Monday, March 23, 2015

crue: the 'BIG B0Y' room

when we found out that baby 2 was a girl, i knew i wanted a new crib. crue never slept in his so we sold it on craigslist and his room was empty without one for a few months. he loved the extra space to dump out his toys!
i never liked the navy color that we painted his walls. it was too glossy. or not the right shade. i dealt with it, but i was never in love with his nursery. i'm not sure we ever even finished it entirely.
if baby 2 was a boy, i knew i wanted to paint the new nursery "chocolate froth" by behr, and had planned to paint crue's the same color. well since BG2 is a girl - we just painted crues room!

i hate painting.
it is not for the faint of heart.

& since boyfriend had no place (of his own) to sleep, he needed a bed!

i had my full sized mattress and bed in our guest room from before i met isaiah and we had thought about throwing it out since our guest room was to be the new nursery until we just decided that crue can use it. even though he is young/little, it does not mean he HAS to have a twin sized bed. why full out a hardly used full only to turn around and buy a twin? waste of money. were not about that life!
so he got my mattress and we bought a new frame from ikea that i had been eyeing up for the longest time. its low to the ground and there are two mattress settings, so it'll be perfect for him to sleep in safely!

its still not finished, completely. we need to find some curtains (i am thinking red?!) and re-hang the map from his nursery (EDIT: we got red curtains yesterday, and they look so good!! they polish the room off well)! unfortunately we didn't do the best job framing it the first time around (i was 41 weeks pregnant, give me a break!) so i would like to re-do it before hanging it up next to his bed. with BG2 arriving, starting her nursery now trumps framing the map. so that'll happen, someday.

the view from our bedroom door. i see this every morning and feel 
so lucky that ill get to be a mama of 2, when i never thought i'd even be a mama of 1.

i spy a foam letter where it doesn't belong ;)

curtains. ah! 

bedding is circo from target

my mom made his name letters

that wine bottle was a gift from my cousin/crue's godmama on his 1st birthday.
it says "crues adventures" and inside there are notes & monies. 
it doesn't fit on the shelves :( too wide.

these two.
these two frames are hung behind the door on a tiny wall between the entry & closet.
the top, is my grandpa. the bottom, is isaiah's dad. with his green bay packer photo :)
these two, warren&leslie - are where crue got his middle names.
isaiah's dad passed 2 days before our wedding and my grandpa passed when i was 24wks pregnant.
miss them dearly. love them so.

i wonder when we will stop using that changing pad?! the other day my husband said, "whats going to take that space when thats gone!" nothing hubby. nothing. what a change that will be! 
i wish his room was bigger so he would have more space to play, but we took the teepee down in the corner near the window and so far that space has been well enjoyed. hopefully before he's 5 we will be living in florida!

hope you love your new room crue-boo. you WILL be sleeping in it soon!


  1. Longtime reader here, just wanted to say I love reading your blog :) Crue's big boy room looks great, I love the paint color and the gallery wall is perfect. My baby boy is almost 10 months old and I still haven't finished his nursery ... at this point, maybe I'll just wait until we make it a big boy room to put the finishing touches on it!

  2. Looks adorable!!! For some odd reason, your blog is not showing up on bloglovin with new posts. I searched it and the last posting it is showing is when Crue turned 15 months you no longer use bloglovin'? t also doesn't show up on my regular blogger reader either...annoying! I just randomnly think of checking your blog if I see you post something to IG...

  3. This is adorable!!! I love it!

  4. Where is that lamp from? I'm doing a nautical theme nursery for my son and can't find a kid friendly lamp that fits the theme anywhere! Thanks