Once we found out we were pregnant, I was so excited to put the nursery together. I had an idea of the color scheme I wanted in there and it was killing me to wait and get things for the room until it was done with Phase 1 of the renovation.

This room was sort of a storage spot for us before the renovation. The closet housed all my boxes of decor and the room just had random stuff sitting there, waiting to be sorted through and get a permanent home.

Here’s what it looked like in the listing photos:

Overall, not that bad. It was in similar shape to the guest room and didn’t need a ton of work – just needed to be updated.

And here’s the design board I put together for the room. I didn’t do these for each room, but this room and our master needed a space for me to get my thoughts out. This was a mix of renovation decisions with items we already had and then filling in the gaps.

Here’s the work list for the nursery: installed new hardwood floors, trim, crown molding, painted the walls and ceiling (ceiling was already scraped), replaced the interior doors, door hardware, installed a new ceiling fan and closet system.

We also moved the dresser from our room in here, bought a crib & comfortable chair and his dad built us a custom book shelf. Here’s what it looks like today:

Some of my favorite things are in the details. The sailboat is a nod to my dad and we also included a double frame of both of our fathers, who baby W is named after. The mini wagon is from my grandma and includes some of my stuffed animals, one from NYC last summer and other gifts to him. The map letters on the book shelf represent important places in our lives. The trunk in his closet was built by my great uncle and was mine growing up. Plus there are so many books, clothes and blankets that were special gifts.

Aneris Photography

Dresser & Mirror: Nadeau | Crib: Amazon | Chair: Amazon | Rug: West Elm | Drapes: TD Interiors | Map letters | Sailboat Print: Texture Design Co.

Time for my favorite part – the comparison photos!

Once he’s sleeping in his crib we’ll remove the pillow & blanket and install the baby monitor camera above it. We’ve also thought about adding some art above his bed, but nothing immediately.

It makes me happy knowing how we’ve already used the room and will continue to as lil man grows up. Here’s to many great memories in here!

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