Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Themed Nursery Reveal

After thinking about it for the past 8 months and actually working on it for the past 3 months, Xander's nursery is finally nearly complete. 

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create a book-themed nursery. I didn't want Winnie the Pooh, Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, or Peter Pan. I wanted all of them. I mean, how am I supposed to choose favorites? So, without further ado...

The bouncy chair will be going to the living room as soon as Xander arrives. The blanket on the side of the crib is handmade by Xander's Aunt Malia. The bumper pads have the alphabet and circus animals on them. And for the record, the bumper pads are coming out before Xander sleeps in there. 


The baskets are Winnie the Pooh. I covered a white X with argyle scrapbook paper. The bunny at the top left was Paul's when he was little. 

I made the Cat in the Hat hanging with a wood plaque, a page from an old copy of the book, and some mod podge.
All the other prints are from Etsy:
Hunger Games print from TheBellaPrintShop
Beatrix Potter Alphabet print from CloudsandWaters
Peter Pan print from SmartyPantsStudio.  
For This Child...print from MakingMemoriesOfUs
Winnie the Pooh print from SaturdayDesigns

The glider used to be my granny's and the fabric looked like something that belonged to someone's granny. I found this Dr. Seuss fabric (it's from The Lorax) here. I knew it was just the burst of color I needed in what had otherwise turned into a pretty pastel room. 

I saw pretty much this exact thing online and loved it, but it was crazy expensive. So I took to Pic Monkey and made my own. 

Okay, to be perfectly honest, the nursery is still not as done as I want it to be. We still need to hang a Very Hungry Caterpillar mobile over the crib, which thankfully will put a little color in that corner. I didn't want to hang pictures or anything else above the crib because I was afraid they would fall and vinyl decals won't stick to our textured walls, so i figured a bright mobile as just the ticket to pull in some color. I have the hook for the ceiling and the mobile is together and hanging on the door. I just need Paul to break out the drill. 

I had planned to replace the blinds with ones with wider slats and I had planned to hang curtains, but that hasn't happened yet. If it does, I'll be sure to post updated pictures. 

Finally, I'm waiting on a light switch cover from Deeply Dapper on Etsy that says, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Because Dumbledore, am I right? 


  1. Can I just say how in love I am with the fact that you included Hunger Games and HP into your nursery! So excited for you!!!

  2. Thanks! I couldn't leave them out :)

  3. Oh Trista. This is all so lovely. I must start keeping up with your fantastic blog. I am loving Xander's nursery SO much!! I still would like to get a book for him that you don't already have, if you'll fill me in. My goodness, how awesome!

  4. This is an incredible idea!I love the Harry Potter and Hunger Games theme.....btw..I'm Cat Shultz on my fiances account! My mom lives right next door to was the fake FBI person you giggled at! If you need some mural help, I sold my art before I ever trained pups and did a cousin's nursery....You have done a brilliant job with this! Pauly has probably still saved his Goosebumps books as well for when it is age appropriate! What about Puff the Magic Dragon?heehee!