I know this is a little over do and this project has been completed for quite a while now, but I wanted to share our adventure theme nursery with everyone. It is by far my favorite room in our entire house and I am so proud of how it turned out!
I was so excited when my mother in law gave us one of the rooms in the house to decorate as a nursery. When we found out we were pregnant, we lived in a one bedroom apartment and that was one thing I was a little disappointed about not having. So when she said I could decorate it however I wanted, I was stoked!
From the beginning I knew I didn’t want to do pink as the main color. It’s not that I hate pink by any means, but I just wanted something different for my little girl. I also wanted it to be a room that I loved because I was going to be spending a lot of time in there myself.
There were so many different themes and ideas that I went through! I really loved the idea of an adventure theme nursery but wanted to have a different spin on the idea. So,I decided to decorate the room as if I had one of those adorable vintage campers. That would allow me to be eclectic with my ideas and give me a lot of freedom to interpret what an adventure theme was for me.
Daniel helped me with all of the painting and building, of course. He’s amazing like that! The first thing we did was paint the walls a bright white to lighten everything up. I wanted a bright happy room for her. On one of the walls we painted a diagonal accent in a sea foam green and also a detail on the door to the closet. I wanted it to look like the outside of a camper. Daniel added his own touch behind the door!
The dresser/changing table is my favorite part of the room! My step mom found this awesome dresser for only $35! The first thing we did was paint the dresser the same sea foam green as the wall. From there, we added a glass top for easy clean up and then I found these adorable mermaid drawer pulls on Etsy to add to the doors.
We decided to make it into a mini workshop changing area. On the wall behind the dresser, Daniel hung a piece of white pegboard. I then got little baskets and hooks to organize her diapers, pacifiers, and other miscellaneous items needed while changing her. Inside the dresser, I made drawer dividers out of foam board and Duct tape with little campers on it. The dividers keep her socks, pants , hair accessories, etc. organized. The flamingo rug keeps our feet comfy as we change her!
Above the pegboard, Daniel made a floating shelf. I love old sentimental pieces. So on the shelf is my favorite toy when I was a kid, my Fraggle, a couple of puppy figurines from my own nursery and a dragon that Daniel made when he was in high school. I also have some pressed flowers framed. These were from the first bouquet that Daniel ever gave me. I know totally sappy!
One of the items that I knew I needed in the nursery was a rocking chair. I decided to go with a recliner type chair because of comfort. I picked this one out from Baby’s R Us and it is amazing! That chair is so comfortable! Atley and I have spent lots of nights sleeping in that bad boy!
I was very lucky with the decorations for the rest of the room. My family and friends knew exactly what I was going for in my vision for the nursery and they helped us out with all the little details to make the room look amazing!
As you can see, I loved decorating her nursery! It was definitely a rush to get things done at the time since she came a little early, but I loved how it turned out. It is absolutely perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing!