

The dresser is the Hemnes 3-drawer dresser from Ikea. They were actually out of stock when we went, but we saw this one in the as-is section as we were leaving. The drawer pulls were from the clearance section at Anthropologie.

The Skip Hop changing pad cover was a registry gift.

We bought the “odh” letters from Anthropologie last minute, I think a week before he was born! The Jellycat stuffed animal & rattle are from dear friends. The wooden toy from my best friend. And cutie moccasins & TOMs (thanks Auntie Amanda!) for when he gets a little older & can actually walk in them :]

Steven bought me this neat Eames style rocker from Modernica for Mother’s Day/our anniversary. I don’t actually rock him much in it, but I love it nonetheless. I also try to take his monthly photos in this chair :]

The robot is a Kauzbot, stuffed robots whose sales go toward a good cause. This one’s Kiefer & supports refugees. It matches the Kauzbot Karson we bought for baby Isaac last Christmas. I got it at my robot-themed baby shower (which was very cute btw).

Kiefer’s sitting atop a couple Aden + Anais swaddle blankets. I know everyone at church has the same ones, but I still like them cause they’re so soft & lightweight — perfect for summer.

And the rug. He he he, no I did not consult with Steven before I ordered it. Oh well. Boys can like hearts too….

We kept the Craigslist futon that was in this room from before, since my mom stayed with us for the first three weeks after Ollie was born. The pillow on the left is a $5 vintage sale find. It is a little oversized & not quite matching, but it is the absolute best cushion support for my back when I am nursing. The yellow one on the right is Dwell Studio for Target. The teal velvet one is from the Urban Outfitters clearance section. I love mismatching cushions & am always looking for more to add to our home.

The green ampersand was an Anthropologie purchase a long time ago. I also bought a zinc ampersand around the same time, but I cannot find it for the life of me. It got lost somewhere in our move from Costa Mesa to Cerritos to Aliso Viejo…. along with Steven’s suit. But that’s another story.

Probably my favorite print on the wall is the Animal Alphabet Chart by Rifle Paper Co. Rifle is hands down my favorite paper company. Ever. We also have this pair of prints hanging in our bathroom — I love them!

Above is our wedding invitation, designed by the lovely Esther Yi. This was back when bakers twine & kraft paper were the new “in” things. And also back when I had no idea how to use Adobe Illustrator.

Above that is Nan Lawson’s Where the Wild Things Are print. I love her style.

And next to that is a colorful wool felt ball wreath I made last Christmas.

I found the mirror while shopping with Bryn at the Long Beach Flea Market. It used to be an off white/yellow color, but I painted it teal. Actually I painted it plum first, but it looked evil, so I repainted it teal. I didn’t want my baby looking at no evil mirror.

The print on top is a wood print of San Francisco by Petit Collage. I thought I should represent the Bay somewhere :]

Under that is a 2011 calendar print I bought off one of Danni’s Good Cheer Deals.  I actually don’t remember the shop & I can’t go into the nursery to look at it cause baby’s sleeping. Ask me if you’re interested… though I doubt anyone’s looking for a 2011 calendar anymore…..

Another Nan Lawson bicycle print below.

And an old engagement picture taken by the lovely Courtney Chow.

And the last little wall…

Chalkboard & wall hooks from Urban Outfitters — not sure if they carry them anymore.

We found these Dick & Jane flash cards from a vintage sale — I love them! I wanted to buy the whole box, but it was way overpriced, so I picked & chose a few fun words. :]

Hanging from the hooks are a Balboa Baby shopping cart cover (which I have yet to use, since as you can guess, Ollie cannot sit up on his own yet), a cute Janie & Jack romper, & my favorite Petit Bateau sweater that he will probably never wear because it is t-i-n-y!

And that’s a wrap! What was baby Oliver doing while I was snapping all these photos of his room?

Oh, you know, just hanging out & smiling at his favorite cow mirror. ;]

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