Location: Midtown Terrace in San Francisco, CA
Grayson is now two months old, and I just finished hanging the last pieces of art in his nursery. I thought that I was going to have everything ready before we had our little man, but then he arrived four weeks early and my progress came to a grinding halt. I’m excited that it is now finished; I was starting to think Grayson would be entering kindergarten before I got his footprints on the wall.
The changing station is one of my favorite parts of the nursery. The dresser was a Craigslist find that had a little makeover. After attaching a changing pad and adorable changing pad cover from Ivie Baby it was complete. We have decided to rock the cloth diapers, so the glass jar you see contains wipe solution (because cloth wipes really are easier if you are already doing cloth diapers) and we keep Motherlove diaper cream within reach. Alphabet art has found a soft spot in my heart, and I can’t get enough of the “Love You” nightlight.
When you walk through the door the first thing you see is the crib on the far wall. The crib is a special item in the room because the grandparents united forces to get it and an organic mattress for baby Grayson. It is sweet that the place where he rests is such a love filled gift.
Above it are two art pieces I snagged and Grayson’s footprints. When you get your baby’s footprints from the hospital they are each on their own little piece of paper. I scanned them and used Illustrator to format them and alter the color. I got a screamin’ deal on the frames from Aaron Brother’s. Buy one get one free. Amazing.
I love our rocker. It is a chair that for many years lived in my dad’s office. I would occasionally catch him napping in it at the end of a long day. It is cozy, and tufted, and green velvet. Could you ask for more? The pouf makes the perfect foot rest, adds a pop of color to the room, and is a seat for my hubby who often plays Yahtzee with me while Grayson nurses. The two dip dyed teak side tables were my splurge. They are so handy for all the things I end up working on or snacking on while taking care of our little man.
A big book shelf is a necessity. Gotta have a spot that accommodates our family’s love of books and storage in general. Nothing beats IKEA’s cube shelf for the price. I like the clean lines and styling each square. It was fun to get out the adorable toys Grayson has already been given and find them homes in his nursery. I can’t get enough of the pirate in his boat. On top of the shelf there is an art print I designed and screen printed and a picture of Grayson still in my belly. The train is mine from when I was a wee one. This room has quickly become my favorite spot in our home.
Changing Table: Craigslist Find - DIY Here
Changing Pad Cover: Ivie Baby
Diaper Pail: IKEA
Nightlight: Housey Home
Alphabet Art: Shoppe
Mobile Art Cards: Amazon
Stork Art: Shoppe
Bicycle Print: The Big Harumph
Side Tables: Serena Lily
Thanks, Lila! Readers, you can see more of Lila by visiting her blog, Lingering Daydreams.
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(Image credits: Lila Smyth)