Allow me to divert from boring, pregnant running posts to something a little fun. We finished up the nursery this weekend and I am thrilled with how it turned out! I promised friends and family I’d do a post so they could see it. Don’t worry – boring, pregnant running posts will resume next week with a race recap (I’m “running” the Rothman 8K on Saturday).
When we moved into our house 4 years ago we painted the extra bedroom green and white (think Ireland green)…knowing that the room would eventually become a nursery. The colors were prefect and gender-neutral. When it came time to think about the nursery we definitely didn’t want a theme – like animals, etc. We figured we throw up some bright yellow accents (different shapes and patterns) and call it a day.
That idea only worked for so long. It’s hard to decide what to hang on the walls if you don’t have a theme. Since I love geography and maps, I selfishly wanted to hang a world map (it’s also educational, right?). From there the idea snowballed and our “no-theme” nursery became a “world” theme.
Let the tour begin (click on the image to enlarge)!
We bought the furniture unfinished. For 2 weeks Matt did nothing but sand, stain, paint, repeat. We love the way it turned out but it was a lot of work.
A closer look at the wall art, courtesy of Etsy. The world theme is in full swing!
My favorite part of the nursery: the world map. It’s actually a decal (from Etsy) that wasn’t as hard to assemble and put up as it looks! The map was divided into strips of continents with little dots that you can use to make sure the alignment is correct. I cannot stop staring at it!
From one of my favorite books – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
The reading nook. We found these alphabet flashcards (you guessed it, on Etsy) representing different countries and how they say “hello” in their native language. We got them laminated and hung them on the wall with bamboo string.
A closer look…
There you have it! I’m pretty obsessed with it and often find myself sitting on the glider staring into space. Now we just need the baby to arrive!