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Charlie’s Black and White Woodland Nursery

March 26, 2018

Nurseries are some of my favorite rooms to put together because they’re so fun. Charlie’s is perhaps my favorite of the three I’ve done (see Avery’s nursery here and Andrew’s nursery here) because it’s so light and bright and all the woodland creatures are so darn adorable.

This crib is just an inexpensive one from Ikea but it looks fabulous! I can’t believe how nice it is given the price. I would recommend it. The only drawback is that it only has two heights, which isn’t ideal. When I first started looking for bedding I couldn’t find anything I liked that would match so I made these sheets (never again), but then Target came out with a new line and I ended up picking some of these up as a backup. A nursery can never have too many backup sheets.

I also made the bedskirt because I couldn’t find one I liked. It was a total pain to sew the two fabrics together and make the ‘lil pleat, but I really like how it came out. Worth the pain! That throw blanket pulls it all together and I might just steal it later on because I’m sure Charlie could not possibly care less.

The mobile is handmade from balsa wood. I cut it into animals, mountains, and trees, painted it and then hung it with baker’s twine. The hoop is just part of an embroidery hoop. Super easy to do, though I did break some balsa.

The wall hanging was a lucky Target clearance find and the letters are just super cheap paper mache ones. I already had the chair and the stuff on the shelves, so it just got migrated into here for him to use.

My older two kids are constantly using the books and toys in here because they’re so accessible, so I feel like this was a good choice of arrangement. Makes it easy for little hands to reach everything, while still keeping it looking nice. The raccoon is also incredibly popular with big sis and big bro–I’m not sure it will be in good shape by the time Charlie can actually enjoy it!

We already had these Ikea Ribba frames, so I just printed out some cheap artwork (think sub $5) from Etsy. That rabbit print was actually one of the big inspirations for his nursery because it’s  woodland-ish but super graphic black and white. It helped set the stage for everything else and it has to be one of my favorite things in the room.

We are getting him started early with the book hoarding.

The rug is from Wayfair. I debated getting a bigger one, but the next bigger size was kind of in the way of things in the room and would have looked awkward, though this smaller size isn’t perfect either.

The dresser/changing table is one we brought in from Avery’s room. She didn’t really need it as she has an enormous closet, and Charlie has a teeny one. It’s a nice double duty piece in the room.

This rocker has now served three of our kids! It’s not glamorous but it gets the job done. The curtains I saw at Ikea and LOVED. They are the prettiest gray-green velvet and they block out light really well. Every nursery needs black out curtains.

My husband painted another alphabet (all the kids have a themed one) for Charlie’s nursery. I think this one is his best yet. It’s so pretty! I should have taken a closer up shot to show it off.

This table was already in the room when it was a guest room, we just added some baby stuff to it to make it work in here. Baskets for his stuff, blankets, sound machine, toys, etc. The lamp I’ve had forever and it actually works pretty perfectly in here.

I love how this gallery wall came together. It’s mostly a collection of free stock images I printed out, but I did draw those mountains and the deer head was a super bargain find at Hobby Lobby ($5!).

Charlie has one peice of special art from my husband’s good friend Jeff Schweitzer of Bindlestick Studio. I don’t know if this will stay in his room forever, but it went with the theme and fit here so until he wants a say in how his room is decorated it’ll stay put.

So much time in the middle of the night spent rocking and feeding in that chair.

Bunny + Cloud PrintsChanging Pad CoverCurtains | Crib | Dresser | Rug | Paint | Bedskirt Fabric Top + Bottom | Sheet Fabric | Hex Shelves | Cardboard Letters |

Things not listed because I can’t link them: the baskets I got at Home Goods, the fox lamp was one that Target had like 7 years ago with a new Ikea lampshade, the picture ledges are the retired Ribba ones from Ikea, the blanket, wall hanging and throw pillow are Threshold from Target but no longer available.

I love how this came out and I can’t wait to see how it grows with him.

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