Sunday, March 10, 2013

Baby Jack's Nursery Plans!! :)

So I know I'm only 23 weeks pregnant
and still have a long time to go,
but I've already planned out the entire nursery
(most of it at least).
I'm so excited to see it all come together.

We have decided to go with the nursery theme....


We had already painted the walls in the nursery tan 
(I planned on having a neutral wall color and then using colors in the accessories depending on the gender of the baby)

Both John and I love nautical things,
and I like how it incorporates blue 
(and I feel like, having a boy, its easy to get blue things)

Most of the themes for boys rooms are either jungle, or sports.
I like the jungle theme,
but I feel like I've seen so many people already use it,
and I don't like sports as a design theme.
I wanted the nursery to have a more mature look, not super "baby-ish"

These are my plans so far!
You get to see my "awesome" art skills in the sketches.... 
I definitely didn't get my mom's skill in this department. 
In my defense, I only took about 5 minutes to draw these, 
so I wasn't really trying... 
but I know that even if I tried it wouldn't look too great.  

I will show my sketch of each wall, and explain what each thing is...


This wall has the two windows. 
I already bought the drapes, they're a navy blue.
In between the windows will be a framed picture of a cool nautical ship 
(it's actually a band poster, but it's SUPER cool!)
Under the left window is a dark wood cube bookshelf. Three of the cubes will have tan baskets to hold toys, the others will hold books/stuffed animals.

In the middle is where I plan to put the baby swing for now. 
I'm sure it'll move out into the living room after the baby's born, 
but I'll keep it there until it's needed.

Under the right window is a dark brown padded bench that has storage for toys. :)   


This wall has subtle, big, horizontal stripes on the wall in the tan and a slightly darker tan color.
The crib is a dark wood, and the crib skirt will be navy blue,
the crib sheets will be a variety of nautical/solid/patterned sheets.
Above the crib (high enough that the baby can't reach it when he can stand, and yes, we will make sure it is very securely fastened to the wall)
is an old fashioned map in a frame.

Here's a pic of the map:

     On either side of the map will be a wooden anchor, and a wooden wheel (each is 24" tall).

Here are pictures of those pieces:

  I love these wall art pieces!! :)


This wall is mainly a closet that sticks out,
but in the nook next to it I plan to put a dark wood dresser.
Behind the dresser I'll be putting up a cool net that my mom and dad have at their lake house and they're willing to give to me for the design! :)

On the side of the closets I plan to put up a "nautical knots" shadow box that looks like this:



(The garbage can is the worst ever... I don't know what I was thinking while I drew it)

This wall has the door, and behind it, is the changing table.
There are three drawers on this changing table, and open space above them, where I'll put two baskets for holding diapering stuff.
Next to that is my "diaper genie" :).

I still have to figure out what to put on this wall above the changing table.
This is the tallest wall in the room, 
so I'm thinking of taking a piece of old barn wood and painting a cute phrase or line of a song on it.

I'm still figuring out what to do for that...

Here's some of my ideas:

I kind of like the "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine" lyrics painted to look more like the piece of wood that says "twinkle twinkle".
But I also love the simplicity of the "sweet dreams" with the whale.

That is my design plan so far, 
 I can't wait to see it all come together! :)

Anyone who has input on which of the three signs you like best, let me know! I'd love to hear opinions!



  1. What's my favorite sign?

    "Jack's Crab Shack"


  2. Just kidding! That may make him a crabby baby, and we don't want that...

    I like the idea of painting/stenciling the letters on the weathered board of the song... it could look very sweet! It might have to be a bit big to hold that much or fill the space, but you have the wall space!

    I DO think, however, that you should put the "poop deck" plaque above the changing table, though...

    How about "Captain's Quarters" on the door? (JK, jk...)