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!
what a gorgeous nursery! love the theme – and that map, so so cool! 🙂
What a great nursery! It’s Pintrest-worthy, even! 🙂
I love it!! Looks great – you guys did a great job. 🙂
what a unique idea, love it!!
Megan Wreath says
Looks great guys! By the way, I am addicted to Etsy!
It looks awesome!!
Love! So unique!
Karien @ Running the Race says
Wow, love it!
I LOVE the theme! As a wander lust-er, this is such a great idea and it’s so cute (and educational). 🙂
Beautiful! Green is my favorite color. And for what it’s worth, I know that either one of my 6-YOs (the boy or the girl) would love that room.
I love the flashcards – I tried searching on etsy but didn’t have much luck. can you share where you found them? thanks!
How cute! You guys did a great job…and you gotta love Etsy. 🙂
This is such a unique idea and everything came together so well! I can only imagine how much work went into painting all that furniture, but it looks professionally done.
(and now I’m reminded that we REALLY need to get going and finish ours…ha)
Omg I LOVE it! It’s so different, yet stunning. Love love love the world map. Great job, mama.
Kari @ Running Ricig says
I love everything about this!!
I love it! It is super cute and theme is very unique!
This looks amazing!! I love the colors and the theme.
Wonderful! My baby would love this nursery. It is so cool and very educational as well. I really like the theme. Congratulations Kristy!