There is nothing better in my opinion than waiting to find out the gender at the hospital. On a Sunday afternoon in March, we welcomed our precious, little...BOY! This is a tour of his Little Foxes Nursery. It was such a good idea to prepare the nursery before baby arrived. I made the mistake of not doing this when we had my daughter, and she didn't have a completed room for six months. Let me tell you; it was depressing sitting in an unfinished nursery feeding her every couple of hours. Everything you see in this post was finished and photographed before our precious boy arrived.
I had a few parameters when starting this project. This is our third child, so we reused a lot of pieces used by our other children. I spent a small fortune on my glider with kiddo number one, and my husband only let me buy it under one stipulation- it would be the only nursery chair we ever purchased. That inspired my first color, sky blue. I have a love obsession with navy right now, so I jumped at the chance to incorporate it into the nursery. I needed another gender neutral color and character to complete my idea, and I landed on orange and foxes. I also wanted to tie in some natural wood color and burlap for that forrest feel.
I am a farmhouse, painted furniture type of girl as you can see by visiting my blog, Pretty Distressed. For my kids rooms, I like to keep it a little more fun, but you can still see some of my country influence in there.
I am a very amateur seamstress and made the bedding. I bought the sheet, but I made the skirt, blanket and pillows. If you can thread a machine, you could make a set like this for under $50. The crib is a Walmart special that my daughter used as well. I bought this Baby Mod Modena crib for under $200 three years ago. The price seems to have gone up since then, but it is still a great value.
I ordered the fox prints from Etsy and had them printed from an online printing press. The frames are from Hobby Lobby. Total cost for these was under $40.
The pomps are a great way to add color to a nursery on the cheap. I used a Martha Stewart tutorial to make these. I also got the tissue paper at Hobby Lobby. They have lots of colors to choose from in their gift wrapping section. The chair I have used with all my kids. I refinished the night stand on my own, it was another hand-me-down from my daughter's room. I also had a lamp I was going to refinish, but I got the pictured lamp and shade on clearance at Target for under $15. The pillow is from HomeGoods and was under $15, too.
The hubs and I put the wood plank sign together a couple of weeks before baby arrived. I just love the way it turned out. This is the life verse we chose for baby number three.
This changing table also belonged to my daughter. It is the South Shore Savannah Collection Table, and I bought it on Amazon. I bought a new changing pad cover to go with it and spray painted the baskets to match since they used to be hot pink. The changing pad rang in at $15 and the spray paint cost me $5. I found the shelf and metal letters at Hobby Lobby for under $40 with the use of my 40% off one item coupon on their app.
I had a lot a fun putting this room together, and by refinishing and reusing a lot of pieces from my daughter's room I was able to make it happen for under $200!
My favorite item is definitely the DIY wood art I made with my husband.
I designed this nursery to be gender neutral. I think in the end it was a little bit masculine, but my plan was the girl it up with flowers and bows on my foxes if we had a girl.