Friday, April 10, 2015

Joel's Nursery Reveal

I am super thrilled with how our sweet baby Joel's room has turned out and I'm excited to share it today.  I confess that I frequently find myself at the top of the stairs peeking into his little room excited about him enjoying it soon enough.  I had lots of visions in my head (thanks Pinterest) and I'm going to be honest that I had my doubts that we'd be able to pull it off, but I love it!

We were working with a small space that is our bonus room, and with the room being small, we needed simple, but we also needed it to be dual purpose.  I wanted to be able to have guests still, so it was important that for now we still be able to fit an extra bed in there.  Also, since it is the bonus room, that means no closet and therefore no storage, so for now while baby is small and baby clothes are tiny, we're just working with a cube storage system and I really like the look of it.  I assume that in a couple years, Joel will probably need to be upgraded to an armoire.

We picked the color palette before we decided to find out baby's gender, and it's colors that I love and find to work perfectly even now that we know we are having a boy.

Lack of natural light makes pictures difficult, but the walls are a light gray.  It is Valspar paint in the shade "Urban Sunrise."  I'm so pleased with this color, that we're going to paint the upstairs bathroom this shade too!

My very talented friend Laura made the wooden arrow art in the middle for me.  I sent her a few inspiration pictures and gave her the colors and she ran with it.  I LOVE how it turned out and love how it brings together the arrow "theme" of the room.

As for the rest of the framed art throughout the room-- a few were purchased from Etsy to go along with the arrow theme, and some of them were free downloads that I found searching Pinterest.  I had them all printed at Costco as photos and framed them.  Once baby arrives, I plan to pick up a few more frames and frame some baby photos or maternity photos for the room as well. 

The crib was given to us by a friend and we sanded and painted it with Valspar "Mint Gala." It's a much more beautiful mint color than it comes across in pictures.  And I love that it brightens the room and gives a great pop of color.

The mobile I made just last night with ribbons and lace in various shades of mint and teal and gray. And we opted for the mesh breathable bumper in white and then chevron white and gray sheets.  Keeping it simple!  I've learned now that we are on baby 3, that the whole baby bedding set with the blankets you never use, are just overpriced and useless. 

The other side of the room....

This glider/rocker was one of our first baby purchases when we were pregnant with Leeland.  It has SO many memories of rocking the first two and now it's ready for number 3.  The crocheted hat and blanket I made soon after we found out that were were expecting.  The blanket in a granny ripple/chevron pattern and the hat is granny style too both in mint, gray and cream.

Our current clothing and diaper storage.  Prefolds and covers in the basket ready to go! ... And lots of Bumgenius diapers ready to diaper tush number 3.

More printed and framed arrows and photos, the letter the "J" is canvas that I painted with some of our leftover "mint gala" paint. 

The guest bed-- the frame was gifted to us by a family friend and we sanded and painted it with Valspar "Blanched Pine."  The bedding is a gorgeous triangle quilt with various shades of mint and teal triangles.  Gray sheets under that.

... And that's it!  I wish that I could say now that his room is complete, my nesting is done, but alas we still have many many more house projects to go before baby is born.  The next adventure is switching our room to downstairs and moving Leeland and Hayden upstairs together.  They are very excited to be moving into a room together!  And then after that, maybe I can get started on our homeschool room and have it ready for the Fall.  We're busy bees at the Kroh house, but Joel's beautiful room is one thing checked off of our list!

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