Josie’s Nursery Reveal
Yesterday, Josie gave me this look…
You know why? Because I haven’t shared the finished shots of the nursery yet and she finds it a bit pathetic. So sorry, Jos – not sure why I’ve been so tardy at showing the finished look…maybe it’s caring for a baby.
This is my absolute favorite spot. It’s where we read stories and it’s where Graham feeds Josie at night time…
The beautiful print is near and dear to me because it’s from my amazing cousin – Julia Lynn. The pillow is from Caitlin Wilson Design. I snagged the elephant side table from my mom’s pool house (when she wasn’t looking) and that fun Giraffe was our first purchase for the nursery. The giraffe was bought at a local small boutique: Lotus Bleu but they picked it up in Africa on a buying trip and so I love that Josie has some Africa in her room with her South African heritage. The picture ledges are from Ikea and they have worked out beautifully for housing Josie’s growing book collection. As a reminder, here was the glider before…
It was a Craigslist steal that just needed some tender loving care…new fabric and some Lulu DK ticking tape.
Moving right along, next to the little chair and reading station, we have baskets that house Josie’s dirty clothes and her many blankets and stuffed animals. The black out blind roman shade is an absolute favorite of mine and it really helps to keep it dark for nap time.
Next to the window and baskets is the closet that I changed into a changing station. Four plus months in, I couldn’t recommend this highly enough, especially for a tight space. It keeps everything organized and easily accessible and it works like a charm. Josie even seems to love this spot the most.
I simply removed the closet doors and put in two shelves. The top shelf with the baskets houses Josie’s onesies, burp clothes, sleep sacks and extra diapers. The second shelf is where I change her and there is plenty of room for necessities close to the changing pad. Below there is her clothing rack for hanging clothes and her shoe collection (girl after mammas heart).
Next to the changing closet, is a spot for more clothes for Josie.
The dresser is an antique that I found at a shop in Aptos. The monkey lamp came from a candlestick that I found at Goodwill and had converted into a lamp. The paper dress was from this shop on ETSY and I had it custom shadowbox framed. The little block with her name on it and the cute pink car were both awesome gifts from stylish friends.
As a reminder, here was the monkey before it was changed into a lamp…
For the crib, I went with the tried and true Jenny Lind crib and I’m so happy that I did. I love it! I found all of the bedding at a resale kiddies shop and it helped to dictate the color palate of the room. The sheep head came from a local shop and the “Snug as a Bug” came from a shop in Oakland – Nathan & Co.
Josie and Olive say, “thanks for reading”
PS – I’d like it to be noted that the bumper came with the crib set and we do not use it. Also we never have stuffed animals in the crib when Josie is sleeping. These were just for the photos.
Photos taken by Nicole Paulson and Allie Reiter
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