When we found out I was pregnant for the second time, I thought we were going to have another girl. I had no reason to suspect this, although my symptoms were pretty much the same, but since we already had a daughter it was harder to switch that mindset. Well, 20 weeks later and we got quite the surprise when the technician announced “it’s a boy!” We couldn’t have been happier but let me tell you, I was indeed thrown for a loop.
This was especially that case when it came time to think about our little boy’s nursery. Even though I was unsure of what to do, I at least knew that I didn’t want anything too “boyish.” I didn’t want trucks or trains, sports or superheros. I wanted something masculine but still very simple and cozy. I wanted this room to be a place for our little boy to imagine, to learn and to play. Using the mobile we bought for Cassidy’s room and one of my favorite E.E. Cumming’s poems as inspiration, I decided stars would be our theme.
So with a little help from Pinterest, bit of trial and error as far as paint colors go, and 2 weekends to get things done (Yes, I am proud to report this was done without any professional help), this little nursery of ours turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I can’t wait to see our little guy grow up here!
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Accent Wall Color- Pool House by Sherwin Williams
Color for remaining walls- Heron Plume by Sherwin Williams
Trim Color- Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
Dresser Paint Color- Heaven on Earth by Sherwin Williams
Star Vinyl decals– The creater/owner of this amazing online shop was kind enough to give me a coupon code. For 10% off any purchase of $20 or more, use code MOTHERHOODRETOLD at checkout
Crib Mattress- This time we decided to go with a cheaper option. This is because after using this mattress at my parents beach house, we noticed how much Cassidy loved it and how it really felt no different than the $200 one we bought for her.
Star Quote Canvas- This was found at Marshalls and was only $13
Star Basket Decor- I actually found this on Poshmark. Did you know you can purchase home goods on there?
Side Table- This was something we took from Cassidy’s bedroom. Originally though, we found it at Marshalls/HomeGoods
Wicker Cart- Again, something we borrowed from Cassidy’s room but was originally purchased from Marshalls/Homegoods 2 years ago.
Rocking Horse- This was gifted to us from a neighbor who wasn’t able to sell it at a garage sale. It was originally wood, white and decorated with painted balloons. Thats not necessarily my style so I decided to paint it using I Rustoleum’s Chalk Paint in Linen White.
Star Mirror Wall Decor- Purchased from Target about 4 years ago so I don’t think it would still be in stock but I’m sure you could find something similar online