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Simon’s Neutral Woodland Inspired Nursery


I never cared much about interior design or decorating when my first two kiddies were born so we just chose some furniture and a bedding set and called it good. When I found out I was pregnant with Simon, I knew I wanted to start with a clean slate to decorate his nursery. We sold the dark cherry baby furniture we used previously and I started pinning and keeping my eye out for good deals I could incorporate into Simon's nursery. We didn't find out the gender while I was pregnant because we wanted to be surprised so I knew I was going to decorate with a neutral color palette with a little pop of color. My main inspiration was a woodland fabric from Birch Fabrics that is cream and grey with pops of color from darling little woodland creatures. I also knew I wanted a Jenny Lind style crib and I got one for free at a garage sale and painted it white. The chair was also free and I reupholstered it in cream fabric and I bought a rocking, swivel base to turn it into a rocker. The dresser was a $25 craigslist find that I painted white. The bookshelf was something I already had. It was black and I painted it white also. The end table and lamp are both goodwill finds, both of which I painted. I built the book ledges out of scrap pallet wood and painted those white as well. I got the tree slice from the craft store and painted it with chalkboard paint and added the scripture (I did the typography in photoshop) by wax paper transfer then went over it with a paint pen. I made the name banner by printing letters on iron on transfer and ironing them on my fabric. I got the antlers at hobby lobby and spray painted them. The blanket hanging over the back of the rocker is one that my grandma (she passed away when I was 15) made for my aunt when she was pregnant and when I found out I was pregnant with my first, she sent it to me as a gift. It is very special to us. The pillow was made by her as well. The fox fabric bin is from target. I got the photo frame and clock at Ikea. The stuffed animals were gifts and the baskets and hamper I purchased at Meijer. There are a few more things I'd like to do, like change out the light fixture and put in hardwoods but I knew if I waited until it was "perfect" I'd never share my project. Thanks for looking!